I often hear or see questions about health and fitness and magic tricks to lose weight so I thought I’d begin incorporating some of the questions into posts. The following Q&A is from Jillian Michaels’ website*.
“ARE THERE REALLY FOODS THAT BURN FAT? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?”
Not really, but there are foods that contain fewer calories than the body uses to digest them. Therefore, when you eat these foods (cruciferous veggies, leafy greens, and so forth), you’re helping create a calorie deficit.
That said, there are also certain foods that will crank up your metabolism by releasing the right hormones. Protein will release more human growth hormone. Foods with selenium and zinc will support a healthy thyroid. You can boost your metabolic rate by eating clean, whole, fresh foods and avoiding processed foods and chemicals. But there is no food that will magically burn off fat. You have to get off your butt and get moving!
*My previous post on Jillian Michaels may read like a disclaimer but I really am a fan of hers. As mentioned in the last post, she offers a lot of information and has great workouts. And I find her motivating. I read her dailies and find them informative and, therefore, am happy to refer to some of the articles she provides on occasion.