Weight loss boils down to choice. Specifically, every time you choose to eat something, you’re either taking a step toward your goals… or away from them. And if you’re like most people, you want to get in shape as fast as possible.
As such, this article will help you speed things up a bit. In fact, if you incorporate the following 4 fruits into your daily diet, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your weight and waistline.
And before we get to the meat of the matter, let me make this small disclaimer. The title of this post is somewhat misleading. You see, there are no fruits (or foods in general) that actually burn fat. At least not directly.
Now, I’m sure you’ve heard about celery and that you use more calories to chew and digest it than it actually contains. But those are silly myths.
With that said, there are foods that speed up the weight loss process. They just do it indirectly. So, you’re not actually getting lighter every time you eat them. But, by boosting your metabolism, they’re helping you shed the pounds that much faster. And with that out of the way, let’s get to the fruits…
Fat burning fruit #1: apples. Their high pectin content binds water and prevents fat absorption by your body’s cells. As you can imagine, the less fat you store, the lighter you’ll get – simple as that.
Now, in addition to pectin, apples are very high in fiber. This keeps you full so you take in less calories throughout the day. In fact, studies have shown that eating an apple 30 minutes before a meal is a great way to control portions. The bottom line? An apple a day keeps more than the doctor away. It also keeps the pounds at bay.
Fat burning fruit #2: grapefruit. Grapefruits (much like oranges, lemons, and limes) are citrus fruits. These are high in vitamin C. And the latter plays a key fat-burning role by helping your body break it down. As such, it makes it easier to get rid of it.
What’s more is that vitamin C lowers insulin levels. The lower your levels of insulin, the less likely you are to store fat in the first place. So as you can see, this fruit provides you with a double weight loss “whammy” and you should eat it often.
Fat burning fruit #3: blueberries. What makes blueberries (and berries in general) so special in terms of weight loss? Simple, they’re packed with fiber, which again, keeps you full. Furthermore, they’re chock-full of antioxidants and improve insulin sensitivity. Grab a handful and enjoy every bite because these little guys will keep you fit and healthy into old age.
Fat burning fruit #4: tomatoes. Now, this one might come as a bit of surprise. Most people think that tomatoes are vegetables. But they are in fact fruits. And if you didn’t know that – now you do! Either way – fruit or vegetable – one thing’s for sure: it’s a great ally to have on your side in the battle of the bulge.
Tomatoes are very high in biotin – a B-vitamin that plays a key role in energy production. In short, without this essential vitamin, your energy levels suffer. And the less energy you have, the less you’ll move, and the less fat you’ll burn.
In addition to biotin, they’re also high in chromium – a well-known stabilizer of blood sugar. And as you probably know, stable blood sugar means fewer insulin spikes, and hence, less fat storage.
Now, before we wrap things up, let me leave you with one last disclaimer. The fruits just listed are indeed great for burning fat. But only if you eat them in their natural form… and in moderation.
Because fruits are high in sugar. Therefore, do not juice them. This is very important. I know juicing is all the rage lately, but don’t fall for the fad. You see, when you drink a glass of juice, you’re ingesting several fruits at once. That, and you’re missing out on a lot of the fiber. It’s a bad combination that, not only will prevent fat loss, but will make you gain weight to bout.
In conclusion, eat these fruits, eat them often, but don’t’ drink them. And by doing so, you’ll be taking several steps to getting that fit, healthy body you can truly be proud of.