Top fat-burning foods for weight loss that you need to add to your diet NOW!!!

At times, you may find yourself looking at that body of yours, wishing for all those fats in your system to disappear. Sadly this is not always the case, as the fats may at times be proving stubborn.

It is therefore important that we often start with what we put into our bodies. And whilst we can all make a conscious effort to limit the takeaways and treats in an effort to lose belly fat, it’s also very useful to know which foods to eat more of which actively burn fat and calories.

If you’re focusing on weight loss then it’s great to know that certain foods can help you reach your goals faster.

These foods are scientifically proven to help the body burn fat when eaten as part of a controlled eating plan.

1. Salmon

A simple salmon dinner can help you lose weight fast, as this delicious lean fish is packed with protein and omega-3s.

Salmon is a fantastic source of high-quality protein which is beneficial for weight and fat loss as the body must work harder to digest it. In addition, salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which are shown to reduce inflammation and promote fat burning, with studies showing that fish oil supplementation can help to reduce weight and the stress hormone cortisol, which is also linked to fat storage.”

2. Greek Yogurt

Not only is Greek yogurt good for you and delicious. It’s also scientifically proven to help burn body fat too. Greek yogurt can really help with fat burning but it needs to be the full-fat variety. As for Greek Yogurt’s fat-burning qualities — researchers in the Journal of Nutrition study reported that the amino acids, vitamin D, and calcium contained speed up fat burning. And this was certainly proven by one University of Tennessee Study. Participants who cut calories and ate just over 500g of yogurt daily lost an incredible 81% more belly fat than their counterparts.

3. Dark Chocolate

It seems that dark chocolate is good for you, your body, AND your waistline. Win-win! Dark chocolate is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids which help boost your metabolism, and as a result you will burn calories faster. However, when choosing dark chocolate make sure you check the ingredients as many are still packed full of sugar.”

4. Broccoli

Our experts have given these cute tiny trees the green light as one of the best fat-burning foods for weight loss. Broccoli and its counterparts — like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts — are super high in fibre and nutrients that keep your body burning fat. Broccoli contains calcium, which is good for both healthy joints and weight loss, according to researchers.

5. Nuts

Nibbling nuts on the regular has a number of nutritional benefits to our bodies. Nuts, specifically almonds, are a great source of magnesium and healthy fats. These healthy fats also provide antioxidants, which both fight and repair the damage caused by inflammation

6. Green Tea

Glugging a mug of green tea can do wonders for your waistline. With this herbal tea is hailed as one of the best fat-burning foods out there.

It’s loaded with antioxidants called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which helps speed up metabolism. Plus green tea also contains a small amount of caffeine, and research has found it to speed up metabolic rate and increase fat-burning if drunk before exercise. So be sure to sip some regularly before a gym session for maximum potential.

7. Avocado

With around 234 calories and 20 grams of fat per fruit, avocados would not be a natural ‘go-to’ when trying to burn fat and lose weight. However, research says otherwise. One 2019 study found that eating avocado daily, as part of a calorie-controlled diet, aided weight loss in participants. And the benefits of avocado don’t stop there, with another study finding that those who ate this fat-burning food for breakfast or lunch were less likely to over-eat during the rest of the day.

8. Chicken

A study by the University of Navarra found that those who frequently ate chicken as part of a balanced diet experienced a “significant weight reduction mainly due to the loss of fat mass”.

Just of course be aware that sadly deep-fried chicken does not carry the same nutritional benefits. And is best avoided or eaten as a rare treat.

9. Whole grains

Adding a host of hearty whole grains to your diet can help aid fat loss in the future. Examples are quinoa, brown rice, a bowl of beneficial oats, and whole-grain bread and cereals. Whole grains such as oats and quinoa are high in fiber, which can enhance weight loss. Eating whole grains has also shown to reduce appetite and influence your body’s energy use, both of which can affect body composition.”

10. Chilies

Did you know that you can burn fats by eating spicy foods like chilies and peppers? Chilies can help to stimulate the metabolism, having a thermogenic effect that speeds up the metabolism and the rate at which your body uses energy. Indeed, a 2019 study credited chili as one fat-burning food that facilitates weight loss. It found that the active substance capsaicin in chili aids thermogenesis and improves insulin levels in the body.

11. Coffee

Your morning cup of coffee can really help you achieve your weight loss goals — and that’s according to science. Coffee’s caffeine content has been hailed as an effective stimulant that fires up metabolism. And indeed, one Swiss study found that after a caffeine hit, fat burning increased by 44%. Whilst a University of London Study reported that one group who drank 100mg of caffeine a day burned 150 more calories as a result.

12. Apple Cider Vinegar

We’ve all heard of the Apple cedar Vinegar, but how exactly has it earnt a place on our fat-burning foods list? Then there’s a 12-week study which showed that obese males who had a daily tablespoon of the stuff saw a half an inch loss from their waistlines. If you’re eager to give this fat-burning food a go, then start off small by diluting a teaspoon in water and seeing how your body responds. The taste and smell might make it one trick that doesn’t appeal to everyone.

13. Watermelon

Juicy and refreshing — this is one of many fat burning foods we can get on board with. A sweet summer treat, watermelon’s benefit is in its name — its high water content (and fibre) makes it satisfying without lots of calories. And it’s not just it’s low calorie status that appeals to dieters. With research revealing that watermelon also aids weight loss too.

14. Black Pepper

Turns out that our humble black pepper seasoning on meals could actually promote fat burning in our bodies.

Scientists in one study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry hailed black pepper as a natural treatment for fat-related disorders like obesity. It also prevents new fat cells from developing.

There’s further good news, with the same researchers finding that pepper also increased the ‘bioavailability’ of other nutrients. This basically means when sprinkled on meals, it draws the goodness out of the other foods, making your dish more nutritious.

Of course, you can achieve that desired weight of yours. Just eat the right foods that would aid your weight loss journey and you’ll be successful.

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