Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

Here is the list of top 10 fat burning foods that can help you shed body fat and build lean muscle. Many of these may come as a surprise to you, but they're great at helping you get the proper nutrients you need, in addition to burning tons of stored fat. I've broken these down into different categories, so you're really getting the top 40 fat burning foods. Check it out:

The Top Carb and Whole Grain Fat Burning Foods
  1. Oatmeal (old fashioned, not the instant sugar filled kind)
  2. Yams
  3. Brown rice (a favorite is basmati, long grain aromatic rice)
  4. Sweet potatoes (almost same as yams)
  5. Multi-grain hot cereal
  6. White potatoes
  7. 100% whole wheat bread -or- flourless sprouted grain bread (i.e., Ezekiel, Men's bread)
  8. 100% whole wheat pasta
  9. Beans/legumes (great for healthy chili recipes)
  10. Cream of rice hot cereal
The Top Fat Burning Vegetables
  1. Broccoli (great for balancing hormones too!)
  2. Asparagus
  3. Spinach
  4. Salad greens
  5. Tomatoes
  6. Peppers (green, red or yellow)
  7. Onions
  8. Mushrooms
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Zucchini
The Top Fat Burning Lean Proteins
  1. Egg whites (whole eggs in limited quantities)
  2. Whey & Casein protein (protein powder supplements)
  3. Chicken breast (free range)
  4. Salmon (Wild Alaskan)
  5. Turkey Breast (free range)
  6. Top round & flank steak (grass fed beef)
  7. Lean Ground Turkey (free range)
  8. Bison/Buffalo/Elk/Ostrich
  9. Trout, dover sole, orange roughy, tilapia (wild caught; avoid farm-raised)
  10. Nuts & seeds
The Top Fat Burning Fruits
  1. Grapefruit
  2. Apples
  3. Berries (all varieties)
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Oranges
  6. Bananas
  7. Peaches
  8. Grapes
  9. Pomegranates
  10. Pineapple
Let's not forget the addition of healthy fats to help burn fat - olive, canola, coconut, sesame seed, flax seed, fish oil (omega fats), and avocadoes.
Eating these foods will certainly give you a big leap towards achieving your fat loss goals but you need to understand that this will not take away the importance of exercise. The most effective formula for a well-toned lean body while increasing lean muscle mass & burning fat is exercise & a clean diet.
Eat well and be well!


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