Monday, May 5, 2008

6 Fat Burning Foods

You EXERCISE 4-6 times a week still don’t see much difference in your weight and body shape and when you do step on the scale all we see after so much effort is zilch, nothing, nada, zero weight loss. There may be a lot of reason for that one of them being increase in muscle mass which is a good thing but if there is no muscle increase and no weight loss you become de-motivated and stop analyzing the reasons behind it and step into our old patterns and forget about all the promise we made to ourselves to become healthy and to achieve that killer body.
One of the reasons for the above is though you exercise religious you forget to top it up with important foods which aids to burn the fat. Here are some of the best fat burning food which helps to rev up our metabolism.

Fat burning Food # 1 Egg: Eggs are high in protein and essential to help you burn fat. If you want to burn fat, nothing beats breakfast. The morning meal fires up your metabolism and increases your energy to embark upon the day ahead and hopefully your morning workout. Eat eggs. Eggs contain Vitamin B12 which is a key component in helping your body break down and bun fat. Have just the egg white with no egg yolk.

Fat burning Food # 2 Oranges: You have a tough time burning fat without adequate amount of Vitamin C in your diet ,so include Vitamin C in your daily diet as Vitamin C peps up the fat burning. Have fresh orange instead of juices as leaving it exposed minimizes the amount of Vitamin C. Other foods lemon and amla(Indian gooseberry).

Fat Burning Food # 3 Garlic: It contains the compound allicin which has anti bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood sugar levels. A large number of sulfur compounds contribute to the smell and taste of garlic. To maximize health benefits from consuming cooked garlic, it has been suggested to allow crushed or chopped garlic to rest for 15 minutes before use to allow enzyme reactions to occur.

Fat Burning Food # 4 Chilies: Chile in the diet can enhance the means by which cholesterol and fats are processed. Studies have found that capsaicin works in two ways to reduce cholesterol levels: it decreases cholesterol absorption by the body so that more is excreted in the feces; and it increases the enzymes responsible for fat metabolism in the liver, so that more triglycerides, the hard insoluble fat, are secreted by the liver rather than accumulated in the body. Other foods bell pepper and cayenne.

Fat Burning Food #5 Milk : I have said lot about milk's benefits in my article “Lazy Way to lose weight” and in this article I would like to add few more benefits to is. Vitamin D plays very important part in boosting the metabolism and three cups of milk a day deliver your daily dose of calcium and about 75 percent of your vitamin D needs (400 IU a day). For the rest, hang out in the sunshine for about 20-30 minutes a day and cash sunshine for healthy bones.

Fat Burning Food #6 Oatmeal : There has been increasing interest in oatmeal in recent years due to its beneficial health effects. Oats can help lower cholesterol. oatmeal's high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber which encourage slow digestion and stable blood-glucose levels. Have the natural oats not the flavored one and to improve on the taste have fresh fruits with it.

Don’t forget that water is very important and to have 8-10 glasses of water in a day. Water plays a very important part, it quenches your thirst and helps prevents dehydration.
Part of the increased fat and calorie burn occurs as your body brings the liquid to your body temperature, so if you're aiming for max fat and calorie burn in Ayurveda they advice to drink warm water which aids in digesting of the food in a better manner.

These are just some of the few foods which are very beneficial for burning fat. There are loads of fruits and veggie which are great have fiber and low calorie too. I will feature them in my forthcoming articles.


  1. is milk really help to burn fat?

  2. Yes Skimmed Milk helps to burn fat.

  3. actually what is the best way to eat your eggs?
    boil it or fry it?

  4. I just CANT lose weight :(


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