Chances are that you’ve seen ads all across the internet that are for
“the best weight loss foods” or “3 of the top foods for fat burning”
And Guess what? Most of it is garbage!
There aren’t any foods that can actually make you lose weight. Only your increasing your metabolism by lowering your caloric intake and building muscle can help you do that. But there are some foods that can contribute…
But yes, it’s true that there are certain foods that contribute more to weight loss. The key is to not have that many of them. We’re talking about things like grapefruits, Acai, and broccoli. Those three superfoods can make you feel more full and therefore you’re going to take in less calories. Another powerful concept is that of probiotics, which can eliminate candida and therefore give you less cravings by killing the bad bacteria that are demanding you eat sugar. So let’s start there. In a second, we’ll go into the 3 superfruits but for now, But Lets start with probiotics.
Do probiotics burn fat?
Probiotics themselves are not actually fat burners. They do, however, eliminate candida yeast, which is a main factor for overeating and sugar cravings. Candida is a bad bacteria that grows in the guy that actually craves more and more sugar and it constantly wants more. Some signs of candida overgrowth are:
- Mental fog
- low energy
- sugar cravings
How can you eliminate these nasty, weight gain causing bugs?
Which Probiotics to take?
Many of the bloggers here at Diet Calculators are very well researched in all kinds of nutritional supplements. And we would say that we recommend the Garden of Life brand of probiotics, which contain 30+ strains and billions of CFU’s. That being said, we found a better way to take our friendly little bugs.
How? In the form of liquid probiotics. Livia Global has an incredible brand of liquid form probioics that we’ve been taking for almost a year now and we’d have to say it’s probably the highest quality stuff on the market. Definitely highly recommended and wouldn’t trade ours for the world. They are probiotics in their soil based organism form, so they’re powerful and you need less of them to get more punch from your supplement. We aren’t even affiliates for them so we weren’t even paid to say this, so this is our unbiased opinion.
Now that you’ve cleared up your guy health, on to the fat burning food side of things.
Fat burning food #1: Grapefruit
The grapefruit is an excellently delicious way to get less calories with a lot of nutrients. According to WebMD, you can indeed lose weight on the grapefruit diet if you do try to change other factors in your diet and lifestyle. They’re packed with Vitamin C, and other phytonutrients that give you a greater sense of being full and a smaller appetite. Eat a few grapefruits a week, or even a 1/2 a day and you’ll start to notice a huge improvement in weightloss.
Or, you can combine this superfruit with anything you want, or even juice it to make this citrus fruit a wonderful snack and a part of your daily diet.
Fat Burning food #2: Acai
Acai (pronounced Ah-sigh-EE) is a superfruit that comes from the Amazon Jungle. It actually can’t be fresh for more than 12 hours, so you won’t have any fresh Acai outside of a 12 hour drive, mostly from Brazil. But the guys at Sambazon made it possible for the world to enjoy frozen/ freeze dried Acai because they put a factory right near the main processing plants and harvesting fields. Pretty amazing stuff!
Acai is a high fat fruit with no sugar, so it comes sweetened a lot of times but obviously you want to stay away from that. (more…)