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Monday, December 18, 2006

Season Eating - You Can Eat & Enjoy It (link)

Season Eating - You Can Eat And Enjoy It

The holidays are the days to eat good food that isn’t made during the other 10 non holiday months. Don’t feel left out, you can indulge without expanding adding pounds. Some experts insist that some foods can burn or help burn food fast. Here are some diet-friendly tips to help you enjoy the food without so much worry and are rumored to fight weight gain.

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Research shows that a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon, eaten with food, helps metabolize sugars more effectively and lower the body's blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels and excess sugar in the blood can lead to fat storage. Cinnamon also brings out natural sweetness in the food. So sprinkle away!

Green Tea

Rumor has it that Green Tea not only help prevent cancer and heart disease, but numerous research studies have also found that drinking green tea, or taking green tea supplements, can also kick start your metabolism. Some researchers claim if you drink five cups of green tea a day, you'll burn 70 to 80 extra calories.

Low-Fat/Nonfat Dairy

In addition to building strong bones, calcium also slows down the production of calcitriol, a hormone that tells cells to generate more fat. Studies show that incorporating low-fat or nonfat dairy products into your diet can help you lose more weight.

Protein Tip

Protein is essential for building muscle; the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. So, you burn more calories digesting protein than you do digesting carbs or fats. Your best protein-packed bets are turkey, egg whites, fish, tuna and skinless, boneless chicken breasts.

Spicy Foods

Like it hot? Good news: Eating spicy foods can help you burn more fat. Hot foods make you sweat and raise your heart rate, which temporarily increases your metabolism. So grab some cayenne, your favorite bottle of hot sauce, hot chilies or red pepper flakes and give your food--and your metabolism--a kick. My personal fave hot sauce is Frank's Red Hot Extra Hot.


Skimp on water, and it'll be harder to lose weight. Dehydration slows down your metabolism, and it can also lead to sugar cravings and fatigue (which might make you less likely to exercise). Some experts recommend drinking eight cups of water a day.

Helpful link - The Fat Fighter's Blog


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