Food and Drink

When we think about losing weight through our diet, we tend to focus on eating less food. Yes, consuming fewer calories will definitely help you to lose weight. But when your goal is to burn pounds and fat, keep in mind that along with exercising, certain foods and drinks will help you to burn weight and fat faster. Here are some of the best foods to help you meet that goal:

Almonds

If you want to boost your metabolism, then go nuts about almonds! The essential fatty acids contained in them make your metabolism higher. As word of caution, eat almonds in moderation since they’re extremely high in calories.

Apple

Make sure to eat the peel! The fiber in apples requires your body to burn extra calories, in order to break it down for digestion.

Cinnamon

Not only will this help to add some pizzazz to your food and drinks, but it will also metabolize sugars more efficiently.

Coffee

This doesn’t provide an excuse to drink a gallon of java per day. Make sure to keep your coffee consumption in moderation. The caffeine contained in two or three cups of coffee would be enough to boost your metabolism-without making you feel ready for liftoff.

Grapefruit

While all fresh fruits are beneficial to your health, grapefruits are one of the “super fruits”. They reduce your body’s insulin levels, which cause it to store fat. Grapefruits are also high in fiber, so your body will burn more calories, in order to reduce it to usable energy. This is a fantastic way to start your morning!

Green Tea

What makes green tea so special? It’s an outstanding source of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Green tea helps to boost the speed of your nervous system and brain, thus resulting in your body burning additional calories. While the Chinese have been drinking green tea for thousands of years, modern dietitians are rediscovering the health benefit of this super-healthy food.

Jalapenos

These peppers burn additional calories hours after you consume them-thus boosting your metabolism.

Soy Milk

The high amount of calcium helps to increase your metabolism.

Spinach

You should forgo the canned spinach and Popeye eats, and stick to the fresh stuff. Besides boosting your metabolism, this “super food” is packed with vitamins and minerals.

Turkey

No, it’s not just for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey is high in protein, which helps to add on lean muscle tissue to your body. This allows you to boost your metabolism and burn additional calories. If you want to lose weight, then that’s a good thing!

Yogurt

While many of us have the notion that full-fat foods should be absent in our diet, recent research is proving otherwise. For example, the high amount of protein contained in full-fat yogurt requires a whole lot of energy, in order to process it. And more energy used translates into more calories burned!