Some people think when they first embark on fat burning diets that just skipping meals and starving will make them slimmer faster. Nothing could be further from the truth as in fact skipping meals slows the metabolism and is detrimental to well being so skipping and starving is not the way to burn fat quickly. Fat burning diets, followed correctly, will burn excess fat faster and combined with regular exercise, are a much healthier way to lose weight.
Fat burning diets involve eating fat burning foods. These are the foods that burn more fat than the calories they contain, boost the metabolism and carry on burning more fat for hours after exercise. The fat fighting foods are probably foods you already eat and once you settle into a proper eating routine you will not feel cravings associated with other weight loss diets.
The fat fighters to be eaten on fat burning diets are fruits such as tangerines, oranges, satsumas, limes, grapefruit, lemons and tomatoes. These fruits are all packed with vitamin C which helps process body fat speedily while stimulating the carnitine amino acid thus speeding up the fat burning capacity of the body.
Vitamin C is a must for fat burning diets as it dilutes the fat which can then be released from the body. The pectin in apples stops the cells absorbing fat, encouraging water absorption which eliminates the fat deposits from the body. Antioxidants are present in apples which also aid the removal of dreaded belly fat.
Dairy products should also be eaten on fat burning diets as the calcium contained in cheese, yogurt and milk acts as a fat burner which aids weight loss by increasing the rate at which fat is broken down. Eating 3-4 servings of dairy products a day will be more effective in a fat burning diet and encourate weight loss faster than taking calcium supplements. Dairy produce intake has been shown in research to lose more belly fat than other diets with less dairy produce in them. So drink milk rather than cutting it out and taking supplements.
If you feel hungry on the fat burning diet eat some nuts as they satisfy the physical cravings and are satisfying. They also increase the body to burn fat. Chillies also speed up the metabolism as they contain capsaicin which makes the body burn calories for 20 minutes after eating. Almonds, hazel nuts, walnuts, natural peanuts and macadamia nuts can all be eaten.
Proteins and high fiber foods would be your best bet on a fat burning diet if you wish to burn off that stubborn belly fat. Digesting protein needs a lot more energy than fat so eating dairy products, green beans, eggs, and oats regularly will be hugely beneficial. Lentils are also high in fiber and protein and these two nutrients stabilize the level of the blood sugar. Also recommended are sweet potatoes, asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, blueberries, raspberries, melons and watermelons.
So make a list of the things you like to eat and form them into meals and snacks throughout the day, combine these with regular exercise, walking, swimming, cycling or whatever raises your heart rate and you will see rapidly that fat burning diets are the safe route to ridding your body of excess fat.