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If you have ever tried to lose weight then no doubt you have heard that fat burning foods can actually help you to lose weight more effectively and somewhat faster. However, if you are like many people you don’t know which foods are considered to be fat burning, or exactly how they aid in weight loss.

Fat burning foods are foods that are naturally low in calories and aid in weight loss in the following ways.

  1. They are difficult to digest requiring the body to burn more calories simply to digest them.
  2. Though low in calories they provide a full feeling, helping to feel satisfied for longer periods.
  3. They speed up the metabolism helping you to burn more calories faster.
  4. They help to regulate blood sugar or keep insulin levels low which helps to burn stored fat.

Now that you know how fat burning foods aid in weight loss, here are some of foods that can actually help you to lose weight.

Lean Proteins

Proteins burn up a lot of calories during the digestion process, which means that in many cases the actual calories remaining for the body to use are about half of the original calories in the meat. In addition lean proteins have plenty of nutrients that are good for your health, and help you to feel satisfied for longer periods of time. Good choices of lean protein include:

  • Eggs are loaded with vitamin B12, which actually helps the body break down and burn fat.
  • Chicken breasts
  • Turkey breast
  • Salmon and other fish- The Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish help to reduce insulin levels making it easy for the fat in the fat cells to be released and burned.
  • Beans and lentils
  • Lean cuts of beef and pork with the fat removed

Fat Burning Fruits

While all fruits are low in fat and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which makes them healthy dietary choices. Some fruits require more effort to digest thus burning more calories simply through the digestion process. These fruits include:

  • Grapefruit
  • oranges
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Guava
  • Apples

Fat Burning Vegetables

Not only do vegetables contain plenty of nutrients that help keep you healthy but vegetables contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Vegetables containing soluble fiber will help you to feel full longer and some vegetables in this category include:

  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Artichoke

Vegetables containing insoluble fiber help the body remove toxins and break down fat stores. Two great sources of insoluble fiber are Kale and cabbage.

Metabolism Boosting Foods

Some foods help you to lose weight and burn calories by boosting your metabolism. Foods in this category include:

Including fat burning foods such as cinnamon which helps regulate blood pressure and garlic that helps to keep insulin levels low along with other fat burning foods as part of your weight loss diet will help you to lose weight both slightly faster and more effectively.





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