20 Energy Boosting & Fat Lowering Foods
Tested and Proven
Each of the foods listed below has been clinically proven to promote energy and weight loss. Some of the foods on the list can help lessen your appetite for unhealthy foods as well as keep your body running smoothly with clean and healthy foods. The foods go farther than adding no fat to your system – they have properties that add a little “zing” to your digestive system and help you get rid of unhealthy pounds and up your energy level.
Hunger is satisfied more completely by filling the stomach. The foods listed below will make you feel full and satisfied better than any others so you can keep your energy high while you lose or maintain your weight. These foods are also high in nutrients and have properties that will reduce body fat.
Don’t Just Lose Weight, Gain Energy Too
These foods aren’t just for weight loss , but keep in mind that sensible weight loss plan should include no less than 1,200 calories per day. In fact New York Nutritionist Dr. Charles Klein recommends consuming between 1,500 to 1,800 calories per day. He mentioned that at that intake level you will lose weight without endangering your health.
They can be included in any sensible weight-loss plan. These foods can give your body a metabolic boost that’s needed to lose weight and keep your energy levels up.
Apples are a marvel of nature and deserve their reputation for keeping the doctor. Did you know that they can also help you get rid of fat too?
These tasty fruits raise your blood sugar levels in a gentle and safe way, and keep them up for a longer period than many other foods. Researchers say that the effect of this is to leave you feeling satisfied longer.
Apples are also very rich in fiber, soluble fiber to be exact. It’s the type of fiber that guards against swings in your blood glucose (sugar) levels which helps prevent hunger pangs.
The average apple has only about 80 calories and has zero sodium, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. This means that eating apples can help you stay feeling full while also lowering the the amount of cholesterol already in your blood as well as lowering your blood pressure.
Whole Grain Bread
Yes, bread. Some people believe that bread is bad, it’s not it’s the toppings we put on the bread that are fattening. It sounds redundant, but it’s the fat that’s fattening. Think about this, a gram of carbs has 4 calories, a gram of protein has 4 calories, while a gram of fat has a whopping 9 calories. Now which one do you think is really fattening?
Bread is okay for dieting since it is a natural source of fiber as well as complex carbohydrates. It’s been found that people who eat less than two slices of bread per day can weigh as much as 12 pounds more than people who eat a lot of bread.
Michigan State University did a study and the results showed that some breads reduce the appetite. White bread was compared to dark, high-fiber bread and found that students who ate eight to ten slices a day of the dark bread felt less hungry and lost on average two-and-a-half pounds per month.
On average, a slice of whole grain bread contains between 50 and 70 calories. It’s also high in complex carbohydrates and has a surprisingly high amount of protein.
This big, orange, juicy fruit is known to help dissolve fat and cholesterol. An average grapefruit has only 75 calories. It also contains 15 grams of pectin which is a fiber that can lower fat and cholesterol, Grapefruits are also high in vitamin C, fat free and have zero sodium.
Grapefruits also contain a natural acid that lowers fat and cholesterol. They also offer the benefit of helping prevent atherosclerosis also known as hardening of the arteries. Eating these fruits can also lower your chance of getting heart disease. If you don’t like the bitter or tart taste, cinnamon can help with that.
It’s been found that about about one teaspoon of mustard temporarily speeds up metabolism similar to how caffeine and the drug ephedrine do. Hot and spicy mustard is believed to work even better.
Mustard can be used every day. You might be surprised to know that it can speed up your metabolism by 20 to 25 percent for several hours.
Peppers have similar metabolic benefits to those of hot mustard. Mustard and peppers were studied under the same circumstances and they worked just as well. As little as three grams of chili peppers were added to a meal and can raise metabolism levels significantly. Salsas usually contain hot peppers and can be a good addition to meals to help jump start your metabolism.
Peppers are also high in vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. They’re high in fiber and fat free too.
That’s just a short list of low fat, high energy foods that can help you lose fat. In addition to the foods mentioned above, there’s also a list of 15 more foods with the same properties below.
- Chicken – white meat
- Sweet Potatoes
- Turkey – white meat
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