5 Fat Burning Foods

Written by  //  August 13, 2013  //  Sweat Fuel, Sweat Weight Loss  //  3 Comments

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Dietitian Ghida Arnaout reveals the foods that give your body a workout

 

You know that your choice of workout can help you burn more fat, but did you know that your choice of food can help you increase your metabolism too? Fat burning foods use more calories during the digestion process than they actually contain. So clear out your fridge and store cupboard and make room for the following…

 

WHOLE GRAINS

It takes your body twice the amount of calories to break down whole grains such as oats, brown rice, and muesli due to their high fibre content. So get away from the refined carbohydrates and focus on adding more whole grains to your diet.

 

CHILLI PEPPERS

Hot peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that increases the heat in your body and speeds up your metabolism to help you burn more calories. So go on and spice up your food!

 

SALMON

Not only is salmon loaded with protein, but it also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which increase your body’s thermogenesis effect helping it burn more calories. These fatty acids also help your heart health and boost your memory!

 

GREEK YOGURT

Studies have shown that when calcium is coupled with an amino acid, it helps in fat burning. Calcium and vitamin D also enhance your bone and muscle mass therefore increasing your metabolism. Greek yogurt also has more protein than other yogurts.

 

LEAN MEATS

Chicken and turkey breasts do wonders in maintaining and building your muscle mass, which in turn increases your metabolism. Proteins also need more calories to get digested in your body. Make sure to eat them grilled.

 

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Follow dietitian Ghida at www.ghinutrileaks.com

 

 

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