It isn’t easy to drop a couple of pounds instantly. People always say that lifestyle change needs to be made in order to lose weight and keep it off. We are also told that to lose weight we need to eat healthier and work out regularly. Well, it’s true, and today we’ll count down the top foods women should eat when they are trying to lose weight!
It’s no surprise that what you eat is directly correlated to how you feel overall. If you are eating healthy and are burning more calories than you are consuming, then yes, you will lose weight, but not only that. You will also have an increased amount of energy, have fewer health problems, and have better mental health.
If you are someone who wants to learn more about foods that will help you burn fat, you have come to the right place! In this video is a list from studies about the best types of fat burning foods.
Make sure you watch till the very end, because after counting down the top foods that help burn fat, we’ll give you a list of foods you should absolutely avoid eating when you’re trying to cut the fat!
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We have known for a while that eating nuts is good for you, But now we know which ones are the best to eat. A study in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism found that walnuts, in particular, contain an ingredient that can satisfy your appetite, making you feel fuller for longer. This will cause you to eat less!
The University of Scranton performed a study that found that popcorn contains large amounts of polyphenols. Polyphenols are linked to many health benefits such as improved digestion and better blood circulation. If you don’t add any salt, butter or oil, and if you air pop your popcorn, this can be a great healthy snack to help you lose weight.
16. Citrus Fruits.
According to a study done in 2016 by the American Chemical Society, citrus fruits can prevent obesity-related heart disease, diabetes, and live disease. One way to get more citrus in your diet is by adding them to your water.
A study published in the journal Internal Medicine Review found that avocados can help people lose weight for many reasons. The reason for this weight loss is because avocados are rich in many nutrients that help with higher intakes of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins E and C, folate, magnesium, copper and potassium.
Scientists at Havard University found in 2016 that increasing the daily intake of berries, such as blueberries and strawberries, can help people lose weight for the long term. It is said that the reason for this is because berries have high amounts of flavonoids which have been linked to weight loss.
13. Whole Grains.
A Tufts University study proved that people who eat three or more daily servings of whole grains such as oatmeal had 10 percent less belly fat than people who ate the same amount of white carbs. This is said to be because whole grains are higher in fiber, which keeps you full for longer.
12. Cayenne Pepper.
The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition performed a study that found that daily consumption of one of the compounds found in pepper speeds up abdominal fat loss. It does this by boosting the body’s ability to convert food into energy. Next time you’re cooking, add some cayenne pepper to spice up some meat or vegetarian dishes.
11. Green leafy vegetables.
Opt for dark leafy greens, such as spinach and broccoli that are fibre-rich. Another good food is kale, which is low in calories, has zero fat and high levels of fibre, helping to keep you fuller for longer.
Like fish oil, flaxseed is contain omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to speed up the fat burning process and at the same time act as an anti-catabolic agent that keeps your body strong while burning fat.
9. Apples And Pears.
Research which was posted on the US National Library of Medicine in 2003 stated the results of a study by the State University of Rio de Janeiro on a correlation between apples, pears, and weight loss. Women were instructed to eat apples, pears, or oatmeal cookies three times a day. After 12 weeks the group that had a fruit supplement lost more weight and had a greater decrease in blood glucose than the group that ate the oatmeal cookies.
This grain has a low glycemic index (GI), which balance your blood sugar. A balanced blood sugar helps you to carve less sugar. It is high in dietary fibres and protein, which make you feel fuller, at the same time it is also a low calorie food. It contains a lot of healthy fats just like avocado and flaxseeds.
A study done by the journal Hormones states that eating three cups of spinach a week can speed up weight loss by 10 percent. Author of the study, Petya Kamenova, M.D, says that spinach has a lot of lipoic acid, which is a compound that helps block sugar from getting into blood cells. This causes the sugar to be used for energy instead of being stored as fat.
6. Whey Protein.
A study posted to the US National Library of Medicine found that whey protein supplements increase fat loss and help develop lean muscle. The study had subjects take Prolibra which is a whey protein supplement. Subjects taking Prolibra lost 6.1% of their body fat mass.
Lentils contain fibre, which not only helps you feel full in-between meals but will also keep your blood sugar levels from spiking.They are also high in iron, and this mineral is needed to help to boost the metabolism.
The starch found in this fruit turns into fatty acids in the gut, which then lower the obesity by metabolising fats after a meal. It also contains many different vitamins, and the fiber in Bananas is “gelling fiber” which helps your digestion.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine journal found that eating more beans improved blood sugar control and slashed heart disease risk for patients with type 2 diabetes. Beans also contain good plant-based proteins that will keep you fuller for longer.
2. Purple Sweet Potatoes.
According to a review published in Biomedical and Environmental Sciences in 2015, sweet potatoes are rich in resistant starch, which helps reduce the risk of obesity.
Cashew nuts have one of the lowest fat content, but are high in iron and copper, which helps the energy production. Nuts contain healthy fat, and will reduce carvings. Other nuts such as almonds are also a great source of protein, which helps to build muscle and keep the metabolism going. Stick to a handful a day.
Now that you know what types of food you should eat to help you lose weight, here are 3 foods that you should absolutely avoid if you want to shed those pounds!
According to the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, not only is alcohol full of empty calories, but it also stops your body from burning fat and can make you feel hungry. Alcohol also lowers your inhibitions, making you more prone to overeating when you are drinking. Alcohol also has many other serious health risks besides weight gain, including high blood pressure, insulin resistance, liver disease, and more. So it’s best to avoid it altogether.
2. Sugary Drinks.
Sugary drinks like pop and juice are an absolute no when it comes to trying to lose weight! These types of drinks are often laden with empty calories. Why consume your calories through drinks when you can have a meal instead? The Boston Public Health Commission states that sugary drinks can lead to weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, gout, and more. So, avoid these types of beverages like the plague if you want to eat healthier and lose weight!
1. Fast Food.
Fast food items often carry excess calories which can lead to weight gain, obesity, and eventual respiratory and heart problems. Most fast food items are also loaded with carbohydrates, sugar, and trans fat. They also contain sodium, which, according to Healthline, can elevate your blood pressure and put stress on your cardiovascular system.
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