Different foods have different effect on the weight loss process. This mainly depends on the foods’ content. Some foods contain fiber, others protein and so on. Certain foods reduce the appetite, certain kill it completely, and certain foods do both.
10 Proven Foods that Promote Fat Loss
Nuts are rich in fat, but they also stimulate weight loss. Nuts are high in protein, healthy fats and fiber, but they are low in carbs. The body absorbs approximately 10 to 15 % of the calories of the nuts, due to their structure. Furthermore, nuts are very satiating, and just a small amount makes you full. Moreover, according to evidence, nuts stimulate the metabolism. According to studies, people who consume nuts showed significant weight loss and also a decrease in waist circumference.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in fats, but they differ from other fats since they mostly consist of medium-chain triglycerides, which are fatty acids. This particular type of fats is metabolized in a different way and may have powerful biological effect. According to studies, these fatty acids can make you feel very satiated that you consume up to 256 calories a day, and it stimulates the number of burned calories by up to 120 calories a day. According to studies, people consuming coconut oil didn’t have reduction in weight, but they showed significant reduction in the waist circumference.
- Boiled Potatoes
The way potatoes are prepared dictates if you are to lose or weight gain. Potato chips and French fries can be very fattening, but plain potatoes are not.
The satiety index is a scale which measures the foods’ ability to cause satiety and to make people eat less calories at the following meals.
What’s interesting is that white, boiled potatoes are on the top of the list of all the tested foods. Thereby, eating more potatoes will keep you satiated and you will not need to eat other foods later.
It is believed that this is because of a protein which is present in potatoes, known as protease inhibitor 2, which affects the appetite hormones positively.
Coffee is rich in bioactive compounds and antioxidants, and it is not unhealthy. The evidence proves that the caffeine, which is an active ingredient of coffee, stimulates fat burning and controls the weight.
Actually, it is proven that caffeine temporarily stimulates the metabolism by 3-11 % and it temporarily stimulates fat burning by 10 to 29%.
- Lean Meats and Fish
Protein is the key to losing weight. Lean meats and fish are some of the best sources of quality protein. According to studies, a diet which is high in protein can stimulate the metabolism by up to 80 to 100 calories a day.
Moreover, a high-protein diet reduces the desire for late-night snacks and reduces cravings.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very popular among the natural health society and it is proven that it has a number of health benefits.
It is able to notably lower the blood sugar response after a meal that was high on carbs and it could modestly affect the weight.
According to a study, consuming ACV along with a high-carb meal can make a person more satiated, and they eat 200 to 275 calories fewer till the end of the day.
- Green Tea
Green tea contains caffeine, but is also contains bioactive substances, like the antioxidant EGCG, which increases the norepinephrine activity which liberates fatty acids from the fat stores.
Certain studies suggest that green tea extract is able to stimulate metabolism by 3 to 4 % and to stimulate fat burning by 17%.
- Hot Peppers
Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which is a substance that boosts metabolism and reduces the appetite. Therefore, this ingredient is highly popular. If you like eating spicy food, eating hot peppers will definitely help you lose weight.
Drinking plenty of water has a number of benefits, stimulating weight loss being one of them. Namely, drinking 17 oz. (half a liter) of water stimulates the metabolism by 30% during a period of 1 to ½ hours.
Drinking cold water is the best, because then the body has to expend calories (energy) so as to heat the water to the temperature of the body.
Drinking water prior to eating is for the best.
10. Whole Eggs
One of the most nutritious and healthiest foods on Earth are whole eggs. They had a bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content, but new studies have proven that their effect on blood cholesterol is negligible.
A number of studies suggest that eating eggs for breakfast can stimulate weight loss.
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