We’re all on the lookout for weight loss remedies that require minimum effort. No, we’re not calling you fat or lazy; we’re simply saying that almost all of us are running from one meeting to the next, with about five minutes in between for our human needs—like eating, or getting down to business.
Now while quick-fix solutions are never the answer, there are a few simple habits we could put into practice that can help us on our weight loss journey. And one of those habits is including some superfoods into the mix.
Superfoods are so called for a reason—they do work! I know when I eat spicy food, I do feel the burn, and I sweat a lot too. Whether you’re looking for beauty fixes or weight loss, superfoods are the way to go. And today, we target belly fat. Nobody likes a bulging belly, which is why, if you’re crunched for time, including foods like spices, hot peppers, flax seeds, leafy greens and even green tea, can help trim the fat!
Green Tea: If you’re looking for the perfect way to flush out toxins, green tea is your best bet. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, and is the perfect solution to boost your health. It also contains catechins that act as a catalyst in helping your body burn more calories.
Spices: They say variety is the spice of like, And in the case of spices, it can mean a variety of ways to slim down. Mustard seeds, turmeric, ginseng, and ginger are few of the many spices that will not only season your food, but will also boost your metabolism, break fat cells, and aid digestion.
Hot Peppers: If you’re looking to burn fat, you’re in need to something that really burns—your taste buds in this case. Spicy hot peppers such as habaneros, jalapenos, and chipotles can help you lose weight. This is because they contain a chemical called capsaicin, that kick-starts your metabolism, making you burn more calories with every bite. Incidentally, they’re also a great way to add a natural shine to your mane, but that’s a different discussion altogether!
Leafy Greens: Like it or not, leady vegetables are known for their iron and fiber content, which means snacking on them keeps you fuller for longer, making you consume less calories, and in turn lose weight. A plateful of leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and arugula are also packed with nutrients. These veggies deal with bloating and water retention, thus keeping your belly in good shape.
Flax Seeds: Another great solution to keep you fuller for longer, flax seed are a great addition to salads or other snacks, because of its high fiber content. They also contain essential fatty acids that boost your metabolism and lower bad cholesterol.