Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Cheat Sheet on Fat Burning Foods

Confession: I am on a very challenging yet rewarding journey right now in my life - weight loss.

If you have visited my previous posts, I made a table for the 3-day diet and followed that during that time. It was effective for me because I followed it to the dot and I was ecstatic with the results. I haven't done it again in a while, I must admit, because I feel like I am in a better place right now in terms of controlling food and keeping a log of everything that I eat.

I started being more careful with what I eat in every meal. For starters, I eliminated white rice from my diet. I still have soda but I stick to light or sugarfree. I still eat cakes and stuff but I make sure that I do not overeat. I signed in to My Fitness Pal - an app and an online community, that helps people who are struggling with their weight. I swear, everyone there are so supportive and helpful. I started in July - well, I started around 2 months before that but not until July when I got my groove and became really serious about it - and I have lost around 5 pounds. I can also see changes in my body and my measurements gone down a bit. Needless to say that I am very happy about it.

My point is, not until I was really able to understand how my body works, how I deeply know myself, that I started to see changes in me. I would love to post some progression pictures but not yet. I am not that confident yet so I am giving myself around 1-2 months before I do that. But anyway, in my journey, I did a lot of reading and research and I just wanted to share what I have found in the hopes that I'd get to help those in need to lose weight as well. (I know I am quite sporadic with my posts but I will really try to give a lot more). So to start it, here's a cheat sheet that I created myself to guide me on the best foods to eat that burns fat and increases metabolism. Thought of sharing it with you guys.

Please note however, that I am not a nutritionist nor am I a health expert, I just did this based on my own research and experience with them. Hope you find this helpful. =)



Just a few side notes:

Hot Peppers - I love spicy foods so this is a staple in my pantry. It does give a little more kick whenever I exercise so I think it works. I just hate the fact that it makes me a wee bit constipated than I should be so I am careful not to take it everyday.

Whole Wheat -  There are a lot of fake whole wheat products nowadays so I stick to those that have 100% whole wheat signs or stickers to them, better to be more careful.

Green Tea - I am not a fan of unsweetened tea so I just take green tea capsules that I buy from the drugstore. I usually take it before I work out.

Grapefruit - This is a food included in the 3-day diet and I can guarantee that it works in keeping you full or having no appetite. So props for this fruit.

Lentils - Based on my research, health experts advise that we substitute this with meat. Because it is rich in protein it can help with muscle building without the fats that non lean meats usually have.

Red Meat - I am a true blue carnivore so this goes to my favor. Heehee.

So anyway, I hope this helps you guys. Let me know what you think. =)

Keep safe everyone,


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