Published 06 May, 2013
So, you want to feel better in the buff? Fill up your plate!
You can boost your fat burn by eating more- it just means making some savvy food choices. We have done the hard work for you by cherry picking 10 of our favourites that are flavour packed and help your body to torch fat and burn extra calories. All you have to do is focus on eating them regularly!
Spinach....ridiculously low in calories, spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.Like other dark green leafy veggies, this super-slimmer helps boost liver detoxification. It cleanses your body of unwanted toxins, which is crucial for successful weight loss.
Berries...Fruit is nutritious, but it's not always a dieter's best friend. Why? Some fruits are high in fructose, a sugar that can lead to weight gain. As a rule, munch on darker fruits such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. These berries are chock-full of antioxidants and fibre, and low in fructose.
Green Tea... Ok, it's not a food, but green tea is well known for it's super-powered fat-burning qualities. this waist-trimming tea is crammed with antioxidants called catechins and just enough caffeine to give you a buzz without leaving you wired. Add a squeeze of lemon to boost liver detoxification.
Yoghurt... Natural yoghurt is a great source of probiotics, which help keep belly fat at bay. This dairy delight is also high in protein, which is proven to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Avoid flavoured yoghurts, which are usually packed with artificial nasties- sweeten your self by adding a little good quality honey.
Salmon...When it comes to successful weight loss, salmon gets 5 stars. The oily fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help your body burn fat at a faster rate, and it's a fabulous source of muscle-building protein. It's versatile too- enjoy it steamed, baked or grilled.
Avocado...A speedy metabolism is essential for impressive weight loss results, and avacados have special powers to help perk up your body's fat-burning furnace. Often unfairly demonised in the dieting world, this amazing fruit is a wonderful source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, making it an essential tool in your fat-burning tools kit. Have half an avocado for a tasty and filling afternoon snack.
Eggs... Eggs are packed with nutrients and high in protein which again helps to keep you fuller for longer. Try them scrambled, poached, boiled or my favourite an omelette.
Nuts...Cashews, Brazil nuts and almonds are packed with omega-3, which helps control appetite and lower the muffin top-inducing hormone cortisol.
Oats...A steaming bowl of porridge is the perfect way to start the day. Oats are loaded with fibre, which helps keep your digestive tract in tip-top shape and keeps ypu feeling full for hours. They're are also a great source of hormone-regulating B vitamins.
Lentils...A vegetarian's best friend, lentils are not only a great protein- based meat alternative, they're jam-packed with weight loss boosting fibre. Lentils also help regulate blood sugar levels and boost energy, and are great in soups, salads or stews.