Every month it seems there’s a new secret to weight loss. But truth is, we already know many secrets to burning fat and they’re all found right in your local grocery store. No, it isn’t as expensive as you might thing to eat healthy and you may be surprised at some of the “skinny foods” you’ve been missing out on. Remember we’re talking about real food here. Not diet foods. These are foods that will naturally help you lose weight and get rid of cravings. Foods that will burn fat and stop your body from storing new fat. Do you want to know what they are? Keep reading.
Beans, a True Fat Buster
Beans are the first one our list because of three reasons. First, they’re an exception fat burning food. Two, there are so many kinds of beans that finding ones you like and finding ways to use them is super easy. They’re so versatile! You can eat them as-is, you can make soup, add them to salads or use in meat recipes… the possibilities are almost endless. Three, they’re amazingly affordable. For a couple bucks you can grab a bag that lasts for weeks.
Beans have what we call resistant starch, which means that half the calories in them will never be absorbed by your body. So half the calories you get from beans will never have the chance of being stored as fat.
Eating beans has also been associated with a decrease in body fat, due to the fatty acid butyrate that’s found within beans. Fatty acid butyrate has also been known to control cell damage that can lead to cancer.
Gas? What gas? The gas you sometimes get from eating beans will go away as you start to include them more often in your diet. Your body will begin to build up the good bacteria that’s used to properly digest them.
Fool Yourself into Being Full with Pine Nuts
Pine nuts are on our list because of the fat in them called pinolenic. Pinolenic causes two other powerful hormones to be created: glucagon-like peptide and cholecystokinin. When these hormones are present, your body thinks it’s full because they tell your brain your stomach is full.
In one study that looked at how this worked, women who ate pine nuts started eating dramatically less. Their hunger subsided and they ate 36 percent less than they previously did. And you don’t have to eat a lot of them to get this effect, either.
Eating enough pine nuts to fill up a shot glass is plenty enough to get the benefits of them. Decrease hunger. Eat less. Lose weight.
Pine nuts are also a very good source of protein.
Skip the Morning Munchies with Fennel Tea
Fennel tea is an amazing late-night drink just before you head off to bed. Drinking fennel tea right before beddie-bye time has several benefits, actually. One of the main reasons people like to drink it is because it wards off those infamous first-thing-in-the-morning cravings. You don’t wake up as famished as you normally would and can therefore make a much more sensible breakfast decision.
Your body will absorb nutrients better, digest foods easier and more effectively and you won’t store as much fat. Pretty powerful stuff, huh?
Meaty Crimini Mushrooms Provide Massive Protein
Crimini mushrooms are the perfect mushroom to add to any kind of meat dish you create. By taking out some of the meat and replacing it with this yummy, meat-flavored mushroom you can instantly transform a dish. It becomes healthier and you don’t have to give up any taste. No blandness here. Crimini mushrooms are high in fiber, so it’ll fill you up quicker and you’ll be cutting fat at the same time.
These “baby-bellas” (little portabellas) have even been shown to ward off the possibility of breast cancer. Researchers say they just might be the answer to increasing your immune system so that your body can prevent the formation of tumors.
Apples Keep the Fat Away
Do you always eat a salad before dinner? If so, you should start topping it with fresh chunks of apple. Apples are powerful fruits for anyone who wants to lose weight. What makes apples so special is the pectin inside them – a fiber that reduces the amount of sugars and calories that your body absorbs when eating.
Maintaining a steady blood glucose sugar level that isn’t too high is important to your health and weight loss. Apples do this, too. You won’t go through spikes and crashes due to your blood sugar level jumping up and down, which means less cravings and sudden urges to eat.
Raspberry Ketone to Take Charge of Your Metabolism
Everyone wants to magically increase their metabolism and that’s just what raspberry ketone can do. You have something called adiponectin in your body, which is responsible for regulating your metabolism. Raspberry ketone, naturally found in raspberries, controls the level of adiponectin in your body.
