When it comes to weight loss there is no quick fix or magic pill but with a combination of exercise and a good nutrition, nature has provided us with some foods that can assist you in burning those extra kilos.
Try incorporating our top five fat burning foods into your diet!
Spice It Up
Holy Guacamole! Chillies and spicy foods contain a compound called capsaicin which has the ability to convert food into energy which can speed up fat loss. So, turn up the heat by adding chillies, cayenne pepper, black pepper and turmeric into your diet.
High in protein and low in fat, fish makes our fat burning food list due to its amazing ability to rapidly burn fat cells and keep you feeling fuller for longer (due to its high protein content). Grill or bake to get the most out of this diet-must food!
Fancy a cuppa? Green tea contains catechins, a type of phytochemical that scientists argue may help you lose weight because it aids the metabolism by stimulating the body to burn fat. Hot tip- if green isn’t usually your cup of tea, there are plenty of green tea blends to choose from including peppermint and chamomile… or mix things up by adding a slice of lemon to your daily dose.
Whether you think it’s a fruit or vegetable, one thing is for sure- there’s no debate on the humble tomato making it on our list as a top fat burning food! On a sandwich, in a salad or as a rich bolognese sauce…there are many ways to include tomatoes into your diet. Studies have found the compounds beta-carotene and lycopene found in tomatoes can benefit fat loss and the added bonus is that tomatoes are also extremely low in calories. They fill you up, offer plenty of nutrients and help keep your daily calorie intake low.
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
There’s a reason for this old adage… apples offer the body many health benefits including assisting in weight loss. They are high in pectin, which binds with water and limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Additionally, apples are high in fibre, which makes you feel full for longer. So get munchin’!