Thursday, 8 March 2018

5 Fat Burning Secrets

Fat Burning Secrets
Calorie-burning is two-fold. Physiology determines how you burn calories, but there are things you can do to kick your fat burning into high gear.

So, once you know what it takes to get results and how to improve those results dramatically, you’re on the fast track to weight loss!

Secret #1: Why Low-Fat Isn’t Always The Best Option
Low fat foods seem like they should be a great choice when it comes to weight loss, but that isn’t always the case.

Sometimes full fat foods make the most sense. 


According to research shows that low fat diets can hurt you more than help. They may increase your risk of health conditions such diabetes (due to their large carbohydrate consumption) and heart disease.

They also impact your cholesterol levels, raising your “bad” cholesterol and lowering your “good”. 

Ever notice that when you eat low fat foods, you’re hungrier sooner than if you’d eaten a high fat meal?

That’s because eating fat keeps your tummy satisfied longer. This allows you to easily control your portion sizes when you do eat and reduces the likelihood of those uncomfortable, hard-to-beat cravings.

Secret #2: Spices Are Metabolism’s Best Friend
When you eat foods that are spicy-hot, essentially it’s like adding gas to fire causing it to go from smoldering embers to flames that shoot into the air. Your body has the same result to some spices.

They cause it to burn calories at a higher rate, which means that your metabolism is increased.

This is known as the thermogenic effect. 

Research published that eating red pepper increases the temperature of your body resulting in an increased calorie burn.

It also reduces your craving for foods high in salt, sugar and fat. 

If you’re already eating high-spiced foods, you probably won’t notice much of an effect because your body has adapted itself to that type of diet.

But, if you’re the person who normally eats a pretty bland diet and you begin to introduce spices, you’ll likely see an increase in the amount of fat you burn! 

Secret #3: Eat Foods With Negative Calories
Have you ever heard of negative calorie foods?

These are foods that take more calories to digest than they contain, which means that you end up with a calorie deficit.

A lot of negative calorie foods are in this category due to their high fiber content.

Some foods that qualify for this title include: 
• Celery
• Oranges
• Tangerines 
• Lettuce
• Cucumbers
• Strawberries
• Carrots 

Eat these types of foods and you’ll be setting your calorie meter back instead of ahead.

How great is that?

Secret #4: Why Fasting Isn’t Necessary
Although fasting does normally result in fast loss of weight, the results aren’t the kind that most dieter is seeking to find.

The scale goes down simply because your body has suddenly had its food intake restricted. 

Why does this happen?

A lot of foods you eat have high water content. So, when you reduce the amount of food you consume as a whole, you get less hydration. 

The result is a loss in weight – but it’s only water weight so the results don’t last.

Some people feel that fasting is beneficial in that it gives their body a rest from processing foods.

However, the human body is extremely adept at its functions and no rest is necessary for it to work as intended.

Still, if you’re insistent on fasting, choose one that focuses on raw foods.

This is a fast that involves eating foods in their natural state, forcing you to give up your beloved fast food and foods that have been processed to the point where their nutrition is gone.

Who knows, you may find out that you are sensitive to some of the additives that are often added to food. 

Make sure that if you do fast, you get a lot of water. Your body will thank you for the hydration!

Secret #5: Avoid “Bad” Fat
There is fat that is relatively healthy for you and there’s fat that can put you at higher risk of disease and illness.

The latter are called Trans fats and are in a lot of processed foods such as baked goods, cereal and snack crackers.

Trans fats increase your risk of heart attack. They do this because they affect your cholesterol levels, raising your “bad” cholesterol and lowering your “good”. 

To give you an idea of how much they affect your body, health professionals believe that health care costs would reduce over the next two decades by $56 billion if trans fats were not available for consumption.

Make sure you read ingredient labels on foods before you eat them (preferably before you even purchase them). Tran’s fats have many names, such as hydrogenated oil and margarine, so be aware of this when you’re looking for them.

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