To get great gains whether trying to lose fat or gain muscle you need a wide variety of foods that burn fat. These foods are going to consist of veggies, fruits, proteins, carbs, and fats….. the healthy kind. Protein’s job is to maintain and aid in muscle building, and also encourages weight loss. Protein has a high thermic effect which means your body has to work harder to break it down, therefore, using more calories. Carbs and fats don’t have as high thermic effects.
Consuming good fats also helps your body in fat removal. If you are not consuming good fats your body will store fat that you already have for back up energy. That is why most diets have holes in their methods. The only way to “diet” is to have a healthy well-balanced meal plan. Fruits and veggies are great for after-workout snacks because they have needed vitamins and minerals for recovery. Carbs are great for energy! Again there are good and bad carbs.
Many of us have a hard time trying to get these foods. Usually, it is because we are way too busy with life, and other times it’s just due to lack of information. The list I am going to provide you will help to inform you on what to eat to lose body fat and aiding in fat reduction.
Eggs are a great protein they are relatively cheap and a great source for a strong protein. In the egg, the yolk is going to have most of the nutrients and about half of the overall protein. Also, the cholesterol in eggs helps to increase testosterone. Don’t sweat the cholesterol in eggs as it is beneficial in losing body fat.
Fish oil is another great food to help reduce body fat. It also raises testosterone and gives you the good fats that you need. It is a lot easier to take a fish oil supplement than try to eat enough fish to get your daily amount.
Wild salmon is a great source of O-3 fat acids and also is packed full of protein. When looking at salmon products make sure your get wild instead of farm-raised as the farm-raised salmon has a lot of shortcomings.
Berries are always a great choice because they have a load of antioxidants. Antioxidants aid in the prevention of free radicals otherwise known as CANCER. All berries are going to be beneficial however I recommend buying fresh berries if available. If not frozen is a good second option.
Yogurt is wonderful because it contains bacteria that help to improve your digestive system. When looking at yogurt choices the healthiest option is plain yogurt and low fat if available. It has a bland taste that can be churched up a bit with berries if you so desire.
Flaxseed oil is another way to get cheap fiber and protein and also some O-3s. Flaxseed oil is a way to get the needed GOOD fat into your diet.
Extra virgin olive oil is a great alternative to other oils as it is the healthiest for you. Not to mention it taste a lot better than most oils and it is better for you as well.
An assortment of nuts is a good choice because they are loaded with healthy fats fiber vitamins and are extremely dense which is good for people that have weight problems differently. If you are skinny eat some nuts. You can also replace the nuts with spreads made from the nuts such as pistachio spread or peanut butter just make sure it is 100% natural.
Lean red meat is high in protein. If at all possible get lean meat. Another thing about red meat is if you can buy it from a local ranch the meat is going to be healthier because it is more natural in free-range animals.
Broccoli is very high in fiber with a very low amount of calories. This veggie is like the queen of weight loss. If you get tired of broccoli try cabbage or cauliflower as they both are good alternatives.
Spinach is high in alkaline which prevents muscle deterioration and also helps with preventing bone loss. Since it is also high in quality nutrients it also protects against cancer and heart issues.
Turkey is a great alternative to red meat. If you don’t like red meat for any reason try turkey it is also high in protein and very versatile when it comes to cooking a turkey is the leanest meat that you can get which means there is virtually no fat.
Quinoa is a great tasting grain that has a lot of fiber and protein. It has the most out of any grain or oatmeal. It is gluten-free and also makes a great breakfast to get you into lunchtime.
Water is an obvious one so I am not going to get too far in-depth on this one. But water is our life source it is what makes everything in our bodywork. DRINK IT.
Green tea is a great antioxidant and aids in speeding up fat loss exponentially stay away from the green tea extract pills. It is called green tea because that is what it is. It is green TEA.
In summary eat Proteins, vegetables, fats, and fruits every 4 hours with plenty of water. Try to only eat carbs after your workouts. Good carbs such as whole wheat bread or pasta are a good choice.