The first thing you have to do when you are going to start bulking up or losing fat, is change your diet. A diet that will help you get your fat levels low and keep them at that level. Today, I am going to share with you my top 10 list of fat burning foods that you MUST add to your new diet!
It’s probably the best carbohydrate based meal that you can have for breakfast early in the morning. It’s easy to prepare and portable. Low glycemic index, which means it yields slow released energy, and it prevents insulin jumps. High in fiber and a source of good fats.
There are a lot of ways that you can use to prepare your oatmeal. I prefer using low-fat 2% yogurt as a combination with the oats (call me crazy if you want), I think it gives it a pretty good flavor.
2. Sweet potatoes
This vegetables has bulk to keep your stomach full for hours. The calorie count is worth it, high in fiber and fat-free.
Sweet potatoes are also known for fighting chronic diseases like cancer and heart diseases, as well as diseases related to inflammation, asthma and rheumatoid. They are also rich in potassium and vitamin C.
Apples are going to help you melt the fat away. They elevate your blood glucose (sugar) to a safe level. They are rich of fiber that prevents us from hunger and guarding us from dangerous swings or drops in our blood sugar levels. Last but not least important is the fact that apples are rich in vitamins, which help keep fat levels low.
An average size apple provides you with 80-90 calories, it’s low in sodium, fats, and cholesterol.
4. Cottage cheese
Since we are talking about fat-fighting foods, I had to mention cottage cheese.
Low fat cottage cheese has only 200 calories per cup and it’s incredibly low in fat, while providing respectable amounts of casein (long-lasting) protein as well as calcium, B vitamin, and others.
I know that the taste of cottage cheese is not the best we can think of, but it’s essential for every person that is trying lose weight. You can make it taste better by adding some fruits, with no sugar added.
One of my favorite ways of consuming cottage cheese is adding a little bit of some crushed chili pepper, mix it up with a spoon, and use it as dip for my whole grain biscuits, it tastes amazing!
It delivers a lot of protein, rich in calcium, and contains zinc, and riboflavin.
You can find many ways to use yogurt in your fat-fighting diet soups, dips, toppings, stuffings, and spreads.
Be creative, for example, combine yogurt with some garlic powder, lemon juice, a dash of pepper, and use it to top baked potatoes, or use it as a dip.
To control calories and fat content, buy plain low-fat yogurt 2%, don’t go for the non-fat, they have a lot of conservatives.
The cool bit about yogurt is that you can combine it with everything and it’s still going to have an amazing taste.
A medium tomato has around 25 calories. They are rich of potassium and fiber, completely fat-free and low in sodium.
Studies show that your chances of dying from cancer are at its lowest when a normal person consumes tomatoes (or strawberries) every week.
Beans are one of the best sources of plant protein. Most common beans have around 220 calories per cooked cup. They have the most protein with the least fat, and are high in potassium.
Plant protein is not the best source of protein you wish to have, it’s incomplete. Combining beans with rice, barley, wheat and corn will provide your body with the needed amino acids to form a complete protein.
Studies show that eating beans regularly can lower cholesterol levels.
There are 178 calories in a cup of cooked kernels. It contains good amounts of zinc, potassium, iron, and delivers a high quality of protein.
If you enjoy watching movies you can always use some olive oil to prepare a batch of popcorn. DO NOT buy microwave popcorn, it’s full with add ons that add a lot of trans fat.
If you like spicy foods, you’re in luck. Hot, spicy chili peppers have a metabolism-raising properties.
They are rich in vitamin A and C, abundant in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. They are high in fiber, free of fat, low in sodium, and have 25 calories per cup.
Not to mention that they can make almost every dish taste better.
Turkey meat is not only famous for being a traditional serving on Thanksgiving, it’s also and incredibly healthy food and will aid you in your fat-fighting mission.
A four-ounce serving of roasted turkey breast meat has 180 calories and dark meat has 211.
Buying turkey has become easy. It is no longer necessary to buy a whole bird, unless you want to. They are available both fresh or frozen, as are individual parts of the bird – drumsticks, tights, and breasts.
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