**EAT FAT BURNING FOODS-Here are some that will help you burn off that booty (or stomach in my case)-
*****CITRUS FRUITS-Citrus fruits like, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, and limes contain high concentrations of Vitamin C (this is also called ascorbic acid). This Vitamin C has a fat burning quality. Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Vitamin C also works on cholesterol deposits. Vitamin C can help burn out the cholesterol, hence, making it difficult for cholesterol deposits to form in blood vessels.
By adding Citrus Fruits to your daily diet, try every meal and also a snack, you will great increase your metabolism, increase your ability to get rid of fat, and also help you to control your cholesterol levels.
*******GARLIC-Garlic is one of the most effective fat burning foods.It contains the compound allicin which has anti bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats. The juice of garlic or the oil of garlic catalyses the action of getting rid of body fat.
*******CARROTS-Adding a carrot to the beginning of every meal is a very effective way to lose weight. Why do you ask? The carrot leaves no room in the stomach for the dessert. When using this trick you should been able to lose about a pound in one week. I have not personally tried this but I will and let you know if you are interested.
*******SPICY FOODS (RED CHILE PEPPERS)-When we eat foods that are really spicy, we tend to eat less. Some studies suggest that appetite suppression is due to capsaicin, a chemical found in many spicy foods. The capsaicin present in peppers induces the body to produce more stress hormones which in turn revs the metabolic rate burning more calories in the process.
********APPLES-Apple is quite difficult to digest therefore making it a great food to burn off calories. Your body will work hard to digest the apple and with only 81 calories in a standard apple you will be in those new jeans in no time.
********OATMEAL-Oatmeal will fill you up, stick to your ribs and give your body a much needed dose of fiber. Just stay away from the flavored instant oatmeal that is usually loaded with sugar (it sure tastes good, I know). Buy the tub of Quaker Oats (it is much cheaper than packaged instant oatmeal) and try adding a fresh, chopped apple, some cinnamon and a bit of Stevia (similar to Splenda but I like its natural properties better) to it.
**BRUSH YOUR TEETH AS SOON AS YOUR DONE WITH YOUR PORTIONS. It’s a psychological thing. The mint reminds you food is done, teeth are clean, and it reduces the want to snack or go back for seconds. When I first heard this I thought uh,uh but you know my teeth are much cleaner and it really works for me.
**WHOLE FOOD MULTI'S-I take Whole food multi supplements everyday (in case you have not heard of them they are fruits, veggies, spices and herbs in a capsule-you get the benefits of all the foods put in the supplement. Think of taking broccoli and putting it in a powder form in a capsule). The ones I take have natural metabolic boosters in them that naturally speed up my metabolism and I get the health benefits of the fruits and veggies. They also give me energy to keep going . On days when I eat too much I just take a couple extra and that helps balance me out.
**NUTS-Okay, if you read my blog on a somewhat consistent basis you knew I was going to say it again. Nuts, nuts and more nuts. Nuts are truly my #1 diet secret. Without them I would never feel full or satisfied and would give up and eat everything in sight. Willpower is not my strong point but with those nuts I can do it. Crazy I know but hey, it works for me!
Again, much to my mother's dismay I am not a doctor, nutritionist or anything of the sort but have been obsessed with weight always so I hope this helps you. Also, I recommend speaking with your doctor before starting a weight loss program.
P.S. Please join me in the next day or two to help me with my Diet Pepsi breakup. I am ending my 20 year love affair with Diet Pepsi and it isn't going to be easy (been down this road before but Diet Pepsi and I cannot seem to make a real break). I'm almost forty so I can do this, right?