Fat Burning Foods: 10 Foods That Help You Lose Weight

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Loading Slideshow Green Tea "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that drinking several cups of green tea a day, which has catechins, a type of phytochemical that affects the metabolism, can help to promote fat oxidation and thermogenesis," McCarthy says. She notes that this option isn't ideal for people who are particularly sensitive to caffeine. If that describes you, try taking a supplement with a concentrated dose of EGCG, the type of catechin found in green tea. Whole Grain "It 'costs' twice as many calories to break down whole foods vs. processed foods where the breaking down was already done in a laboratory for you," McCarthy says. That makes whole grains like brown rice a smarter choice. Coconut Oil Coconut oil has a bad reputation but it can actually have a sites fat-burning effect, McCarthy says. It contains medium-chain triglycerides, which the body uses for energy instead of storing as fat. Lean Meats Protein has a thermogenic effect, meaning that you burn more of the calories you eat compared to other foods. Go with lean choices like white chicken breast, however, if you are watching fat intake. Hot Peppers Hot peppers like jalapenos and chilis contain capsaicin, which may give them a fat-burning effect. For more information, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/03/fat-burning-foods_n_4891790.html.

Plus, chicken noodle varieties pack the protein, vitamins, and fiber you need to rev your metabolism even after your meal. Try this recipe: Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup Coffee Your old friend joe can boost more than your mood. It can also boost your metabolism, thanks to a healthy dose of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid (CGA), which increases your body's use of fat for energy, Bowden says. Research has also shown that the chemical compound can slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal while lowering insulin resistance to prevent weight gain. Opt for the strong stuff: Several recent studies have found that caffeine in small doses before exercise can improve performance and help your muscles recover in record time. Health.com: 12 Surprising Sources of Caffeine Pot roast The moment protein passes your lips, it starts fighting fat. Your body has to work harder to break down protein and use it for energy, which means you burn more calories as you digest it, Gidus says. It also takes more time to leave your stomach, literally keeping your belly fuller for longer. In one study published in the Tom Venuto Burn the Fat journal Nutrition Metabolism, dieters who increased their protein intake to 30 percent of their total diet ate about 450 fewer calories a day. Over 12 weeks, that equals 11 pounds lostwithout doing anything else! Try this recipe: Braised Roast with Root Vegetables Oatmeal One cup of warm, gooey oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, a combination that slows the digestion of carbs, reduces your insulin response, and keeps you fuller for longer, says Batayneh. For more information, visit http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/10/05/13-comfort-foods-that-burn-fat/.