Healthy ways to lose weight are always popular. Dozens of diets have espoused that they will help you drop five pounds in record time, but these diets often turn out to have rather unpleasant bodily side effects. The Master Cleanse that was so popular with celebrities did untold damage to women who believed that they could survive on maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for a month. Such starvation diets do nothing but harm.
Despite their bad reputation, fad diets continue to be wildly popular. The recent focus, however, has not been just on lowering the number that shows up on the scale. The emphasis has been on burning fat. The goal for many women is to burn belly and thigh fat while maintaining the fat reserves in their breasts and buttocks that give them their feminine curves. Unfortunately, spot burning fat is not possible. The human body consumes fat at a consistent rate across the body. You can’t tell your metabolism to burn the fat on your inner thighs but leave the fatty tissues that give you a perky butt. That said, magazines are filled with tips on how to “burn belly fat” and “tone those thighs!” The internet, naturally, has been buried under such “helpful” tips. There is no way to successfully spot-burn fat without surgery, but there are healthy ways to lower your fat reserves. Here are four foods to help you burn fat while staying healthy and energized.