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The Top 10 Foods That Burn Belly Fat & The Top 10 Foods That Store Belly Fat
The most powerful way to lose belly fat for women is to eat foods that burn belly fat and increase metabolism. But just as important as the foods to eat are the foods to avoid.
How Do Foods Burn Belly Fat?
It’s so much easier to remember and motivate yourself to change your diet if you understand the reasons behind it I think.
Our metabolism is determined by the balance of our hormones, which are the master controllers of our mood, how our skin looks, cravings, sleep as well as all of the metabolic functions like how your body uses food as energy, where it will get the energy from, whether to store or burn calories and the list goes on and on… and on!
So the key to burning belly fat is to eat foods that balance the hormones that effect belly fat storage and belly fat burning.
Our amazing bodies evolved to store excess energy as fat for times when food wasn’t available. An incredible creation that kept our species alive BUT in this age of ‘Supersize’ fast food, that incredible creation is now the reason why we’re fat… our bodies are storing excess calories as fat for the times when food isn’t around, but we NEVER have those times!!!!
The main hormones that effect belly fat fall into the 2 categories:
- Hormones that store belly fat
- Hormones that burn belly fat
Hormones that store belly fat in women:
- Estrogen (More specifically Estrone)
Hormones that burn belly fat in women:
- Growth Hormone
The following lists of foods will decrease the production of the belly storing hormones and increase the belly burning hormones:
Top 10 Foods That STORE Belly Fat And DECREASE Metabolism:
It is as important to avoid foods and ingredients in foods that increase the bad hormones as it is to eat the foods that increase the good hormones.
- Processed & Refined Foods
- Simple Carbohydrates
- Artificial Colours, Flavours, Additives
- Processed Soy Products
- High GI Carbs
- Saturated & Trans Fats
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
Top 10 Foods That BURN Belly Fat And INCREASE Metabolism:
- Cruciferous Vegetables – Broccoli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage etc.
- Green Leafy Vegetables
- Green Tea
- Beans – eg Red Kidney
- Tuna & Salmon
- Lean Chicken
- Garlic and Onions
- Pure Whey Protein
Just by following the foods to avoid and foods that burn belly fat list and managing your meals around that will dramatically improve your metabolism and you will burn belly fat without having to count calories and feel hungry.