9 Fat-Burning Foods That Let You Eat to Lose Weight
Diet plans and ruthless exercise routines just not cutting it? Adding healthy eats to your plate can help you whittle your waistline
Well, kind of. Before we dive into our list of foods that burn fat, we need to address a common misconception. Technically there is no such thing as a "fat burning food" in the magic-bullet sense, but there are foods that help burn fat by cranking your metabolism into overdrive with their thermogenic effects.
"Foods don't actually burn fat," explains Sonya Angelone, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson and registered dietitian and nutritionist. "Your metabolism uses the energy within foods, which is measured in calories, to burn fat or store it." In otherwords, consuming foods that stave off your appetite and rev up your metabolism can help burn fat. Plus, focusing on what to eat more of, rather than just what to eat less of can be a helpful dieting strategy, Angelone adds. Far too often, we get into a mindset of "we can't have that," which may fuel cravings even more. If you change your mindset to focus on what you can eat in larger quantities (cough, protein- and fiber-rich foods, cough), Angelone says you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Ready to pump up your grocery list with natural fat burners? Get ready to make your metabolism purr, curb cravings and torch calories as you chew. Here, nine of the best fat burning foods for women.
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