It’s never been easier, or harder, for us to lose weight.
There is a teeming market of celebrity weight loss pills, and supplements, and while there’s no denying that they can yield great results, choosing the right one for your goals can be confusing when there are so many brands out there.
Sometimes we can become so distracted by weight loss solutions that we lose out on the most obvious solution of all… Food!
It was Hippocrates, the father of the study of medicine, who said “Let food be thy medicine” and it’s important not only to attain health but to be healthy the right way. This means natural, sustainable weight loss that makes sure we’re well nourished and healthy as well as slim.
Here are some naturally fat burning foods that can help burn stored body fat, improve the building of muscle, and do so naturally and sustainably.
Fermented foods are your foundation
You need a healthy digestive system to ensure that you’re digesting foods optimally. Fermented foods like miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, and unsweetened Greek yoghurt can improve your digestive health, regulate gut function and prevent feelings of bloating.
You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts!
Almonds are 13% protein and incredibly high in fiber which will help you to feel full and sated to reduce the risk of cravings. They are also proven to lower cholesterol.
They’re low in saturated fatty acids, rich in unsaturated fatty acids and full of natural antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
Be berry, berry good!
While many people tend to lump all fruits together, pound for pound, berries are amongst the most nutrient-dense fruits. They’re packed full of fiber and antioxidants but their relatively low sugar content (sweet and juicy as they may be), means that they are lower on the glycemic index, having a lower insulin response, reducing the amount of fat that it stored by the body.
Fats can be friends
Fats have an unnecessarily bad rap. Unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil have been proven to reduce heart disease, high blood pressure and the risk of strokes. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory, that can even reduce the risk of cancer. Using olive oil in, for example, salad dressing can leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied too!
Eggs is eggs
Quick, easy, tasty and versatile, eggs are high in protein and can help build lean muscle mass, boosting your metabolism and reducing fat storage. Combining them with something high in fiber like crispbread or wholemeal toast makes for a healthy and satisfying breakfast that will reduce your risk of cravings and help you to resist the temptation of waistline-expanding sugary or salty snacks.
Get your finger on the pulses
Beans, peas and lentils are an essential protein source, especially for vegetarians and vegans. They are also high in fiber and fortified with minerals and B vitamins (essential for all of your body’s maintenance). They also aid your nervous and muscular systems to keep you feel full and avoid bloating.
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