Many people think that they need to lose a few pounds to feel truly attractive. Numerous diets are supposed to help us combat excessive weight, but following them requires a lot of willpower and money.
Is there a cure granting a slim body without harsh sacrifices? Unfortunately, it’s still true that beauty has its price, which is why losing weight safely and effectively still requires physical exercise.
At the same time, science advances continuously, and scientists keep discovering new ways of fighting excess pounds. Eating fat burners is one of such ways.
20 – Dairy Products
Dairy products other than milk increase the amount of calcitriol, a steroid hormone that forces cells to burn fats. Experts believe that low-fat dairy products, such as yogurts, kephir, cottage cheese, and soured milk, can help to lose a few pounds and reduce the amount of absorbed fats.
Whey contains a high-quality milk protein that accelerates the metabolism of fats. It also enhances the burning of subcutaneous fat to compensate for the energy expenditure of the body.
19 – Ginger
Ginger is one of the so-called ‘hot products.’ It ensures great secretion and blood circulation in the stomach, which helps to accelerate the metabolism in the body. Being high in essential oils, ginger improves metabolism and helps to burn fat cells faster. Moreover, ginger is good for your skin.
18 – Cabbage
Green cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli are great for losing weight. Cabbage cleanses the body of toxins, working as a brush. Broccoli is full of vitamins and micronutrients. For example, it contains Indole-3-carbinol, which normalizes the metabolism of estrogens. Cauliflower is also high in vitamins, even if a little less than broccoli. Cabbage is a low-calorie product, which is why it can be eaten in huge amounts.
17 – Cucumbers
Cucumbers are good for weight loss, but like most other plant products, they are not available throughout the year and are most useful during the season of their natural growth. Experts recommend eating cucumbers while they are small, hard, and crunchy before the seeds mature fully. If possible, avoid peeling cucumbers as their skin contains most vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers are diuretics, which makes them indispensable when fighting excessive weight, especially since they are so low in calories.
16 – Cinnamon
People started using this spice to combat excessive weight rather recently, but cinnamon has already proved itself to be a great fat burner. Cinnamon decreases blood sugar, which aids the accumulation of fats. You can add cinnamon to tea, coffee, and kephir or mix it with a glass of hot water and a teaspoon of honey to achieve the best results.
15 – Grapefruit
The grapefruit diet actually works. Scripps Research has found out that people who had been eating half a grapefruit for 12 weeks lost 1.5 kg on average. The unique chemical features of this citrus filled with vitamin C decrease the amount of insulin in the body, which helps to lose weight.
This incredible fruit is the best fat burner. High in naringenin, grapefruit features a powerful choleretic effect that promotes the breakdown of fats that enter our body with food. At the same time, it’s important to remember that grapefruits should be eaten with the bitter white parts found inside as they contain the fat-burning substance.
14 – Green Tea
Green tea is a potent fat burner. Research has shown that green tea extract accelerates the metabolism and can help to lose weight. This type of tea is suitable for your mental state and is possibly anticarcinogenic. It can also help to prevent heart conditions. This beverage is trendy among celebrities. It features a high concentration of natural caffeine that accelerates the metabolism by 15-20%. Green tea easily washes away both subcutaneous fats and the most dangerous type of fat, visceral. Consuming 3 cups of green tea a day is very likely to help anyone get slimmer.
13 – Water
New research shows that water accelerates weight loss. German researchers established that drinking approximately 500 gr of water a day helps to stimulate the burning of calories by 30%. Water is also a natural appetite suppressant that cleanses the body of salts and toxins. Moreover, drinking enough water helps to prevent mistaking thirst for hunger.
12 – Raspberry
Raspberry contains fruit enzymes that promote the breakdown of fats. Eating half a glass of raspberries 30 minutes before a meal will help your stomach to handle even a huge feast. This berry also accelerates metabolism. Moreover, 100 gr of raspberries only contains 44 calories.
11 – Mustard
Mustard stimulates the production of gastric acid and improves the functioning of the digestive tract.
10 – Oranges
No one said that fat burners have to be boring and not tasty. One orange only contains about 70-90 calories. Most importantly, you will keep feeling nourished for approximately 4 hours after eating this fruit.
9 – Almonds
Only 40% of fats found in almonds can be processed by our bodies. The remaining 60% just leave the body without being disintegrated and absorbed. It means that almonds will make you feel satisfied without leaving any unnecessary calories.
8 – Horseradish
The root of horseradish contains ferments that enhance fat burning. Add this product to meat and fish to lose weight.
7 – Beans
Beans are the source of plant-based proteins that are necessary for our body. Proteins are hard to process, which helps the body to burn fat cells faster. In other words, our bodies use fat deposits as a source of energy for processing proteins. Dietitians advise eating beans as a garnish or adding them to salads.
6 – Coconut Milk
Coconut milk contains fats that accelerate your metabolism.
5 – Pineapple
Pineapple contains bromelain, a ferment that was believed to be a powerful fat burner and widely advertised as a component of weight loss products. Unfortunately, scientists have discovered that it loses its fermentative qualities when exposed to gastric acid. Nevertheless, pineapple promotes digestion and suppresses appetite.
4 – Papaya
Papaya contains ferments that affect lipids and disintegrate proteins. Nevertheless, there’s no point in following a papaya diet as such ferments lose their effect 2 or 3 hours after entering the body. To achieve the desired effect, eat papaya right before, during, or after meals.
3 – Red Wine
Red wine contains resveratrol, an active ingredient that stimulates the production of a protein that blocks fat cell receptors. Resveratrol promotes the disintegration of fats and slows down the accumulation of new fat reserves. This amazing substance is also found in the skin of grapes used for white wine, but it is less effective in such a product due to the rapid oxidation. Red wine is a unique source of an active fat burner, but its consumption should be limited. Drinking half a glass of red wine a day is believed to be the most useful.
2 – Apples and Pears
People suffering from excessive weight who were eating 3 small apples or pears a day appeared to lose more weight when following a low-calorie diet than those who avoided eating fruits. This was discovered by the researches from the National University of Rio. People who eat vegetables tend to consume fewer calories. So, when craving for something sweet, have an apple or a pear as a low-calorie dessert that is also high in fiber. You will feel satisfied longer and eat less.
1 – Oats
This is a wonderful source of soluble fiber (7 gr for a 2-cup portion). Oats make you feel satisfied and give you the energy required for physical exercise.