Top 15 Fat Burning Foods You Need to Know


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Are you trying to get rid of your excess body fat the easy way? There is a particular group of food out there that can help you do so when consumed!

These are often known as “negative calorie foods” and can significantly boost the rate of your weight loss as your body will use more calories on its digestion than it will receive from these foods.

This article will not only try to explain to you how does this type of groceries work, but you will be able to find the extensive list of best and most efficient (yet delicious) foodstuff that will aid you on your journey to skinny summer figure.

List of Great & Tasty Fat Burning Foods

Food #1 – Avocado

tasty avocado

How do avocados help you shed your excessive pounds? Well, they contain substances known as MUFAs. These are monounsaturated fatty acids which have a vast plethora of health benefits.

The most important are its abilities to increase your good cholesterol levels while simultaneously reduce the bad one.

Pay attention: That means it takes relatively fewer avocados to make your body feel “full” when compared to other types of foods.

Food #2 – Almonds & Other Nuts

bowl of almonds

Nuts are known as a super help for weight loss. Why? There was a study proving that people who consumed 43-gram daily portions of dry-roasted salted almonds did not gain weight.

Furthermore, their “good” cholesterol levels either stay the same or rise. These nuts are also low in calories which means that they’ll make you feel full and suppress your appetite at the same time – thus burning your fat tissue.

Related study:

Tan, S. Y., Mattes, R. D. (2013). “Appetitive, dietary and health effects of almonds consumed with meals or as snacks: a randomized, controlled trial“, in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 67.

Food #3 – Berries

tasty blueberries

Berries are an excellent source of fiber. This substance is a key when it comes to weight control. You could say that every time you eat a gram of berries, you will be eliminating around seven calories.

Pay attention: This means you could lose 30 pounds in one year if you made berries a staple part of your daily diet.

Food #4 – Cinnamon


Did you know that a scoop of cinnamon can make you lose weight? It’s hard for people to believe that this spice is great for losing your body mass because they are usually putting it on high carb rolls.

However, you can actually get skinnier with it quite efficiently. This is what you want to do:

  1. Mix a teaspoon of organic honey together with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  2. Add this mixture to a cup of hot water.
  3. Drink it once it reaches a safe temperature.

The reason why it is so effective is that it imitates the biological activity of insulin to increase your metabolism of glucose. As you know glucose is primarily used in explosive movements – it is also derived from carbohydrates which can be converted into fat if not used.

Keep in mind: Cinnamon can also act as an “appetite slowing agent” meaning that you will feel full for longer and eat less throughout the day. This will help you to get rid of lots of weight from a long-term perspective.

Food #5 – Brown Rice

rice with vegetables

It is a well-known fact that brown rice is actually healthier for your body than its standard white version. Why? And why is adding brown rice to your diet a key component when trying to get skinnier?

The whole grains in a brown type of rice are determined to aid you to get rid of your energy reserves. A study in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” proved that people who were on similar low-calorie nutritional plans lost more pounds when they were actively eating whole grain foods.

Related study:

Katcher, H. I., et al. (2008). “The effects of a whole grain-enriched hypocaloric diet on cardiovascular disease risk factors in men and women with metabolic syndrome“, in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 87(1).

Food #6 – Egg Whites

eggs on breakfast

A staple item of the classic body builder’s diet, egg whites contain a ton of protein and absolutely no fat. This is great because when you consume these after workout, you are building muscle and digesting the rest without storing anything under your skin.

Pay attention: An excellent news is that the protein that is not immediately used is not being stored – but simply digested and excreted. Therefore, this is making eggs one of the best foods for burning stored lipids you can find.

Food #7 – Wild Salmon & Tuna

salmon appetizer

Both salmon and tuna are fatty fish that have a great deal of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFA’s. These are amazing because they stimulate weight loss.

The PUFAs are good to eat. Actually, you should not gain any fat tissue if you stayed on an “all fish diet”. Furthermore, salmon and tuna are rich in protein.

Pay attention: Luckily, you will be able to consume fish meat to receive required daily doses of protein and just excrete the rest of it. It boosts your metabolism by growing your muscle mass and not providing you with any unnecessary fat or carbohydrates.

Food #8 – Grapefruit

pink grapefruit

This is another negative calorie food that many people absolutely love. You may have heard of the “grapefruit natural diet.” It does not hold any “special chemicals” that burn excessive body size like the PUFAs in fish.

