Foods that fire up fat loss

We are surrounded by quick fix fat loss products and packages. Our modern culture revolves around getting results yesterday and making things as easy as possible for us.

One topic of conversation is foods and drinks that stimulate fat loss. In my opinion no food or drink directly burns fat! Yes it’s true some foods do have fantastic properties that assist in the fat loss process however if you’re not sticking to the principles of fat loss then no foods or drinks will magically stimulate your body to burn fat. Here are some examples:

Grapefruit 

Grapefruit has many health benefits including good levels of vitamin c as well as dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and appetite suppression. 

Drinking Coffee 

Caffeine acts a stimulant to aid in training performance however there is limited research to suggest that by drinking it speeds up your metabolism to burn fat.

Avocado

Avocados are one of my favourite foods. Even though it’s taste is fairly bland it’s got great health benefits. 

-One medium avocado provides at least 25% of your daily recommended fibre intake

-They contain good levels of soluble fibre which aids digestion

-Contains potassium to help support healthy blood pressure levels

-Studies have shown they can assist in lowering LDL cholesterol 

-Assists in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and appetite regulation.

Broccoli 

Per 1 ½ cup of brocolli has a water content of 91% which is great for aiding hydration. Eating 200 -300 grams of this daily works out at about 34 calories per 100 grams. Broccoli is good low calorie source of fibre with 2.6 grams per 100 grams of weight. They contain vitamins and minerals which will help strengthen your immune system. 

Today’s examples will only assist fat loss when combined with a sensible calorie controlled diet alongside a healthy balance of daily nutrients. There is no magic answer to fat loss. Exercise up to 5 days a week will still not gurantee fat loss, in short don’t neglect your lifestyle!

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