1.Eggs – These are super muscle builders and fat burners with moderate fat and cholesterol content. One egg a day gets your body working. For those aiming at weight loss, ditching the yolk and having egg whites is the best option.
2. Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pears and Avacado – Strawberries and blueberries are low in calories, help control blood sugar and aid in stimulating metabolism. Apples, Avocado, and Pears, on the other hand, are fibrous fruits that not only help cleanse your bowel. But also make as good between-meals snacks. They contain simple carbohydrates, and are loaded with vitamins that the body absorbs. Quickly to give out instant energy and therefore, are good to have when you experience food cravings.
#3. Whole Grains – Although a rich source of complex carbohydrates, grains. Such as quinoa, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice, are essential everyday staples that are rich in insoluble fibre. This helps these foods to pass through the GI tract much faster than the other carbs. And contribute in small amounts to the glycogen reserves. Insoluble fibres are the perfect remedy for constipation. Being complex whole grains are also difficult to digest and prevent the body to store fat due to their high thermic effect.
4. Nuts and Seeds – A rich source of proteins, dietary fiber, and fat; nuts and seeds such as flax seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts etc. Make ideal thermogenic foods that help build muscle and reduce food cravings. It is important to have nuts such as almonds with their skin to enhance dietary fiber that contains maximum thermogenic nutrients. They are the perfect fat burning foods for men both pre or post workout. Women looking for flatter bellies must stock up on nuts for instant energy without the bulk of guilt-ridden calories.
5. Beans and Legumes – The biggest difference between vegetables and beans and legumes is that while veggies are primarily complex carbohydrates, beans and legumes are majorly, proteins. Since proetin is the hero of a thermogenic diet, beans and legumes are the perfect fit in this list. They also contain resistant starches and fiber; thus adding tot he thermic effect. Chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans, pulses, black grams, peas etc are all great on your plate. As they are also loaded with vitamins and minerals; with absolutely no fat.
6.Avocados –Avocados are a unique type of fruit. Whereas most fruit is high in carbs, avocados are loaded with healthy fats.They are particularly high in monounsaturated oleic acid, the same type of fat found in olive oil. Despite being mostly fat. They also contain a lot of water. So they aren’t as energy dense as you may think.Avocados are perfect as additions to salad. Because studies show that the fats in them can increase the nutrient uptake from the vegetables 2.6 to 15-fold. They also contain many important nutrients, including fiber and potassium.
7.Chili Pepper – Eating chili peppers may be useful on a weight-loss diet. They contain a substance called capsaicin. Which has been shown to help reduce appetite and increase fat burning in some studies.This substance is even sold in supplement form and is a common ingredient in many commercial weight-loss supplements. One study showed that eating one gram of red chili pepper reduced appetite and increased fat burning in people who didn’t regularly eat peppers.However, there was no effect in people who were accustomed to eating spicy food, indicating that some sort of tolerance can build up.
8.Grapefruit –One fruit that deserves to be highlighted is grapefruit, because its effects on weight control have been studied directly. In a study of 91 obese individuals, eating half a fresh grapefruit before meals caused weight loss of 3 1/2 pounds (1.6 kg).Over a period of 12 weeks.The grapefruit group also had reductions in insulin resistance. A metabolic abnormality that is implicated in various chronic diseases.So, eating half a grapefruit about a half hour before some of your daily meals. May help you feel more satiated and eat fewer overall calories.
9.Full-fat Yogurt –Another excellent dairy food is yogurt. Yogurt contains probiotic bacteria that can improve the function of your gut. Having a healthy gut may potentially help protect against inflammation and leptin resistance, which is the main hormonal driver of obesity. Just make sure to choose full-fat yogurt — studies show that full-fat dairy, but not low-fat, is associated with a reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes over time.Low-fat yogurt is usually loaded with sugar, so it is best to avoid that stuff like the plague.
10.Olive oil – All cooking oils (with the exception of coconut oil) are chock full of monounsaturated fats. At about 14 grams per tablespoon, to promote fullness and keep you from mindlessly snacking. But olive oil is Cording’s all-around favorite option.“It’s very satisfying and very versatile, and there’s lots of research around its benefits,” she says. She recommends it for basically any kind of cooking except frying, since it’ll smoke up your kitchen.