Fat burning foods
There are so many food choices out there today that it can simply seem overwhelming. I have noticed that the search for foods that help you burn fat the fastest popping up left and right on the internet and I felt it was important to write about this idea. I want to preface this article by saying that there is no such thing as a miracle food that specifically burns fat, it just doesn't exist or else we'd know about it from every marketer in the world. The idea behind fat burning foods isn't this miracle power but in the ability for it to satisfy your body and provide powerful nutrients at low costs (calories, unhealthy fats) which will let your body burn more calories and still fill you up so you aren't reaching for more food.
Foods high in fiber
Any food that is high in fiber is going to do extremely well in your fat loss journey because fiber fills you up. If you eat a high fiber diet then you are going to be getting very full very quickly. Not all high fiber foods are good for you though, which is why I've taken the liberty of researching my own kitchen and other sources to finding the best high fiber foods with the least cost to your body and frame.
Oatmeal - Oatmeal is a fantastic breakfast food item that is loaded with great nutrients your body needs to start the day, but the amount of fiber you get in a typical serving will have you feeling full for multiple hours after ingesting. Skip the bacon and toast and down some oatmeal. It is healthier and fills you up longer so you don't need to reach for snacks to satisfy your hunger.
Artichoke - Artichokes go great with a number of fine dinner dishes, but the beauty of them isn't their taste or complimentary properties with certain dishes but instead fiber. They possess an insanely high amount of grams of fiber in each serving that you will be feeling full quite quickly, and they have great nutritional benefits such as high antioxidants.
Apples - Apples are delicious, go great as a snack or in a dessert, and provide a nice amount of fiber to fill you up. You will notice that even if you just eat one apple the belly is already starting to signal no more because the fiber apples contain quickly keep you satisfied so you don't have to reach for more food items to stuff up on.
There are boatloads of healthy snacks and there are already various websites and articles that explain this, but I wanted to point out a few I eat that has also been a huge part of my workout success. These foods are high in nutritional value, low in calories and fat, and still taste great so you aren't being tortured when you eat it.
Greek Yogurt - Greek yogurt has been rising very quickly in popularity with bodybuilders and fitness freaks like myself because they have no fat, a huge amount of protein, and taste delicious. Instead of reaching for the box of Oreo cookies, I take down a delicious vanilla Greek yogurt and know that the calories I'm eating is less than the recommended serving size of 3 Oreo cookies while getting in over 10g of protein depending on brand.
Low Fat Cottage Cheese - Low fat cottage cheese is almost like one of those foods you desire where you want something that's delicious and healthy for you but it doesn't exist. Well it does and this cottage cheese is so good that you will find your palate to be satisfied as well as your stomach. No fat, high protein, delicious taste all in one package that will give you enjoyment as you watch your favorite show after a good workout.
Baby carrots - Baby carrots were a new item I recently started eating as a snack in replacement of other less healthy items for a variety of reasons. For one they're carrots so of course they have great vitamin benefits and offer fiber and low calories, but another one is that they are delicious and keep my hands busy. Sometimes when watching a show I just want to munch on something and instead of munching on high sugar junk I much on these little babies which satisfies that desire while not being totally gross.
For big meals like lunch and dinner there are a huge variety of choices we can eat that will burn fat because they offer good nutrients and low calories. A lot of these you probably already know about but it's worth exploring again because of just how powerful their properties really are.
Lean Meat and Poultry - There are a host of great meats you can enjoy for lunch or dinner that provide huge amounts of protein and nutritional value while still being filling and low in calories and salts. Chicken, fish, and turkey are the big three contenders here and that's enough of a variety right there to always have a delicious meal at your fingertips. I have heard that eating red meat is ok once in a while, but I don't recommend ingesting it constantly as it is known to have high fat content. Pick choices that are of a better quality cut such as 85% lean or above and you should be good.
Broccoli - Broccoli is wonderful because it's healthy, fills you up, and goes great with hundreds of recipes. It's almost impossible to run out of ideas in cooking with broccoli, and there isn't much I can think of where if you put broccoli in it and the dish would be ruined.
Vegetables - Pick any vegetable out there and you really can't go wrong. Vegetables are great for fat loss, great for the taste buds, and great for making a boring dish more interesting. Stir fry's are my favorite when throwing in some rice, veggies, and some chicken. Bam instant high quality filling meal all without piling on calories and fat which you are trying to get rid of.
Keep your mind on the prize
These and hundreds of other food options will help you in your fat loss journey and don't make you cringe when eating. They are good for you, fill you up, and enjoyable to eat. Go to any grocery store and all of these food items will be on the shelves waiting for you to buy them. Take some time and research this further and you will find that when people say diet is 80% of the fitness journey you know it's not going to be difficult to accomplish that frame you want.