Thursday, September 29, 2011

burn fats burn!

I'm still desperately trying to lose weights, and fats.
My dad said that I did grow a lil fatter as compared to before ):
so much after seeing one of my photos before I started work. Thought my friend said its a angle problem, still, i knew i put on a considerable amount of weight since work started, or even since university ):

its time to get going and start getting rid of them before they increase exponentially and refuse to leave me!

So i googled and found this!

sounds awesome eh (:

List of Foods That Burn Fat and Increase Metabolism

Water: The best way to speed up the metabolism and encourage optimal bodily functions is to drink plenty of water. Drinking around eight 8 glasses of cold or ice water a day helps burn those extra calories.

Whey Protein: Whey protein is probably one of the best things you can have that will boost up your metabolism as well as being a complete, high quality protein.

Read up more on this post!

Green Tea: Green tea or a green tea extracts have chemicals such as EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) that not only helps these foods burn fat and increase the metabolism, but also has anti-cancer properties, prevents heart disease, and uplifts your mood.

Green tea is also one of the best sources for speeding up metabolism and it also burns fats. It is recommended that you drink at least five cups of green tea daily. You can drink either cold or hot green tea. It will benefit more if you drink one cup before every meal. Green tea oppresses your appetite and hence you feel less hungry and full after drinking it.

Lean Protein: Consuming lean protein such as skinless chicken breasts can increase your metabolic rate. This is because the digestion of protein stimulates cellular activity leading to the burning of the excess fats. The best lean protein food choices are lean chicken, turkey breast, egg whites, fish and seafood.

Complex High Fiber Carbs: Foods rich in carbohydrates and fiber are not only a highly thermogenic food, but also helps fill you up and sustain you longer. The complex carbohydrates in sync with lean protein creates a steady release of insulin into the bloodstream and minimizes insulin swings. The best high fiber complex carbs to choose are whole grain breads, brown rice, beans, oatmeal, and non-starchy vegetables.

oh dear, i hate brown rice ):

Calcium: Calcium is essential for regulating hormonal activity in the body and can accelerate weight loss by breaking down the fat in fat cells. Low fat dairy products, leafy green vegetables, sesame seeds and almonds are rich in calcium.

Yayys, i love milk and yoghut and almonds!

Vegetables: High fiber non starchy vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, endives, celery, tomatoes, and peppers are the best metabolism boosters as they have the most thermogenic properties and also have minimal impact on your insulin levels. These foods that burn fat and calories also helps in regulating your metabolism.

Fruits: A variety of fresh fruit in your diet can cleanse the body since it contains a lot of fiber, water, and vitamins. The best fruit choices are apples, citrus fruit, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, melons, mangoes, kiwi, and pineapples. Fruits that are high in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, potassium, and phosphorus help in the efficient operation of your metabolism. Pectin found in fruits such as apples and berries helps against fat absorption into the cells.

Apples! awesome (:
and mangos and pineapples are kinda my favourites

Spices: Hot spicy food can temporarily fire up your metabolic rates. For example, the compound capsaicin present in hot peppers, stimulates your body to release more stress hormones, thereby speeding up your metabolism and increasing your ability to burn calories. These spices include peppers such as chilies, cheyenne, and horseradish.

oh i loveeee tom yam (:

Garlic and Ginger: Ginger and garlic raises your body temperature and helps to stimulate your body's fat burning mechanisms. Regular intake of garlic boosts your immune system and helps prevent cold and flu.

awesome, i love garlics! Okay, more garlic into my food when I cook next time!

Vinegar: The acid from vinegar slows down the digestion of starch and keeps your insulin levels balanced, this property can actually lower blood sugar by 30% when consumed with a meal. This is effective in speeding up your metabolism and treating metabolic disorders.

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 essential fatty acids affect the levels of the fat hormone, leptin. Leptin is said to influence the number of calories burnt and stored as fat. Therefore, people with low levels of leptin, tend to burn more calories than those with higher levels of the hormone. The best sources of omega 3 fats are tuna, lean white fish, salmon, and sardines.

Oh yea! salmon sashimi and omega 3 supplements are in my diet!