Sounds rather strange, huh? While some so-called 'experts' advise you either to go on a crash diet or go hungry altogether, I am telling you to eat food. And on top that I am also saying that eating will help you lose weight. Before you think I am crazy, I am not! In this article I will elaborate on what types of foods you need to eat in order to lose weight fast.
1. Eat raw fruits: You need to eat raw fruits and vegetables in order to lose weight. Even if you cannot eat raw vegetables, you can surely eat raw fruits. Raw fruits can help you lose those extra pounds in a big way. Take apples for instance. One apple consists of 85 calories but your body needs to burn at least 95 calories in order to digest it; thereby, you are burning 10 extra calories simply by eating one apple. Consider how many calories you would be able to burn if say, you eat 350 apples? Well, you would burn around 3,500 calories, which equals to 1 pound of fat.
Apples are not the lone exception. Just about any fruit that is rich in Vitamin C, such as oranges, lemons, grapes, tomatoes, pineapples, etc. can help you burn a lot of calories when eaten in raw form.
2. Eat spicy foods: I know that some doctors advise you to avoid foods which are too spicy. While you should avoid oily and fatty foods, you should consume foods that are rich in pepper, hot mustard, etc., because these spices can help raise your metabolic rate, with the end result that you will burn more fat.
3. Eat fish: Yes, fish is also good for quick weight loss. Fish such as sardines, salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is a type of unsaturated fat. Now before you jump off your chair at the mention of the word 'fat', let me tell you that unsaturated fats are good for your health; it is the saturated fats that you should avoid.
These fish lower the levels of a hormone called leptin in your body. When that happens your metabolic rate shoots up and you burn fat a lot faster. Add to that the fact that these fish are rich in protein, which means that you won't feel hungry too often.
4. Eat dairy products: Probably someone has told you to avoid milk because it is rich in fat. Well, while milk is rich in fat, it is also rich in calcium, which will help you lose weight by breaking down the fat deposits present in your body. Besides milk, you should also add yogurt to your diet. Recent research has pointed out that people who eat a calcium-rich diet are able to lose weight faster than others!