7 2-Ingredient Foods for Weight Loss

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We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Fat-burning foods only do so much by themselves. Pairing certain foods maximizes efficiency and help you reach your full fat-burning potential. Mix and match these 7 2-Ingredient Foods for Weight Loss that taste delicious and boast powerful slimming effects!

1. Honey and Cinnamon

Slow Cooker Cinnamon & Honey Nuts
The fantastic fusion of honey and cinnamon delivers a host of health benefits. When combined with hot water and enjoyed daily, they also melt unwanted pounds. These two easily-accessible superfoods taste terrific and boost your metabolism, helping you burn more calories over time. Check out these recipes that feature the sweet twosome:

Slow Cooker Cinnamon & Honey Nuts
Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Honey

2. Grilled Chicken with Hot Pepper

Barbecue Grilled Chicken Breasts
The capsaicin in hot pepper boosts metabolism and increases calorie burn, but the spice’s effect is short-lived. Combining the pepper with lean protein maximizes weight loss, thanks to protein’s substantial staying power. For your next cook-out, try adding a few dashes of tabasco or red pepper flakes to a favorite BBQ sauce.

3. Corn and Beans

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Tacos
This classic combo has some powerful weight loss effects bound to lend a slimming, helpful hand. Beans deliver a hefty dose of fiber and protein that aid digestion and curb your appetite. When combined with a resistant starch like corn, beans make it harder to absorb calories so you take in less overall. Check out this recipe for Roasted Corn and Black Bean Tacos to get your fix of this fabulous flat-tummy combo.

4. Whole Grain Toast and Water

7 2-Ingredient Foods for Weight Loss
A high-fiber option like whole grain toast stays in your digestive tract longer than other foods, helping you feel full. Adding water will amplify these feelings of fullness. Water takes up space in your stomach and curbs your appetite. The combo will have you eating less overall and shrink that waistline in no time!

5. Apples and Peanut Butter

Apples contain a soluble fiber called pectin, which increases feelings of fullness. Combining the super fruit with a healthy fat like peanut butter prolongs these feelings, maximizing weight loss effects. Carbs deliver a crucial dose of energy, but are digested quickly. Combining a carb-rich apple with a healthy fat lengthens the digestion process, allowing you to feel the energy benefits longer. This 2-ingredient recipe for Skinny Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip is perfect for dipping apples.

6. Tuna and Ginger

Tangerine Grilled Tuna
Tuna and ginger are the ultimate flat-belly friends. Tuna contains a type of omega-3 fat that fights stress chemicals and prevents fat storage. It also prevents fat cells from expanding. Ginger beats bloat by promoting gastric emptying and fighting enzymes that cause inflammation. Try this Tangerine Grilled Tuna that features the combo. It’s bursting with bold flavors and belly-fat blocking properties!

7. Coffee and Cinnamon

Cinnamon Spiced Coffee
Cinnamon has an infinite list of health benefits. It’s a superhero weight loss spice, thanks to powerful antioxidants that ward off the accumulation of belly flab. Pairing cinnamon with coffee, an appetite suppressant, gives you a tasty, aromatic beverage that controls cravings and burns fat. Cinnamon Coffee is simple to make and super satisfying.

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9 Comments on "7 2-Ingredient Foods for Weight Loss"

  1. Tabatha  March 22, 2016

    I’m doing the Cinnamon and honey thing right now. It’s great.

  2. jill  March 23, 2016

    How much cinnamon do you put in your coffee

    • Gale Compton  March 23, 2016

      Jill, It’s depends on the size of the coffee. For an 8 ounce cup, about 1/4 teaspoon.

  3. Shirley  April 4, 2016

    How much cinnamon and honey do you use in a cup of hot water?

    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2016

      Shirley, Approximately 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey.

  4. Bonnie  May 1, 2016

    Do you use regular cinnamon from the grocery store? I had read that this was processed in a way as to remove most of its benefits.

    • Gale Compton  May 1, 2016

      Bonnie, It’s always best to grate your own cinnamon. However, I do recommend organic cinnamon if using ground.

  5. Maureen  June 8, 2016

    the honey and cinnamon in hot water.
    Is it a tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon or is there an actual recipe?
    I would like to try that as I am not a water drinker

    • Kym Votruba  June 8, 2016

      We don’t have an actual recipe listed for this, but 1 tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon is perfect!


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