It’s easy to get stuck thinking that eating for weight loss is all about reduction; common knowledge seems to state that simply eating less is the way to go. But that’s a bit misleading. You see, not all foods are the same when it comes to weight loss. In fact, a major part of the process actually involves eating more of the right foods that facilitate fat burning.
Let’s take a look at 8 such foods!
#1 – Coconut Oil
Don’t be fooled by the fact that coconut oil is rich in fat; this is not the same kind of fat you’ll find in a cheeseburger. No, coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, which your body does not store effectively. Instead, your body metabolizes the fatty acids into ketones – a weight loss ingredient.
Research has shown that the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil also cause your body’s resting energy expenditure to increase by 5%, helping you burn an additional 120 calories per day.
#2 – Potatoes
Put down those french fries; that’s not the style of potato we’re referring to here. No, we’re talking about boiled or baked potatoes. When researchers looked at 38 foods, including brown rice and whole wheat bread, they found that boiled or baked potatoes were the most filling.
In other words, eat a boiled or baked potato and you’ll be far less likely to gorge on anything else. As an added bonus, potatoes contain a whole host of nutrients, minerals and vitamins that will give you energy to get up and exercise! Make sure to go organic!
#3 – Caffeine
Research has found that as little as 100 mg of caffeine (a single cup contains 95 mg) increases one’s resting metabolic rate by 3-4%. That amount also increases thermogenesis – body heat – a process that burns fat.
It’s estimated that caffeine can help individuals burn an extra 150 calories daily.
#4 – Apple Cider Vinegar
In a 2009 study, researchers found that participants who took 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day experienced suppressed body fat accumulation. The effect came thanks to the vinegar’s acetic acid content.
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