In today’s issue of FUN, HOT, NO B.S. Fitness Magazine!…
… Courtesy of VFT’s Featured Kick Ass Fitness Expert Dave Ruel: Professional Fitness Coach, Nutritionist And Competitive Bodybuilder. Scroll down for today’s lesson! 🙂
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If you want to see the most maximum rate of fat loss possible, it’s vital that you’re taking care to eat nothing but the best sources of food each day. Ideally you want foods that will rev your metabolic rate, support your lean muscle mass tissue, keep you feeling satisfied so hunger doesn’t kick in, tap into your body fat as a fuel source, and help to make sure that you maintain your energy all day long.
But, they also have to help keep your calorie intake down as well as this is what is going to determine whether or not you succeed with your fat loss goals.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 fat burning foods that you should consider.
Eggs are an excellent food to add into your fat burning diet because not only do they contain plenty of vitamin B12, but they’re also going to provide you with a good source of protein as well. Vitamin B12 is especially important for helping to utilize stored body fat as a fuel source, so cannot be overlooked for optimal results.
If you decide to go just with egg whites, they’ll also be entirely fat free.
Lean Cuts Of Meat
Getting enough protein each day is essential to success as this will help to boost your metabolism and burn fat faster. Nothing is going to help you get there faster than plenty of lean cuts of red meat. Many red meat sources will also provide iron to help keep your energy levels on high.
Chicken and Turkey Breast
Another great source of protein to turn to is chicken and turkey breast. These are going to help you easily meet your needs while also making sure that you don’t take in an excessive amount of fat as well.
Eating enough omega fats is one of the most important things that you could do to help encourage health rates of fat loss. Omega fats are important for enhancing insulin sensitivity so that when you do eat carbs, they move into the muscle cells rather than the fat stores.
Choose salmon, sardines, and mackerel for the highest essential fat content.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of wholesome carbohydrates that will digest slowly in the body so that you get a steady release of energy over time.
Sweet potatoes are great for a post workout treat or for eating at your main meal and will help satisfy your hunger in a hurry.
To help boost your nutrient and antioxidant intake, go for some fresh fruits. Fresh fruits are loaded with fiber so will help to keep your hunger under control and won’t spike your blood sugar like regular sugar would. Fruit is also low in calories, so an easy add to any diet when you’re craving something sweet.
To help get your healthy fat intake up, go with almonds. Almonds are perfect for keeping your hunger levels lower so that you can fend off food cravings and maintain that reduced calorie diet.
In addition to this, they’re a perfect source of vitamin E and magnesium, which is especially important for building muscle.
Just be sure to watch your portion size so that your total calorie intake stays in check.
To help boost your metabolic rate, turn to Green tea. Not only will this beverage have you consuming more calories all day long, but it’s also going to offer clear antioxidant protection as well.
Green tea contains molecules known as catechins, which will assist with the fat loss process.
Whey Protein Powder
To really help to get your protein intake in without a problem, turn to whey protein powder. It’s fast, easy, and will supply over 20 grams of protein per scoop. Whey protein powder can easily be added into other foods as well to make getting your needs met incredibly easy.
For anyone who is a vegetarian, protein powder is a must.
Finally, be sure to consider adding some olive oil into your fat loss diet. While this is higher in calories, it’s going to help to control your hunger and will help to support good heart health.
Olive oil is one of the healthy fats that you simply can’t miss out on.
So have a good look over your diet plan and make sure that you aren’t missing out on any one of these ten foods. All will help support your efforts with improving your body composition.
Dave Ruel is a competitive bodybuilder, a professional Fitness Coach and Nutritionist. And shares his valuable advice with folk who are serious about building muscle, burning body fat, and who want to enjoy bodybuilding and fitness nutrition completely.
Dave and his Fiance Karine Losier ‘Lean Kitchen Queen’ are the authors of: Metabolic Cooking. Over 250 mouth watering recipes, made from foods with a high Metabolic Thermo-Charge (more calories burned faster without losing taste). It’s structured and specifically designed to fight the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon… which occurs when you are on a diet plan and you all of a sudden stop dropping bodyfat! You can find more info on Dave and Karine at Metabolic Cooking.