So here is the skinny on burning fat
In America we have tons of labels that say, fat -free yogurt, fat - free milk and fat - free cheese. If we are dieting it is very common to ask the question, "Is this fat - free. " The reality of it all is we need fat. Fat is essential for our well being. We need fat to keep warm, to protect our organs and tissues and it is a very important energy source.
Now it is about what types of fats you consume. Good fats, like Omega 3, 6 and 9 actually provides our bodies with the necessary energy our organs need to function. Some fat , "good fat" actually will help you lose fat by increasing your metabolic rate which in turn activates calories to burn in your body.
Here's the skinny. We must chose foods that have essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids or EFA's are healthy fats. They protect our bodies from degenerative diseases and boost brain power. Proteins are made from EFA's and amino acids which help make up our bodies. Here are few more benefits of why you should consume "good fats"
- EFA's reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer.
- EFA's is essential for healthy hair and skin.
- EFA's helps with cardiovascular damage.
- EFA's consumption can help with weight loss.
How do fat burn in our bodies? Thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is about fat burning. More than 70% of the calories we consume we use to support our resting metabolic rate and keep our organs functioning properly for living. What happens to the rest? The rest is stored in our bodies as "white fat" or burned up by brown adipose tissue(BAT) or brown fat. The more activated your brown fat is ( your burning mechanism) the better your thermogenesis. When thermogensis is working properly you can maintain a healthy weight. Avoiding also "bad fat", which can be found in process foods, fast foods and pastries and cereals are beneficial to this process. Why? "Bad fats" slows down the process of thermogenesis and more white fat is stored. Not good. This is what we see around our waist lines, hips and thighs.
Eating more foods that are packed with EFA's like fish, nuts, sea greens and seeds will in turn increase the resting metabolic rate and also increase thermogensis in your body. Which will help the body to burn more "white fat".
Also try consuming these fat burning spices into your diet: