7 Fat Burning Foods You Must Have in Your Diet!

Before we go any further, I have to break the news to you…

There are no foods that actually burn fat. Some foods can have what’s known as a thermic effect, where they require more calories to process so your body only keeps a certain percentage. On average, we can say protein requires around 30% of it’s calories to process, with carbs being approximately 15%, and fat around 5%. That means you’ll keep 70% of protein calories, 85% of calories from carbs, and 95% of calories from fat. Now I know why those cupcakes seem to pack on more pounds!

Well as long as we stick to a healthy diet low in fat and with a decent amount of protein and carbs we should be alright.

Here’s a list of 7 foods that are low in fat but a great source of nutrients not only essential to weight loss but your overall health as well. Not only are they delicious, they’ll do more for your health than a cupcake! 🙂


1.  Wild Salmon

Salmon is a great source of lean protein. Since it is high in protein, it can keep you feeling full longer, which can lead to consuming less calories, which is another win! Not only is salmon a great source of lean protein, this fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids which help burn fat and block fat storage.


2. Quinoa

Loaded with protein and fiber, quinoa is like a “superfood”. It’s also high in iron and vitamin B12 which are used for energy production and weight loss. If you’re lacking these vitamins, it could slow weight loss as your body will have a harder time with synthesizing nutrients.


3. Walnuts

Another great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, these nuts contain polyunsaturated fats that can slow hunger and increase fullness. Also, the nuts are a source of rare antioxidants that can aid in cardiovascular health, circulation, and memory. Nice!


4. Kale

Don’t let this veggie’s color fool you. With more vitamin C than an orange, kale is great to boost your immune system. We all need a healthy immune system if we plan on dieting and/or exercising to lose weight. Kale is also packed with fiber to support your digestive system while still containing very few calories.


5. Brown Rice

Whole-grain rice has more nutrients than refined white rice but when it comes to burning fat, your body will burn twice the amount of calories to break down whole foods rather than refined grains such as corn. Now you can eat brown rice knowing you’ll burn more calories!


6. Grapefruit

This fruit actually lowers insulin levels in small amounts. This decreases the amount of sugar the body stores as fat. Lower insulin levels can also curb your appetite. Here’s the coolest thing. Grapefruit is known as as negative calorie food and takes more calories to digest than what’s in the fruit itself.



7. Almonds

This nut is rich in fatty acids omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. They’re also high in protein to help build lean muscle mass and their mono-saturated fats help target our abdominal region and reduce belly fat. Don’t forget they’re full of fiber which aids your body in digestion and lowers cholesterol.

So remember, there’s no actual fat-burning foods, but some foods can help you lose weight. What if you could just cure cravings once and for all?

Wouldn’t that be something?

Well you can!

Check out this video to learn more.