in Health / Weight Loss (submitted 2012-08-18)
Everyone loves to eat. Eating too much usually makes a person gain weight. In fact eating the wrong foods will have you craving more food because your body doesn’t feel full. But there are healthy foods that will help you burn calories,lose weight, and feel full and content. On the other hand, if you eat unhealthy meals and/or snacks, there’s not much you can do to keep you from gaining weight. Even exercise won’t help you. The following foods are a healthy way to eat well and burn fat at the same time.
Apples- they can help melt away fat. They elevate sugar levels in a safe way. They keep sugar levels up for longer periods of time. They contain certain fibers that help you feel full. And they’re only about 80 calories with no sodium and no cholesterol.
Whole Grain Bread- it reduces appetite and a better alternative to white bread, which is packed full of calories. It’s also a great source of natural fiber. Mixed grain, oatmeal, pumpernickel, and whole wheat breads are the healthiest. The average whole grain slice of bread is between 50 and 80 calories. A slice of white bread may be double that.
Grapefruit- it contains less than 80 calories and 16 grams of protein. They are sodium free and have lots of vitamin C. They fight cholesterol and also can prevent heart disease. The taste is an acquired one, but putting a little cinnamon on it or some non-sugar sweeteners on it can help you tolerate it better.
Eggs – they have vitamin B12, which is a great for breaking down fat cells. Studies have shown that people who ate eggs for breakfast daily lost more weight than those who chose to eat bagels. If cholesterol is a concern, then remove the yolk and eat only the egg whites instead, which is also a great protein source.
Oatmeal – it’s packed with soluble fiber, and helps stop sugar cravings if you eat it for breakfast. Oatmeal stays in the stomach for hours, which helps you feel fuller longer and will keep you from snacking between meals. And eat it with honey instead of sugar.
Meat- lean cuts of meat is full of protein, and protein helps the body burn fat fast. Turkey, salmon and tuna are not only good sources of protein, but the fish is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary for a healthy heart.
So as you can see, you can eat healthy and burn fat at the same time.