Having a healthy diet is essential to obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight. This post focuses on fat burning foods to snack on at the office to obtain and maintain your ideal weight.
Sometimes the office environment can involve a lot of temptations when it comes to food. There may be a holiday party or two with treats you may have to resist and foods that can load on additional calories to your day. You could have a buddy in the next cubicle who enjoys baking and brings in muffins. From time to time, there is no problem with having a treat but drawing that line can be tough. If there is a potluck with a lot of heavy holiday foods, it may be a good idea to utilize your office Leanbox first so that you can soften the hunger pangs before getting to the “good stuff”. Along with mainly having a healthy diet, foods that can work in your favor are helpful to know about when you are dealing with some of the struggles in an office full of temptations. There are a number of foods that can assist in decreasing body fat. This is helpful in addition to consuming a regular diet and workout routine. The following are some foods that aid in burning body fat:
Eggs: The health benefits of eggs is plentiful. Not only are they a fat burning food but they are an inexpensive high quality protein, rich in selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12, and minerals like zinc, iron, and copper. Out of eggs at home? LeanBox has a Organic Valley hard-boiled egg option in their machines so you can grab one when you get to work!
Chicken Breast: One of the nutritious and high protein foods that assists in reducing cravings, decreasing body fat, and maintaining muscle mass. The LeanBox Chicken Caesar Salad is a great option in the LeanBox machine leaving the preparing, packing, and remembering to bring your lunch out of the picture.
Yogurt with Fruit: The fiber and protein in this food choice is a great option for breakfast to maintain satiety until lunch! There are various yogurt options in our machines including Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt.
Apples: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” A study found that apple polyphenols regulate fat metabolism in healthy subjects with relatively high body mass index. We partnered with The Fruit Guys to provide a fresh fruit program that can be specialized per company.
Coffee: Caffeine in coffee helps increase metabolism and mobilize fat from the cell tissues. In a study conducted by AG Dulloo, et al named “Normal caffeine consumption influence on thermogenesis and daily energy expenditure in lean and post obese human volunteers” found that 600mg of caffeine per day enables lean people to burn up to 150 more calories a day. Coffee also has several natural substances that affect metabolism in a good way with the stimulant effect and slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. The LeanBox has a fantastic Nitro Cold Brew Coffee that is sure to give your day (and your metabolism) a boost!
Oatmeal: There are many health reasons to have oatmeal for breakfast. It is a great way to ignite your fat burning metabolism because it is high in protein, low in fat, and packed full of minerals including iron. Oatmeal also contains water-soluble fibers that have been proven for their ability to increase satiety and reduce the appetite by delayed gastric emptying, increased gastric distention, and releasing satiety hormones. This is one of the high fiber foods that has many great attributes for assisting in a healthy digestive system. Straw Propeller has a nice selection of oatmeal to choose from in our LeanBox like Blueberry Blitz or Peaches & Berry Bramble.
These are just some of the fat burning foods but it is sure to give you a start as well as providing great options in the LeanBox machine!