Are there things like fat-burning foods? The answer is yes. Nigeria is blessed with a lot of these. Their consumption in the right way will no doubt assist you in your struggle to lose weight, get healthier and look younger.
Find a list of these foods below:
Legumes provide plant-based lean protein. Protein takes longer to digest, thereby burning more calories. Legumes include lentils, split peas and varieties of beans.
Drinking milk and eating other dairy foods helps. Perhaps this surprises you but that is the truth. Dairy foods can boost weight loss by assisting in fat cell breakdown. Milk contains rich amounts of the mineral calcium and Calcium causes fat cells to breakdown.
Milk is also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates help to keep your insulin levels at a low level. Low insulin levels assist in boosting your metabolism and burning calories. Drinking skim milk will help you burn fat without adding any unnecessary calories.
Other calcium-rich dairy foods that can assist in fat burning include hard and soft cheeses plus yogurt.
Whole grains contain nutrients that burn fat by keeping your insulin levels low, according to the New York Daily News. Whole grains provide excellent sources of complex carbohydrates and fiber, both beneficial in stimulating your metabolism. This results in burning more fats and calories.
Whole grains include whole wheat, barley, brown rice, wheat bran and wheat germ.
In addition to the above, you will have to start incorporating the following foods into your diet for a faster and long lasting fat burn goal. They are:
An apple a day can keep weight gain at bay. People who chomped an apple before a pasta meal ate fewer calories overall than those who had a different snack. Plus, the antioxidants in apples may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat
Eat some eggs, yolks and all: They won’t harm your heart, but they can help you trim inches. Omelets and scrambles are obvious choices. Be moderate though.
All oats are healthful, but the steel-cut and rolled varieties (which are minimally processed) have up to 5 grams of fiber per serving, making them the most filling choice. Instant oats contain 3 to 4 grams per serving.
Each tiny bean is packed with nutrients, including protein and fibre, while remaining low in calories and full of slow-release energy. This means you’ll feel fuller, while the high protein content will help firm up your muscles and keep you toned.
It might make your breath smell a bit, but each clove of garlic is packed not just with toxin-battling antioxidants, but also a naturally occurring chemical called allicin that is capable of killing off many harmful bacteria and viruses in your body.
This spicy root has been used for centuries as a digestive aid, because it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and antioxidant properties. It also contains an enzyme called zingibain, which helps digest proteins.
#7: Brown Rice
If you’re looking to flatten and tone your belly, you should aim to eat a complex carbohydrate that is rich in muscle-strengthening protein and vitamins, like brown rice. It’s better than white rice, because it contains a rich supply of energizing B vitamins, which could help you burn calories faster.
Avocado soothes the digestive system after it is irritated by the heat. Avocado also contains potassium, which helps to regulate fluid balance, as well as magnesium, which prevents constipation.
Eating plenty of oily fish is a good idea if you want to tone up your tummy, because it is high in protein and low in ‘bad’ or saturated animal fats. It is also a rich source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are crucial to proper brain function.
The best types of fish you should eat are Sardine, Salmon, Trout, Tilapia, Mackerel, Whitefish and the likes.
A well-known detoxifier, it’s a great natural weapon against water retention and could help you achieve a flatter stomach.
You can eat carrots, pineapples, pawpaw, orange, water melon etc. These fruits fill you up fast and help you not to fill hungry and since they do not produce any amount of fat, you are able to burn more calories and reduce your body fat.
#12: Leafy Green Vegetables
Vegetables are low in calories and contain plenty of fiber which fills you up. Some of the vegetables you should be eating daily are listed below. Train yourself to eating these greens!
- Bell Peppers
- Spinach Or Green (Yorubas call it “Efo Tete”)
- Water Leaf
- Pumpkin Leaf (Ugwu)
- Garden Egg
- Spring Onions
- Green Beans & Peas
- Mushrooms (Also considered Vegetable/Fungus)
When you are eating the above veggies, we do not count calories for them. So you can eat as much as will make you full because they are low in calories.
You can add these vegetables to any meal as you deem fit and consume it as snack whenever you feel hungry between meals throughout the day.
A Special Nigeria Recipe To Lose Weight – Quickly!
You might know of it as Eggplants or Garden eggs. Your knowledge of this is not complete if you do not know of its fat-burning ability.
Egg plant is a fruit but it is classified under vegetables. If you really want to lose weight, you should eat fresh garden egg as well as its meal. Why? When you take garden egg, it fills the tummy because of its fibre content and it helps reduce the food you consume, thereby reducing the calories and body weight.
This has been attested to by several Nutritionists
Here is how to prepare a garden egg stew or meal and this recipe is popular for being easy, healthy, delicious and cheap.
- 10 medium sized tomatoes
- 6 fresh peppers
- 1 large onion
- 600g garden eggs
- 4 cooking spoons vegetable oil/palm oil
- Seasoning and salt
- 1kg mackerel fish
- Start off by blending the tomatoes, onion and pepper.
- Slice the garden egg, mash and mix with a quarter cup of water.
- Now add blended ingredients to heating vegetable oil, stir in and cook for 5-10 minutes
- Add mashed garden egg and allow to cook till garden egg is very soft, stirring regularly.
- Now add your cleaned, pre-seasoned, pre-boiled fish to the mix.
- A Dash of salt and favorite seasoning and cook for 5 more minutes, stir and remove from heat
Go ahead and try it out. Serve with boiled yam or unripe boiled plantains.
Of course, it does not mean these would be the only foods that you will be eating. You will still be taking some carbohydrates but in moderate quantities.
I can assure you that if you put these fat burning vegetables in your meals, you will cut down on your sugar intake from excess carbohydrates and if you put in a perfect meal plan that aids fat loss, you will see great result in a very short time. That is a promise.
This is okay for today. Watch out for the next mail. I will be revealing a remarkable fat burning tip to you.
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I am glad to tell you that I will be sharing this special information about this drink with you next week.
Till then, ensure you try the ideas presented here and feel free to use the comment box to tell us how you feel about them.
Questions are also welcomed. We are willing to guide you throughout your weight loss journey
Thank you for reading.