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Burn The Fat: 3 Foods That Will Help You Shed Those Pounds

by Joann Dunn

Believe it or not, there are certain foods that you could be picking up at the market, preparing at home and consuming on a regular basis that could be potentially helping your fight off your belly fat. If you're looking to shed some pounds and get back to a younger-looking, healthier body, these three foods are a must starting today:


Eggs are extremely rich in nutrients, vitamins and protein. Protein actually helps to increase the body's ability to burn fat because it raises your metabolic rate. Vitamin B12 is also found within eggs and helps to break down fat. Further, one study suggests that eating eggs as part of a well-balanced, healthy diet can help you lose more weight, inches and fat. In the study, the group of individuals who ate eggs for breakfast and followed a low-fat diet of 1,000 calories were able to lose 65 percent more weight, 34 percent more inches in the waist and 16 percent more fat than the groups who only ate eggs or bagels for breakfast.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt is packed pull of protein, in addition to other nutrients, which can help you fight fat and lose weight. In fact, according to Fitness Magazine, all it takes is 18 ounces of yogurt per day and you will drop a size in jeans. If you can reduce your total calories and eat that amount of yogurt, you may be able to lose up to 22 percent more weight and 81 percent more stubborn belly fat than individuals who don't consume yogurt. Plus, if you're going to be working out, a cup of yogurt each day can help speed up post-workout recovery.

3. Quinoa

Originating from South America, the quinoa grain has long been a diet staple. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, which helps to increase your feeling of satiety, thereby reducing the amount of food that you consume. In particular, quinoa contains vitamin B12, which is essential for being able to lose weight and fat, as a deficiency in this vitamin can hinder your weight loss capabilities. For vegetarians who find it difficult to locate stomach-filling foods, quinoa is the perfect solution.

If you can't seem to get rid of your stubborn belly fat with these foods, a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may want to consult with a medical professional about other options. While you may think that going under the knife is the only way to remove fat from the body, there are non-surgical ways of ridding your body of that unwanted fat.

Contact a center like Custom Body Contour to learn more.


About Me

Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.