Fat Burning Foods can help you burn fat, lose weight, and get in shape in no time. The idea behind the thermogenic diet is simple: Some foods require more calories to digest than they contain. Also, some foods boost your metabolism thus causing you to burn fat faster than just diet and exercise alone. For many people the best part is that you can essentially eat all you want and still lose weight. The downside is that you can't really cheat too much because this diet isn't really a diet, it's a lifestyle change. It's really not too hard to stick with it and you can start slowly and make changes gradually so you don't have to go cold turkey.
Here is a free list of fat burning foods to get you started...
Jalapeno, habaneros, and cayenne peppers all kick start your metabolism which causes your body to burn more fat so you lose weight faster, sometimes as much as 25% faster.
Eggs - Eggs get a bad rap but they are packed with protein which your body has to work hard to digest and which also jumpstarts your metabolism. The B12 in eggs is also said to aid in the destruction of fat cells. The secret with eggs, however, is moderation. A few a week are fine, just don't go crazy with them.
Green Tea - A key compound found in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a powerful anti-oxident said to be beneficial to people with a long list of maladies including cancer. As a fat burner, it fires up your nervous system and helps your body to burn more calories, especially when combined with caffeine. (A friend of mine swears that this is one of the best fat burning foods for women.)
Skim Milk - The calcium in milk can help crank up your metabolism and people with a high calcium intake tend to lose weight faster than people who skimp on it. The carbs in milk also cause your body to keep your insulin levels low thus preventing your body from storing fat.
Beans - Beans are high in protein which helps your body build muscle. Muscle cells burn calories at a much higher rate than fat cells so even a slight increase can really help you blast away the fat. It is speculated that the fiber in beans is also an effective aid in preventing your body from absorbing fat. Try kidney, lima, navy, and white beans but avoid baked or refried beans.
Whole grain cereal - Whole grain cereals are excellent sources of fiber but the real benefit comes from the complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs don't cause your insulin levels to spike so your body doesn't go into "fat storage" mode.
Oatmeal - Oatmeal is an awesome fat burner because it fills you up but it doesn't cause an insulin spike so your body doesn't go crazy storing fat. Having oatmeal for breakfast can also bump your metabolism by as much as 10% so you'll burn fat at a higher rate than normal.
Olive Oil - Olive oil not only burns fat but it also keeps your cholesterol down. Most people use it in place of their normal cooking oil making it a very easy way to make a positive change to their diets.
Chicken - Chicken is high in protein and I can tell you from personal experience that when you add chicken breasts to your diet in place of less healthy foods, you will lose weight. The only downside is that it can get boring fast so be sure to mix it up with other fat burning foods listed here.
Pork - We're talking about lean pork here, not fatty ribs or sausage. Pork takes a lot of energy for your body to digest and if it is lean, it is definitely a great fat burner.
Salmon - Salmon is among the best fat burning foods because it is high in Omega 3 which helps lower your leptin levels which in turn helps your body burn calories faster.
Lean beef - Lean beef helps you burn fat because it has protein which requires your body to work hard to digest. This protein also helps you build muscle and the more muscle you have, the more calories your body can burn.
Tuna - Tuna lowers the amount of leptin in your body and that in turn speeds up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat faster and more efficiently. The protein in tuna also aids in the production of muscle which helps you burn even more fat. (This is one of my favorite fat burning foods.)
Turkey - Turkey is a great fat burner because it is very lean and it is packed with protein. There are countless ways to prepare it and as long as you remove the skin, it is a great fat burner to add to your diet.
- Sardines are packed with fish oil which is widely known to be a great
fat burner. Some body builders practically live on sardines because they
are high in protein and fish oil and the combination burns fat and helps
them stay ripped.