Desperate to get rid of belly fat by any means possible?
The True About Fat Burning Foods
You may have heard people talking about fat burning foods and fat burning diets. These foods are purported to help your body burn fat, at least more fat than you ingest, when you eat them.
The concept behind a fat burning diet is simple: you take in just enough of these fat burner foods, and these foods will help you lose more calories than you actually take.
As your calories get burned, you burn body fat as well, so you lose belly fat (and body fat in general) in the process.
It’s all about Fruits and Vegetables
It is easy to notice how the list of so-called fat burning foods mainly consists of fruits and vegetables, mainly those rich in vitamins, fibers and minerals.
Before we discuss more about this type of fat loss diet, let us discuss one important matter: why do people get fat in the first place?
It’s all due to metabolism
Burning of fat is directly related to metabolism – the speed at which your body converts food into energy we need and stores the rest as fat for future use.
This means if your metabolism is low, your body can’t efficiently convert food into energy, so you end up with more stored fat.
This also means that if you have a normal metabolism and you load your body with more calories than you can burn, you gain more weight.
On the other hand, activity and exercise can hasten metabolism as the body needs more energy. When the body needs more energy than supplied by your daily food intake, it burns up your stored fat which then commences weight loss.
So, if you want to reduce belly fat, think of it this way: you have to take in fewer calories (like in a low fat diet) than you burn.
Not Fat Burning but Low Fat Foods
There is one misconception that might need to be corrected at this point.
What many people talk about as fat burning foods actually are low fat foods.
They are not special foods that can magically lead to stomach fat loss. They do not help burn fats per se, but they supply the body with just less calories so that more stored fat can be burnt, leading to fat reduction.
There are literally hundreds of fat loss programs and diets to choose from, from fasting to low carb high protein diets, to fat loss supplements. Most of these are not bound to work long-term because they do not answer the main root of the problem.
Think Long Term Goals
Some of them can successfully induce weight loss, but mostly due to water loss or any other form of unhealthy weight loss. Of all the fat loss tips, there is the only tip that is bound to work: eating healthy in the right amounts.
The Mediterranean-style diet is excellent if you would like a low fat diet with low cholesterol foods that can effectively help you lose body fat.
This diet, along with a few minutes of light to moderate exercise, will help you lose those unwanted belly fat in the healthiest way possible, without making huge sacrifices.