7 Best Foods That Burn Fat & Help You Lose Weight

Medically Reviewed By: DR. Rashmi GR, M.B.B.S, Diabetologist May 7, 2022

Last updated on August 30th, 2022

We are well aware of the harmful effects stored fats can have on our bodies. The problem is not lack of knowledge, but lack of execution. We just can’t stay away from the foods we have grown to love over the period of time.

That’s why you cringe at the thought of dieting. Because dieting usually means living on salads and healthy vegetables, which some of us do not even consider food. Well, you can stop worrying now.

In this post, we show how you can make small changes in your existing diet and still manage to burn a significant amount of body fats. How? Read on…

Including Fat-burning Foods in Your Existing Diet

What are fat-burning foods? They are foods that help burn more calories. In other words, these foods make our bodies use up more energy while breaking them down. The best fat-burning foods are those that are filling, have less calories, and that is easy to prepare.

Here is a list of top fat-burning foods. We might be already consuming most of these foods, but not quite in the right way.

1) Eggs

According to the egg nutrition centre, one large egg contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals and loads of other macronutrients. Eggs are a wonderful source of choline and selenium, and a good source of proteins, vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorus, riboflavin and leucine. All these ingredients help in fat metabolism and allow the body to burn fats. Read More: Are Egg Good For Diabetes?

In addition to this, egg whites are filled with proteins that facilitate the burning of fats. Moreover, having eggs in your breakfast makes you less hungry throughout the day.

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2) Low-fat Dairy Products

Low-fat dairy products are rich in proteins, vitamin D, and calcium. There are so many forms of dairy products that it is hard to do away with them entirely. So, instead of buying full-fat dairy products, buy low-fat milk, cheese, and yogurts, and let them burn those fats.

3) Choose the Right Fruits

Most of us include fruits in our diet because we believe fruits are good for health. Sure, they are good. But, instead of having any random fruit, why not have fruits that help you burn more fats? Apples, blueberries, avocado, pears, pineapples, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, and tomatoes (yes, it’s a fruit) are some of the top fat-burning fruits which are also great to taste.

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4) Go Green

The benefits of including green leafy veggies in your diet have been known to us for a long time now. So, what’s stopping us from eating them? Lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, and spinach are all great at burning fats. While we are at vegetables, it must be said that cucumbers and onions also help burn fats. Read more: Best vegetables for diabetes patients in India

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5) Lean Meats

If you must include meat in your diet, go for lean meats like turkey, skinless chicken breasts, etc. Lean meats are meats that have low-fat content. They are a good source of proteins and are packed with essential nutrients and vitamins. Lean means also have fewer calories as compared to non-lean meats and hence good for keeping your weight in check.

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6) Go For the Big Fish

Salmon and Tuna are excellent sources of proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids that help in various functions of your body and also play an important role in burning fats. Read more: Is Fish Good for Diabetes?

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7) Nuts All the Way

One of the most filling and easy-to-eat foods is nuts. They do not require cooking, can be carried anywhere, and burn those fats faster.

As they say, weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% diet. If making these small changes in our diet helps us burn the fats faster, it’s certainly worth the effort. What do you think?. Read more: Dry Fruits For Diabetic Patients

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Last Updated on by Dr. Damanjit Duggal 

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