Raise your hands if you love food!
Raise your hands if you want to lose weight!
Raise your hands if you don’t know how to enjoy both without sacrificing the other!
Oh, the joy of being able to eat without gaining weight or getting fat. It’s the dream, right? But, of course, all that is just fantasy and will never come true. Unfortunately, we all have to face the consequences whenever we make a poor choice, such as eating junk or fatty food. But, who says we cannot enjoy good food and be able to stick to our diet? Yes, it is possible!
Today, I want to make sure that all of us are still enjoying food, simply because it is life. So here are some food items you can integrate into your diet and at the same time help you burn fat.
I love rice. From white rice, I switched to brown rice, before I met quinoa. Now I alternate brown rice with quinoa and I have never felt healthier and lighter. It provides me a long-lasting energy, plus it feeds on the good bacteria in our gut that naturally keeps us from bloating!
Need I say more? Eggs are high in protein. Protein is needed to gain muscles; studies have also shown high-protein breakfasts are linked to weight loss and belly fat reduction.
Because of bananas’ high potassium content, it helps our metabolism and our bodies regulate minerals and fluids in and out of our cells, increasing our basal metabolism in the process. Basal metabolism is the measure of calories burned at rest while awake.
A study in 2013 has shown that regular avocado eaters have a lower waist circumference and body mass index or BMI. avocados are also rich in monounsaturated fats that are healthy for the heart and filling. This makes you less likely to snack in between meals.
A personal favorite of mine. Did you know that wild salmon has more brain-, heart-, joint-, and gut-healthy omega 3 fatty acids than any other food? Yes, you got that right, any other food! Add to that the fact that it is low-glycemic, which means it prevents insulin spikes and donut bellies.
If, like me, you like snacking, then I give you the perfect snack for burning fat: walnuts. Like salmon, walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids that burn fat by changing our insulin resistance.
Kale is everywhere and almost on every healthy menu - for a very good reason. Kale is an alkaline food and high in fiber, which means that it slows down the release of glucose to prevent insulin spikes. It is also jam-packed with energizing iron and magnesium, both of which help reduce stress hormones in the body. Now we know.
Tuna is another low-calorie food and high in protein. It’s lean, meaning low in fat. Tuna is actually a go-to food for bodybuilders, fitness models, and people (like us) who are simply looking to lose weight because it’s an awesome way to increase protein while keeping your calories in check.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can actually reduce appetite. Mix a tablespoon or two of ACV with a glass of water and drink it before every meal. It can also detox your body and balance your stomach’s pH.
Coconut oil is considered to be one of the healthiest and most natural fats we can consume. It can aid weight loss and reduce body fat while keeping your thyroid running smoothly. You can switch over to coconut oil when you cook. For some, however, they find it more convenient and prefer taking their coconut oil in softgel form. To know more about this, click here.