Food Combinations to Burn Fat

This article explains how you can use food combinations to burn fat. The combination of foods in a meal to assist your weight-loss efforts are known as 'Complete Meals'. 'Complete meals' are meals that contain all 3 macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat).

Oftentimes people will consume meals (or snacks) that only contain one macronutrient. For example, having a piece of fruit for their mid-morning or mid-afternoon meal/ snack. This means they're only having carbohydrate because there isn't any protein or fat in the piece of fruit; this is not a complete meal. If they had some nuts with the piece of fruit then it would be a complete meal because the nuts would provide some protein and good fats, which would balance the macronutrient profile of the meal.

This is one of the food combinations to burn fat for a number of reasons. Firstly, the good fats will slow down the absorption rate of the carbohydrates, which will keep the blood sugar stable and therefore keep insulin low.

By keeping insulin low the body can then access and use fat as a fuel source more effectively. The good fats also have a satiating effect on the body, which means the appetite is suppressed.

Food Combinations to Burn Fat

The protein also has a number of fat-burning benefits. Protein has the most powerful satiating effect of all macronutrients so appetite will be substantially suppressed when the fat and protein is consumed together in the meal.

The protein may also slow down the absorption rate of the carbohydrates in the meal.

Protein also has muscle-preserving effects because it provides a constant supply of amino acids to the body. By doing so, the body can avoid going into a catabolic state and breaking down muscle tissue. By preserving muscle mass you keep the metabolism elevated and therefore promote greater fat burning in the body.

If you would like to find out about the macronutrients contained in certain foods as well as the foods that burn belly fat, click here to go to a food calories list.

If you would like to discover exactly how to combine your meals together to provide food combinations to burn fat, visit healthy diet plans format.

Macronutrient tapering is another example of food combinations to burn fat. It involves eating slightly more carbohydrates than protein earlier in the day and then gradually tapering down the carbohydrates as the day progresses whilst simultaneously tapering up the protein as the day progresses.

By doing so, your body is provided with less fuel and more building blocks as the day progresses. Obviously, later in the day the body requires less fuel and the protein may be used for re-building body tissues, boosting growth hormones and other anabolic hormones.

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