Here is the thing. Fat has gotten a bad wrap. Truth, Fat does not make you fat! Carbs and sugar do. Eating Whole natural healthy fats can actually help you loose weight! Yes, eat more fat and loose more fat! Here is a list of some fat burning super foods.
-Avocados: filled with monounsaturated fat and 11-17 grams of fiber. Avocado is actually proven to spot reduce belly fat!
-Nuts/seeds: Nuts and seeds are a great snack filled with healthy fat, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. The healthiest nuts are pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cashews , pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.
-Veggies: Spinach, Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage are all super fat burning veggies. They are filled with phytonutrients (130 Indole 3-carbinol) these fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat. They help fight free radicals and promote muscle building. Not to mention that you can eat as many veggies as you want because they are filled with fiber and at most a measly 25 calories per serving!
-Hot Peppers: Chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin the heats up the body internally and helps you burn excess calories. Add fresh chili's and cayenne pepper to soups, or any salad or meal.
Low glycemic fruits: - Berries; cherries, blueberries, raspberries and gojiberries are the healthiest berries in the world. Cherries are the lowest on the glycemic index but all berries are good. Filled with fiber and protein they help regulate blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. Grapefruit is also among the super foods. It lowers insulin, regulates blood sugar and metabolism. Be sure to eat the fleshy white membranes!
Gluten free grains:- Quinoa is really the only "grain-like" food I recommend. In small amounts can help prevent the body from storing fat. Quinoa is a super grain that is a complete protein on its own and is filled with essential amino acids.
Beans and Legumes: Beans and legumes are packed with protein and fiber. They help burn fat, build muscle and regulate digestion, plus they are very filling! Beans can be acid forming so be sure balance your meal with high alkaline foods. Lots of fruit throughout the day and extra veggies when you choose to consume beans.