We all know that exercise burns fat but there are some foods that can help kick your metabolism into high gear. Here are the top 5 fat burning foods:
1. Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt contains a lot of calcium which is known for triggering metabolism. It is also high in protein and probiotics (great for your immune system and digestion). It also keeps insulin levels low after a workout which facilitates the fat burning process. I recommend 1 Cup a day in a smoothie or with fruit.
2. Whole Grain Cereal
Whole grain cereal low in sugar, like oatmeal, Nature’s Valley, or Barbara’s, has a ton of complex carbohydrates and fiber which keep insulin levels low. Avoid regular cereal – whole grains are the key.
3. Green Tea
Not technically a food but it does pack some fat burning power because of the chemical EGCG which makes the nervous system run better helping you burn more calories. Drink two servings per day.
Ask any fitness enthusiast, athlete, or body builder and they’ll tell you chicken is the staple of their protein source. It’s lean, low in calories, and is great for building muscle and keeping insulin levels down.
Salmon has omega-3 fatty acids which lower a hormone called leptin. Decreased leptin means you feel fuller and your body is better able to metabolize calories for energy rather than store them for fat.