Do You Have Your List of Fat Burning Foods?

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Holidays are stressful times for everyone but more importantly for people with weight problems. This may be a goodtime to draw up a list of fat burning foods and incorporate them on the menus that will be prepared and on the meals we will be ordering in restaurants.

The key to an effective diet is maintaining a short list of fat burning food and making sure they are made an integral part of the meals that we eat. Here is a short list of certified fat burning foods that are ideal for people searching for losing weight tips.

Whole eggs are shunned by many who believe that they are high in cholesterol and fat. The truth of the matter is eggs do not affect blood cholesterol. The fat contained inside the yolk of an egg is considered to be high on essential fatty acids that speed up metabolism. Eggs should be eaten whole to be able to benefit from all the nutrients they contain including zinc, phosphorous, thiamin, iron, folate, panthothenic acid B6 and B12. Eggs are also high on protein so it is efficient in staving off hunger pangs by giving one a feeling of being full. When choosing eggs you should go for the organic free-range variety.

Red meat raised on natural foliage and grass has over 30 percent less fat than those raised on artificial grains commonly used by large producers. The fat content of red meat raised in grass has a good ratio of the essential fatty acids vital for fat burning. Grass is the natural diet of cows and this is where they obtain nutrients including vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids. These animals are likewise a great source of protein.

Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and other berries are a good source of fiber that can help delay the body’s absorption of carbohydrates. Berries can also control the levels of blood sugar preventing spikes in the body’s insulin responsible for fat storage. They are also rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and is a great flavor enhancer for oatmeal and protein shakes.

A great source of fiber is oatmeal. The steel rolled kind is the best but they can be quite pricey. The fiber in oatmeal slows down the release of energy and keeps the metabolism going. Oatmeal can reduce blood cholesterol levels as well as eliminate bad fat. Oatmeal has properties known to prevent colon cancer and heart disease as well.

Nuts and unsweetened peanut butter are a great source of essential fatty acids that can burn body fat fast. A good appetite suppressant, nuts are also rich in minerals and vitamins, fiber and protein. Peanut butter has very high nut content and can be used as substitute for butter or other bread spreads.

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