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How to Burn Fat Without Surgery Part 2

EAT YOUR WAY TO A SMALLER WAISTLINE

Article by Eboni Ward

Photography by Ella Olsson on Unsplash

Hey FITT Fam! So I’m back with another blog about weight loss boosting foods! Did you read part 1? Did you run out and buy some new spices or fermented foods?

Last week we talked about the top three categories (with some easy to incorporate examples) for weight loss boosting foods. This week I wanted to wrap this two-part series up with heavier foods that satiate your hunger yet still assist in fat loss. Numbers 4 and 5 on my list are:

  • Healthy Fats
  • Fibrous Carbs

Now these two categories can get slightly tricky based on how the food item is cooked; however, if you stick to the healthier options, spices instead of seasonings, these should be pretty simple!

Healthy Fats:

Hopefully by now you have some inkling or idea of a healthy fat! You may not know what CLA, MCT, or GHEE stands for, but you know it's supposed to help keep your bad cholesterol low and your good cholesterol high, right? Well there are certain foods, supplements, and drinks you can consume in order to help increase your health. Healthy fats aren’t JUST good for your heart and removing the built-up fats around your organs; these fats also aide in weight loss. Healthy fats are used to boost your energy thus giving you the stamina to help power through workouts, office meetings, etc. It speeds up the metabolic rate and helps in ridding the digestive tract of bacteria! A few of my favorite healthy fats: salmon, CLA, MCT (keto bomb or bullet proof coffee) olive oil, coconut oil, nuts. One of my least favorite healthy fats is avocado. Due to its amazing benefits, I must add it to the list, but personally I cannot stand the taste or texture!

Fibrous Carbs:

Starting the journey of weight loss, you hear that carbs are bad. A lot of the time, thing is, not ALL carbs fall under this category. Processed, refined, sugary carbs DEFINITELY fall under the “bad carb category,” but carbs that are high in fiber will get your engines revving in your digestive tract and help “move” some of that bad food out of your colon, if ya know what I mean! Due to the amount of fiber in these items, they are considered to be “good carbs.” Some of the top fiber filled carbs that help you lose weight, remove bloat and keep you full longer are whole-grain bread, brown rice, high-fiber breakfast cereals, whole-wheat pasta and whole-grain baked goods, eggplant, nuts and nut butter as well as oats, flaxseed, raspberries, broccoli, and a whole list of veggies. Consuming more of these foods with both soluble and insoluble fiber will aid in lower blood sugar levels, easier to pass (and more frequent) bowel movements, less day-to-day bloat, and faster metabolism!

I tried to keep this series as simple as possible! There is so much great information out there, but most blogs and articles will list 10-15 items of fat-boosting foods. I want my readers to realize there are FULL categories rich in fat-boosting foods and eating healthy is not limited to 15 items! If you learned something new, give this article a like!

Stay tuned for the next article, or catch up with me on Instagram @fitt.eboni.

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