Losing weight is hard work. The constant inner struggle between giving up and staying strong is very real. Fortunately not all yummy food is bad for you. Here are some foods to eat if you need some extra help losing a little unwanted fat. You have to combine them with a variety of healthy foods and a workout regimen though. Don’t expect for them to do all the work for you.
Greek Yogurt – Skip the regular stuff, we’re going Greek tonight. Greek yogurt typically has twice the concentration of protein that regular yogurt has. For all you health nuts out there you already know that protein demands more energy be exerted in order to process it. In addition protein typically tends to hang out in the stomach longer than other food. This should help keep your hunger needs satisfied longer.
Cinnamon – While cinnamon is typically used as a flavor enhancer rather than consumed directly, it contains some important fat burning qualities. An active chemical in cinnamon helps regulate the level of sugar in blood. This in turn requires less insulin to be produced and therefore less has to be turned into fat.
Avocados – Though they contain a higher than usual amount of fat, its all monounsaturated fat (the healthy kind). In addition they are high in fiber and protein. It sends a three punch T.K.O. to your fat cells. Besides the ability to promote fat burning, avocados are filled with a cornucopia of other nutrients important for the body’s digestion process.
Quinoa – Finally some grains make the list, though not the ones you’re use to. Quinoa is an all star when it comes to burning fat. It is high in protein and fiber, two key components needed to help shed away the pounds. It is also high in vitamin E, iron, and zinc. It is one grain that fills you up and keeps your stomach satisfied.