Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fat Burning Foods

Fat Burning Foods can help you burn fat, lose weight, and get in shape in no time. The idea behind the thermogenic diet is simple: Some foods require more calories to digest than they contain. Also, some foods boost your metabolism thus causing you to burn fat faster than just diet and exercise alone. For many people the best part is that you can essentially eat all you want and still lose weight.

In reality, ALL foods are "thermogenic" because the body must use energy to digest them. This is known as the "thermic effect of food" (TEF) or "specific dynamic action of food."

However, not all foods have the same thermic effect. Dietary fat has the lowest thermic effect. The most thermogenic food (my "favorite") is lean protein from solid foods, especially the following:

* chicken breast
* turkey breast
* game meats (venison, elk, etc)
* bison, buffalo
* very lean red meat such as top round and lean sirloin (grass fed is especially nutritious)
* almost all types of fish
* shellfish and other seafood
* egg whites (whole eggs in moderation)

Oats are a great way to fill you up as they’re loaded with fiber. They’re also a very good source of selenium which boosts your energy and immune system by producing antibodies.

Incorporating these fat burning foods into your regular diet can definitely help stimulate fat loss but if you are really serious about losing fat permanently I highly suggest you follow a fat burning diet plan that’s proven to work for the long term.

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