While we’ve earlier spoken about 6 Superfoods That Will Help Rev Up Your Metabolism and complement your exercise plan perfectly, now we move on to fat-burning foods that can work on your body from the inside out.
From curbing your cravings to improving your digestive function and flushing out the toxins from your body, adding these items to your grocery list (along with the metabolism-boosting foods) can give you a 360-degree approach to dieting for weight loss.
With the nutrition aspect covered, 30 minutes of cardio every day should help you achieve your goal in no time.
1Organic Almond Butter
Yes, we put butter on the list! This little spread contains fats that help deposit essential vitamins and minerals the body can’t produce on its own.
Also, almonds contain compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested. Just a dollop-full of this peanut butter with some whole wheat toast in the morning, and you won’t have the urge to snack for a good 4-5 hours.
This delicious fruit helps you lose weight by breaking down the sugar and fat components in your body. In fact, using blueberries as snacks in between meals can reduce your consumption by 1,000 calories per week. They curb hunger pangs and help you feel full for longer periods of time.
Hot peppers such as jalapeño, habanero, and cayenne can help your body burn almost 1,000 more calories a day (far more than blueberries even). This is because these peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin, which gives them their heat.
It increases the heart rate, speeds up your metabolism, burns more calories than you consume, curbs your appetite, and reduces the formation of fat cells.
This humble ingredient can seriously amp up your metabolic rate, aids in digestion, and even lowers bad cholesterol.
Its high-fiber nature is packed with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that can do a world of good for your skin and hair too. The ideal intake of flax seeds is about 2 tbsp a day.
Rich in protein, low in calories and high in good carbohydrates, lentils are a great option for your mains.
They will keep you feeling full for longer, help maintain lean body mass, and are also rich in iron—an important nutrient for women.