Summer is right around the corner and many of us are looking for every little edge to lose that extra fat. Well, there are some foods that can help in accelerating fat loss. While these foods are not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, they are a great way to speed up the process.
Thermogenic foods
These foods contain properties that help rev up your metabolism. Some great examples include:
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Mustard
  • Apple cider Vinegar
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon
Low glycemic index foods
The glycemic index is a tool that measures the speed of entry of a carbohydrate into the bloodstream. The higher the glycemic index rating, the more insulin is secreted in response, which can result in excess fat storage. Some high glycemic index foods to avoid include:
  • White bread
  • Bagels
  • Dried dates
  • Instant and baked mashed potatoes
  • Instant rice
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Cereals
Examples of low to medium glycemic index foods to incorporate in your diet are:
  • Most vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans  
  • Lean meats
Hydrating foods
A fast and effective way to increase your metabolism and lose weight is to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. If you are not a big water lover, try to incorporate water dense foods into your diet:
  • Melons
  • Celery
  • Bok choy
  • Soup broths
In addition trying adding sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers to enhance the taste of water.