Some foods have a high thermogenic effect, which literally burn calories while chewing. Certain foods have a high fat burningeffect, which literally hugs calories you consume. Other fat-burning foods contain nutrients and compounds that fuel this metabolic fire. We should try to feed on these fat-burning foods to effectively lose weight.

Fat-burning foods:

-Whole grains: Your body burns twice as much calories as you try to digest and break whole foods (especially those that are high in fiber like oats and brown rice) as processed foods.

-Lean meats: Proteins have a high thermogenic effect: About 30% of the calories the food contains during digestion are burned (so a 300-calorie chicken breast requires about 90 calories to digest it).

-Low-fat dairy products: Rich in calcium and vitamin D, these help preserve and develop muscle-essential mass to maintain a strong metabolism.

-Green tea: Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people lose more than six pounds in eight weeks. To increase your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in the fridge.

-Lentils: A cup can provide 35% of daily iron needs, this is good news, as up to 20% of our diet is deficient in iron. When a nutrient is missing, your metabolism is delayed because the body is not getting what it needs to function efficiently.

-Chiles: Capsaicin, the compound of chili, warms your body, and makes you melt extra calories, also help you calm anxiety. You can consume dried, powdered or cooked peppers.

-Canela: Not only can it reduce your appetite and add flavor to infusions, yogurt or some dishes, but some studies gathered in “Archives of Internal Medicine” have shown that 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon tea mixed with food is enough to speed up 20 times the metabolic process of sugar and also lower sugar levels in the blood.