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10 Healthy Foods and Drinks to Promote Fat Loss

Is fat loss a goal of yours? Then add these into your nutrition.

There is no one mystical food that will result in instantaneous fat loss. Making real and lasting changes to your body happens in incremental steps, through a thoughtful nutrition plan. Add these foods and drinks into yours and get closer to the goals that you are chasing!

FOODS THAT PROMOTE FAT LOSS

Bone Broth

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Stock contains gelatin, collagen, amino acids and is great for gut health.

What are macro nutrients?

Macro nutrients are the building bricks of your nutrition. Carbs, proteins and fats are the basics that give you fast energy, help to sustain energy and keep an eye on your blood flow and metabolism. Each different macro nutrient performs various different functions in your body.

Energy which your body gain from macro nutrients is measured in calories.

  • Carbs 4 calories per 1 g
  • Proteins 4 calories per 1 g
  • Fats 9 calories per 1 g

Carbohydrates

They provide energy for high intensity activities, like your training. Carbs are one of the cases when it is necessary to distinguish between good and bad guys.

Basically, in nutrition you can find three types of carbohydrates: simple carbs, complex starchy carbs, and complex fibrous carbs.

Simple sugar can be broken down to table sugars, fructose and lactose. Table sugar is the one we should avoid. We can find it in regular sugar, candies and also sweetened drinks. Complex carbs can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, cereals, rice… They contain vitamins, fibre and minerals.

The right choice of carbohydrates can also help your digestion system work well. It is important to remember that vegetables contain carbohydrates, and not just foods like rice, pasta or bread that are more generally presented as carbohydrates in mainstream culture.

Proteins

Protein is basically a group of amino acids which are inevitable for building and maintaining muscles.  Proteins  also help with muscle recovery and tissue repair and support immune system.

They are divided into three categories: essential, semi-essential and nonessential.

Our body is not capable of producing essential amino acids on it own, that´s why we have to pay special attention to the nutrition when it comes to getting some proteins.

Great natural sources of proteins are meat, fish, diary products, eggs, nuts…

Fats

Fats are another part of nutrition that must be carefully distinguished between what is good and what can cause a harm. There are three types of fats: saturated, unsaturated and trans fats.

Trans fats are the ones you should forget. They are contained in all those fast food yummy but super unhealthy meals and can cause many problems including diabetes, stroke and hearth disease. Healthy fats on the other hand bring dozens of benefits.

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