Weight loss diets are a big thing nowadays, aren’t they? Be it for aesthetical purposes or in an effort to improve our health and our quality of life – sometimes all of that together – people struggle to lose some pounds, and one of the most popular ways to do so is a restrictive diet.
We become overweight when we take more calories than we use up, and the extra calories get stored up in our bodies in the form of adipose fat. But restrictive diets are not the only way to lose weight, and fat burning aliments are increasing in popularity; they are delicious, nutritive and healthy foods that help you boost your metabolism and get rid of those extra pounds that get in the way between you and your goals. So here is a list of 20 proven fat burning foods that boost your metabolism, that you can add to your diet.
A few years ago, thermogenic foods were all over the map. People saw in them the ultimate solution for weight loss and weight control without even quitting caloric food. They said that these aliments made you lose weight by just eating them, and the expression “negative calories” promised an almost miraculous way of staying in shape.
Even if the fab of thermogenic food is already over, what was true back then is still true today. A few vegetables are so difficult for our body to digest that the amount of calories that we spend to process them is actually higher than their total caloric value.
Cauliflower is one of the most thermogenic plants in the planet, so eating it can make you lose a bit of extra fat just by the effort it takes to digest it. Other cruciferous vegetables include cabbages, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale.