Living a healthy lifestyle full of running, walking, swimming, biking, dancing and playing is something worth working for. However, getting to the point where your body is able to be regularly active requires getting to a healthy body weight. And to do that, it is necessary to shed some pounds which includes burning fat.
But it isn’t as simple as just exercising to shed the extra weight. Diet has a lot to do with it. In fact, according to an article published in the Huffington Post
, weight loss accounts for 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise, concluding that people see the biggest short-term results when focusing on a healthy diet.
Here are six of the best fat burning foods that will help you live that healthy lifestyle you’ve longed for.
Let’s start with the basic of basics: water
. Without water, you would cease to be. Not only more than half of your body made up of this vital substance, but it is responsible for regulating your body temperature, transporting carbs and proteins to be metabolized, helps flush waste out, form saliva and lubricates your joints.
Water helps you keeps you alive, and thus keeps you alive to keep working toward your health-filled goals.
Having a healthy breakfast is also critical, so why not start with something that is rich in fiber and complex carbs? Fiber, as we know, is difficult for the body to break down, using more energy (calories).
Fiber also absorbs water. Those oats act just like a sponge, soaking up all that fluid for a smooth and regular flow of waste, helping you rid your body of things it doesn’t need.
is that silky, smooth, not quite ripe soybean that you can pop open and enjoy its goodness unil full. Add it to a salad, blend it in a smoothie. Delicious!
And just think. You can enjoy this natural goodness all while contributing to your fat burning efforts. Edamame is an excellent source of fiber with 10 grams alone contained in just one cup of boiled beans. Plus, there’s potassium, iron, protein, magnesium, calcium, vitamins C and B which are all key ingredients to a more healthy you.
Now, we’re not talking about pumpkin pie, or a pumpkin flavored milkshake. These are sure to negate any fat burning efforts. What we’re talking about real pumpkin.