When it comes to burning belly fat fast, most people imagine how they do heavy exercises to tighten the stomach while they are all into a sweat. But is this what we should do if we want to lose belly fat (and not only there)? This is sort of true, but … just to some extent. If we have to represent the proportion that helps more to reduce belly fat – whether the abs exercises or the food we eat, the ratio would be something like 80% food and 20% training.
In theory, you can lose weight even if you eat only harmful food. Such as is available in fast food restaurants – fat burgers, fried potatoes, chips, sugar-filled foods and drinks. What is important is how much such a meal you take daily. If your daily calorie intake is lower than the calories you burn, then you will lose weight. This is a basic but very important law when it comes to weight loss, and weight gain respectively.
But you are reading this article probably because you want to start eating healthier and get rid of the fat on your body. You have spent enough time eating harmful food and drank countless soft drinks filled with sugar and sweeteners.
To start to see a difference in your body, you will have to quit the carbonated beverages, soft and alcoholic, and basically drink water – as much as you want. Even if you are hungry and have something sweet to you, first drink a glass of water and then think about what you really want to eat.
Enough said, here is my list of foods that burn belly fat and I advise you to include it in your diet/menu.
I have an article about Oats, read it to learn about their health benefits and why they have a place in this fat burning foods list.
2. Whole eggs
That’s right, when you prepare your eggs for eating, do not throw out the egg yolks. Eggs were then victimized by the media and the health food industry, and they still fight this stigma today.
Eggs have been proven by multiple recent studies to raise good cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, and they contain a plethora of essential nutrients for the body. They are a great source of protein and contain high amounts of biotin, which has been shown to improve skin, hair, nails, and eyes. Cook them in a pan with some coconut oil and a fresh avocado for an amazingly healthy breakfast.
Misguided advice has led people to believe that they should avoid avocados when trying to lose fat because they are so high in fat. This is simply not true.
While it’s not a good idea to eat too much every day, healthy fats are still vital to a healthy, balanced diet and can absolutely help you lose fat.
Avocados provide healthy fats, fiber, and folic acid which, in combination, have been shown to keep you fuller for longer. This also helps keep people from overeating.
Reaching for almonds over crackers and other refined carbohydrates when snacking can help reduce belly fat and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
They have been shown to reduce bad cholesterol, help brain function, prevent heart attacks, and strengthen bones and teeth.
5. Cayenne Peppers
Cayenne peppers specifically contain a substance called capsaicin that makes them taste very hot.
This causes thermogenesis to occur, which is a process that happens when the body is cold and burns fat to bring itself back to a warmer temperature.
It happens when the capsaicin binds to the heat receptors when these peppers are eaten. That is why you always hear of cayenne as a “fat burner.”
Eating peppers and spicy foods have also been shown to increase metabolism and help curb appetite. So it’s really a win-win here!
More specifically, lemon juice to detoxify the body. When you rid the body of toxins, you’re paving the way to easier weight loss and reduced belly fat.
Having a clean and healthy digestive system will ensure that your body receives all of the necessary nutrients from the foods that you consume.
Try a warm glass of water with juice from 1/2 lemon when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
7. Lean meats
Lean meats such as chicken, beef, and salmon provide healthy sources of protein and a variety of other nutrients.
The best options for lean meats are wild Alaskan salmon, organic chicken, and grass-fed beef.
Salmon is a great choice because it also has the added healthy fats (omega 3s) that we could all use some more of in our diets!
Add some lean meat to your salad or cook it with some veggies and whole grains for a balanced dinner.
8. Dark leafy greens
At the risk of repeating what everyone says all of the time…
Dark leafy greens are INCREDIBLE for your health. They contain antioxidant nutrients, anti-cancer nutrients, and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
They’re high in fiber and low in calories.
Try juicing them, blending them, eating them raw, and cooking them. Just find a way to get as much of them as possible in your diet!
Quinoa contains all of the essential amino acids to make it a complete protein.
This is something unheard of in the grains community, and while quinoa is not technically a grain, it closely mirrors the consistency and cooking process of rice.
It also contains antioxidants, is a great source of healthy carbohydrates, and is gluten-free.
They are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, containing antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even pectin (which has been shown to reduce hunger). That’s why they are on my list of foods that burn belly fat.
Apples make great “snacks,” because they are very satiating and will help keep you full while providing a small energy boost.
Try them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, on salads, or even cooked with onions as a side dish!
If you like this article on foods that burn belly fat and you are searching for a diet that is highly effective – I recommend the ketogenic diet. It is a diet in which you eat fewer than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. When you consistently eat very few carbs, your body enters ketosis. It’s a metabolic state in which your body uses ketones (derived from fat) as a source of energy instead of glucose (derived from carbs). When you cut carbs and eat more fat, your body will start to use the fat consumed as well as stored body fat as its main source of energy.