If you’re dealing with some stubborn kilos that refuse to budge, introducing some of these foods into your diet could be the answer.
Milk, yoghurt and cheese
Secret fat-burner: Calcium
There are a lot of dairy myths circulating online, but as it turns out, milk really does do a body good – as do yoghurt and cheese. A review of more than 90 studies in the journal Nutrition Reviews revealed a strong link between high calcium intake and improved body composition. In another study from the International Journal of Obesity, researchers reviewed 14 randomised controlled clinical trials and found that people who ate the most dairy had a 700 gram greater reduction in fat mass than those who didn’t eat much dairy. This is likely because calcium in milk decreases the levels of a vitamin that encourages fat cells to grow, making it easier to lose weight. Has your diet faiiled to show results? Here are 20 reasons why.
Oats and barley
Secret fat-burner: Fibre
Let’s settle this once and for all: As long as you eat the right kinds, carbs are actually good for you. In fact, they are one of the fat-burning foods you should add to your plate tonight. Enjoy a delicious barley side dish instead of white rice with dinner and you could be well on your way to shedding dangerous belly fat, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eating whole grains keeps you full and stops you from overeating. Barley, in particular, is known to raise blood sugar slowly, so you skip the sugar spike and crash that leaves you hungry soon after a meal. Check out these 12 great weight loss hacks you can do right now.