Friday, September 17, 2010


There are so many ways to kill a rat. Hit it, burn it, shoot it, or pour a basin of hot water, whichever way you choose, the most important thing is killing the rat. Fat loss can be achieved through different ways too; you can burn them through dieting, exercise or with foods that burn fat. I will call this a shortcut to losing weight. Edible amphetamines are foods that act like speed for the fat-melting motor known as our metabolism. 

Every time you eat, your body burns calories when processing that food. The irony of dieting is that reducing calories can reduce your metabolic rate, causing you to burn fewer calories. Eat less and the body's calorie burning capacity often drops. The solution is feeding on the fat burning foods. You are guaranteed to burn more calories when you eat these foods.

So grab a fork, it’s time to add fuel to the fire.




Milk, Whole Grain Cereal, Oats, 


Calcium, complex carbohydrates, and fiber

Complex carbohydrates and fiber increases metabolism by keeping insulin levels low after you eat. That is very good, because raise in the production of insulin send a signal to the body that it's time to start storing fat. And in order to accumulate fat, your body has to slow down your metabolism, causing you to burn fewer calories.

The calcium in milk is a metabolic trigger as well.

Green Tea, Coffee

Caffeine and a chemical in the tea called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate)

Caffeine helps speed up your heart rate. The faster your heart beats the more calories you burn. EGCG works in a similar way, it causes your brain and nervous system to run more quickly thereby helping you burn more calories.

Red Peppers-Jalapenos, Habaneros, Cayennes


Capsaicin—the chemical in peppers that gives them their bite

By speeding up the heart rate. They burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn that lasts hours after eating

A study from the late 80s found that eating a single spicy meal can boost your metabolism by up to 25 percent, with the increase in calorie burning lasting for up to 3 hours after you finish eating.

Lean Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Eggs, Beans


It takes more energy for your body to digest the protein in meat than it does for it to digest carbohydrates or fat; this means that the more protein you eat, the harder your body has to work to digest it, and the more calories you will burn in the process.




Lecithin shields the cells from accumulating fat. It also breaks down fatty deposits in the body.

Salmon, Tuna, Sardines

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega- 3 fatty acids alter levels of a hormone called leptin in the body. Several recent studies suggest that leptin directly influences your metabolism, determining whether you burn calories or store them as fat. Metabolism is higher when leptin levels are low. Eating Fish is the best way to lower your leptin. If you do not like fish, fish oil supplements may work also.



Carotene is a form of Vitamin A that literally flushes the body of fat and waste quickly. Carotene is transformed into Vitamin A in the intestines and help to speed up metabolism. Remember that the faster your metabolism, the faster your body burns fat.

Citrus fruits- Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Lemons and Limes

High concentrations of vitamin C

Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Vitamin C also works on cholesterol deposits. Vitamin C can help burn out the cholesterol, hence, making it difficult for cholesterol deposits to form in blood vessels.

Apples, Berries, Fresh Fruit.



You've always heard the saying "An apple a day will keep the doctor away". Well now you can add the saying "An apple a day will keep the fat away". Studies suggest that pectin contained in apples limits how much fat your cells can absorb. Pectin, once in your system, has a water binding property, it absorbs watery substances, and these watery substances in turn bombard the cells and make it release fat deposits.



Bananas have approximately 450 mg of potassium, a naturally occurring chemical that boosts metabolism and regulates the body’s water balance.

Olive Oil


Monounsaturated fat

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that researchers are finding provide outstanding health benefits. Certain fats are good for you and your body needs them. Olive oil is one of those "good fats". In fact, it's so good that it helps you burn fat and keeps your cholesterol down



Mustard oils, and thermogenic ability

Garlic has mustard oils and these oils create a cleansing action in the body. They promote a vigorous action of peristalsis, which is muscular contraction, and this will loosen fat and help wash out fats. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, a blood sugar regulator, and also works like a thermogenic in the body. It boosts metabolism and keeps insulin levels low to maximize fat burning


Vitamin C, Citricmalic-oxalic acids

Tomatoes have high Vitamin C and Citricmalic-oxalic acids. The acid will accelerate the metabolic process. It also helps the kidneys to release more water and helps to wash away fat.

These foods are fat burning Granted!  You can not just eat an apple or a teaspoon of cayenne pepper then lazy around all day. Combine these foods with daily dose of exercise and you will be able to shed that extra weight.