It’s been quite a while since I wrote some informative post about food so this time, I’m gonna post up information on fat burning food in a series of five. Wait, did I word the sentence right? Yep. Although there are all sorts of diets limiting this food or that food and diets restricting calories which comes from foods, I’m saying that NOT ALL food is bad and could make you pile on the weight. There are food that burn fat and help you lose weight.
Really. No joke. And what makes me the expert? Err…ahhh….hmmmm…..well, this is The Food Site after all and I make food my business. So, I HAVE to know all about food from cooking to eating to whether it could end up as padding around my hips and waist…
Okay, okay, I’ll get to the food in a bit. Let me just add one more thing, although these are fat burning food and somewhat help you lose weight, it does not mean you can over-eat all of it and then lose loads of pounds.
It doesn’t work that way, okay? The reason these food can help you lose weight is because they mostly fill you up or provide your body with the right nutrition / fuel to increase your stamina, cut down cravings, metabolic rate, etc.
The food do not literally work like diet pills (which I DO NOT recommend since those are full of chemicals, the pills not the foods), they just help the body work better at starving off the extra pounds. In fact, eating the right kinds of food is the quickest way to lose weight.
Now that we got that outta the way, let’s get down to the first in the list of fat burning food:
See? There’s a reason why I simply love to add oats and oat bran to certain foods when cooking or baking. Not only are oats heart-healthy, it is also good for weight loss. The reason being that it fills you up and keeps you full longer so you will not be hungry all the time. Trust me, I know because I’ve been eating oats for breakfast for a long time now and it helps me stay full longer till 2pm. Even then, I tend to eat less for lunch because I’m not that hungry.
So, how could you enjoy your oats? Here’s a simple and filling breakfast recipe:
1 cup oats
1 cup skimmed/low fat milk / unsweetened soya milk
1 cup fruits (could be bananas, strawberries, blueberries, any fruit you like)
1. Place all of it into a blender and blend. If you prefer a cold drink, add some ice to it and you’ll make your own healthy fruit smoothie!
Alternatively, you can also use oat bran / oatmeal as replacement for bread crumbs in a number of recipes like my oat bran fried chicken or my homemade herbed burger or the spicy chicken burger. The possibilities are endless. All you need to do is to substitute bread crumbs with oat bran/ oatmeal.
If you think eating oats only for breakfast is kinda boring, why not have some eggs too? Yes, including the yolks too. Much has been said about the high cholesterol of egg yolks but studies have shown that eating egg yolks does not substantially increase your choleterol level.
So, if you are bored of oats, why not have some eggs on toast? Of course, the healthier options would be scrambled or poached. Why does it help with weight loss? Simple. Eggs are the most basic of proteins and proteins fill you up too so having it for breakfast will make you fuller with less calories. Have some eggs today.
Don’t know what to make? Try my tomatoes and mushroom omelette recipe, it is pack full of nutrients and as healthy as an omelette could get.
This post is really long enough so I will continue with part two of my fat burning food (or is it food that helps you lose weight?) series soon.