Are you getting frustrated with that area in the middle that just isn’t cooperating? Not only do we have a Fat-Burning Game Plan, but we also want to add some fat burning foods to our diet.

Here is my take:

Foods that are high in protein and fiber are the best kinds of food to eat if you want to burn fat. It takes more energy to digest protein than it does to digest fat. So the more protein you eat, the more calories your body burns.

Some foods to try:

Eggs- Eggs are high in protein and essential to helping you burn fat. Eggs contain the vitamin B12 which is a key component in helping your body break down and burn fat. If you’re still concerned about your overall cholesterol intake, you can remove the yolk and still benefit from the high protein contained in eggs.

Low Fat Dairy Products- According to an article in Obesity Research, women who ate low-fat dairy products, such as nonfat yogurt  three to four times a day lost 70 percent more fat than low-dairy dieters. It appears that not only do dairy products help you strengthen your bones, they can also play an essential role in burning that unwanted body fat. Just watch your portions.

Beans- Sure beans have a reputation to cause gas, but Beans are also a very good source of protein, fiber and iron. Some of my favorite beans to eat are; Navy beans, White beans, Kidney beans, and Lima beans. Of course we want to limit our intake of baked and refried beans. Refried beans contain tons of saturated fat while baked beans are usually loaded in sugar, some protein but you’ll also be consuming a lot of fat and sugar. Remember to cook your beans thoroughly as we want to make the beans easier to digest.

Oatmeal- Have you noticed that many of the oatmeal brands are now boasting that eating more oatmeal will help lower your cholesterol level? Apparently oatmeal is loaded with soluble fiber which helps reduce blood cholesterol by flushing those bad digestive acids out of your system. That has to be good..correct? I prefer oatmeal that is unsweetened and unflavored. I avoid the apples and cinnamon flavor that are loaded with butter and sugar. If I need to sweeten my oatmeal, I add fruit and some honey.

Whole Grains- In the “no carb” craze of today we tend to miss out on some of the benefits of carbohydrates. If you go without them completely your body will start to crave them. So it’s not a good idea to exclude all carbs because the right kinds are actually good for you. I try to avoid the processed carbohydrates… the white breads, bagels, pastas, and white rice. The key is to eat “whole grain” foods because they haven’t been processed and contain the fiber and minerals your body needs. So don’t be fooled by a loaf of bread labeled “wheat”. Regular wheat bread is still lacking in vitamins and minerals. Manufacturers add molasses to it so it turns brown.

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Lean Cuts of Meat- Turkey and beef are great for building muscle and boosting the immune system, but I eat in moderation. Basted turkeys are usually injected with fatty substances while beef contains saturated fat. I look for “loin” or “round” on the labels.

Salmon and tuna- are also good sources of protein. They both contain omega-3 fatty acids which may sound bad, but are actually healthy fats. I will consume Salmon and Tuna at least 3 times a week. Personally I avoid farmed salmon.

Olive Oil- Olive oil is one of those “good fats”. In fact, it’s so good that it helps you burn fat and keeps your cholesterol down. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that researchers are finding provide outstanding health benefits. One ounce of extra virgin olive oil contains about 85% of the daily value for monounsaturated fat.

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Of course we don’t want to forget about water…...

Speaking of wellness, hydration time! Go drink a glass of water. Remember health is wealth, and water is key in creating rich health :) -Stephanie Quilao

As we continue our journey towards a healthier lifestyle I think it is important, that not only do we keep an active lifestyle that includes a regular fitness routine. We should strive towards consuming healthier foods! What do you think?

Thank you Mizfit for coming up with the post title!