Just like human beings, not all calories are created equal. The way in which food moves through a body’s metabolic path differs depending on the food. Due to this, the effect calories have on hunger, hormones, and rate of metabolism also vary. Thanks to superfoods, aka nutritional powerhouses, eating things like bananas, eggs, avocados, garlic, olive oil, and even dark chocolate are not only super delicious, but they’re super healthy and can even help you lose weight. We know, crazy! So the question, “how do you burn fat?”, doesn’t mean a crazy weight loss program, but instead it means indulging in natural products. So get a pen and paper, you’re going to want to write these weight loss friendly foods down.
Quinoa wasn’t always as prevalent and popular as it is now. Within the last couple of years, quinoa has become everyone’s favorite grain, which is smart since it’s low calorie and highly nutritious. Eating quinoa isn’t only a great way to lose weight easily, but it’s also an excellent source of protein, magnesium, zinc, and iron.
Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! And yes, this is a surprising addition to the list, but peaches are excellent for restoring balance. This is because they contain laxative and diuretic properties. So, whenever you have an upset stomach or feel bloated you know what to do…eat a peach.
It was only a matter of time before we threw some green leaves into this mix. Adding some leafy green veggies into your diet is cheap, smart, healthy, and colorful. Not to mention, there’s a vast variety of leafy green veggies to choose from: kale, romaine lettuce, arugula, basil, cilantro, spinach… is anyone else craving a green salad right now? Eat leafy greens and retain less water, simple as that.
No bananas do not make you gain weight, they actually help with weight loss! How great is that fact? Bananas are one of the richest sources of potassium, which helps relieve water retention. More positive benefits of eating a banana, besides how its delicious taste, are it gives your skin therapeutic zinc and your body natural energy.
The high amount of protein found in eggs (which is a lot) is one of the best ways to burn fat. Not eating egg yolks because they’re higher in fat is silly. Why? The protein in egg yolks can trigger the release of the hormone glucagon. Glucagon can help burn fat, specifically belly fat. A study showed that people who eat eggs regularly have lower cholesterol than people who eat higher amounts of carbs. Eggs are a great meal for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.
Last but not least, dessert! Dark chocolate can help slow down the digestive process, keeping you feeling full throughout your day. And get this, it has the least amount of added sugars compared to all other chocolates. There have been studies that show eating dark chocolate (here and there) can actually curb your appetite and limit the metabolic effects of being stressed. All we can say is YUM!