Fitness myth: fat burning food

๐Ÿ‘‰Fat burning food is more of a beautiful myth than the truth. With any food that enters the body, the exact opposite happens: all food contains calories, and if they are extra for a person, they will go into fat.


The body can only be in two states:

Anabolic state:

We eat, the food goes to the stomach, then to the small intestine. From there, the substances enter the bloodstream, and the body begins to use them or sends them to storage. This is the time when the hormone insulin is active. All fat burning stops at this point.

๐Ÿ”ธCatabolic state:

When the body has finished digesting and assimilating food (3-5 hours), it begins to use its reserves for energy supply. Just now, the body is in the โ€œfat burningโ€ mode.

Each day, the phases alternate several times.

โœ…This is the principle of fat accumulation and weight loss:

If the total energy comes in more than the body spends, the person gets fat. If on the contrary, the weight loss happens.

So the idea of fat burning food is not a true fact.


๐Ÿ”บFat burning products

Any food has calories โ€” some more, some less. This means that any food can be stored in fat.

๐Ÿ‘‰Scientists are finding different substances in food (red pepper, ginger, green tea, grapefruit, etc.) that increase metabolism or may slightly increase thermogenesis. But there are almost no good controlled studies in humans.

In addition, the research deals with highly concentrated extracts found in food. This is difficult to transfer to a normal diet, otherwise you will have to drink liters of tea, eat whole ginger, and kilos of pepper and pineapple.

โœ…Burning fat requires a calorie deficit, healthy foods, proper physical activity, consistency, and nothing else.

Listen to your body, see how it reacts to certain products and to various types of physical activity.