Top Fat Burning Foods

If losing weight is part of your New Year’s resolution, then these foods are some of the top fat burning foods you need to know.  Health.com gives us some suggestions to burn more calories than ever before.

  1. Whole Grains—By eating whole food in general, your body burns twice as many calories than processed foods.
  2. Low-Fat Dairy Products—These food such as cheese are rich in calcium and vitamin D which can help preserve and build muscle mass—vital for keeping a tough metabolism.
  3. Green TeaThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking about 4 cups of green tea a day helped people drop more than six pounds in eight weeks! Supposedly, there is a compound in the brew that temporarily increases metabolism after sipping it.
  4. Hot Peppers—The compound, capsaicin, that gives chili peppers their spicy kick, heats up your body and makes you melt additional calories. Any form of pepper works such as raw, cooked, dried, or powdered. This is great news for those who love spicy food.

Click here for more foods—courtesy of Health.com

What are some of your suggestions?

-Professional Medical Corp

A bigger fork may help you eat less

Interesting! A new study came out where the results showed that people who eat with a bigger fork will tend to eat less. Business School researchers at the University of Utah performed an experiment at a local Italian restaurant. The researchers selected random tables to receive unusually large forks (20% larger than normal) or unusually small forks (20% smaller than normal) for their meals and then weighed each plate of food after they have finished their meal. After two days of their experiment, the results showed that the customers who were given bigger forks left more food on their plate. The reasoning behind the results was the smaller fork tends to provide less satisfaction where the customers feel that they are not making any progress in “making a dent” in their food.

Interestingly enough, the study also tested the effect of the fork size on those who were just “snacking” and not very hungry. They conducted this at the university and students were given pasta salad and the same kind of forks used in the Italian restaurant experiment. It turned out that the students who had the larger forks consumed more food! The researchers hypothesized that the students were taking a few bites out of habit rather then worrying about the portion of the dish.

Read original article here–from Times HealthLand

What do you think of the new study?