6 fat busting foods that help you to lose weight

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Do you have trouble sticking to a diet? Well, now you don’t have to! Simply choosing to eat healthy, nutritional foods can have you eating more and losing weight at the same time. Adding some of these foods to your daily regime will help you to lose weight without counting calories or cutting portion sizes.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit makes a delicious morning snack or a refreshing drink, but researchers have discovered that grapefruit helps you lose weight too. Grapefruit is thought to reduce insulin in the body. When the insulin spike after a meal is smaller, your body processes the food for use as energy rather than storing it as fat.

Eggs

These little power houses pack a nutritional punch. Their high protein content (nearly 6 grams) means that they are able to help you stave off the hunger pangs for longer stretches between meals. And at only 72 calories each, they really are a versatile option. Poached eggs and omelets make a great breakfast choice or keep boiled eggs on hand for a quick snack.

Oats and whole grains

Increasing your intake of oats and other whole grains has a plethora of benefits beyond significant weight loss. Conducting a study at Penn State University, Penny Kris-Etherton, professor of nutritional sciences had this to say: “Consumption of whole grains has been associated with a lower body weight and lower blood pressure. We thought that incorporating whole grains into a heart-healthy weight loss diet may provide the same benefits to people at risk from chronic diseases.” She was absolutely right; eating whole grains helps significantly with weight loss (especially in the abdominal area) and lowers blood pressure, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease by 25-28%, reduces type 2 diabetes risk by 21-30% and reduces the risk of stroke by 30-36%.

Lentils

These friendly little beans are great at busting belly fat. They not only reduce insulin levels after meals, they also provide a filling, high fiber meal that will keep you full for longer. Low in calories and high in nutritional value, lentils are the must-have meal for those who want to eat more and lose weight. Lentils are easy to prepare and versatile to cook with. Sprouted lentils make a great green addition to salads, stews and sandwiches.

Avocado

Avocados have gotten a bad rap. High in calories, most dieters avoid them like the plague. However the very monounsaturated fats that give them a high calorie content are also their most wonderful attribute. Avocado’s superpower is helping to get rid of tummy fat. A study in the journal Diabetes Care found that avocadoes contributed significantly in busting the bulge. Avocados contain healthy fat (yes, there is such a thing) and can really help to reduce your weight when consumed in small quantities.

Cinnamon

Yes! Add the sprinkles (not the cinnamon buns) and lose weight fast. You can also add cinnamon to savory dishes such as stews and curries. Cinnamon reduces blood sugar and reduces insulin levels. It’s a great way to increase your metabolism while adding a little spice to your life.

Losing weight and improving your health is usually a matter of eating differently, not less. Healthy diets can be supplemented with foods that help you to lose weight faster. Avoid foods with trans fats, high sugar levels and refined grains.