The best fat burning foods for weight loss

fat burning foods

Do you feel like you aren’t seeing results on your scale despite making smart choices to lose weight? It might be due to the fact that you are still eating foods that leave you feeling bloated, retaining water and still have a high caloric intake.

Not all calories are created equal and different foods can have a direct effect on hunger, your hormones and how fast you burn calories. Here is a list of fat burning foods that will keep you filling full longer while working their nutrient-powered magic on your body.

Whole eggs

In the past, eggs were accused of being high in cholesterol, but science has proven that they don’t affect bad blood cholesterol and are actually good for you. High in protein, healthy fats and leave you feeling full even though they are low in calories. Make sure to eat the yolk, as almost all the nutrients are in the yolk.

Leafy green veggies

Leafy greens basically include every green such as kale, spinach, collards, swiss chard, and cabbage. They are ideal for weight loss because they are low in calories and carbohydrates and packed with good-for-you fiber. They contain a long list of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Wild fish (not farmed)

Wild fish are incredibly healthy and are loaded with protein, healthy fats and all kinds of nutrients that your body loves such as Omega-3 fatty acids that help to reduce inflammation and iodine that helps to keep your metabolism running smoothly.

Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts, they are high in fiber and leave you filling full for a long time, plus they contain lots of protein.

Lean meats and chicken breasts

Meat and chicken are still your friends; just recently they have been blamed for all sorts of health problems known to man. Yes, you should stay away from processed meats but the same goes for processed vegan products that are made from pure chemicals.

Choose organic cuts of beef and chicken. Protein is one of the most filling foods and your body burns more calories digesting it.

Boiled potatoes

This does not say French Fries; only eat those if you are looking for a fast track to gain weight. Boiled potatoes on the other hand have lots of nutrients that your body needs. They are very high in potassium and helps to control high blood pressure. Sweet potatoes, yams and turnips are also good choices.

Beans and legumes

Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc. are high in fiber and protein and leave you filling full for a long time. Avoid using canned beans or refried beans, which can be very high in fat and sodium.

Cottage cheese

Most dairy products are high in protein and your best choice is cottage cheese, which is almost pure protein and zero carbohydrates.

Avocados

This superfood is high in monounsaturated fats similar to that found in olive oil. They are the perfect addition to any salad or sandwich, plus they have a whopping portion of vital nutrients and potassium.

Apple cider vinegar

There are so many health benefits to apple cider vinegar, we would need to dedicate an entire article to it. Apple cider vinegar increases weight loss and helps to reduce blood sugar levels after a meal.

Nuts

Even though they are high in fat, they are not really fattening. Nuts increase your metabolism and help you lose weight. Nuts are high in protein, fiber and healthy fats.

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Updated: July 3, 2018

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