Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to lose weight

Eat "The 10 Best Fat-Melting Foods" as suggested by Lucy Danziger  

Apples: This fruit’s 4 to 5 grams of fiber not only are filling but also help ferry out some of the fat and calories you take in from other foods.
Lentils: These
legumes are rich in resistant starch (RS), a carbohydrate that may encourage fat burning and shrink fat cells.
Sweet Potatoes: These spuds have RS, the same carbs found in
lentils that may turn up the body’s fat-scorching furnace. RS may also increase production of peptide hormone compounds that signal the brain to stop eating.
Eggs: The breakfast staple is loaded with choline, a compound known to help block fat absorption.
Edamame: The green
soybeans supply 17 g of protein per cup, and your body torches more calories digesting protein than it does processing carbs and fat.
Kiwifruit: A large
kiwi has 84 milligrams of vitamin C—more than a day’s quota. C helps form carnitine, a compound that transports fat into cell mitochondria, where it’s burned for energy during exercise.
Wild salmon: The fish’s omega-3 fatty acids could help you
fight flab more effectively. They alter the expression of certain genes, shifting your body to burn fat rather than store it.
Yogurt: Lowfat and nonfat
Greek and regular yogurts contain 20 percent or more of your daily calcium needs. The mineral slows production of cortisol, a hormone that encourages belly-flab buildup.
Quinoa: A complete protein, quinoa has all the essential amino acids needed to build
metabolism-revving muscle.
Olive oil: Healthful monounsaturated fats found in
olive oil could potentially switch on genes related to fat burning and storage.
the weight that dieters who ate the same calories but less total fat and protein and more carbs lost, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals.


Josie said...

Besides writing, food is one of my favorite subjects. I've heard about most of the foods you mentioned being beneficial, but have read mixed reviews on whether or not yogurt is beneficial. Guess it depends on choosing the right ones. Great post!

Linda Andrews said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm going to print it out and stick it on my fridge.

Mary Marvella said...

No chocolate or cheese on that list? Rats! I do like some of those items, though. Must buy more eggs.

Roxy Boroughs said...

Thankfully, I love all those foods. Unfortunately, I like all the naughty stuff, too.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Joanne, I practically live on yogurt. LOL So I hope it's beneficial.

Mona Risk said...

That's exactly what I did Linda. I saw on the Internet and went WOW.

Mona Risk said...

Mary, chocolate and cheese are two words forbidden in my household this month as I need to shed some twenty punds,

Mona Risk said...

Oh Roxy, we all love the bad food. It seems that everything I like is bad. Yuck!

Maggie Toussaint said...

I wonder if I could mainline yogurt to nix my belly fat...

Mona Risk said...

Maggie, I eat so much yogurt but it didn't do a thing for my waist.

StephB said...

Apples, yogrut and olive oil are the only thing on my list. No wonder why I'm not losing as much weight as I'd like!


Mona Risk said...

Steph, don't worry. This is simply another list. I follow it, yet I'm adding not shedding pounds.

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