Your body’s ability to burn fat for energy is a key factor in losing weight. These 3 tips will help power up your fat burning furnace to melt fat away naturally.
Turn Up the Heat
Thermogenic foods are foods that produce extra heat, causing your body to burn additional calories after you eat them. Food sources like cayenne peppers, garlic, curry and green tea have a small thermogenic effect. Including these in your diet on a regular basis can help increase your metabolism. Additionally, curry is known to flush fat from the body. Foods that contain protein and fiber are even more thermogenic. Protein requires about 30% of the calories it contains just for digestion and processing. This includes lean meats, eggs, dairy sources, beans and lentils. Some whole grains like quinoa are high in both protein and fiber making it an excellent thermogenic food choice. Fruits and vegetables are another high fiber food choice and should certainly be included in your fat burning diet plan. (Example of a rev it up meal: 4 oz grilled Tiliapia lemon pepper and a splash of extra virgin olive oil,½ cup of brocolli, and½ cup of sun dried tomato quinoa).
Water does not burn fat; however, if the body is going to burn fat and calories adequately, it needs to be properly hydrated to do so. Dehydration can slow the fat-burning process. Why? Well, your liver plays a vital role in metabolizing food. Your liver is also a handy helper to your kidneys; if you are dehydrated, you can put a strain on your kidneys, which causes your liver to kick in and support the kidneys. If your liver is busy performing other duties, it will not be able to do its job of metabolizing fat. When fat misses the opportunity to be used as fuel, it is stored in the body. Do your body a tremendous favor; always stay properly hydrated so that your body can readily use fat.
The Power of C
Drinking lemon water is an easy, effective way to flush fat from the body. The secret lies in the vitamin C that lemons contain. Vitamin C actually helps the body process fat at a faster rate and stimulates the amino acid carnitine, which speeds up metabolism. Whether you prefer grapefruit juice or lemon water, taking advantage of the vitamin C found in these fruits it is a fantastic way to get fat moving naturally.
Get Inspired!Lose fat naturally by turning up your fat burning furnace without the use of harmful diet pills. Eat thermogenic foods like lean meats, fiber filled veggies and whole grains. Regularly enjoy a refreshing glass of lemon water or lemon tea, and keep your body adequately hydrated so it can properly burn fat. Follow these tips, live a healthy life and losing fat will happen naturally.