‘Fats’, ‘obesity’, ‘excessive weight gain’ are words that haunt people, who are prone to gaining weight, pertaining to their physique and hereditary reasons. Of course, it is not always possible to stay away from tasty yummy foods which are not always healthy, and only when the body puts on excessive weight, reality bites and one starts thinking about losing weight.
Increasing metabolism of the body is the only way to activate your fat burning hormones. Hormones and weight loss are quite interconnected, because hormones play an important role in boosting up the metabolism. In women, estrogen helps in lessening the muscle mass and speeding up the basal metabolic rate, whereas in men, testosterone aids in burning the carbs thereby speeding up the metabolism. And more metabolism means more breakdown of the sugar levels in the body, which helps you with a well toned body that you want. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself and also analyze their answers. This will help you understand your lifestyle and whether it affects your health.
What constitutes your daily diet? How much is your appetite?
Are you under a lot of stress? Are you aware of how stress can make you fat?
Do you binge on sugary foods? Are you in the grip of unhealthy eating habits, binging on high calorie foods like chips and cookies?
Do you exercise regularly? Do you believe in the concept of ‘Early to bed and early to rise’?
The answers to these questions will help you understand the key to activating your fat burning hormones, which is healthy lifestyle. Let’s see some foods that can help you trigger the fat-burning hormones.
A healthy living starts with healthy food. So does the food you consume on a daily basis, contain all the necessary carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins in the right blend? Below is a list of some metabolism boosting foods, which will help you in answering these questions.
Asparagus is a spring vegetable, packed with a chemical asparagine (an alkaloid), which stimulates the kidneys and enhances blood circulation within the body. This chemical compound aids in bringing down the fat levels in the body, by breaking down the oxalic acid generated inside the body.
Beets are excellent diuretics which help in sustaining healthy liver and kidney. They contain iron compounds which help in cleansing the blood corpuscles off the fat deposits. Also the chlorine content found in it stimulates the lymph nodes and removes any fat content accumulated in the cells.
It is a leafy green vegetable, packed with sulfur and iodine, that helps in cleansing the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tracts, of the accumulated fat deposits. Cabbage is quite recommended to people with pot bellies.
It is one yummy vegetable which must be included in salad preparations. It contains carotene (a vitamin A type), which is a powerful antioxidant that aids in flushing out the fats from the body.
They help in stimulating pancreas which release hormones for metabolism in the body. Also, they help in complete detoxification by stimulating the kidneys and cleaning the system off the waste.
It is extremely good to sustain a healthy spleen. And a healthy spleen produces a good deal of insulin, which aids in higher metabolism rate. With high amounts of iron and magnesium, this vegetable not only enhances the body’s immunity, but also washes off fatty cells and increases the metabolism manifold.
Tomatoes contain high levels of vitamin C and citricmalicoxalic acid, which helps in accelerating the metabolism. Also, they aid the kidney in flushing off excess water and fats from the body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent diuretic, which needs to be consumed in small appropriate quantities. It helps in the cell scrubbing effect, i.e., washing off the fat content from the cells by facilitating a faster metabolism process which helps in a quicker fat loss.
Here is the list of more such foods:
Blackberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries
Celery (Rich in Calcium)
Crabs and Lobsters
Ginger and Garlic
Watermelons and Pumpkins
Peppers (Jalapeño, Habanero, and Cayenne), rich in Capsaicin
Lean Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Turkey
Fish (Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines), rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
Radishes (high in iron and magnesium)
Cucumber (high in sulfur and silicon)
A healthy diet should be supplemented with a good physical regime, which will help in stimulating your growth hormones, thereby increasing the metabolism and helping in weight loss.