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Spicing up ways to lose weight

The substance that gives cayenne its heat — capsaicin – may just be the magic ingredients that help with weight loss.

Foods flavored with cayenne may help you drop a few pounds by helping to decrease your appetite and reduce their cravings for fatty, sweet and salty foods as well as increasing your feelings of being full.

Spicy foods not only decrease your appetite, they may also help increase calorie burning and spice ups your body temperature, which may increase the amount of energy you expend. While results from studies vary, a sprinkling of cayenne may help you burn as much as 119 calories.

Simply add a little cayenne pepper on your morning eggs or avocado and serve it with slices of cucumber and celery.

Celery has a reputation as a diet food for a reason — it’s incredibly low in calories, so you can enjoy it without putting much of a dent in your daily calorie intake.

A cup of chopped raw celery has just 16 calories, which is just one per cent of the daily limit in a 1,500-calorie diet, and each large celery stalk has just ten calories. Cooked celery has slightly more calories, at 27 calories per cup, but is still a good option.

Cutting calories is essential for weight loss, and replacing higher-cal foods with celery helps you lower your calorie intake to lose weight. It’s very simple, in order to shed the pounds, you must have less going in and increase your exercise regime daily.

Celery can also offer you essential nutrients that support your weight-loss journey and because it’s extremely high in fibre, it tends to require more chewing, so it forces you to slow down and savour your meal instead of chowing down quickly and accidentally eating too much.


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