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The Truth About "Fat Burning Foods" (HINT: It's All Bulls*t!)

The Truth About "Fat Burning Foods" (HINT: It's All Bulls*t!)

Search online for "Fat burning foods" and you'll get page after page of results like this:

Green tea, eggs, apple cider vinegar... 

...They're all claimed as foods that 'set your metabolism on fire' or 'melt the fat with ease'.

So all you've gotta do is gobble these foods and your waistline will shrink as if by magic?

Fk off!

At Team RH we tell the truth, and the truth is that there are NO fat burning foods. It's all bullsh*t designed to sell you on the latest miracle pill, fad diet or shake plan.

The Truth: All Foods Boost Your Metabolism, Temporarily

When you eat any food, your metabolism increases so it can; 

  • Digest the food
  • Absorb nutrients into the body
  • Store any remaining calories as fat

It's called the 'Thermic Effect of Food' (TEF) or 'Diet Induced Thermogenisis' (DIT).

And guess what?

The effect is always temporary. On top of that, research shows there isn't one specific food which causes any measurable increase in metabolism.

The Only Way to Lose Fat is Through a Caloric Deficit

A calorie deficit is a shortfall in energy consumption.

This means eating fewer calories (or energy) than your body uses every day. 

When you do this, you force your body into using its stored energy (also known as fat) to make up the difference.

Over time, as your body dips into its fat stores to find the energy it needs to function, your fat levels drop.

  • Your face will look younger 
  • Your waist will get slimmer
  • Your ass will get smaller
  • Your thighs will shrink

When this happens, people will compliment you on how amazing you look, your confidence will skyrocket and your life will change.

When you sign up to Team RH, we set your calorie deficit for you with a daily calorie goal. It's not as low as you might think which makes sticking to it easy.

 

How Some Foods CAN Help You Lose Weight

Whilst there are no fat burning foods, there are foods that can make weight loss a little easier.

This is because they're filling, or 'satiating'. And when you feel full, you don't feel the need to stuff your face with cake!

And that makes sticking to your daily calories easy-peasy.

In 1995, a study tested 240 calorie servings of 38 different foods. Each food was ranked according to its ability to satisfy hunger. 

Foods that scored higher than 100 were more filling. Foods that scored less than 100, you guessed it, were less filling.

Today, this research makes up the Satiety Index.

Eating foods that score higher on the Satiety Index keep you feeling full. As a result, it can help you eat less calories.

The most filling foods you can eat are:

  • High in Protein 
  • High in Fibre 
  • Low in Calorie Density

 

10 of the Most Filling Foods to Help You Keep to Your Calorie Goal and Lose Fat

If you want to eat well, feel full and drop fat, try adding these 10 foods into your diet.

1. Potatoes

Potatoes score highest on the Satiety Index and that means they're filling as fk!  

Unpeeled, cooked spuds are full of vitamins and minerals. They're a good source of carbs, contain some protein and almost no fats.

Eat them with lean meat or fish with veg and you'll never go hungry. 

2. Fish

Fish is one of the best sources of protein there is, plus it contains essential fatty acids we only get from food. 

Serve your fish with potatoes and you've got one of the most filling meals there is!

And, who doesn't like fish and chips?!

3. Oats

Oats, no matter how you eat them, are filling.

Low in calories compared to other cereals, they're an awesome source of carbs and fibre.

You can eat them in porridge, add them to protein shakes and make use of them in protein pancakes.

They soak up water like a sponge too. Neck a glass of water after you've eaten them and you'll feel full for hours.

4. Eggs

Eggs are high in protein and packed with nutrients and all 9 essential amino acids.

Plus there are so many ways you can cook them: boiled, poached, scrambled or made into an omelette. 

Eat them with other foods on this list, and sticking to your calories will be easy!

5. Vegetables

Veggies are super-nutritious. They're loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibre. 

Even better, they're also low calorie and high in volume. That means you can eat sh*t loads of them without using up loads of your daily calories.

Get plenty on your plate and you'll never go hungry again.

6. Legumes

Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas are packed with fibre and plant-based proteins.

They're pretty low in calories too which means you can eat plenty.

Legumes are ideal for packing into filling stews and curries that taste epic.

7. Poultry

Chicken and turkey don't contain many calories but pack a huge amount of protein.

On top of that, you can cook them in so many ways, with so many other ingredients.

They're super tasty and it's difficult not to feel full after eating them.

8. Whole Fruits

Low in calories and high in fibre, whole fruits are slow to digest which makes you feel fuller for longer.

They're sweet, juicy and packed with flavour which makes them perfect for snacking on or adding to your meals.

9. Soups

Studies have shown soups can be even more filling as the same foods in solid form.

Not only are they nice and comforting when the weather is cold, but you can put so many things in them.

Veggie soup is packed full off of fibre as well as vitamins and minerals.

And if you're one of those who struggles to eat enough veggies, soup is the perfect way to get them in.

10. Lean Meats

Like poultry, lean meats are full of protein, minerals and amino acids while being low in calories.

Lean beef in particular, is very filling. You don't need much before you feel satisfied, especially when you eat it with other foods on this list. 

 

To Sum Up

When you read online about fat burning foods, just know that it's all boll*cks. No food can burn fat.

The only way to burn fat is to be in a calorie deficit and use more calories than you consume. 

That said, there are foods, like the ones listed here, that can help you feel fuller for longer. That in turn, makes eating in a calorie deficit much easier.

What To Do Now

As you now know, if you want a reliable and predictable way of losing fat, you need to be in a caloric deficit.

But how do you know what that should be?

When you join the Team RH Life Plan, we'll work out what your daily calorie intake should be, based on your;

  • Current weight
  • Age
  • Height
  • Activity level

We set your goals based on data collected from tens of thousands of members who have already lost weight with us.

Stick to the amounts we set for you and you'll lose fat - GUARANTEED.