Eating vegetables that burn belly fat is an easier way to lose weight than restricting calories or exercising. As you age, sugar can trigger an imbalance called The Estrogen Effect which can severely slow down your metabolism. In other words, your ability to lose weight comes to a screeching halt. Why? The Effect stimulates your body to store belly fat rather than using it for energy.
Resting Energy Expenditure
Ladies, have you ever noticed that your appetite is strongest just before your period starts? This fluctuation parallels your resting energy expenditure (REE) which increases at the time of ovulation.
REE is defined as the number of calories you burn when your body is at rest. This is largely controlled by the pituitary gland also known as the master gland because it controls so many bodily functions. Men are less dependent on a diet for bone strength because, thanks to testosterone, their bones are naturally denser. Also, they don’t need as much iron as a woman because they don’t lose blood through menstruation.
Muscular bodies use more energy at rest, so a male’s REE is approximately 10 percent higher than the average female’s REE. Practically speaking, a man burns more calories than a woman while watching the game on television. A male’s physicality makes it easy for him to maintain a steady weight while eating about 10 percent more than a woman of the same age doing the same physical work.
Hormones and Weight Loss
Another example in the game of hormonal jeopardy is adolescence. Testosterone will cause teenage boys to develop biceps and muscular shoulders while estrogen in girls causes them to develop hips and breasts — fatty tissue. The female REE is lower because she has less muscle. A woman has to work harder than a man to lose weight because her hormones cause her to carry more fat than a man. Add to this the hormonal fluctuations that come from the monthly menstrual cycle and you have a recipe for weight gain.
Aside from cutting back on sugar, a simple way to lose weight is to eat vegetables that burn belly fat. This class of veggies is known as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, collard greens, radishes). They are chock full of phytonutrients that can put your hormones in order and burn off the persistent weight gain that comes with hormonal imbalance. You can finally look the way you want–naturally.
But what if you’re not a fan of vegetables? I get it. Here are a few helpful tips your taste buds will enjoy and they’ll help you get more vegetables into your diet:
5 Vegetables That Burn Belly Fat
- Add raw walnuts and shaved almonds to your vegetable dishes. Toss them with olive oil and salt-free spice blends for flavor and you’ll breathe new life into your salads and veggie casseroles.
- If you juice fruits, add some vegetables to the mix. They won’t change the taste much, but you’ll increase the nutrition of the juice.
- Salads consist of more than lettuce and tomatoes. Go for more color and add veggies that you normally wouldn’t have in your salads.
- Your plate should never be beige. Aim for a rainbow of color. Colorful veggies are a signal of high nutritional value so your plate should look like a rainbow.Summer is grilling season, but don’t limit yourself to ribs. Marinade and season those veggies and get them on the grill as well. It’s a healthy way to cook and will add “backyard” flavor to old favorites.
- Summer is grilling season, but don’t limit yourself to ribs. Marinade and season those veggies and get them on the grill as well. It’s a healthy way to cook and will add “backyard” flavor to old favorites.
All of these ideas are great ways to start integrating more vegetables into your diet and help you shed unwanted belly fat, but there’s a lot more you can do in addition to adding these miracle foods to your diet. If you would like to learn some simple solutions to permanent weight loss, take a look at this free presentation–The Fat Loss Remedy—it can help you lose 3 pounds in 6 days.