Fall is here and that does not mean that we start eating dirty. Even in winters, we must take care of our food by increasing a little the hydrates but it is never too much to include these fat-burning foods so that the percentages of fatty acids do not trigger in the winter season.
Then I leave you nothing more and nothing less than 25 foods to include in your winter diet that have fat burner properties, so you will those fatty cells at bay.
What to eat after a workout to lose fat
After your next workout try and incorporate these into your meals in order to shed some weight. These are proven foods to eat to lose weight:
1- Proteins: Pumpkin Seed
1 handful of 30 grams of this seed provides you with more than 2 mg of zinc, essential mineral for the reduction of fat cells (apart from helping you in sexual performance, which never hurts)
2- Carbohydrates: Oat Flakes
They will help you to reduce the speed of release of hydrates from the first moment, being an ideal contribution of continuous energy.
3- Carbohydrates: Grapefruit
This fruit low in fructose (sugars in fruits) prevents insulin spikes and helps your liver to process the fats consumed in that meal.
4- Health: Maca Root
This root of Peruvian origin has the qualities of balancing hormones and reduces cravings related to stress.
5- Protein: The Egg
The eggs are rich in amino acids and vitamin B-12 responsible for turning food into energy. It suits these eggs cooked and even in a sandwich as a filling.
6- Skimmed milk
Bet on defatted dairy products that help you burn fats by more than 70%.
7- Protein: Whey powder
Whey activates hormones that suppress appetite and help muscle conservation. Take it in batter or combined with your cereals.
8- Food to season: Black pepper
Pepper piperine helps you absorb more nutrients from other foods. You can flavor the chicken as well as the hard eggs and you will get more out of it.
9- Protein: Greek yogurt
Calcium accelerates metabolism and a moderate amount of fat will help you feel fuller. A yogurt would be ideal before going to the gym.
10- Healthy Food: Tomatoes
Very low in carbohydrates but rich in antioxidants and vital for apart from benefiting in meals, eating a healthy diet.
11- Healthy food: Cinnamon
This spice increases the rate at which glucose enters the cells, thereby releasing less insulin and storing less fat in our tummy.
12- Fats: Brazil nuts
3 or 4 pieces are perfect to benefit from their selenium properties in their natural state. Selenium is essential for the health of testosterone, which means more muscle and less fat in our body.
13- Protein: Tuna
This low-fat fish (logically removing the oil with which it comes or in its format with water) rich in B vitamins that help build muscle.
14- Carbohydrates- Wheat Pancakes
If you want to keep the hydrates under control, you have the option of a wheat pancake high in fiber and with seeds. You can fill it with plenty of protein and lettuce, this option is better than the two typical slices of bread.
15- Carbohydrates- Quinoa
Only a handful of this pseudo-cereal is a great source of protein, very low in fat and high in fiber. You can eat both hot and cold as a base for a salad.
16- Healthy food- Lemon skin
A grated teaspoon added to the salad dressings. The pectin that it contains becomes a kind of gelatin when you digest it, which limits the absorption of sugar, thereby avoiding glucose peaks.
17- Fats – Olives for salad
A few olives contain oleuropein and that takes care of your heart. Its anti-inflammatory function helps you recover from hard training sessions.
18- Protein- Tender white cheese
A couple of tablespoons provides the combination of calcium and vitamins D that help you conserve and generate muscle after your workout.
19- Carbohydrates- sweet potato
It is very rich in beta-carotene (that’s why that color is orange) and in vitamin C (like oranges) so it will give a more shiny appearance to your skin and a feeling of fullness.
20- Protein – Minced turkey meat
A good handful contains selenium and zinc, good for your hormones and your energy. You can use it to make meatloaf, meat with chili, burgers, ect …
21- Healthy food- Garlic
A clove of garlic contains allicin, a substance present in the bulb, lowers the level of sugar in the blood, which limits the accumulation of fat at night.
22- Super Spicey food- Cayenne Pepper
You can chop it and it gives us capsaicin that speeds up the metabolism and at the same time gives a bit of flavor to a boring meal.
23- Protein- Entrecot
With a good fillet of these animals fed with grasses you get a higher level of ALC (to burn fat) and creatine (which helps muscle repair)
24- Protein- Salmon
The intake of Omega-3 promotes the combustion of fats, as long as you can take the wild salmon as it has much more than what you are looking for.
25- Carbohydrates- Brown rice
It is a wonderful source of electrolytes to recover what you sweat and avoid cramping and fatigue.
with all these foods you will not have excuses to elaborate a good varied diet and that suits what you want to achieve.
What is the most important rule to follow for a healthy diet?
In terms of what foods you should and should not eat, remember that calories matter more than specific foods. Adequate macro- and micro-nutrition are indeed part of a healthy diet, but appropriate caloric intake is by far the most important rule regardless of the source and whether or not the food is “natural”, “whole”, “clean”, or “dirty”.
Repeated studies have shown that having excess body fat, type 2 diabetes and weight gain are resultant from eating and storing more calories than one burn. Eating too many of any form of calories, whether from whole foods or not, will cause these problems. A Newcastle University team has recently discovered (2011) that Type 2 diabetes can actually be reversed by an extremely low-calorie diet alone.
In terms of the hormonal response to a single meal, a fast-food meal has been shown to elicit a similar response to an equivalent organic one.
How do I estimate the calories I’m eating?
Now that you know all about macronutrients/caloric needs of the body, a question that’s often asked is:
“I don’t make my food, how do I calculate it?”
The reasons for this range from “I live at home/college/with a SO who is the cook” to “I live in hotels for work/am a food critic”. Regardless, learning to estimate how much you’re eating is a skill everyone should have.
Use a Calorie Counter’s “Meal” function. Many sites from the resources section have pre-entered estimates from other users already in their respective databases. Use this until you feel comfortable with the foods you know. Familiarity with sizes/numbers is the best way to learn how to estimate what you’re eating.
Use “rule of thumb” charts. SparkPeople has the most well-known of these charts, but they are everywhere on the internet. The same basic concept is here as with using an actual calculator, but it doesn’t require as much repetition to learn. You can even carry cheat sheets with you, or just leave them at work.
Use “real-life” objects as portion size estimators. It’s much easier to estimate sizes if you have something to relate it to that you deal with every day. Whether that be an unrelated set of objects that you can visualize, or a set of objects you deal with every day, knowing that the meal the waiter just dropped in front of you is roughly 2 cups of potato and a pound of steak makes it much easier to either use your online calorie counter, or your rule of thumb.