Weird Weight Loss Foods: Surprising Allies in Your Weight Loss Journey
Nuez de la India isn’t the only surprising treat nature has that helps you in your battle with the scale. Check out these other surprising weight loss friendly foods:
- Fatty Fish
The name isn’t really encouraging, but stick with us on this one. Those fats? They’re the good kind. And we mean the really good kind. Not only do they help you stay slim by filling you up with healthy fat and protein, fatty fish may also lower cortisol—a stress hormone that packs only flabby belly fat. So indulge yourself with that cedar plank salmon next time you’re out (or make it at home!). A couple of servings a week could make a big difference in your weight loss.
- Full Fat Dairy
Wait a minute—full fat? Yep, we said it. The fat in dairy may not be as bad for you as the fat in some other foods. Plus, it will help you stay full. And don’t be fooled by low-fat varieties that are packed with sugar. You may find that you’re way better off with a full-fat plain yogurt with a little stevia and a splash of vanilla, calorie-wise… and it’ll taste way better than a brand saturated in corn syrup. (Go for Greek Yogurt for a protein boost, if you want, too!)
- Chili Peppers
What could spice possibly do to help you burn fat? The answer’s right there in the question. You’re not just feeling the burn—you’re burning more calories when you load up on cayenne. Capsaicin is your body’s friend when it comes to fighting fat. If you can take the heat, go spicier! (And if you can’t, well, there are capsaicin supplements, too—you don’t have to miss out if you prefer mild!)
It’s not just for breakfast anymore. The caffeine boost in coffee will up your metabolism and help curb your appetite, and its warm, comforting goodness can be a great treat when you want to avoid hitting the candy aisle. Of course, keep an eye on your caffeine consumption—too much isn’t a good thing! And sorry, no—those cream and sugar blended concoctions probably should be saved as a cheat day treat. Go for a shot of espresso, or an Americano with a splash of milk for the most benefits.
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