It pretty much destroys fat cells and helps prevent new ones from forming in the first place. Though it’s naturally found in raspberries, you won’t get enough raspberry ketone from eating raw raspberries. There is only trace amounts of it found in each one, so you’d be looking at eating 90 pounds of raspberries per day to get enough raspberry ketone for these benefits.
Instead, you’ll need to find a raspberry ketone supplement to use.
Kill the Cravings with Chili Peppers
Have you ever noticed that when you’re eating something spicy with chili peppers that are you aren’t likely to be craving other foods? Chili peppers have a compound in them called casaicin, which will kick your metabolism up a notch because of the increase in body temperature they create. They also reduce your appetite.
Just add some good ole’ chili pepper sauce to your meals and enjoy a reduced appetite and increase in metabolism. Of course, you could eat them raw… but would you really want to?
Blocking Carbs with Vinegar
Vinegar helps you keep blood sugar levels under control. If you love starchy foods then vinegar is a must-have addition to your diet. It helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates. There are all kinds of different vinegars out there, as well as delicious vinaigrettes that go well with a variety of foods. Find the one that you like and add it to your meals, especially pastas and potatoes. Making your own vinaigrette only requires a few ingredients in most cases and is simple and cheap.
The Skinny on Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are one of the newer foods that have been getting a lot of attention lately, especially among those who are trying to follow plant based diets. They’re little fiber superstars, they are. Including chia seeds in your food (or drinks) will help you stay feeling fuller much longer and can help reduce cholesterol levels. They also help prevent the storage of fat.
Chia seeds can be added to all types of dishes and many people simply make a refreshing drink to get their daily intake of them. One easy way is to throw a lemon slice in a bottle of water, add a touch of pomegranate juice or agave and throw in some chia seeds.
Old but Reliable Green Tea
At one time, green tea was the superstar in the weight loss world. Though it may not be plastered all over the evening news like it once was, that doesn’t mean that it’s lost any of its weight loss powers. To feel fuller and reduce the cravings/snacking that you would likely experience otherwise, just sip on green tea between meals.
Over time, its power is increased. So the longer you keep using green tea, the more it will help. Over time, your body will start changing how it deals with cravings. Your body won’t store as much fat as it once did and you’ll be metabolizing the food you eat more effectively.
Omega-3 Superstars – Pepitas
Never heard of pepitas? I bet you have. Pepitas are just pumpkin seeds and squash seeds. Both of these seeds can be roasted in the oven and eaten or added to your favorite salad for some hefty health benefits. First of all, they’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are well known in the weight loss world, as well as the health industry as a whole.
Pepitas also give you lots of protein and magnesium. This is a powerful combination that decreases your appetite and cravings.
Red Lentils for a Fiber Fiesta
Getting your fiber each day is a breeze if you eat some red lentils. With as little as a cup of red lentils a day, you are getting three-fourths the fiber you should be getting. That’s a lot of fiber! Not only do you get a load of fiber with them, you will also be getting tons of protein. You can snack on them, replace the meat in one meal of the day or like a lot of people do, make red lentil soup.
Watermelon More than Just Fruit
Bet you didn’t know that watermelon was full of fiber and protein. Yep, this kid favorite packs a powerful punch that most people don’t even know about. In fact, they have so much fiber and protein that you could use watermelon in a meal instead of meat. Just like red lentils, a single cup will almost give you your daily allowance of fiber (three quarters of it).
Cinnamon & Spice?
Cinnamon is much more than sweet and spice. This spice is incredibly powerful for anyone trying to lose weight (who would have thought, right?). When you include cinnamon in your diet, food doesn’t pass through the stomach as fast. So next time you’re whipping up your favorite coffee drink, why not put a dash of cinnamon in there? Double up on the foods from this list by thinly slicing apples, sprinkling with cinnamon and toasting them in the oven.
Drop Inches with Avocados
Wonder why Subway makes such a big deal out of avocados during avocado season? They’re powerful little things for your health and affordable (especially during their peak season). Avocados are super skinny food because of the monounsaturated fat found in them. Eat them for an amazing energy boost, to lose weight, burn fat and drop stubborn inches.
