It’s so easy to grab a handful of these fat burners to rev up your metabolic rate and watch the fat come off as if by magic. Of course there are many factors that go into whether your body is in fat-burning mode or fat-storing mode, but eating these foods regularly will help tilt the scales to your favor.
Blueberries contain two elements that help your body burn fat. First, they’re full of antioxidants that will help your body battle free radicals. Second, they’re a great source of fiber, which helps your body stay clean, and your digestive system running at its full potential.
A handful of blueberries can be eaten straight, or tossed into any smoothie recipe for added taste and nutrients. That’s why it’s always a great idea to add a pint of organic blueberries to your cart each time you’re at the grocery store.
Almonds are one of the best snacks you can eat if you’re trying to lose weight, particularly if you’re trying to lose fat. It may seem counterintuitive to eat a nut with so much fat content in an effort to burn fat, but the healthy fats they contain help the body burn fat, not store it.
Of course you don’t want to go overboard with your fat intake, and making sure that your fat is coming in a healthy form is key.
Foods like almonds, avocados, eggs, and fatty fish contain the healthy fat your body needs, although some are not very easy to eat a handful of.
All of those “Get crackin’” commercials for pistachios have brought these nuts to the mainstream consciousness, and the best part is they can actually help you lose fat. They don’t just help you lose fat in general, but specifically go to work on everyone’s least favorite fat: belly fat.
The great feature of pistachios is that they’re highly portable, able to go with you wherever you need them, as well as slowing you down a bit while you crack them. This can help keep portion sizes in control since a handful of pistachios might take a minute or two to open.
Get into the habit of sprinkling the equivalent of a handful of ground flaxseed onto the foods you eat each day. It goes great on salads, and gets lost in soups and stews. The whole time it is providing you with important nutrients like omega-3 and fiber.
Keep a bag of ground flaxseed handy in your kitchen and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate into your daily meals.
5. Dried Cherries
Cherries are making headway into the world of fat loss and healthy eating, thanks to their unique makeup that helps the body oxidize fat. Finding cherries when they’re fresh and ripe can be a struggle, so it’s often easier to find them in dried form, and make a delicious snack from them.
Whenever you dry a fruit you concentrate its properties, and in this instance dried cherries will contain more sugar than raw cherries. Don’t let that stop you from getting the good things they provide, just be mindful of serving sizes.
6. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber, a one-two nutritional punch that helps show fat the exit. However, plain chickpeas can be a bit boring, and not something you’ll seek out when you start to get hungry. It’s easy enough to make them seem like a real treat by roasting them.
Roasting chickpeas greatly enhances their flavor and gives them a crunch that they otherwise don’t have. Adding some spices like garlic powder or cayenne to them will further assist with your metabolism boost. Eating a handful of roasted chickpeas will tide you over till your next meal thanks to its protein content.
7. Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potatoes are often suggested to those looking to lose fat, and there’s good reason for it. They provide fiber and antioxidants, and do a great job of keeping you satisfied and taking the role of a carbohydrate at a meal.
When you’re looking for a one-handful hack, it’s best to bake up your sweet potatoes into chips. Find a recipe that uses olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper as the only other ingredients and you’ll keep things on the fat-burning side.
8. Mini Carrots
It’s so easy to reach into a bag of organic mini carrots and pull out a handful of them. It’s the sort of snack that can ease you out of panicky feelings of hunger and buy you some time to plan out your next healthy meal.
Sometimes labeled “baby carrots” mini carrots are not a special type of carrot, but are simply regular carrots that have been cut, peeled, and washed so that they can be eaten right from the bag.
9. Kale Chips
Kale has enjoyed a rise in popularity over the years, and is now readily available in most grocery stores. It should be considered as a great vegetable if you’re looking to burn fat, but might not always cross your mind as something you’d eat by the handful.
Kale chips are very easy to make, and often only use added olive oil for baking. The olive oil contributes to your fat loss plan with healthy fat, and baking the chips makes them come out crispy and satisfying.
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