There’s no end to the whines and grumbles about that belly bulge and no matter how much you try, it seems to be one stubborn belly that just won’t go away. If this sounds like you, then you’re in for a good read because here are some ways to help you lose that fat while eating. Amazing, isn’t it? The thing is, starvation is never the key to losing weight, what you should know are the foods which can help burn fat.
Start off your morning breakfast with a big bowl of oatmeal because it’s high in fiber and it’s filling enough to stay in your stomach for a long time, saving you from your morning snack of doughnuts and chocolate bars. Most of us crave fatty foods in the morning such as bacon or doughnuts because of the low sugar levels, so fight that urge and help yourself to lots of oatmeal. You could also have some eggs which is rich in protein and vitamin B12 which helps to metabolize fat. So you can replace bagels and sugary cereals with eggs and toast. However, you can only do this if you’ve got your cholesterol under control.
For snacks, grab a handful of nuts such as almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts and so on. Studies have proven that by eating about 24 nuts a day, your tummy is filled much longer as compared to eating rice cakes or chips. So indulge in your nuts but be careful because you should be eating them raw. Salted nuts aren’t as healthy and the salt content because raise your blood pressure with all that sodium.
Cook with olive oil, yes that’s right, olive oil. Everyone does need a little fat, it’s only a matter of how you get it. Fat helps keep you full so instead of using regular oil, opt for olive or extra virgin olive oil. This will help curb your cravings for fattening food and will also keep your cholesterol levels under control.
Fill up on berries, have a cup of berries a day and have them in varieties so that you don’t get sick of it. The blues, blacks and reds have got a great gift of helping you cut the fat because a small cup of berries have got about six grams of fiber, which is vital when it comes to losing weight.
If you don’t know what to have for lunch today, go for a meal filled with beans and legumes. They are foods with low calories and rich in protein and fiber that will help you lose weight and tone up at the same time. When you’re making a bean meal such as burritos, be careful with the beans you choose, go with black, pinto or other varies just avoid refried beans as they are high in saturated fat.
You should also stock up on whole grains, these are healthy carbohydrates that won’t only fight fat but fill you up nicely that you won’t want to indulge in fattening food. The only tricky thing about buying whole grain food products is that you might sometimes purchase things that are labeled as wheat, these are foods that have been stripped from all its nutrition. Go for items that say whole grain on it instead.