Think how much fun it would be if you could magically speed up those parts of life that you don’t like (like workdays) and slow down the parts that you really enjoy (like an awesome date, vacations, parties). We are sure that you would also speed up the weight loss process, especially with a beach getaway just around the corner. They say that slow and steady wins the race, but who has time for that?

Switch your weight loss to turbo mode with these yummy superfoods.

#1. Green tea

Apart from giving you a superb mental focus, green tea also helps you speed up weight loss due to catechins, antioxidant compounds that slow the speed at which belly fat is stored. Add a few exercises that burn a lot of energy and the result is a much faster weight loss process.

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#2. Almonds

Combine this natural weight loss pill with a calorie-restricting diet and you get weight loss on steroids. Make sure you eat your quarter cup of almonds before you hit the gym or start any kind of workout. It all happens because of the L-arginine amino acid, which speeds up the burning of fat and carbs during exercise.

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#3. Pistachios

Because of their high “good” calorie content, pistachios help the body get energy instead of just having to deposit the incoming food in fat layers. It also helps keep cholesterol and triglyceride levels under control.

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#4. Avocado oil

Contrary to popular belief, good fats (including high quality poly- and mono-unsaturated oils, like the avocado oil) actually help the body digest foods better and absorb the nutrients easier. Avocado oil has a very high smoke point, so you can successfully use it for cooking.

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#5. Legumes

They got a bad initial rep with the dieting crowd. But now, studies have shown that legumes (various types of peas, lentils and beans) actually help the weight loss process, reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, and stabilize systolic blood pressure.

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#6. Vitamin D and calcium

A.k.a. “vitamin D enriched yoghurt”. Use organic or home-made yogurt in order to keep sugar content to a minimum. You will notice a significant improvement in your weight loss speed and efficiency.

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#7. Grapefruit

If you want to improve your body’s fat burning capacity, eat half a grapefruit before your main meal. It will not only help your digestion, but it will also bring in vitamins and minerals beneficial for the body. Beware of its possible interactions with certain medications. So, if you are undergoing treatment of any kind, ask your doctor if you can eat grapefruit.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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