Imagine eating and losing weight?
We know a lot more about nutrition today than we did 15 years ago. And yes, there are actually foods you can eat that will help you lose weight.
Of course, it’s advisable that you stay away from foods that counteract losing weight. We’ll talk about some of these and then explain the science behind why you pick up weight and how to lose it through healthy eating habits.
Oh, but before we start let me make one thing clear: I’m not going to tell you to eat food that’s tasteless, raw or boring. I’m pretty sure you can find lots of blogs for that.
No, these foods are your perfect balance between what tastes good and what benefits you.
Get ready to enjoy life—guilt free.
The Science Behind Weight Gain
It’s really quite simple. Your body will retain fat when it takes in sugar, and release fat when it takes in fat.
Because the body sees sugar as a resource for energy. If you’re burning sugar, there’s no need to burn fat. So the body automatically retains that fat. So the more fat you eat, the fatter you get.
But there is another way. You can eat fat and not get fat.
By avoiding sugar and foods that contain high starch content, your body will be forced to release its fat storage and convert it to energy. So by eating fat (especially healthy fats) your body will see it as a surplus and burn fat (since there’s not sugar to burn anymore).
There’s more to weight gain than that, but that’s the gist of it. This article is more about healthy foods that taste great. These foods actually burn belly fat and taste delicious at the same time.
Sushi is a double-edged sword against belly fat. It contains rice and salmon. Both of these are ferocious fat burners.
Don’t feel guilty if you have a sushi binge every once in a while. It will do more to help you lose weight than most other restaurant foods.
2. Peanut Butter
You either love peanut butter or you hate it. If you love it, you’re in luck! It’s a spread that’s great for losing stomach fat and controlling your weight. The oil in peanuts feeds the body with healthy fat which makes it release the bad fat in storage.
Always opt for peanut butter that’s void of salt and sugar. Go for the plainest one you can find. It’s super good for you.
3. Honey Oats… and Butter!
Three of the most delicious foods in the world are oats, honey and butter. Combine all three and you have one of the healthiest breakfasts available.
4. Savory Brown Rice
Brown rice is healthy for all kinds of reasons. It’s a cereal you can add to most meals which will add substance and weight to keep you fuller for longer.
Brown rice is low GI, meaning it sustains you for longer. Here are some exciting, healthy ingredients to mix in with your savory rice dish:
- Bell peppers
- Olive oil
- Sundried tomatoes
- Fruit chunks
- Lean meats
- Grated carrot
- Chilli peppers
Savory brown rice is a meal that will make your mouth water and will serve you well if you’re trying to lose belly fat.
5. Thanksgiving Turkey
Oh, thank goodness. I can hear you smiling.
Turkey is an excellent source of protein. The rich meat contains healthy oils too. Turkey speeds up your metabolism and helps your body burn fat by converting it into energy.
Up until recently, there’s been a lot of confusion about eggs.
People are still a bit confused about whether eggs are healthy or not. The answer: YES! They are!
Eggs contain cholesterol. But wait… it’s good cholesterol. It’s good oil for your body and your brain.
Eat as many eggs as you like. If you can, opt for free range or organic eggs.
This high source of protein will attack belly fat and keep it off.
7. Berries & Sorbet
Okay here’s a meal you’re going to love!
Quick recipe just for you:
- Add 1 can of coconut milk to a bowl
- Melt some honey in a mug with a little hot water
- Pour the honey into the coconut milk and stir well
- Add a dash of your favorite fruit juice
- Mix it all and allow it to freeze overnight
- Serve it the next day as sorbet (a healthy version of ice cream)
- Add your favorite berries
It’s a healthy desert option you and your family will love!
Raw nuts have tons of health benefits. Almonds are especially good for lowering high blood pressure and losing weight.
If you’re eating nuts, eat them raw. You’ll get more benefits that way. Macadamia nuts, cashews and pecans are ferocious belly fat antagonists. You’ll be amazed at how quickly those pounds melt away when you begin snacking on nuts!
See? You don’t have to live like a vegan to achieve a balanced weight.
Take fat burning ingredients and transform them into delicious meals.
It’s easier than you thought.
And your body will love you for it!