It can sometimes feel like you are in a losing battle trying to lose weight through diet and exercise.
Often people like to count calories yet this often leads to cravings and binge eating.
If you want to burn fat then here are 5 essential foods you should add to your current diet:
Casein protein is found in milk and can be used to effectively burn fat.
As protein helps your body to build and maintain lean muscle mass you will have a higher resting metabolism, which in simple terms means that the more muscle you have the more calories and fat you will be able to burn, even while resting.
Although any extra protein will help, Casein protein is the best option.
Fish oil contains healthy fatty acids such as omega fatty acids that can help to boost your metabolism and help your body to burn any bad fats present.
Even if you are not a fan of fish you can still add fish oil to your diet through the use of fish oil supplements.
Coconut oil has recently been discovered to contain a unique form of saturated fat that can help boost your metabolic rate.
Other benefits of coconut oil include the ability to support your thyroid health, meaning it can help to prevent weight gain.
For best results you should use extra virgin coconut oil, which you can use to cook with or as a dressing for salad.
You have no doubt heard about the benefits of green tea as it has become increasingly popular over the past year or so.
Research has shown that consuming green tea can significantly increase your metabolism over a 24 hour period, resulting in plenty of calories burnt during that time period.
Obviously you could drink green tea but you may have to drink a substantial amount to see any weight loss benefit, another option is to use a green tea supplement as these usually offer a more concentrated amount.
As well as the oil, coconut water also contain many fat burning vitamins and nutrients, including many different antioxidants.
Coconut water is also full of protein and fibre so will keep you full for longer.
Have you got any fat burning food ideas? We would love to hear them.