Wouldn’t it be nice if the food you eat helped you in your weight loss goals? Depending on what foods you choose, they can help you burn more calories and fat. Your metabolism increases just to digest what you eat (it takes energy to digest food).
Foods known as starch resistant foods also help you burn fat. Starch resistant foods (for the most part) are carbohydrates that are high in dietary fiber. These starch resistant foods do not digest completely when passing through the body. Your metabolism increases more when digesting starch resistant foods and you burn more energy simply by eating them. Some starch resistant foods are:
- Brown Rice
- Whole grains (bread, pasta, cereal)
When properly prepared these foods will help you lose weight and burn fat. You should make them an important part of any diet.
Filling up on these starches will keep you feeling full. Since you don’t process the carbohydrates, your body won’t store them away as fat.
Other foods besides starch resistant foods can help you lose weight, burn fat and increase your metabolism too. If you are serious about getting healthy and losing weight then you already know that you want to choose whole foods.
Whole, unrefined (unprocessed) foods are absolutely the best food sources for you whether you are trying to lose weight or not. The benefits from these foods are numerous. Your metabolism increases to digest whole foods and less calories are stored as fat. Besides the list of starch resistant foods above, here is a list of foods that will help you burn fat, increase your metabolism and keep you feeling good.
- Turkey (skinless)
- Chicken (skinless)
- Lean beef
- Chili peppers (hot)
- Green Tea (caffeine & antioxidants)
- Whole grains
Choose whole, unrefined foods and exercise and drink lots of water and you’ll be burning fat 24 hours per day.