6 Fat-Burning Foods For You!
Cold-water, oily fish such as salmon and sardines, offer up omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for brain health, reducing inflammation and helping keep your heart healthy... and may help to promote weight loss! Salmon is also a good source of protein, which can make you feel full and is better for your metabolism than carbs. I love salmon, and try to eat it every week because it’s such a miracle food. I also use it as a substitute for red meat in many dishes!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Smoked Salmon Toast - check out the recipe in my EVER BETTER™ Plan!
2. Green Tea
This drink is a great way to boost your metabolism: A study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea-extract increases the metabolism by 4% over a 24 hour period. This means that green tea can lead to increased weight loss and fat-burning! Green tea has also been linked to heart health and lowering the risk of cancer, so it's a win-win drink in my book!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: A mug of green tea as a replacement for your morning coffee!
3. AlmondsAlmonds have been shown to actually be a calorie-negative food... that amount of effort it takes your body to eat and process them burns more calories than almonds contain! A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds every day actually led to reduced fat in the belly and legs... that's just one reason I included almonds in my EVER BETTER™ Protein Bites!
4. EggsEggs are easy to cook, inexpensive and a good source of protein. Studies have shown that when people who are overweight eat egg-based breakfasts, they tend to feel less hungry and feel fuller for hours after! I think eggs are so good for you that I keep some hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for snacks, and will often whip up some breakfast-for-dinner when in a pinch!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Try my Breakfast Tostada Recipe!
5. Olive OilThe fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated, and the healthiest type your can give to your body. Monounsaturated fats can help lower the risk of heart attacks and heart disease, making it a good food for heart health. And to make it even better, olive oil promotes feeling of fullness, so you don't overeat, and studies have shown that olive oil as part of a meal increased the number of calories burned by postmenopausal women for several hours after eating. Olive oil is my go-to oil for cooking, dressing salads, and even in baked goods!
6. Greek YogurtThis is a staple in my home - it is not only nutritious, offering up a good dose of calcium, potassium and protein, but it is delicious and versatile, too! Plus studies show that high-protein dairy can help you feel full and therefore eat less; can boost fat loss; can help promote a healthy gut and digestive system; and the linoleic acid full-fat greek yogurt has seems to encourage fat burning and weight loss in people who are overweight!
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