Many of us know people who rapidly lost weight and stunned their friends and families with fabulous bodies and we all get inspired to try and adopt what they did. We all talk about the number of kilos they shed and what is not shared are other aspects like the amount of bone density lost in the process, depletion of key vitamins and minerals (which will have severe consequences later in life).
There is no short cut when it comes to health. The best and most expensive health clinics, foods, gyms and supplements cannot guarantee anything when it comes to your health problems or in helping you in achieving your health goals. It all lies in your lifestyle and choices you make.
There are many great foods that aid in healthy and quick fat loss, but all these work in conjunction with appropriate amount of sleep and physical activity, as well as strong and healthy mind. Here I’m going to discuss some fat-burning and metabolism booster foods, include them in your diet and after about 2-3 weeks you will feel the change in your body.
This powerful extract of the turmeric root cleanses your liver and boosts metabolism. It is known to infuse the body with antioxidants and is also highly inflammable in nature.
Green tea contains substance called catechins and polyphenols. These two substances work in the body to force it to release stored fat.
This highly alkaline vegetable balance the pH level in the body, making it more alkaline, which is the best condition for fat loss to take place. It’s an healthy habit to add lemons in your diet. Lemons are full of vitamin C, and thereby also help build immunity.
Coconut oil, with its medium chain fatty acids, aids in easy and quick digestion and detoxification thus reducing the load on the lever and helping in burning fats. Coconut oil is also known to kickstart slow functioning thyroid glands, thus ensuring a quicker metabolism.
Lentils are the fastest and easiest food to prepare, Eating these helps prevent insulin spikes that cause your body to create excess fat, especially in the abdominal area. Dals can reduce your chance for heart attack, stabilize sugar level and help in weight loss.
Cinnamon is great weight loss ingredient. Just half a spoon of it each day can help control blood sugar and prevent post meal insulin spikes that can trigger the body to store the fat rather than burn it. Add ground cinnamon as a replacement for sugar in your tea and coffee to get most out of this wonderful spice everyday.
People who ate almonds with white bread didn’t experience the same blood sugar surges as those who ate just a slice of bread. This weight loss food replete with important nutrients like mono saturated fats, vitamin E, folic acid, protein and dietary fibre. Almonds work best as a quick healthy snack when you are travelling or are at office.
A majority of fruits like apple, pears ,oranges and watermelon are high in fibre and water content. The fibre content in fruits keep your blood sugar level in check. Fibre helps give a feeling of satiety and prevents over eating. Fruits like avocado contain healthy fats which helps in quick conversion of fats to energy without getting stored in the body.
WHOLE GRAINS AND BEANS
Excellent sources of fibre and protein and low in fat content, whole grains and beans help maintain your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels. A lean body burns more calories than a body with poor metabolism.
Vegetables are high in fibre and antioxidants and low in calories and therefore ideal for weight loss programmes. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, kale, etc., are rich in iron which helps in improving the blood, oxygen and nutrient transporting capacity of the body and hence speeds up the metabolism.
Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, cucumber and sweet potato can be consumed in the form of soups, un-strained juices and stir-fried vegetables, satisfying our hunger without increasing our weight.
Tomatoes stimulate the production of an amino acid, carnitine, which is known to speed up the body’s fat burning capacity.