Dr. Oz has referred to green coffee bean extract as a magical weight loss pill that can be used by pretty much anyone, regardless of body type. In fact, back in May he brought naturopathic and celebrity nutritionist Dr. Lindsay Duncan on to the show to discuss what’s so amazing about this weight loss discovery. He had no clue that immediately following that show a firestorm would erupt… hundreds of websites suddenly pushing green coffee extract, it was filling store displays and it was all over the news.
Everywhere you turned there was a picture of Dr. Oz seemingly endorsing the sale of coffee bean extracts… everyone was doing their best get their piece of the pie in midst of such immense interest. Google searches exploded as millions of people started looking for more information and trying to find where they could get some of this miracle weight loss pill.
What is it that makes this extract different from the hundreds of other weight loss supplements? Why did Dr. Oz decide to run his own study and present it live on his September 10th episode?
Understanding What Green Coffee Bean Extract Is
The real green coffee bean extracts come from green coffee beans before they’re ever processed or roasted. Natural coffee beans in their raw form contain an antioxidant referred to as chlorogenic acid. The chlorogenic acid is the magical ingredient. It’s what burns fat away.
If coffee beans are roasted, as they typically are, the chlorogenic acid is completely destroyed. So in order to get the amazing fat burning properties, the extract has to come from green coffee beans in their raw form.
How Does Green Coffee Extract Work?
The chlorogenic acid attacks your fat cells, destroying them and preventing new ones from forming. The unbelievable part that astonished the medical and weight loss experts is that you can still eat anything you want. You don’t have to change your diet. You don’t have to start exercising, either (or exercising more if you already do exercise).
“Taking green coffee bean extract doubles your weight loss” ~Dr. Oz
Green coffee bean extracts works regardless. You keep living your life just like you always have and start taking a Svetol green coffee bean extract… and watch the inches melt away. Sounds like a fantasy, but it’s been proven in study after study!
The Study that Confused Medical Experts…
Green coffee has been proven in numerous studies, and we aren’t talking about study on mice! Real studies on real people.
The study that Dr. Oz and Dr. Lindsay Duncan talked about back in May was one that was published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal. This study followed participants for 12 weeks to see if the GCA or Svetol green coffee bean extract would really produce weight loss worth mentioning.
The participants in this study were told not to change any of their habits, including and diet and exercise habits. They were simply to add the extract to their diet. That’s it.
The results confused and shocked weight loss experts, as it went against everything we’ve ever believed about losing weight. Participants lost 16 percent body fat, which correlated to about 17 pounds.
Most of the participants were eating 3x as many calories as they were burning with exercise/movement and still lost this kind of weight simply by adding green coffee extract into their diet!
“There are antioxidants in green coffee bean extract that melt your fat away” ~Dr. Oz
The Dr. Oz Green Coffee Study
While all signs (and studies) pointed to green coffee extract to be the miracle weight loss supplement we’ve all been waiting for, Dr. Oz decided to take it upon himself to see if this stuff actually works. He put together his team of medical experts to run a study that would be revealed live on his show… the largest scale study ever done and first time he’s done one live.
On September 10th, it was live on the Dr. Oz show for us all to see firsthand. The participants were all brought in to be the audience for this show. The women who participated were all interviewed and screened by the medical team before being allowed to take part in the study.
His medical team? We don’t know every single one of them, but two of them were a registered dietician by the name of Kristin Kirkpatrick and Dr. Caroline Apovian. They chose a large group of women who were very similar to reduce any random, outside factors to interfere with results.
- All participants were women who:
- Were between 35 and 49 years old
- Had a BMI between 25 and 45
- Had problems with losing weight
- Were not pregnant or breastfeeding
They also had to be healthy overall with no major problems. This meant no diabetes or other medical problems and no history of heart attack or stroke.
