What we eat plays a bigger role in our weight loss efforts than most of us realize. The foods you choose to eat certainly can support or detract from your body’s fat burning mechanism.
Here are the foods you need to focus on to help keep your body in fat burning mode:
A simple and humble whole grain, it is just as easy and quick to cook as rice, and contains lots of nutrition to boot. It not only contains good amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, zinc, selenium and iron, but it also is full of protein and fiber.
This may sound like a strange one, but the capsaicin in peppers is known to speed up your metabolism as well as reduce your appetite. Most hot peppers have good amounts of capsaicin in it, but habaneros are one of the varieties with the highest levels. So if you enjoy spicy food, feel free to indulge, you may just find yourself losing a little weight as well!
Coffee may not exactly be a health food, but the caffeine in it does stimulate the metabolism, and may help you lose weight. The trick to this is not to make it a high fat, high calorie drink by piling on the extra ingredients such as cream, sugar, syrups, etc.
Broth based soups are mostly water, so it is going to make you feel full with fewer calories. If you drink soup before a big meal, the soup can take place of some of the higher calorie foods you may have eaten instead. So drink up!
According to some studies, nuts can promote weight loss and improve cholesterol levels. They are very high in calorie, so do only eat them in moderation. However, they are not only highly nutritious, but are a great way to help you not snack between meals.
Hot green tea may stimulate your body to burn more fat. It contains catechins, which is a phytochemical that could affect your metabolism. Try drinking plain hot green tea 2-3 times a day.