Ready to supercharge your weight loss routine? Time to up your game with double duty grub. Choose foods that fuel you up and help you burn fat fast. Here are ten to try.
Beans and legumes
Packed with protein and fiber, beans and legumes help you build muscle and burn fat. Enjoy them in salads or as a snack. Try roasting chickpeas at 400 degrees, then tossing them with your favorite spices for an easy, fat blasting treat.
Eggs are a low cost, versatile protein that you can enjoy anytime of the day. Hard boil eggs and toss on a salad or whip up a veggie filled omelet for a healthful dinner.
Loaded with capsaicin, peppers pack heat and fat burning power. They also give an interesting kick to otherwise ordinary meals. Sauté collard greens, another fat burner, with a little cayenne and olive oil for quality calories that help you whittle your waistline. This one’s a trifecta, olive oil helps you burn fat, too!
You already know that fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. Did you know that they can also help you beef up your fat loss plan? The secret is in an enzyme grapefruit contains that works to speed up your metabolism and help you slim down.
Lean chicken breast
The protein in lean chicken breasts helps you stay fuller, longer. It also helps you burn fat fast. Grill or bake enough to have on hand for quick meals when you’re pressed for time.
Supercharge your morning smoothie with a scoop of whey protein. You’ll be less likely to hit the vending machine mid-morning. Bonus – it won’t be long before your pants feel a little less snug because whey protein is a weight loss wonder.
Maybe you’re noticing a pattern here…protein. Greek yogurt has more than regular yogurt. Although dairy products overall can be an important part of your weight management plan, the extra protein gives your goals a bigger boost.
Quinoa and other whole grains are packed with protein and other nutrients to help you stay full and healthy. Enjoy quinoa as a salad. Mix with apple cider vinegar, green onions, feta, olives and tomatoes for a complete meal you can feel good about.
Green, yellow, red, tart or sweet, apples are good to eat. Enjoy them out of hand or in your favorite salad. Just remember to keep the peel so you get beneficial fiber. The high-water content along with the fiber makes it easier to say no to that second cookie and helps you burn fat.
Skip the stove tonight and enjoy a nice big salad with some raw veggies. Again, the fiber content helps you feel more satisfied, so you don’t overeat. Keep cut veggies on hand in the fridge for guilt free snacking. Hated carrots as a kid? Give them another go. Taste buds change over time and now you know mom was right – they are good for you.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Do your body, and your waist line, some good with nutritious, fat burning choices that don’t send the scale soaring.