In this post I want to let you in on a little secret that the majority of people that want to lose weight don't know. That one of the most widely accepted diet 'facts' to eat a varied healthy and balanced diet actually SUCKS. Instead of focusing on the problem we will focus on the solution, here are the top 7 foods that help burn body fat the fastest.
I hope you enjoy the list...
#1 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast
This is definitely top of the list, nutritionally an 8oz chicken breast only has 220 calories and less than 2 grams of fat and carbohydrates whilst packing a massive 48 grams of extremely high quality protein. A great thing about chicken breast is that its easy to cook and it literally goes with anything; you can use it in a stir fry, curry, biriyani and it tastes great on its own with a bit of seasoning for flavour. It is also very cheap too, all of this makes chicken breast number 1 on the list.
#2 Chilli Con Carne
Chilli con carne is a fantastic food that is great for fat loss. It is an all in one meal that includes all 3 fat loss super foods - protein (minced beef) legumes (red kidney beans) and vegetables (chopped tomatoes, onion, peppers) Another great thing about chilli con carne is you can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to eat the next day, I generally use 400g of minced beef when I have chilli con carne and it generally lasts me 4 - 5 meals which is great because it means less cooking and less cleaning up after.
The reason I like salmon is because it gives a nice change instead of chicken and the texture of salmon changes with how you cook it, whether you cook it in the oven or fry it in a frying pan for example. It's also great to have fish in your diet for health purposes - fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and essential vitamins and minerals which helps your resistance to disease and your energy and well-being in the long-term.
#4 Lean Steak
While the best fat loss protein is chicken, steak is a very close second. Again like salmon its great to use as a alternative to chicken once or twice a week to spice things up a bit. I eat steak on occasion and use it more as a treat because of the higher fat content compared to chicken and fish, a lean 8oz steak has about 12 grams of fat where chicken breast only has about 2 grams, it also more expensive than chicken so I usually buy it when I see a good deal in the supermarket or as mid week treat half way to cheat day. Overall a fantastic source of protein to change it up with chicken breast.
Steamed broccoli is a fantastic food for fat loss as whole or part of the vegetable section of a fat loss meal. A 12" stalk of broccoli contains 9 grams of fibre which helps keep you full for longer so you don't feel the need to binge and it also contain 7 grams of protein! The best way to cook broccoli is by steaming rather than boiling; this will retain more of the vitamins and minerals and it helps give it a crispier taste. When ever I eat mixed vegetables with a meal I always make sure to use cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.
Eggs are a fantastic fat loss food that allows you to make so many different variations on meals. I change between poached and scrambled eggs mainly but you can also fry or hard boil them. Experiment with adding your favourite vegetables, meats, and seasoning into your scrambled egg to add more taste and flavour. There is a big debate in the weight loss / fitness world about whether to use egg yolks or not. Personally I use egg yolks with all my egg meals and I still lose weight and body fat. Check out I often have 2 poached eggs, 2 rashers of turkey bacon and 2 organic sausages for breakfast. A perfect high protein fat loss breakfast to supercharge your metabolism for the day.
#7 Green Tea
Incorporating green tea extracts in your diet can give you an extra helping hand in weight loss. Researchers have discovered that drinking a cup of green tea daily will boost your metabolism from 8 to 14 percent, that's why they highly recommend it to those who are looking for a quick method to lose fat. The more polyphenols in the tea's ingredients, the better its fat-burning effects and benefits will be. Green tea is a rich source of this particular antioxidant, and it is considered as one of the best weight loss alternatives available in the market. So next time your sitting down watching TV in stead of having tea with milk and sugar have some green tea instead. You'll be glad you did when you weigh yourself the next morning.
And that's it! Those are the best 7 foods that I use to maximise fat loss on diet days.