Nowadays, a big part of dieting seems to focus on the long and ever-growing list of foods we are supposed to avoid in our weight management journey – but what if I told you there are foods that when eaten in moderation can help us burn a few extra calories?
For example, jalapeno, habanero, and cayenne peppers contain capsaicin, which not only makes your mouth hot, but increase the heat in your body, causing you to burn more calories within roughly three hours of consumption.
Lean meats, such as chicken, lean beef, and turkey are high in protein, which the body must work harder to break down, compared to carbohydrates or fats. The harder your body has to work to break down your food, the faster your metabolism will work, resulting in more calories being burned.
While these foods, when eaten in moderation, can help you to burn a few extra calories, it’s important to note that the extra calories burned cannot replace the positive effects of a balanced diet and exercise plan. And remember, no matter how healthy the food, too much of it will cause you to gain weight or at worse not help you in losing it.
Do you have any other suggestions for foods that can help us lose weight? If you do, leave them in the comment box below and help someone else eat the right foods to help lose weight.