Using Peppers to Burn More Fat

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?

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Further Reading:

Spicy Foods Burn Fat

Super Easy Enchiladas Burn Belly Flab Fast

Gui Alinat

Gui Alinat is a Tampa, Fla.-based American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef, published food writer, and the owner of Artisan Boutique Catering. He is the author of "The Chef's Repertoire," and "Eat More, Burn More." Born, raised and classically trained as a chef on the Mediterranean coast of France, he traveled extensively, working in restaurants around the world. Chef Gui promotes an active lifestyle, sound nutrition, and believes that fresh and tasty food is resolutely compatible with fat loss and bodybuilding alike. He lives in Florida with his wife Carissa and their five children.