Losing weight is not just about what you leave out, it’s also about what you put in your body. Certain foods can help your body break down fat, speed up your metabolism, keep you full longer, and burn calories faster. Trying to slim down? Here are some foods to eat up!
As your body heats up, everything speeds up
, including your digestion, circulation and metabolism. Foods to heat you up are:
Fennel-Get rid of weight any way you can! Fennel is a diuretic and helps reduce water weight.
Want to kick the fat out? A good amount of
Vitamin C makes it less likely that fat will bulk up
, sticking to your insides. Here are some good sources of Vitamin C:
Condition your body to reject fat! The naturally occurring chemicals
fruit pectin and lecithin
keep fat from being absorbed by your cells. Some foods high in pectin and lecithin:
More Fat-Burning Foods
Green Tea—Swap out your morning cappuccino for Green Tea. It’s full of antioxidants called catechins that speed the metabolism and the body’s fat burning abilities.
Eggs-the protein helps you feel fuller, longer.
Beans-Maybe the burrito isn’t that bad. The digestive hormone in beans called cholecystokinin is a natural appetite suppressant.
Asparagus—the chemical asparagine helps break down fat.
Grapefruit—the Vitamin C helps break down fat, making it easier to flush your body out
Papaya—Not just for tropical vacations. It’s the papain which breaks down and helps the digestion of proteins and carbs. Papayas also help digest fats, speed up metabolism and are full of fiber which helps you feel full and flushes you out.
Lean meats—More steak dinners? Just be sure it’s lean meat. The amino acid leucine helps you slim down but still maintain calorie-burning muscle.
Olive Oil—a monounsaturated fat, olive oil will help you burn calories. So go ahead and grease up those veggies.
Vinegar—the Acetic acid may slow the passage of food from the stomach into the small intestine, so your tummy stays full longer