Ready to slough off those extra pounds and get ready for a slimmed down body? We’ve got 10 Deliciously Slimming Recipes to help make it happen!
Avocados are a super fat burner, switching off the body’s fat storage hormones while boosting your metabolism and energy. Easy meal ideas that showcase avocados include our Avocado Breakfast Pizzas recipe and our Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie recipe.
2. Chia Seeds.
These little seeds are packed with powerful nutrients like omega-3 fats, fiber, and protein that improve your metabolism, suppress your appetite, and fire up one of the body’s natural fat-blasting hormones, glucagon. Looking for a delicious ways to enjoy your chia seeds? Read our 10 Cool Ways to Use Chia Seeds.
Are you fighting the mid-section bulge? If so, add a bit of salmon to your diet. Salmon is rich in omega-3s, which help improve insulin sensitivity and can shrink your waistline. For a tasty salmon dish, try our Honey-Dijon Glazed Salmon with a Hint of Lemon recipe and our Blackened Sockeye Salmon recipe.
4. Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil contains high amounts of medium-chained triglycerides used by your body for energy, decreasing the amount you store as fat. Simply swapping out olive oil for coconut oil when cooking can help you blast away unwanted fat. Try our Chewy Oatmeal Cookies recipe and read 101 Uses for Coconut Oil .
This sweetly fragrant herb is easy to add to any treat, drink, or dish, and helps move glucose into your cells quickly, causing fat storage hormones to disperse. While cinnamon can be found in high-calorie desserts like cinnamon buns, try our Slow Cooker Cinnamon & Honey Nuts recipe for a healthy snack to help you get bikini ready.
6. Coffee. More than just an early morning wake-me-up, coffee stimulates adrenaline, causing our body to naturally burn fat. Too much coffee, though, can interfere with your body’s natural insulin regulation, so keep consumption in moderation. For a healthy coffee recipe, try our Morning Joe in the Raw recipe or our Cinnamon Spiced Coffee recipe.
7. Oranges & Grapefruit.
Looking for a filling fruit that will leave you satisfied? Oranges and grapefruit both contain high amounts of fiber helping you stay full, while enhancing your calorie burn. Try our Orange Sports Drink recipe or our Zingy Pink Grapefruit Soda recipe to get your fair share of these fat blasting fruits.
8. Green tea.
In numerous studies, green tea has been proven to temporarily increase metabolism, allowing your body to burn more calories at a faster rate. Add green tea to your diet with our Green Tea Mango Smoothie recipe.
9. Whole Grains.
Swap out any processed grains for whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat bread to help blast away fat. Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole grains as opposed to processed grains. Try our Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes and our Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips for easy ways to include whole grains in your diet.
For optimal fat loss, your body must receive all of the nutrients necessary for it to perform at its best. In just one cup of lentils, you can provide your body with 35% of your daily iron needs, helping you better achieve your weight loss goals. For recipes that include lentils try our Slow Cooker Lentil & Veggie Stew and Quinoa Lentil Burgers (featured above).
Blasting away unwanted fat is as simple as incorporating these healthy foods for weight loss into your menu plan. Start adding these foods to your diet today and work toward a beach body this summer.
On the hunt for more weight loss recipes? Take a peek at our 12 Clean Eating Snacks for Weight Loss and our 5 Skinny Dinners to Satisfy Your Comfort Food Cravings.