The Science Behind Fat Burning Foods

The term ‘fat burning foods’ is more of a marketing gimmick designed to generate interest among market consumers rather than an actual scientific term. Type the words ‘fat burning foods for women’, for example, into the Google search engine and you’ll be met with a plethora of search results each offering a list of the best foods to incorporate as part of a healthy diet plan.

Some of the usual suspects you’ll see include avocado, green tea, chicken, chilli, fish and eggs. There’s nothing wrong with these foods, in fact they’re excellent choices, but rather than causing the body to directly oxidize fat stores, they work in a more in-direct manner.

Besides being naturally low in calories, common among these foods is their macro-nutrient profile which boasts high levels of protein, fiber and poly and monounsaturated fat. Collectively, these work to slow digestion, increase metabolic rate, provide sustained energy, increase satiety through flavor stimulation of the brain and stabilize mood.

The result is effective weight loss and maintenance through what appear to be ‘fat burning effects’. Despite this term, however, weight loss can only take place when the body is placed into a negative caloric state. In other words, any benefit of eating foods that support weight loss can be easily outdone by failing to meet basic caloric requirements necessary for weight loss.

For this reason, a diary or online calorie tracker should be used in conjunction with a custom-made diet plan to monitor progress and track your results over an extended period of time (a minimum of 7 days is recommended to better assess how your body responds).

For more information on fat burning foods and diet plans, I highly recommend you checkout leanrunnerbean.com and this link here: http://www.leanrunnerbean.com/25-best-fat-burning-foods-for-women/

 

Welcome back to Soundeats.com!

Hey guys, welcome back to soundeats.com. We’re back from hiatus and ready to start dishing out recipes and healthy eating tips and diet plans, so stay tuned!

For those wondering where I’ve been, my time has been taken up with offline projects and nutrition consultations. I’ve taken this time away to revamp the site design and content into something bigger and better and look forward to bringing it to you in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I highly recommend you checkout eatright.org. This is one of my favorite healthy eating sites and should hold you over until soundeats is back up and running.

Talk soon -LJ