Tackling weight loss is a tough act. More than 35% of the U.S population are overweight, with a portion of these people being clinically obese. The equation for weight loss is relatively simple: healthy eating and more exercise. However, there are many things that can get in the way of your weight loss goals. Hunger, cravings, health concerns, and understanding ingredients can make weight loss a unique venture. There are a number of ingredients that you can include in your diet to help stave off hunger, increase satiety, and improve energy levels. Modifying your diet to maximize weight loss does not have to be obtrusive.
Include Organic Butters in Your Diet
Conjugated linoleic acids are related to Omega 6 fatty acids. Organic butters from grass-fed cows tend to be rich in these acids. Omega 6 fatty acids are known to increase levels of energy as well as improve your metabolism. There are also other health benefits that you can reap from including organic butters in your diet. Organic butters can help stabilize cholesterol as well as help in the reduction of overall body fat.
Add Capsaicin to Your Diet
Capsaicin is the active ingredient that gives certain foods its “hotness”. Capsaicin has the unique ability of slightly increasing your overall temperature. The difference is miniscule. However, this small change will force your body to stabilize its temperature and increase metabolism. This small change can help you cross over a weight loss plateau. It is best to obtain your capsaicin from hot peppers and cayenne powders, but you can also take them in pill form.
Consume Fiber before Eating Dinner
Your stomach will have a tough time breaking down certain fibers. Complex fibers will break down slower, making you feel fuller for longer. The amount of fiber that an individual needs to consume will depend on their body chemistry and size. However, it is recommended that woman consume a minimum of 25 g of fiber per day. Men can go up to 45 g of fiber per day. Including fiber rich foods in your diet does not have to be obtrusive:
- A medium apple – it contains more than 4 g of fiber.
- Many food brands have jumped on the wagon and made foods that are rich in fiber. This includes many cereals and pastas.
- Raspberries – rich in antioxidants, raspberries are also full of fiber. About 8 g per cup.
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