The women were split into two groups: one group that was given green coffee bean extract and one group that was given a placebo. As with any study worth a grain of salt, they didn’t know which one they had been given. They were directed to not change their eating or exercise habits, but they did have to keep a food journal so the medical experts could ensure any weight loss wasn’t due to diet.
The Results of Dr. Oz’s Green Coffee Extract Study
After two weeks, it was time to test the results! The women were weighed and evaluated once again by the medical team. They were also brought in to be the audience on the day of this groundbreaking green coffee episode that aired on September 10th. Even on the show, they were still not aware of which group they had been placed in – the group with a placebo or the group that got the real extract.
It was finally time to talk to the women and reveal the results of this unprecedented study. The women were anxious to find out which group they’d been in! Needless to say, well here, let’s let Dr. Oz himself tell you…
“This stuff REALLY seems to work” ~Dr. Oz
The women who had been taking the real Svetol or GCA green coffee bean extract had indeed lost weight… twice as much as the other women. Even more impressive?
Several women said though the scale didn’t read different – but they lost an astounding THREE INCHES during the two week study!!
Should YOU Use Green Coffee Extract?
Because of the pure natural nature of this miracle weight loss supplement, it’s safe for pretty much anyone. There are only couple of groups of people it isn’t recommended for and that’s simply because there isn’t enough information available about if it’s safe or not – it hasn’t been tested for these groups of people and isn’t worth the risk…
- Anyone under the age of 18
- Anyone breastfeeding or pregnant
- Anyone allergic to coffee or caffeine (Obviously)
It’s important to note here that yes, there is caffeine in it… but barely. Not a single woman in the study experienced any kind of jittery side effects you might expect.
“This supplement is nearly caffeine-free” ~Dr. Oz
Where to Buy Green Coffee Bean Extract
Because there’s been such immense interest in this extract, there’s been hundreds of people, companies and sites trying to jump in and make money from it. So be careful about what you buy and where you buy it. You could end up with something that doesn’t even have chlorogenic acid in it (which is what causes the weight loss).
Before you buy any green coffee extract, make sure you read the label and well… if you can’t view and read the label then don’t buy it. There are several things you should be specifically looking for:
- Buy green coffee extract that says Svetol or GCA (green coffee antioxidant)
- Buy green coffee extract that specifically says it has a bare minimum of 45% chlorogenic acid
- Make sure it says No Fillers
- Make sure it say No Artificial Ingredients
Don’t get duped by the word PURE. Sure, it’s fine if it says PURE, but be sure it also fits the bill with the guidelines above.
“Not all green coffee is created equal” ~Dr. Oz
HCG weight loss hormone diet is recommended for super fast weight loss nowadays. HCG drops or injections are used to give energy and they aid in instant weight loss. That is almost 2 pounds per day. In HCG diet along with drops and injections, it is necessary to have 500 calories intake only and no heavy exercise. A general diet plan for HCG diet is that, in breakfast you can take coffee or tea with one table spoon milk and stevia only. In lunch take a balanced diet like 100 grams from protein diet like meat, fish, chicken, crab or lobster but with trimmed fats. Take a portion of vegetables almost 2 cups, with breadstick or Melba toast. Have one fruit like apple or orange or take some strawberries and grape fruit. You can make the same combination for dinner as well. This balanced diet along with HCG drops or injection will surely do a magic for you that is, instant weight loss without any weakness and starvation.
The HCG diet is really a drastic weight loss plan but its not necessarily unhealthy. Though you should follow the strict 500 calorie a day diet, that doesnt mean youd be starving yourself because your body wont feel hungry as it takes the energy it requires from the stored fats in the body.
You have to distinguish though what is hunger and what are cravings and the HCG diet will really open your eyes. Knowing that your body isnt hungry, youd know when youre already going for food because of cravings. Eventually youd be able to adjust your diet and will no longer have difficulty in differentiating the two. This is a speedy diet that lets you burn fat fast. Though it may have some side effects but its too minor to worry about. Youd feel pregnant, thats what, because of the pregnancy hormones effect to the body. Men and women can go for this diet as its not restricted for women only.