Article: 5 Fat-Burning Foods for a Healthier You
5 Fat-Burning Foods for a Healthier You
We are not about cutting corners here at Waist Trainers Australia, but we are all about getting the most out of our workouts and food intake, and we are all about feeling good in our bodies. We believe 100% in eating food that compliments your fitness journey but that doesn’t mean giving up all the foods that you love. What if there were foods you could eat that would accelerate your metabolism, and potentially burn fat? Here’s our top five favourites which are easy to add to your current eating routine.
1. Avocado - The Good Fat:
It's simple to think that fat = bad, especially when it comes to weight loss. But some fats are what are known as healthy fats, and the avocado is rich in these monosaturated fats. Plus avocados are full of oleic acid, which helps kickstart your metabolism, and the fibre keeps you fuller for longer, curbing cravings and hunger. They may blame avocado on toast as the reason millennials will never be able to buy a home, but it’s also a reason that you can look and feel your best!
2. Lean Proteins:
When wanting to lose weight, lean proteins are going to become your best friend. What are the lean protein benefits? Protein requires more energy for digestion, resulting in a higher calorie burn. Plus it helps preserve and build muscle mass, which is crucial in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. When choosing your proteins, opt for lean protein-rich foods such as chicken breast, fish, tofu or legumes as these have a higher metabolic rate.
Keen to try tofu? We love the look of this Tofu Stir-Fry, otherwise try a grilled salmon, a hearty chickpea salad, or even a protein smoothie post workout.
3. Green Tea - The Antioxidant Rich Elixir:
Known for its metabolism-boosting properties, green tea contains catechins, which increase and enhance fat oxidation, so it is the perfect drink to swap out instead of your regular cuppa. Plus keeping hydrated is important, so give green tea a go, and reap the benefits of improved focus and a natural energy boost. However, if you are not quite ready to give up your morning coffee, the good news is beverages containing caffeine (such as coffee) can increase metabolic rate through thermogenesis as the central nervous system increases the synthesis of adrenaline, in turn increasing body temperature and encouraging fat oxidation. So while green tea is better, you can still enjoy your coffee somewhat guilt free!
4. Berries - Nature's Sweet Little Secret:
These sweet little fat burners are also known as nature’s candy. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are not only delicious but also rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which support your body in breaking down fat more efficiently and help prevent the formation of new fat cells. Plus these antioxidant rich fruits can be added easily to your morning breakfast, into a smoothie, or even eaten by the handful as a snack. You now have permission to eat all the berries for weight loss, but if berries aren’t your preferred fruit, checkout these other fruits that can aid in weight loss.
5. Quinoa - The Super Grain:
When it comes to eating whole grains for weight loss, quinoa wins hands down. It is high in protein and fibre, providing sustained energy and keeping you feeling fuller for longer. The complex carbohydrates in quinoa encourage your body to burn more calories during digestion, and it is easy to swap out in your diet in lieu of other refined grains.
Sadly, no single food holds the key to weight loss, and it will take a balanced diet, regular exercise, and good lifestyle choices to make lasting changes. However, introducing these five fat-burning foods to your diet, and combining them with a waist-training fitness routine, will have you well on your way to achieving your goals.
Interested in learning more about metabolism boosting foods? Read this blog next: BOOSTING YOUR METABOLISM - WHY EATING RIGHT COULD BE THE ANSWER!
Please note: Information contained in this article is not medical or health advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner if you have any health concerns around changing your diet.
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