Diet is one of the most important components to getting the body you want. You can spend hours at the gym but if you aren’t also matching that with a clean whole food diet, then you probably aren’t getting the results you desire. I see so many girls out there taking unhealthy things like fat loss supplements, which is just not a sustainable way to shed fat, nor good for your body. Fat loss supplements are just false hope in a bottle. But what if I could tell you that you could eat certain foods that help you burn more fat? It’s pretty exciting right? Well that’s what I’m going to share with you today. There are actually so many foods out there that will help boost your metabolism and burn fat off the body. Interestingly enough so many of these foods are high in fat themselves, but that’s high in the good fats. The best thing, is they are all natural and easy to get at any supermarket. So ditch the fat loss supplements and start adding in more of these foods to your daily diet.
Did you know the fat in avocado actually burns fat? So this amazingly tasty delight is one of the best natural fat burners you can have. The monounsaturated fat in the avocado actually ignites your bodies fat burning hormones and switches off your fat storage hormones. How cool is that right? Especially because avocados are so delicious and there are so many different ways you can eat them. I like to have them with my eggs in the morning, or even add them into my smoothies for a creamy like texture. You can make a delicious healthy dessert with them by whizzing them up with raw cacao, some banana and coconut milk and you have an amazing chocolate mousse. Or make some oven baked sweet potato fries and top with a homemade guacamole. Yummy.
Chia seeds are a very popular super food at the moment and with all their health benefits it’s easy to see why. Chia seeds are a great source to get your essential Omega 3 fats, fibre and protein from. They suppress the appetite and boost your metabolism by turning on glucagon, one of your body’s fat burning hormones. The best way to eat chia seeds is turning them into a delicious chia seed pudding, where you soak them in either unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk and let them expand. Then add your favourite flavourings like cinnamon or raw cacao and then top with fresh or frozen berries. You can also add them to your smotthies, sprinkle over salad or even use them as an egg substitute in your baking.
Brazil nuts are awesome little fat burners. They also provide the body with your daily dose of selenium requirements, which is a powerful anti oxidant and can aid in weight loss. They also contain magnesium which another metabolism booster. You can have Brazil nuts by themselves, in a healthy raw nut mix or why not make up your own Brazil nut butter. Sometimes I’ll even add a couple into my smoothies.
Oily fish high in omega 3 fats like wild salmon can help your body strip abdominal fat. That’s because omega 3 reduces your insulin sensitivity, which slims down your waistline. I love adding salmon to things like poached eggs or in a frittata.
I love adding cinnamon to everything because it makes food taste good, but it also helps you burn fat. That’s because this delicious spice moves glucose into our cells faster which decreases insulin, our fat storage hormone. Sprinkle some on a banana or apple for a tasty snack, add into your chia pudding, overnight oatsyour protein smoothies.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain triacylglycerol, which is chemical compound that helps the body to burn fat for energy. This makes it a great food to incorporate into your daily diet for fat burning. Coconut oil is great to cook with, add into your smoothies or you can even try the latest trend of adding some into your coffee. The mix of the caffeine and good fat makes it a great slow energy releasing drink.
You will actually find I incorporate most of these foods in my weekly meal plans on all of my programs. That’s because I believe the best way to get a body you truly want, isn’t through pills and potions but through eating a good whole food diet. I’ll be sharing a lot more recipes on my blog and newsletter so make sure you sign up today.