On the quest to create the perfect fat-burning diet, there are a number of obstacles in the way. One of the biggest ones are non-fat foods, which should actually be avoided because they are usually high in sugar and other additives. Here are some great and mostly natural ways to fight fat that can be easily and effortlessly integrated into your daily diet.
1. Greek Yogurt
It's not secret that this popular and full flavor spice is one of the healthiest out there. Cinnamon is noted for its ability to stabilize the blood sugar, which could curtail appetite, especially in people with diabetes. Although the taste may be overwhelming for some, gradually adding it to your diet, either at breakfast or in your favorite desert is a great way to sweeten things up without adding extra calories.
4. Hot Peppers
You may not be a fan of hot peppers, but their fat burning qualities are remarkable. Hot peppers contain a compound called capsaicin that curbs your appetite and can speed up your metabolism for a short time. Although hot peppers probably don't have a significant impact on weight loss, many nutritionists and doctors believe that when you eat spicy foods, including hot peppers, you tend to eat less.
A summertime treat, watermelons are high in sugar, but also water content so they take up more room in your stomach. When you eat enough watermelon, your body sends out signals that it can't take in any more food and you feel less hungry. But sugar and water aren't the only things watermelon has in store; it is rich in an antioxidant called lycopene, which has been shown to prevent some common cancers, and is a great source of vitamin C too. Just watch out on how much and how often you eat watermelon because it is high in sugar.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are the regular potatoes lost and often forgotten cousin. When you order a loaded baked potato at a restaurant, you are just asking to pack on the pounds with the sour cream, cheese and bacon bits. Instead, try eating a sweet, delicious and filling sweet potato that is low in calories and full with great nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C and loads of fiber.
Although eggs have been tabooed as a high cholesterol food, they are actually one of the healthiest foods when eaten proportionately. Certain studies suggest that eating protein, especially eggs, can keep you more hungry than if you ate a carb-loaded meal. One egg contains only 75 calories, but also has 7 grams of protein and other important nutrients that you need to keep your body strong.
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