However, they contain a very low amount of calories and are very rich in soluble fiber. This fills you up and discourages you from eating more than you actually need.

Food #9 – Hot Peppers

hot chilli peppers

Hot peppers are one of the most effective natural fat burners on the market. Why? Simply put, they provide close-to-zero calories. What is more, capsaicin – the compound that makes peppers HOT – actually helps in burning more calories during the digestive process.

It heats your body thoroughly. When you add cayenne or hot sauce to soups, eggs, or white meats, it will boost your metabolism even more.

Related study:

Lejeune, M. P., et al. (2003). “Effect of capsaicin on substrate oxidation and weight maintenance after modest body-weight loss in human subjects“, in The British Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 90(3).

Food #10 – Chia Seeds

chia seeds with spoon

Chia seeds are one of the most underrated seeds out there. They are native to Mexico and contain a ton of omega-3 fatty acids. High amounts of this substance increase the process of insulin sensitivity.

This means that if you eat a lot of carbs and consume a good deal of omega-3 fatty acids, then there will be less of body fat stored and more calories burned every single day. Furthermore, these acids make the mitochondria, and the peroxisomes work harder and burn more energy. This, in turn, makes you shed more.

Food #11 – Lean Meat

beef with tomatoes

As already mentioned, protein can be really helpful if you want to get rid of some extra pounds and fight off cravings. The best part? Lean meat is full of it.

However, when choosing the kind of meat you want to add to your daily menu, that dark one has a tendency to have higher fat levels. Therefore, you should opt for chicken and turkey breasts without skin, or more expensive extra lean beef steaks.

Food #12 – Lentils, Beans & Legumes

dried legumes on spoons

There was a study proving that people who eat beans actually have smaller waistlines than those who do not. The reason why this is the case is that they are a fantastic source of fiber.

That means you can consume the same amount of food and still feel full because of the beans. Also, when you consume these, you are usually burning more than you are taking in. That is great, right?

Food #13 – Dairy Products (Low Fat)

cheese on shelf

If you want to eat dairy products, it is usually a good idea to go for their low-fat versions. It is more beneficial to consume these products right after a workout, especially skim milk.

Keep in mind: It contains an enormous amount of protein that will directly aid in the building of your muscle mass. Higher muscle mass means that you’ll have a more working metabolism even while resting.

Food #14 – Oatmeal

granola in bowl

Yes, believe it or not, oatmeal does help you lose some body mass because it boosts your metabolism. This is another food that is high in fiber, but low in fat stuff.

Also, the amount of energy-producing carbohydrates (most often found in bread, pasta, etc.simply) that are inside of oatmeal is essentially non-existent. Your body tries to absorb the fibers, but usually without any success, and eventually, it all gets digested and excreted.

Food #15 – Quinoa

bowl of boiled quinoa

Quinoa is the last on our list, but it is certainly not the least. There is a multitude of reasons why this food assists you in losing fat:

  1. High fiber and protein – First of all, the high content of these two substances will actually make you feel much more full. This will prevent binge eating sessions.
  2. Low glycemic index (LGI) – Quinoa has an LGI, which means that your insulin will not spike your blood sugar. You will not crave more sugar for this reason.

Pay attention: This is also a negative calorie food because of the high fiber content – your body tries to absorb it, but it does to no avail, therefore only passes through your digestive system.

Every single one of these foods should help you to shed your pounds effectively. When you make your next grocery store visit, you should have a list of these fat burning foods so that you can reach your fitness goals as soon as possible.

Just a girl obsessed with everything related to weight loss & feeling healthy. Christine is my pen name and I hope you will love the stuff I write. Been researching diets & health since 2013 and my articles helped over 12 000 000 readers to date.Please keep in mind that this site is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.


  1. Interesting list! I always thought avocados were high in fat. I remember that when I had birds, the vet told us not to feed avocados to the parrot because it would make them fat. Was the vet just completely wrong, or is there new data now?

  2. I didn’t get the connection at first about food being digested and the body requiring calories to digest it. Would foods that are higher in fiber take more calories to digest?

  3. I quit smoking 2 years ago and gained 25 pounds. It’s hard for me to loose weight again . Thanks for this information I’ll follow it and hope it will make a difference.

  4. Canned tuna may taste great, but anyone that opens up a can of this stuff at work deserves a special kind of slap! The stuff tends to stink up the whole building in a matter of minutes, and no matter how good the stuff tastes I think it is just rude to impede on everyone else’s meal.

