Excess fat around the waist is the most unlikable and hazardous fat in a woman’s body!
Belly fat plays havoc with the look and confidence of millions of women around the world.
Spoiling the look and confidence are not the only downsides of belly fat. New researches has shown that belly fat may increase death risk in women (source). Excess fat around the waist may also increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer significantly (source).
There are numerous factors which play a significant role in vulnerability of your waistline to fat accumulation. It’s a long story and requires a separate article for further explanation of each factor. For now, I just enumerated the factors below, and will explain them more extensively in a future article.
Factors which Play an Essential Role in Accumulation of Fat around Belly:
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of sleep
- Trans Fats
- Low-Protein diets
- Low-Fiber diets
- Bad bacteria in guts
- Package fruit juice
Stubborn belly fat is one of the most difficult fats to deal with. You may spend hours in the gym per week, do lots of sit-ups and/or other abs workouts, but still do not see any tangible results.
That’s due to the fact that to burn stubborn belly fat you need to follow a well-balanced diet which includes a large amount of belly fat burning foods. Certainly, exercise and workout still have their own place, but dieting is much more important and does the majority of the work.
The ideal plan for burning belly fat is to follow a suitable workout plan, which includes some effective abs workouts, and a healthy well-balanced diet which includes a large amount of fat burning foods listed below.
In fact, in such an ideal plan, dieting does 80 percent of the work while exercise and workout is responsible for only 20 percent of your success in burning belly fat.
Another important thing you need to consider while you’re trying to reduce belly fat is that just adding these foods to your diet does not guarantee your success overnight. It will require consistent effort and determination. You need to follow your fat burning diet for at least 3 to 6 months before you start to see any tangible results.
Below is the list of top 10 fat burning foods:
Fruits are the primary source of vitamins and minerals. Adding fruits to your diet and consuming them on a daily basis is a surefire way to provide your body with vitamins and vitamins required for accelerating fat burning process.
Otherwise, it should be noted that most fruits contain natural sugar. So, adding too much of them, especially the sweeter ones, to your diet may increase your blood sugar and have adverse effects on your health.
So it’s recommended to use fruits daily but moderately for maximum benefit.
The best fruits to choose from are citrus fruits, bananas, lemons, limes, kiwis, apples, strawberries, grapes, and watermelons.
2. Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are fully packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are a great source of protein for vegans. They’re also great appetite suppressants if consumed on a regular basis.
3. Whole Grains
Like beans and legumes, whole grains are an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They improve belly fat burning process by suppressing appetite and improving colon workings.
The best kind of whole grains for burning belly fat are quinoa, brown rice, and millet.
4. Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens are fully packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They also contain a large amount of dietary fiber which promotes digestion and colon health.
Spinach, collard greens, kale, carrot, and broccoli are the best ones to choose from.
Nuts are fully packed with healthy fats and protein. Groundbreaking research shows that consuming nuts such as almond, walnut, pine nut, macadamia, and pistachios on a daily basis can promote weight loss and reduce the fat around the waistline.
Nuts are healthy and delicious and snacking them during the day and substituting them with unhealthy sugary snacks is the best method for incorporating them into your diet.
6. Full-Fat Dairy Products
A 2014 study showed that full-fat dairy products like yoghurt may reduce obesity risk (source). Full-fat dairy products are loaded with nutrients and are great appetite suppressants. Full-fat yoghurt contains a large amount of beneficial bacteria which improves guts and digestion health.
It’s recommended to avoid slim or skimmed dairy products and choose only full-fat and organic products. That’s due to the fact that processed dairy products are devoid of nutrients and are full of chemical unhealthy additives.
Contrary to public belief, not only avocados does not make you fat, but new researches has shown that they’re a great for promoting weight loss and accelerating fat burning process.
Like nuts, avocados are loaded with healthy fats which are an essential nutrient for every healthy and balance diet. Avocados are also a great source of folic acid and dietary fiber which keeps you full for a long time and prevents your from overeating.
8. Whole Eggs
The yolk, once considered as the main culprit for high blood cholesterol, are now regarded as a cholesterol-lowering food. So, it’s completely safe to use the yolk.
The egg white is also a great source of protein which can help to promote weight loss too.
It’s recommended to choose whole, farm-raised eggs over the ordinary ones as they have been proved to contain more omega-3 and other nutrients.
Like other fruits apples are packed with vitamins and minerals.
Apple is a famous weight loss food. It’s a great appetite suppressant and snacking it during the day will help to keep you full for a longer time and avoid overeating.
10. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is a great source of vitamin C and capsaicin. Vitamin C is well-known for boosting immune system. On the other hand, capsaicin boosts the metabolism and accelerates fat burning process as a result.