It's no longer a secret that shedding fat and unwanted weight gain requires non other than a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. Not only does this method help you in shedding fat, but it's also the way to go for a continuous healthy lifestyle and eating regime. Plus once you conquer this way of eating and living you will find that putting weight back on is a thing of the past.
Sharing with you today, I will tell you what major fat burning skinny foods will assist you in your efforts of shedding fat. You might be surprised that these foods are also pretty much liked by most people, easy to incorporate into your eating plan, and also hold other nutritional benefits toward health and wellness.
Just about everyone I know and talk to about shedding fat and healthy eating has the same of several problems in which they struggle with. One of those struggles is nightly munching. Whether it be at the computer, watching a movie or doing a favorite hobby - everyone, including me, wants and likes to munch in the evenings.
It's a good idea to have a wide selection of fat burning skinny foods on hand for nightly munching because it's the food your munching on that is important not the fact that your munching at night. Finding variety is also a common stumper, so here is some fat burning skinny foods to add to your evening munch menu.
My favorite fat burning skinny food to munch on at night is cherries and here's why.
First off, we are aware by now that one of the best tips for successful fat burning weight loss, and healthy eating is to chew food at least 15-20 times before you swallow. This allows the brain to sense fullness, and the pallet to taste the food for a longer period of time, thus increasing enjoyment of the food. Using this tip when you eat will alleviate the problem of feeling too full after you eat, as well as give you a more satisfied feeling because your pallet has fully enjoyed the taste of the food. Think of it as savoring every bite.
Cherries is perfect for this. It isn't possible to put several cherries in your mouth at one time because of the pits. Instead, one must take a bite of the cherry, remove the pit and then proceed with eating the other half.
The second reason cherries is my preferred night time munch food is that they have the lowest glycemic index of all fruits, and one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any carbohydrate source. This means you can even snack on cherries in the evening without much detriment because their effect on insulin is minimal.
Add more variety to your nightly munching menu and go for cherries as one of your fat burning skinny foods.
If you are not buying organic cherries, then be sure to wash them well in vinegar and water to remove as much residue and pesticides as possible.
You are either already aware of this spice for fat burning or you are a little surprised and quite happy because who doesn't like a little cinnamon right?!
Of course you know that no spice or anything else is going to miraculously burn all your fat, but cinnamon is definitely a fat burning skinny food to use as an assistance toward your efforts in weight loss and healthy eating.
First, catch up on a few facts about cinnamon and what recent studies show this spice is good for - aside from shedding fat.
Aside from those facts, recently several studies have found that individuals who regularly use cinnamon were better able to control their blood sugar levels throughout the day (diabetics and non diabetics alike). These same individuals also experienced a decrease in triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. With high insulin levels being one of the biggest contributors to fat gain, it is beneficial for blood sugar levels to be controlled throughout the day, which further controls insulin levels.
So how much of this fat burning skinny food do you need to consume in order to encompass it's positive effects?
Of course the drug companies have jumped on board by offering cinnamon pills with the hopes that people will buy them and add them to their daily vitamin supplement intake. But let's get serious, is it really necessary for anyone to go out and buy this particular supplement of cinnamon on a regular basis? Isn't it more cost effective, and by far better to use the purest natural form of any food? Of course! If possible one should always adhere to a foods natural form and avoid supplements. Natural is always best, and the proof of this has been made quite clear over the years.
It only takes 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day to improve insulin levels and blood sugar control. So, one certainly does not need a supplement for that!
A few ideas to encompass 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in your daily eating plan.
- Add cinnamon to the grinds of your morning coffee.
- Add ½ tsp of cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick to boiling water along with 1 black tea bag.
- Add cinnamon to your morning hot cereal.
- Flavor homemade applesauce with cinnamon to taste.
- Cinnamon Toast.
- Spice up your chicken. Combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt, along with cinnamon to use as a spice rub.
- Cinnamon Toothpicks.
Use this fat burning skinny food to spice up your drinks, meals, insulin level, and blood sugar, and accelerate your bodies ability to shed fat.
One of the more popular areas of the body in which many people are battling the bulge is the stomach. With compliments of weight loss coach Josh Bezoni, here are some fat burning skinny foods to help with stomach fat.
Loaded with two key nutrients to burning stomach fat. One is hunger crushing fiber (11 10 17 grams per avocado), and the other is monounsaturated fats which "spot reduces" belly fat.
Seeds and nuts
Pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds,
and flax seeds are the best of the bunch. They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they’re stuffed with healthy, stomach fat burning minerals.
Oil (Healthy oils)
Olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, and brand names such as Udo's and Barlean's actually aid in burning fat.
Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, kale and cabbage all hold phytonutrients, such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add stomach fat.
Eggs are not bad for you! They’re nutrient-dense and loaded with fat burning proteins such as vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc,
and omega-3 fatty acids. They also keep you full for long periods of time. Choose eggs
that come from free-range chickens to get more healthy nutrients.
Eight times more than strawberries, dark chocolate is loaded with positive fat burning stimulants such as theobromine and caffeine. Included in this is oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat). Select dark chocolate with a 78% or higher cocoa content for best results.
Packed with fiber and whole-grain goodness, you can’t go wrong. Avoid the processed high-sugar junk and stick to slow-cook oats.
This I am sure you already know but I can't leave it out, as it is too powerful an entity. Aside from a highly potent antioxidant, Green Tea is linked to increased fat burning by boosting the daytime metabolism.
Black beans, navy beans, re-fried beans, and Lima beans all have 6 or more grams
of fiber per ½ cup. Fiber can clean your system of pounds of “toxic waste” and reduce
your stomach fat in a big way.
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are loaded with fiber (which slows
sugar absorption), and they’re packed with vitamins that can fight cravings, which can come from vitamin deficiencies.
Cinnamon contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar which can help to store less stomach fat.
The active ingredient in chili peppers and powder is called capsaicin, which increases calorie burning, is a potent antioxidant, and stabilizes blood sugar levels, which decreases fat storage.
Most regular yogurt is loaded with stomach bulging sugar. However Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics that fight against stomach bulge. It also tastes better, is smoother in the mouth and has other properties that the body loves and needs.
No contest here that salmon is by far one of the best far burning skinny foods. You get double for your money with salmon because of it's protein and high omaga 3 fatty acid content it heavily aids in shedding fat.
White turkey meat or any lean protein source is a powerful tool for shedding fat. This includes, free range chicken, whey protein powders, and grass fed beef, which contains natural CLA which is a fat in which studies have shown to burn fat. Something about protein you may not know is that it will burn off 30% of the bodies calories after it is consumed.
Shedding fat is no easy process, however thanks to all the recent knowledge and hard working fitness gurus, we now have more to work with than just "a diet." Along with regular exercise and a healthy eating plan, which can now consist of delicious normal meals and snacks using fat burning skinny foods, we are all one step closer to shedding fat and looking and feeling great.