Sometimes, a sweaty gym session isn’t enough to reach your fat burning goals. Here are foods that work to burn calories after you consume them or help you feel fuller longer.
1. Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese – This food is particularly good to eat before bed. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you’re more likely to overeat calories during the day. Cottage cheek is rich in casein, a slow releasing protein that also promotes sleep.
2. Peanut butter
Peanut butter – Although you need to watch the serving size, peanut butter contains many cholesterol lowering monounsaturated fats. It also contains phenylalanine, an amino acid that reduces appetite and leads to fat burning.
Garlic – This flavor powerhouse doesn’t just make your dishes more vibrant – it fights fat due to allicin, the same compound that makes garlic smell and taste so pungent.
4. Olive oil
Olive oil – Yes, olive oil contains fat, but it’s healthy fat that decreases fat-storing inflammation levels. If you invest in extra virgin olive oil, you’re benefiting from oleocanthal, which reduces inflammation like Ibuprofen does.
Oatmeal – People who eat oatmeal have 10% less belly fat than those who eat the same from processed carbs, according to studies. High fiber levels and a slow-burn property keeps you full for longer. Just don’t overdo it on the maple syrup.
6. White tea
White tea – If you’re looking to melt off those love handles, white tea is a triple treat 0 it promotes fat breakdown while blocking formation of fat cells. Coffee replacement, hello!
7. Sweet potato
Sweet potato – Another fantastic slow carb, sweet potatoes also include carotenoids, which stabilize blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, helping your body convert calories to energy instead of fat. High vitamin content also means a better workout.
Berries – High amounts of polyphenol antioxidants burn fat and prevent its formation. Blueberries are especially contain resveratrol, which decreases risk for obesity. Its naturally sweet essence also makes for a great way to control sweets cravings.
Quinoa – A fluffy addition to salad or a replacement for couscous, quinoa is a complete protein that contains skyrocketing levels of betaine, which has been linked to fat production inhibition and sped up metabolisms.
10. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar – With a mostly acetic acid composition, ACV slows the release of sugar into the bloodstream and produces proteins within the body that work to burn fat. It also delays gastric emptying.