When it comes to losing weight, rather than restricting calories or certain food groups, it’s more important to focus on the foods you are eating regularly to support overall weight loss.
There’s no magic pill, special formula, or miracle food for losing weight, but there are foods found in nature that can help you burn fat more efficiently, and speed up the weight loss process.
These 10 foods are not only helpful for promoting weight loss, but they’re jam-packed with nutrients which means they should be a part of any healthy diet.
1. Coconut Oil
It was only a few years ago that coconut oil was demonized for being a saturated fat and contributing to obesity and heart disease – but this information was all wrong. While it’s true that coconut oil is a saturated fat, it’s made up of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than other fatty acids.
You see, medium chain triglycerides don’t get stored as fat, but are sent straight to the liver to be converted to energy right away. Not only does this provide your body with an immediate source of energy, but studies show medium chain fatty acids (MCT’s) may actually help your body burn fat more efficiently.
How to Add Coconut Oil to Your Diet:
Coconut oil can withstand medium-high heat, which makes it a great oil to cook with – thick savory stews and skillet dishes. Personally, I love adding 1 Tbsp to my coffee in the morning, and using it in place of butter in my baking recipes.
These Coconut Oil Fat Bombs are also an amazing and delicious way to get more of the healthy fats from coconut oil in your diet.