Are you still failing to lose weight, build muscle, burn off fat? LEARN about five fat burning foods that easily kick-start metabolism and melt that fat off your middle. Up until now I have shared some power-packed fat loss and workout tips when it comes to getting that fitness cover model body into top condition!
I’m talking about shredding fat, building some lean muscle and taking your body from flabby to firm and fabulous! If you have been paying attention, and you spent some time reading through the blog, you may have noticed that food is a very important part of getting the body you want.
In fact, some would say its about 75%. And I would have to agree. Years of competition dieting has taught me, the more consistent you are with your food, the better your results. And it just makes sense too. Food provides us with the nutrients, essential vitamins and minerals we need to fuel our body, drive muscle growth, speed recovery and increase metabolism.
And if you want even better results – it’s all about fuelling that body with the right calories! If you don’t, you could end up looking soft and flabby instead of lean and trim! A diet that contains the right type of calories and nutrients, from the right foods can keep your fat-burning metabolism fired up! I call these ‘power foods’.
New research supports, these ‘power foods’ with the ability to burn fat, build muscle, melt that middle and keep us healthy! The Sexy Strong Fit Carb Cycle Diet unleashes the fat burning magic of many ‘power foods’.
It’s guaranteed to get you on the right diet path to success, the easiest way possible!
And today, I’m going to share with you five of those fat burning foods right here to get you started, each packed with weight-loss and fat-burning qualities!
#1 Fat Burning Food – Fish:
Recent research has shown that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish was found to reduce hunger for up to two hours post-consumption. One of the best fish sources of omega-3 fatty acids is salmon. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that eating just three 5-oz servings of salmon in a week for 4-weeks as part of a low-calorie diet resulted in an average 2.2 lb more weight lost than following an iso-caloric diet that didn’t have fish.
Try salmon; a 4 oz serving provides 165 kcal and 25 grams of protein! Not a fan of salmon try tuna or mackerel.
#2 Fat Burning Food – Greens:
If you want to cut your appetite and reduce how much you eat during a meal, start with salad!
Research has shown that those who ate a large plate of greens before their main meal consumed 12 percent less after, even though they were offered as much as they wanted during their meal.
Spinach has shown even better results. Spinach provides phytonutrients called thylakoids, which can help reduce hunger. Thylakoids help increase the production of satiety hormones. One three-month study showed that having a green drink made with 5 g of spinach containing thylakoids significantly reduced cravings and resulted in an average 5 kg weight loss versus only 3.5 kg for those who received the placebo.
Load up on greens with every meal, and skip the dressing! Add spinach to smoothies, omelettes, or have them with your salads.
#3 Fat Burning Food – Eggs:
Full of satiating protein, which can make you feel fuller for longer.
A study of overweight women found that those who ate two scrambled eggs and two slices of whole-grain toast consumed less for the next 36 hours than women who had a bagel for breakfast with the same amount of calories.
What’s more, protein has a thermic effect in the body, which means it takes more energy and calories to break down and utilize versus carbohydrate foods. Add a whole egg to your egg whites for a power-packed protein breakfast!
#4 Fat Burning Food – Peanut Butter:
Fats contained in nuts, and in this case peanuts, can provide a satiating or appetite-reducing effect. A recent study found that those who added about 500 calories worth of peanuts to their diet consumed less at subsequent meals. What’s more, it also resulted in an increase in metabolic rate by 11 percent. Nuts have also been shown that their high fiber content is mostly insoluble fiber, which means not all the calories you eat from a nut gets absorbed either!
Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to your favourite protein smoothie, eat with veggie sticks, or throw a handful of peanuts on to your salad. A single tablespoon provides 8 grams of fat and 94 kcal.
#5 Fat Burning Food – Chili Pepper:
Contain the active ingredient capsaicin, which can suppress appetite and help increase metabolic rate. One study showed that people who ate breakfast with red chilli ate less than they normally would at lunch. Add my favorite hot sauce or hot pepper flakes to your favorite meats, sauces and eggs for an added boost to your metabolic rate!
There you have it – five of the ‘power foods’ that melt fat, shrink that belly and get your metabolism moving in the right direction.
And as I mentioned before, if you are unsure where to start with your diet, feeling confused on how to build your own fat burning, muscle building nutrition plan, well you don’t need to be.
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I’ll teach you the right foods to eat at the right times – something I call ‘strategic nutrition’ all using my tried and tested phased approach to weight loss, building muscle and burning off fat!
Be Fierce and Rule the World,