Whoever said more eating will make you put on more weight? Luckily for us food-lovers, eating certain foods can help you burn fat! Here’s a list of yummy super-foods that will build muscle, lose fat, and fight disease:
Check out Gina’s recipe on skinnytaste.com – perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Berries. Strong antioxidants that prevent cancer, heart & eye diseases. Any kind works: cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc. Buy fresh or frozen berries and mix with oatmeal.
Yogurt. Contain bacteria that improve your gastrointestinal health. Get low or non fat greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps promote fullness. A typical 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams, the amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat!
Mixed Nuts. Contain unsaturated fats, proteins, fiber, and minerals. But mixed nuts have a lot of calories, great if you’re trying to gain muscle mass.
Mmm can’t wait to try Gina’s perfectly portioned mini egg omelets– add some spinach for a nutrient filled meal!
Eggs. HUGE source of protein (7g per egg). The yolk contains most of the nutrients and half the protein. Vitamins A,D,E and cholesterol will naturally increase your testosterone levels, giving you more lean body mass.
Broccoli. Cancer-fighting! Broccoli is high in soluble fiber and low calorie, helping fat loss.
Spinach. Spinach prevents muscle & bone loss, and also cancer and heart diseases because of its high nutrient profile.
Avocado salad with salmon, orange, and apple – want a boost? Add some carrots!
Salmon. One of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids that also gets you 20g protein per 100g serving.
Oranges. Vitamin C to fight diseases, magnesium to lower blood pressure, anti-oxidant beta-carotenes, etc. Quit drinking processed orange juice which often has added sugars. Eat oranges or make your own orange juice.
Apples. Pectin in apples helps weight loss by making you feel fuller longer. Apples are also the strongest antioxidant after cranberries.
Carrots. Their huge vitamin A content improves eye-health, especially night vision. Carrots are also rich in fiber, low calorie and taste great!