When people think of weight loss they often think of food restrictions, but how often do you think of foods that will help you lose weight? Let’s take a look at some great foods that can boost your metabolism, boost your energy levels, and make you feel fuller longer.
Don’t be fooled by “12-grain” breads or “multi-wheat” breads—these breads are actually full of calories, and contain white flour. Instead, go for quinoa, cereal, and brown rice These whole grains are amazing for weight loss because if you eat them (in moderation), they prevent you from storing excess fat. In fact, health.com says that whole grains burn twice as many calories compared to processed foods!
Dairy & Whey
Like your whole grains, you should eat your dairy and whey in moderation. But you don’t have to cut these things out of your diet! low-fat yogurt, milk, and cheese can help you lose weight and they’ll help your bones become strong. Have you ever heard of whey? Whey is a protein, and a by-product of cheese. There are actually many tasty protein powders that have whey in the main ingredients. Whey is a great food because not only does it burn fat, but it can help you build muscle.
Remember how your mother always said to eat your veggies? Well, she was right! Foods like Broccoli help stimulate enzymes that burn fat cells. Spinach can help your muscles recover and build. Plus, it fights free radicals. What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that damage your cells and create breeding grounds for disease. Not only will you lose weight by eating spinach, but you’ll be much healthier all around!
Avocados are great in guacamole, but they are also a triple-threat for fat cells! Avocados can boost your energy, protect against free radicals, and increase fat-burning hormones. Grape fruit will regulate your blood sugar and metabolism, and you’ll feel fuller longer.
You may be surprised to hear that peanut butter can be included with fat loss foods! Obviously, if you eat a lot of peanut butter you’ll gain weight! But in moderation, peanut butter can actually burn fat. It also builds your testosterone—this is a good thing even if you’re a woman—because it will help you build muscle.
So this is a drink rather than a food, but it’s too good not to include in this list! Famous surgeon Dr. Oz has talked a lot about the benefits of tea on his show. Scientists have conducted many studies on its benefits. For instance, the University of Fribourg in Switzerland found that herbal tea can increase Thermogenesis. Themogenris means that your body would increase in heat, and it would aid in digestion, absorption, and the metabolization.