May 29, 2018 16:28
Liz Vaccariello, the author of ‘The Digest Diet’, explained how to quickly lose weight eating most ordinary food.
Here are 10 foods to shift your body into a fat release mode.
1. High protein foods
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Microelements contained in protein foods make skin, hair, nails, bones, and muscles healthy. In addition, food rich in proteins contributes to effective weight loss as they perfectly satiate and improve digestion. In other words, replacing carbohydrate products with sources of protein leads to greater satisfaction with food, less hunger, and excellent metabolism.
Studies have shown that people, who keep a high protein diet, reduce the amount of food they consume by 10 percent on average (about 200 calories). However, bear in mind that too much protein in a diet can impair kidney function.
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It has been scientifically proven that a lack of vitamins C and B, as well as zinc and magnesium, forces our body to store fat. Usually, the first place of storage is the abdomen.
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This natural sweetener is famous for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Regular consumption of honey reduces cravings for sweets and lowers the blood glucose level. By the way, the refusal of sugar itself often provides a sustained fat burning effect.
Just remember that honey is a strong allergen. Also, this product is not recommended for people with high blood sugar.
4. Apple vinegar
Apple vinegar, which can be added to salads, promotes a feeling of satiety. Also, this product reduces the glycemic index of food consumed (that is, it does not affect the blood sugar level), which helps to reduce the amount eaten and prevents fat from accumulating in the body.
It is important to remember that people with hyperacidity should use vinegar with great caution.
5. Fibrous food
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Many nutritionists recommend starting each meal with a vegetable salad. It perfectly satisfies hunger, preventing you from overeating. But why does it work this way? One of the reasons is that vegetables and greens are excellent sources of fiber. Fibrous food quickly fills the stomach, causing a feeling of satiety.
If you are not a fan of vegetables, there are other sources of fiber, such as fruit and cereals.
6. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in fish, nuts, and seeds. An increase in the percentage of PUFA consumption relative to saturated fats accelerates metabolism and promotes better calories uptake. This especially applies to fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6, which have anti-inflammatory properties (infections in the organism facilitate obesity).
Also these healthy fats protect the body from cardiovascular diseases and cheer you up.
7. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)
A study showed that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) help people get rid of stomach fat. Add olives, olive oil, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, and avocado to your diet to maintain a thin waist for many years! These healthy fats are the basis of the Digest Diet.
8. Coconut oil
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Although nutritionists recommend reducing saturated fats intake to 10% of the total calories, this does not apply to coconut oil at all. Why? It turns out that this sweet and filling product is incredibly useful for overweight women. Coconut oil reduces waist circumference and increases healthy cholesterol, preventing heart diseases.
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Isn’t it great to have more chocolate in your life? Cacao beans contain far more phenolic antioxidants than any other product. A hot drink made of chocolate tree fruit makes you feel full, strengthens your nerves, protects skin from UV and radiation. Also, cocoa has a beneficial effect on cognitive functions and mood in general.
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This ancient grain contains a huge amount of proteins, amino acids, phytosterols, and vitamin E. Consuming supplements with quinoa extract allows to burn fat and reduces appetite. In addition, the seeds and leaves of this plant can be added to cookies, side dishes, and first courses.
You can also consume products with low or negative caloric content for safe and painless weight loss.
These include: asparagus, beet, broccoli, cabbage, squash, daikon, marrow, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, dandelion, endive, watercress, garlic, green beans, lettuce, arugula, onion, radish, spinach, sorrel, turnip, zucchini, eggplant, sweet pepper, apple, cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, mango, papaya, pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, and tangerine.
Also, do not forget about herbs and spices: ginger, (chili) pepper, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, mustard, flax, and dill seeds.
The digest diet is good because you do not need to starve to achieve results. Eat healthy foods and lose weight!
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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.