Fat loss and weight loss are a lot like those math classes we all hated in high school. It’s far too easy to feel lost and confused in complex equations and calculations, and all you really want is for someone to hand you the answer. Luckily, when it comes to weight loss, researchers have done exactly that. They’ve found foods--common, everyday foods--that can actually jump start your metabolism, speed fat loss, and whittle your middle.
And, for the record, it’s not about just restricting your calories, although calories do count. Follow this plan and you can count on eating satisfying foods that, in addition to melting fat off your frame, banish hunger and curb cravings. That means you’ll not only enjoy delicious, healthful foods but also have an easier time tuning out the call of the office vending machine or the snack aisle at the supermarket. You don’t need iron willpower to slim down; you just need these research-backed picks. Focus on filling up on the good, like these slimming superfoods, and you’ll naturally cut down on the bad without feeling hungry or deprived. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
But we’re not talking about simple weight loss here. You might want the number on the scale to drop, but most of us are looking for that lean and toned look more than a certain number. For that, you’ll need to melt the fat away from your muscles--though building more muscle mass certainly helps with that, too. This list of foods gives your body a much-needed helping hand in two ways: by boosting lipolysis, the process of breaking down and getting rid of stored fat, and blocking adipogenesis, the formation of new fat cells.
While these foods have powerful abilities to help your body slim down, that isn’t a free pass to eat as much of them as you want. But we’ve got you covered there, too. To take all the guesswork out of this equation for losing fat, we’ve provided suggested serving sizes for each food and ideas for working them into your diet.
So add them to your grocery list now! Just remember this final quick tip: Almost all of these foods can be found around the perimeter of the store, while the unhealthy packaged foods are found in the center. Stay to the outside of the store to grab these foods that will help you fill up without filling out and avoid those center aisles as much as possible.
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