Super Fat-Fighting Foods

Food Swaps

Instead of consuming one large cinnamon roll, have two mini cinnamon rolls and a cup of orange juice. Or replace your standard full-fat ice-cream with homemade icecream, easily made from frozen whipped coconut cream, which is low in calories and rich in nutrients with cocoa powder. You can even add some banans.

Exercise

If you live a reasonably sedentary life, the thought of exercise alone can be exhausting. However, take it from a fellow couch potato: any exercise is good. Two months of yoga had a tremendous effect on my blood pressure and energy levels, so much so that I’m ready to take on something new.

Exercise needn’t be boring either. If you don’t like walking, jogging, skipping of weightlifting, consider a fun exercise that you can do at home, such as Zumba, Yoga, Tae-bo or Pilates.

Foods

Every little change for the positive helps when you’re trying to lose weight and including these foods into your diet will enhance the taste of your meals and have a positive, fat-burning effect.

  1. Turmeric
    Turmeric brings a delicious taste and beautiful yellow colour to curries. It also contains curcumin that is known to inhibit the growth of fat cells. It also prevents fat storage.
  2. Black Pepper
    Rich in piperine, black pepper also blocks the formation of fat cells.
  3. Red Peppers
    Chilli, paprika and cayenne pepper contain capsaicin which refs up the metabolism and helps to curb your appetite.
  4. Ginger
    Ginger helps to break down fatty acids in your food, and helps them to be eliminated, rather than stored in the body as fat.