I'm going to talk about 4 foods that will help you BURN the FAT away.
If there's one mistake that’s sabotaging your diet, it's this: Thinking that food is your enemy in the battle against fat.
In reality, some foods actually turn up the heat on your metabolism, boosting the body’s ability to burn fat.
Pack your diet with these 4 foods I’m going to mention today, and the pounds will peel off faster and with a lot less misery.
To keep the pounds at bay, eat an apple or two a day. Apples are high in pectin, which binds with water and limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Apples are also high in fiber, which makes you feel full; numerous studies have found that eating an apple a half hour to an hour before a meal has the result of cutting the calories of the meal. Recent research suggests eating apples has other benefits too; the antioxidants in apples appear to prevent metabolic syndrome, the combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and prediabetes that tends to accompany thickening around the waist. If I were you I'd take a couple of organic apples everyday, wash them really good, then slice them up, put them in a Tupperware container, and eat them throughout the day, especially when you feel that hunger pang coming on.
Okay, so it’s not exactly a food, it’s a spice, but so much the better; it doesn’t add calories, while helping you burn fat. According to a recent study of diabetics, cinnamon appears to have the power to help your body metabolize sugar. If you are a sugarholic, you might want to get a big jar of it and use it every day. I know one couple that fixes smoothies every morning, and one of the components is cinnamon. Eating as little as 1/4 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day was found to reduce blood sugar levels and cut cholesterol from 10 to 25 percent. So, if you want to lose weight, drop cholesterol, and reduce your sugar levels, add cinnamon to smoothies, sprinkle it on your cereal, or flavor your coffee with it. It's really good.
- Pine Nuts
If you like nuts, and you should if you’re trying to drop weight, you're going to love what I’m about to tell you. Pine nuts are RICH in heart-healthy fatty acids, particularly the aptly named pinolenic acid, pine nuts have been found to boost levels of the so-called hunger hormone, ghrelin, which signals your brain that you’re full. When ghrelin levels
are high, not only do you not feel hungry, you're more able to resist cravings. According to studies done in Korea, a big producer of pine nuts, these same fatty acids have been shown to prevent the formation of belly fat, considered the most dangerous kind. Almonds have many of the same benefits as pine nuts, so mix and match, and eat a lot of them if you want to be full and lose weight. This is real fast food. You can have it in a baggie and carry it anywhere with you.
In case you hadn’t heard, eggs have been rehabilitated. In fact, nutritionists wish those warnings about the dangers of eggs had never been issued. Because they’re a concentrated form of animal protein without the added fat that comes with meat, eggs are a nutritional powerhouse and the perfect way to start your day with full of energy. (And they're fine for those restricting cholesterol, too. I know some doctors will tell you they are bad for you, but I can tell you, they're not.) Dietary studies have repeatedly found that when people eat an egg every morning, they lose twice as much weight as those who eat a breakfast that’s dominated by carbs. If you want to lose weight, eat more eggs.
Food has much more power than we give it credit for; some foods sabotage sleep, other foods help our bodies fight cancer. Many foods help you burn fat.
I'll give you more information on how to lose weight in some more emails. Be looking for them.
Have a great weekend!