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The 5 Best Fat Burning Foods

26 December, 2012

5 Best Fat Burning Foods

Fat burnings foods can help you reach your weight loss goal faster. Add some fun cardio exercise and plenty of hydration, and you’ll have a recipe for success! One of the reasons why most people suffer from fat gain is that they’re constantly eating the wrong foods.  You see, there are certain foods that are fat burning foods and others that are fat causing.

5 of my Favorite Fat Burning Foods:

  1. Dark Chocolate: That is not a typo. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants (nearly eight times the number found in strawberries), and it contains a sneaky little ingredient called theobromine that can have a very positive effect on boosting your metabolism. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated “skinny fat.” Make sure to choose the 78% or higher cocoa levels for best results.
  2. Peanut Butter: Okay, not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and nuts. These are the best: pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they’re stuffed with healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals. (By the way,eat organic peanut butter as the regular stuff is loaded with trans-fats.)
  3. Omelets: Eggs aren’t bad, they’re nutrient-dense and loaded with belly-burning protein, vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, they keep you full for long periods of time. Choose eggs that come from free-range chickens. You’ll get more healthy nutrients.
  4. Cinnamon: Researchers have found that cinnamon contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar. Bottom line…you’ll store less blubber.
  5. Chili Peppers: Studies have shown that the active ingredient in chili pepper and powder, something called capsaicin, increases calorie-burning, stabilizes blood sugar levels (which decreases fat-storage), and is a potent antioxidant. Add some of this “spice” to your life.

Some Fat Burning Foods Recipes To Try

One of the things you will have to learn is to conquer your sweet tooth. Try using a large variety of fruits and also super-dark chocolate, and a creative variations of both to keep the calories off. A piece of fruit, a frozen fruit & protein smoothie, or a couple of small pieces of dark chocolate can totally do the trick to keep your sweet tooth in check, and hence allow you to stay super-lean over the years while still enjoying those sweets in small amounts.

Here are 2 desserts that might help to keep your calories under control while also satisfying your sweet tooth:

  1. Two or 3 small squares of super-dark chocolate (minimum of 70-75% cocoa content… if less than 70%, usually too much sugar)
  2. Frozen banana/chocolate blender ice cream:

This is more of an ice cream consistency rather than a smoothie. Put 1 frozen ripe banana chunked into a blender with 1/3 cup milk, 2 tbsp non-sweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of an organic sweetner to sweeten. 1/2 scoop of protein powder is optional too. Blend it all together to an ice cream consistency. This is a much healthier lower-calorie, lower-sugar alternative to ice cream, and still delicious!

You might have overlooked them before, but these really are fat burning foods!

About Author: Frank Girard (14 Posts)

Frank Girard is a health educator and expert in the field of weight loss and dieting. He has over 10 years of experience in writing obesity-related articles in various magazines and blogs.

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