Caffeine found in coffee has been shown to burn fat, decrease appetite and increase your metabolism for calorie burn. For weight loss drinking black coffee without adding milk and sugar is a good option. Remember too much coffee however can also have side effects like increased heart rate and insomnia and five cups is considered the upper limit. For an extra boost adding ingredients like cinnamon and coconut oil can increase the fat burning properties of coffee.
Green tea in some studies has been shown to have an effect on burning fat, although the effects are not huge, the small amount of fat loss adds up over time. The caffeine and catechin compounds found in green tea speed up the metabolic rate to burn more calories.
Eggs are high in protein and low in calories. They make a good breakfast option and there are several options to boil, poach, bake or scramble eggs. Although the yolk contains cholesterol, this can easily be removed for people who have cholesterol issues and can eat egg whites only. The yolk itself however has many benefits which include vitamin D and choline to help boost the metabolism.
Citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemons, limes and red oranges are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Due to the high fiber content the whole fruit can help to control appetite and benefit weight loss efforts.
Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel or tuna are a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids which can help with fat burning goals. Baked fish with veggies and lemon is an easy go to weeknight dinner option.
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