You always hear me say: Eat More, Burn More. That’s because you and I know that restrictive diets just don’t work. We believe in eating and even overeating great comfort foods that also help us with the sexy body we want.
You and I love all kinds of foods. I don’t know about you, but I have never met a food I didn’t like (besides processed foods!). Some of the cuisines I enjoy the most are Thai, Mexican, and Southwestern.
Oh, yeah! We love spicy food, don’t we?
As it turns out, I recently came across a scientific study from the University of Wyoming proving that eating spicy food burns fat.
Researchers fed capsaicin supplements (the heat factor in chili peppers) to mice. The result? Even on a fattening diet and a tiny amount of capsaicin, the mice’s metabolism revved up and no weight was gained.
So when you are enjoying a spicy Thai curry, for instance, you are burning fat by just eating.
There’s a couple of awesome spicy recipes in my book Eat More Burn More. So go ahead, add a bit of spice to your diet and feel good eating more of these:
- Huevos Rancheros (page 30),
- Baked Eggs with Salsa Verde (page 35),
- Southwestern Egg Rolls (page 81),
- Black Kale Chili (page 123), or
- Sweet and Spicy Roast Pork (page 139).
I’m also including a bonus recipe (see below) with some moderate heat (Shishito peppers are rather mild). Let me also remind you about my other bonus mini-cookbook: “5-minute recipes under $5.” Who can pass on that?