When it comes to health and fitness, there can sometimes be a bit of a class divide in terms of what different things different people can afford. There’s expensive gym memberships, there’s expensive personal trainers, and there’s all kinds of expensive equipment that can help you to meet your goals in a more fancy way. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t lose just as much weight if you choose not to spend as much money on the process. Here are the best budget-friendly fat burning foods for those who are strapped for cash!
You need green to become your signature colour! Vegetables like broccoli, kale, spinach, sprouts, even watercress are all super cheap in bulk and are amazing for promoting fat burning! They are high in fibre and low on the glycemic index, which is the dream combination what you are looking to lose weight and burn fat.
Tuna is probably one of the most versatile sources of protein you can have in your diet. You can have it as nice juicy steak, you can throw it in a salad and of course, it is amazing on the barbecue! Tuna not only helps you to feel fuller for longer, but it also helps to increase your metabolism so that you burn calories and fat faster.
Berries are amazingly versatile. Not only are there multiple varieties of berry to choose from, but you can do endless things with them from fruit salad to simple snacks to blending them up to make a tasty smoothie. Another great thing is that you can buy them frozen and just take them out as you need them, which is incredibly budget friendly because you know there is never going to be any wastage.
Of course, not all cheese could be included on this list, but feta is a pleasant surprise and exception! If you like a cheesy snack every now and then, then feta is lower in fat and calories than other cheeses. Not to mention the fact that it is strong in flavour and crumbles easily, so a little goes a long way in terms of your budget.
Chickpeas are cheap as chips and perfect for helping you feel fuller for longer. Just one tablespoon of chickpeas can contain more than 2 grams of fibre, and you also get the benefit of something called choline, which is known to reduce inflammation in the body and helps to get your muscles moving.