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Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss

So all those who thought that dieting means giving up on snacks, here is a list of some delicious  healthysnacks that will tempt you.

Popcorn
When you dig into these you have to ensure that they are not saturated in butter and salt.
Make them with olive oil which has mono saturated fats.


Almonds and other nuts
Like an apple a day proverb, almonds and other nuts too can keep doctors away.
Enjoy them as they are full of mono saturated fats.
These mono saturated fats are useful for us and they even cleanse arteries.
Almonds and other nuts are tummy fillers and contain Vitamin E, fiber and magnesium.


Peanut butter
Can also be healthy snacks for weight loss.
Peanut butter is delicious and can fill you up quickly.
It has some of the same qualities as nuts and a couple of teaspoons can give you a lot of protein.
You have to be careful, as despite the protein aspect, it is considered a high calorie food as well.


Low fat yogurt
A healthy snack and can help you fill yourself without adding those e…

Ten Fat Burning Foods

Did you know that it is possible to burn fat just by eating certain types of food?
You should know that studies have shown that these foods certainly do exist, and they are not limited to  just a few items.

Here is 10  fat burning foods, how they affect the body, and how they can help you when it comes to your weight loss goals.

1. Jalapeno or cayenne pepper is hot (a few are not) spices that contain a substance called capsaicin. Capsaicin promotes a tension in the hormones that helps increase metabolism, and also lowers blood glucose by controlling excessive release of insulin. Jalapeno is considered a healthy additive to your recipes and meals.

2. Oat meal, oats are commonly found in our cereals, they contain a lot of fibre, which can help you burn fat through the natural increase of your metabolic. They are good cleaning of our digestive system by removing excess fat lying anywhere around it.

3. Garlic is a food that adds flavour to your dish, which is also a proven fat burner. Ali…

Some Causes of Belly Fat

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For a lot of us belly fat just seems to appear out of nowhere and many may not know the reason for the additional fat to their body. However, there is a reason why most things happen and this is no different for a change in body composition.
Most of the time getting a fat belly has to do with a lifestyle change.
This may be giving up an activity you once participated in or the addition of a few untimely meals a few times a week or even a new job that may see you commuting in the car as opposed to walking to catch the bus or train.
Whatever it maybe, it’s good to address the issue before your belly fat continues to grow.
It can be surprising how much lifestyle changes can result in additional, unwanted fat being put on.For example, if you were someone who used to walk to work but now you need to travel by car this can result in an extra 200-400 calories being left burned.
If these additional calories from food aren’t being burned by your daily activity then they will result in body fa…