Just like with everything else, not all foods are the same when it comes to weight loss. Some foods can kill your appetite, boost the amount of burned calories, or both. What makes these foods effective in stimulating weight is their fiber and protein content. Here are 6 foods proven to be fat-burning foods.
1. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain triglycerides, types of fats which are metabolized differently than other fats. It has been scientifically shown that they boost the number of burned calories by up to 120 calories daily. One study has show that people who ate two tablespoons of coconut oil daily experienced a significant reduction in waist size.
2. Boiled potatoes
Depending on the way you cook them, potatoes can either make you gain or lose weight. If eaten deeply fried like in the form of French fries and potato chips, they are fattening. On the other hand, eating boiled potatoes is satiating and allows you to eat less of other foods.
Coffee has been scientifically shown to increase metabolism by 3-11 percent and boost fat burning by up to 10-29 percent. One study has found that 600 mg of caffeine daily helps burn an additional 79-150 calories daily.
4. Fish and Lean Meats
Fish and lean meats are some of the best sources of protein. High-protein diet has been shown to increase metabolism by 80-100 calories daily, and one particular study goes as high as 260kcal daily. Another study found that protein at 30 percent of calories helped women eat up to 441 fewer kcal daily and lose a pound of weight weekly.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Taking ACV with a high-carb mean increases fullness so much that it helps people consume 200-275 fewer calories throughout the day. According to one study, taking a tablespoon or two of vinegar daily led to weight loss of 1.2 – 1.7 kg for 12 weeks.
Drinking sufficient amounts of water is extremely beneficial in terms of weight loss. Drinking half a liter of water can increase metabolism by 30 percent for a period of 1 to 1.5 hours. In addition, drinking half a liter of water before meals has been found to increase fullness and help people lose up to 44 percent more weight.