Diet and exercise are obvious places to start when you want to increase your fat loss and sculpt your body. But not all of us have hours to spend at the gym, and many diets can leave you feeling hungry and dissatisfied. Instead of restricting yourself by focusing on what you CAN’T have on a diet, how about investing in your success and happiness by ADDING more foods that you CAN have to your grocery list.
Several trusted health and science publications have recently been advocating the idea that adding a few key fat-burning foods “to your grocery list can actually get your metabolism working harder.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, something as simple as adding 4 cups of green tea to your daily menu can help you lose six pounds in eight weeks. Bioactive compounds found in green tea have been proven to assist in weight loss. And if you’re thinking that caffeine is the only fat-burner contained in a tall drink of green tea, then you only know half the story. Yes, we know that caffeine has positive metabolic effects on users, but green tea also contains an impressive host of other beneficial, fat-burning antioxidants, and our new favorite is EGCG. This is a compound that actually speeds metabolism. What’s the bottom line? Add some green tea to your grocery cart. Drinking it regularly can have powerful effects on metabolism.
Lentil soup, creamed lentils, curry lentils, lentils in salads…however you want to add them to your menu, this super food can help you lose weight and maintain the results you’ve already achieved. According to Runner’s World Magazine, “lentils are rich in protein and loaded with soluble fiber, which helps balance blood cholesterol levels, and insoluble fiber, to keep you feeling full.”
That fiery blast of heat you feel when you bite into a hot pepper is partly due to the presence of “capsaicin, a compound that, along with capsiate, can propel the body to scorch an extra 50 to 100 calories following a spicy meal” (Health). Add hot peppers to soups, stir-fry and more to begin reaping the benefits.
Not only is it one of the tastiest lean proteins in existence, salmon in your shopping cart can also help you build more muscle, as well as reduce fat storage by lessening your levels of cortisol. Cortisol has been called the “stress hormone and is a known contributor to excess belly fat. Bring on the Omega-3s!
Okay, so you’ve heard that the healthy fats in avocados are good for you. But are you undervaluing this delicious and creamy fruit’s impressive fat-burning capabilities? Besides staying fuller for longer for fewer calories, thanks to the healthy fats in this fat-burning gem, avocados also increase metabolism and your body’s fat-burning capabilities.
In combination with a healthy diet, CoolSculpting can help remove unwanted fat for good. The fat freezing treatment is one of the fastest, least invasive and easiest ways to lose weight in problem areas. Set yourself up for success by pairing these healthy foods with CoolSculpting to help you achieve incredible results, and even increase your weight-loss success!