Before I start this article that lists best fat burning foods that you can include in your diet, let me set the note with:
A Big Fat Disclaimer
None of the foods mentioned in this list will magically turn you into a slim and healthy person. With any food in this list, I mean that if you include it in your overall healthy diet paired with some exercise, it will expedite your weight loss.
Please don’t consider this list as your ticket to drop off your gym bag overall healthy lifestyle.
Also, before including any food from this list into your diet, please check with your doctor for allergies and other health issues.
With disclaimer out of our way, let’s roll the ball.
Here are my best fat burning foods
1. Flax Seeds
Let’s start the list with one of the most effective and healthy fats burning food. Flax seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and omega-3s.
Flax seeds come from the flax plant(Linum usitatissimum), which is widely popular for its use in the production of linen yarn.
The protein content of flax seeds will put those frequent hunger cravings at the bay.
Of-course there other great benefits too that we are not covering in this article.
2. Brown Rice
Ask anyone who works out a bit, and they’ll tell you that why switched to brown rice from white rice.
Rice is considered to be a great filler that you can find in almost any cuisine. And it’ll surprise that you have more than 120 options of rice grains to choose from.
But any nutritionists will tell you that brown rice is the healthiest of them all.
3. Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate, if eaten in the right amount after or before you eat your food, can release a special kind of hormone that you will make you feel fuller.
Just make sure that you don’t eat more than 1 ounce, and the darker, the better.
Avoid chocolates with a high amount of sugar.
According to a study, the presence of insoluble fiber in spinach makes it a perfect weight-loss food.
In this study, all participants were females, and they were divided into two groups. The first group ate how they usually would, and the other group incorporated 5-7gm of spinach into their diet.
The researchers reported that the group who ate spinach achieved 43% more weight loss than the other group.Add at least 1 cup of spinach to your diet, and you are good to go.
This fiber-rich fruit will make you full longer with minimum calorie intake. It is believed from ancient times that if you eat a grapefruit before your meals, it will help you burn fat consumption during meals.
It is said that the presence of enzymes in grapefruit is what makes it a weight-loss food.
Try this very healthy grapefruit infused water
- 4-5 Slices of Grapefruit
- 4-5 Leaves of Rosemary
- 1/2 tbsp Organic honey (Optional)
- 1L filtered Water
- Ice Cubes Optional
- Add all ingredients into a mason jar or travel bottle.
- Make sure to remove the pith if you want to steep it overnight to prevent bitterness.
- Add honey if you want it sweet-sour taste.
Dont use if you are allergic to rosemary. Avoid if you are diabetic.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 142Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g
6. MCT Oil
This one is my favorite. Many studies have proven that MCT oil works in a unique way to help you lose weight.
- It affects your hormones that are responsible for hunger cravings
- Lower caloric profile than other nut oils.
- For MCT oil, your digestive system has to work extra hard, which also results in calorie burn.
- Also, your body uses MCT oil as an instant source of energy. Which eliminates the need for storing the fat for later us.
Read this fantastic article on healthline.com for more amazing benefits.
This is the best food to reduce the effects of unhealthy foods. And it is also the perfect food to include in your diet when trying to lose weight.
There are two kinds of Cinnamons available in the market today.
- Cassia (Honda of Cinnamons)
- Ceylonese (Aston Martin of Cinnamons)
The majority of cinnamon that you can buy online or from your local store is cassia.
But if you can get your hands to the Ceylonese cinnamon that comes from Sri Lanka, don’t miss that opportunity.
Try this amazing cinnamon infused drink:
- 1/2 Orange
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- Half Tbsp Honey
- Mint Leaves
- Filtered Water 1 Liter
- Cut oranges into slices and free them up from rind and white pith. Or you can keep them if you like it high fibre. Keeping them will make the little bit bitter.
- Add oranges, cinnamons and mint leaves in a 1 liter jar and fill it with water.
- Add honey
- Mix well
- Steep for at least 4 hours. If you steep more get rid of rind and pith.
- Add ice-cubes before you drink
Squeeze half lemon if you want it more tangy.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
There is a thing called polyphenols. You see, these are polyphenols that make fruit, red wine or green tea, and many other foods healthy.
And you won’t believe that coffee contains the most massive amounts of polyphenols than any other food that we can have.
Which kind of makes coffee a superfood. At least for me.
The key here is to consume the right kind of coffee in a proper way and in appropriate amounts.
You should opt for light-roast organic coffee and drink no more than 3 cups (about 720ml) a day. Make sure that you don’t add anything fancy to the coffee. No creams, no sugar, no nothing.
Did you know that more than 85% of an apple is just water? Yes, It’s true.
Also, ample dietary fiber present in the apple makes it a perfect food to eat in a healthy diet.
These fibers will slow down your digestion process, and as a result, you will feel fuller for more extended periods.
Moreover, these fibers can improve your metabolism because of the presence of good bacteria in them.
Your gut will thank you for these bacterias.
Apart from being your favorite summer fruit, watermelons can help you lose weight.
Especially if you are pushing weights and taking protein supplements, then watermelon is the perfect fruit to add to your diet.
It has a unique vitamin profile that will help your body in breaking those amino acids you are getting from that extra protein you are consuming.
The primary nutrients that make watermelon weight loss foods are:
- Vitamin b6
- L Citrulline
Moreover, they are low in caloric profile, which fills you without bulking your system with those extra calories.
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