15 Fat Blasting Snacks That Are Easy To Find And Prepare
Last updated on : June 24 2016
At The Kewl Shop we aim to not only cater to your outer beauty with makeup guides such as How to Choose the Best Lipstick for Your Skin Tone or sexy cocktail dresses but are committed to helping you make healthy choices around the clock. In this article we cover 15 fat blasting snacks that are easy to find and prepare as well as easy on your palate.
All foods are not grown or consumed equally. Sometimes the foods that taste best are the absolute worst choices for your weight loss goal. And then there are some magical food items that not only make the perfect snack, but are also fat blasting to boot.
Bid adieu to that stubborn fat and slim down just by eating these foods as snacks all year long. Turn yourself into a natural fat blasting machine and enjoy tasty treats while doing it. Our list of fat blasting snacks help you burn calories, boost your metabolism, get rid of fat and toxins in your body.
Popcorn is one of the best weight loss and fat blasting snacks out there. It contains polyphenols and antioxidants which help to eliminate free radicals that our stressful lives create.
However, do not reach for the supermarket varieties of popcorn. These contain too many calories and preservatives that are anything but good for you.
Make your own fat blasting feel-good snack by adding popcorn kernels, olive oil, some spices, and herbs to a microwave-safe bag. The kernels take just 2-3 minutes on high heat to pop. Store your freshly popped corn away for a week and enjoy the snack all year long.
This water-based fruit is extremely hydrating as it contains more than 70 percent of water. It also helps boost your metabolism and adds much-needed amino acids to your body. Added to this, watermelon has almost no calories. Yes, watermelon is practically calorie free.
Blend it to make delicious watermelon juice, dice it into cubes for a quick fix, or add some grapes for a fat blasting smoothie that is refreshing and offers a natural energy boost.
Not all fats are created equal. Considering avocado has more fat content than fruit, it is understandable for you to be skeptical about eating it as a snack. However, avocado contains good fats—healthy monounsaturated fats, along with protein, fiber, minerals, and other essential vitamins.
Avocado is a great option if you need to shed belly fat. Make avocados a dietary staple because it also acts as an appetite suppressant. Consuming half of an avocado as a snack helps to reduce hunger pangs so you do not overeat and keeps your tummy feeling satisfied for longer.
This fatty food is a good substitute for cheese and butter, without compromising on taste. Add avocado to a quick sandwich or salad with slices of lean meat or fish and cucumbers for a quick hunger fix.
Whether you get them fresh or frozen, berries are often called the perfect snack because they have almost no calories or carbohydrates, but are chock full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals—and they taste great!
Depending on your preference, pick up strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, goji berries, or blackberries, for a quick, fat-blasting snack all year long. Most berries are naturally sweet, however, to make these berries sweeter add them to your salads, low-fat yogurt, or just blend them into yummy smoothies.
Prized for its incredible medicinal properties, cinnamon is a spice that is nothing short of delicious. Along with having antibacterial and antifungal properties, this magic spice is also the biggest ally to your weight loss goals.
This spice is known to boost your metabolism by as much as 20 percent as it encourages the fat cells in your body to become highly responsive to insulin. Insulin supports your body’s ability to convert sugar from foods into energy.
It also contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Stable blood sugar ensures you do not suffer through sudden hunger pangs. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on your oatmeal or yogurt for a quick snack. You can also add a dash of cinnamon to your coffee—it smells heavenly.
Fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids are a ideal for fat blasting results. Fish such as tuna, salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel. Other than fat burning omega-3 fatty acids, these fish are also a rich source of antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Tinned varieties of these fish packed in fresh water can easily be added to wraps and sandwiches that feature low-carb bread.
Eaten in moderate amounts, nuts are great for weight loss and burning fat. Good sources of proteins, fibers, and healthy fats, nuts such as walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and almonds are a no-fuss snack.
Nuts are also known to lower cholesterol levels, and are an all-round wellness punch. Brazilian nuts turn the thyroid hormone into its activated form, thus boosting your metabolism.
Nuts like Brazilian nuts help tie up the toxins in your body, this directly helps in reduction of the dreaded cellulite. If you tend to feel peckish during the day, just keep a handful of nuts handy.
Chia seeds are being reckoned as the next big thing when it comes to food items that lead to weight loss.
Not only do these seeds boost metabolism and keep you full for longer, they also activate the hormone glucagon - a natural fat blasting hormone in your body.
Reach for a chia energy bar when you do not have enough time to soak the seeds. Soaking chia seeds for at least 15 minutes prior to consumption ensures that they increase about 10 times in size, and quell your hunger pangs faster. You could also blend them with some coconut or almond milk and pineapple for a delicious fat blasting snack.
Eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack in between—eggs are an inexpensive yet extremely healthy food item any time of the day. Containing plenty of high quality proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals, eggs help your stomach feel satisfied for longer which leads to less cravings and binge eating. Whip up an omelet or frittata for breakfast, or make a wheat sandwich with slices of hard-boiled eggs.
While green tea does not qualify for a snack in itself, it is a good fat burning drink that you can keep sipping on through the day. The tea is a good source of caffeine that helps increase your metabolic rates and boost your energy levels.
This fat blasting drink also contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is an antioxidant that burns calories. Owing to the addition of EGCG, green tea may help you burn more calories than your regular cup of black coffee.
Whole grain food items like quinoa make your digestive system work doubly hard. As compared to other refined grain food items, quinoa helps you burn twice as many calories. Unlike other complex carbohydrates, quinoa also gives your body a fix of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and calcium. Toss it with nuts, vegetables, and lean protein slices like turkey or chicken breasts, for a quick-fix salad snack.
Greek yogurt is simply yogurt that has been strained to make its consistency thicker. Opt for the low-fat or fat-free options of Greek yogurt so you get all the calcium, protein, and Vitamin D resources sans the calories. The best thing about Greek yogurt is that it is proven effective in combatting belly fat, and building lean muscle in your body. Add cinnamon or chopped nuts to the yogurt, or make it sweeter with chopped fruits.
Easily one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables out there, kale works to satiate your appetite, and eliminate toxins from your body. Kale reduces your cravings for fried and sugary food items leading to slim feminine profile. It is also very versatile for consumption—toss it with avocado and cherry tomatoes for a raw salad, blend and strain it for a green and healthy fat-blasting juice, or opt for oven-fried kale chips for an extra crunchy snack.
Sometimes your body is craving something sweet and nothing else will do bypass the regular fatty sweet fixes, and reach for fresh or dried figs. Not only is this fruit naturally sweet, it is also an excellent source of fiber. As a snack, figs help to satiate your appetite for longer and gives you a natural energy boost that helps your body burn fat faster.
Pop-in-your-mouth, yummy, and delicious—cherry tomatoes as often as your heart desires. Cherry tomatoes are fat-free, and chock full of antioxidants that keep you full longer and burn fat in the process. Add them to your salad snacks, or just munch on a few throughout the day.
The key to keeping trim and protecting your waistline is to ensure that the choices you make for food are healthy and support your body. Whether you want to slim down for a pencil dress, maintain, or just discover a few fun and interesting snacks that fight fat and boost energy enjoy these foods all year long.
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