Like eating a lot but keeping weight off? Just go for fat burning foods

Like eating a lot but keeping weight off? Just go for fat burning foods

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There were reasons why I used to be a size 22 and according to the doctors ‘morbidly obese’. The main one was that I like eating. And I like to eat big large portion sizes. That will never change. After losing weight I had to find a way I could still eat a lot and maintain my new size 10 weight. Aiming for maximum volume for minimum calories I started looking at what happens when you eat different kinds of foods. That’s when I discovered fat burning and calorie neutral foods.

Fat burning foods are foods that:

  • make the body work very hard and use up calories in the food when processing it, and/or
  • start a reaction or process which speeds up your metabolism and manages your blood sugar, and/or
  • fill you up more so you eat less, and/or
  • are not digested at all and just pass through the body.

Calorie neutral foods are those that use up more calories than there are in the foods in processing them so you actually lose weight by eating them.

Of course it’s a lot more complicated than that but you get the idea.

Calorie counting assumes all calories are equal; they are not.

One of my ’21 Keys to Keeping Weight Off’ is to remember that not all calories are equal.  This is why I do not believe that simple calorie counting is the best way to manage your weight when you are keeping weight off .


If you rely on calorie counting then, in theory, you could eat chocolate and crisps all day and so long as you don’t go over the recommended calories for your height, current weight and activity levels then you would keep weight off. But you wouldn’t be healthy and in the long term that will make keeping weight off neigh-on impossible for someone who has struggled with weight gain. (If you want to find out how many calories you need you can click here to check your BMR).

Brownies made with added fat burning ingredients

Keeping weight off requires you to have a healthy, balanced diet and to keep your metabolism as fast as possible. One easy way to do this is to eat lots of fat burning foods. There is a real variety of fat burning foods, something for everyone, and they are foods you can easily just make the staple of your day to day diet. Or, you can adapt recipes to include fat burning foods to make your favourite dishes more fat burning. It’s amazing how easy and routine ‘easy swaps’ can become with a bit of thought. And then, like me, you can eat loads and still keep weight off.

So, want to know what these wonder foods are? For a list of fat burning and calorie neutral foods click here.

Good luck, enjoy the foods. And let us know on here or on facebook about any fab recipes you have using fat burning foods.

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Frank

Where is the facebook like button ?

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    Peg

    Thanks Frank for the comment. I’ve tried and tried but cant work out why the like button isn’t working on this page. Very annoying. If you ‘like’ please dO just share the link on facebook.

    Thanks. Peg

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Peg

Not sure what’s happened there Frank. Ta for pointing out – I’ll check this out. Peg

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Peg

Thanks Mervin. Good luck to you too when enjoying all those lovely fat burning foods. Peg

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Peg

Thanks all for the comments. Please tell your friends about the site and blog! You can sign up too to automatically receive future blogs. Next one this weekend – how to keep up motivation when you are trying to lose and keep weight off. Peg x

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Hellen Ramirez

Appreciated the share!
Hellen

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I suggest adding a facebook like button for the blog!

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