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How to Use Fat Burning Foods Correctly

Jun 26, 2008
It's no longer a secret - if it ever was a secret - it was more of a discovery that there are certain foods that will burn more calories when digested than they actually add to your hips. And what a discovery! It just made sense. Remember when there were the lists of things that burned calories: walking, jogging, having sex, jump rope? Someone did the research on how much your body burns when eating a particular food.

Burning is defined as something that uses fuel and gives off energy. In this case the food is the fuel these foods actually burn more than then the calories they leave on your hips. It is by their makeup of complex carbohydrates, along with the way they are prepared - as many aren't cooked - that makes them the best for fat burning. So it's not unusual to hear that many people are getting on board with this sort of diet because it is so natural.

But this isn't the diet to end all diets. It's not going to change your body fat percentage as you sit in front of the monitor. And it is amazing how many of us lead a lifestyle that puts us in front of computer screens for the better part of a day as a way to make a living. When we do get up for anything, it's either the call of nature or for more food. Certainly not much exercise. That's the primary reason many of us are overweight in the first place.

The updated list is eggplants, blackberries, spinach, pumpkin, oranges, pineapple, carrots, fava beans, dried fruits, walnuts, cherries, beans, limes, broccoli, grapefruit, mushrooms, turnips, and lemons. And now I know why mom went through months on the grapefruit diet, and my mother-in-law is always telling me I'll lose a ton of weight and burn fat if I subscribe to her lemon diet. Ah, they both knew all the time! And these other foods listed will work in the same way.

As you start thinking about these fat burning foods, and how you can fit them into your lifestyle, it's not as easy as just going to the grocer and buying a bag of oranges. Any diet needs to be entered in with moderation. You need to also work in a good exercise routine that will accelerate your metabolism which will enable the fat burning foods to work that much better. Your waistline will start to shrink as you stick to the foods and exercise. But again, go slowly and don't burn out on this.

Watch your protein levels as well. Some of these foods are higher than others in protein - and you will burn fat faster if you eat a good portion of lean protein along with your fat burning food. One of my favorites is salmon which can be grilled, poached, stewed, and eaten in a variety of ways that makes it tasty and different. And it's full of the great omega oils you need as well.

Of course you knew I'd throw in a word of caution. Make sure that you don't add a bunch of carbs or a bunch of fats to this diet. These fat burning foods work well with each other and with little else. One thing that won't work is dumping your normal level of fattening butters and oils, high starch side dishes with your fat burners. They will counteract each other and you will see no progress and think the program doesn't work.

So a good regimen for starting on fat burning foods? Well, grab a small notebook and journal everything that you eat or drink. And I mean everything. You will quickly note what goes in and how much and where you are getting excessive. Next, take good work breaks that include rest. This means, work for two uninterrupted hours and then take 10 minutes rest. Don't go grab a coffee - your body needs to relax here. Watch how you will regain energy after your break.
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