    That being said, smoked salmon is one of my personal favorites and that also can stink up a room pretty quickly so maybe we should all just learn to plug our noses so that everyone can enjoy their food!

    • I also like tuna and salmon, but know what you mean. I’d never bring it out to lunch or anything like that, and when I eat it even in my own apartment I always immediately double bag the empty can before throwing it away, and take the trash out shortly after.

  5. Has anyone here ever tried the Cinnamon Challenge? I don’t recall the specifics, but it is something about taking a spoonful of cinnamon and attempting to eat it without using any water. Supposedly it is impossible to complete!

    I haven’t ever tried it because we don’t frequently have cinnamon around here, but next time I am at the store I will pick some up and give it a shot.

    • My boyfriend tried it, but he’s not really the consistent type so I don’t think he made it more than a few days. I was actually just thinking about this, because I was in the fridge and saw his half used jar of cinnamon paste.

    • Please don’t do this, you will get sick. We dared my buddy Jason to do it and he did and he was lying there crying for like 20 minutes and coughing so hard he threw up. It was hilarious, but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone lol.

  6. For years I have been consuming nacho cheese with chips as a snack and although I realize the negative health implications I have trouble stopping because I love chips…that was until I discovered guacamole. No longer do I need to wake up from an evening of eating chips feeling greasy and overweight! I am curious how many calories guacamole has relative to a normal avocado though?

  7. Never tried quinoa…what does it taste like?

    Oatmeal is delicious when cooked properly, it makes for a very good breakfast, and the rest of the foods you mentioned should be staples in every kitchen! 😀

    Didn’t see chia seeds in my country, but maybe I can find some at the local nature store….

    • A word of advice on quinoa that changed my eating habits completely – before boiling it, put 1tsp of oil in the empty pan, turn it on medium high, and toast the dry grains a little. When they pop a time or two, it’s done. Then boil it like normal. It tastes so much better!

  8. oh my! i need to stock up my pantry!!! this and your other lists with foods i will follow closely! trying to turn my diet around…very helpful, thanks!!! i need to learn more about healthy eating and your site is really helping!

  9. Ugh I love this site! Great posts & tips, it’s helped me all along my weightloss journey! Keep up the good work!

    P.s. Oatmeal and cinnamon together? Food of the goods. Go try it, now!

  10. A nice meal of meat and lentils gives a nice protein packed punch, can’t recommend it enough. I tried grapefruit, but it just makes my mouth feel weird, I can’t get past it unfortunately 🙁 Damn.
    Never tried quinoa, but I probably should. Thanks for the list!

  11. There is no such thing as “negative calorie” foods, damn. Sure, there are low cal foods, but the negative calorie thing is just ingenious marketing. Otherwise, very good list, nice intro to someone trying to build a healthier diet 🙂

  12. Great post. This site has been a place for me to get all the helpful tips I always longed for. I love this list by the way, some of the food I’ve never even heard of. I will make sure to try some of it out soon and see if I like anything. I already eat lean meat and eat fish quite a bit, so I should be able to add in some of these other foods to my diet.

    Again, thank you! This site has been great for me.

  13. I just started eating Grapefruit and I am so happy I did. It’s now my favorite fruit ever. It’s just the kind of fruit I like, it tastes so darn good. I often eat healthy, and I will eat lean meat, eat certain nuts and so on. Every little bit counts I’d say.

    • I am in the same boat as you! I had always noticed grapefruit sitting on the shelf, tempting me, but never actually grabbed it to try. One day out of nowhere I grabbed it and ate it first thing when I got home and ever since then I haven’t been able to stop! It is just so juicy and succulent, not to mention the health benefits it offers.

    • I love grapefruit, but unfortunately it interferes with birth control medications 🙁 I miss it so much! Not fair being a girl sometimes…

  14. Lean Meat, Oatmeal I eat often. I don’t eat a lot of the other foods listed, but I will make sure to try and add them into my diet from now on. I can say that I have always wanted to try some new food, so hopefully I can get into this stuff.

    • As a kid, oatmeal was never one of my top choices before or after school. Now that I am older though, I am really starting to eat more and more of the stuff because it is so easy to make and tastes great to boot. Personally I prefer to throw on a few blueberries or raspberries to help liven things up a bit.

  15. Cinnamon is often referred to as a ‘super food’ at for good reason too. Not only does it taste great with a whole range of different other foods, but it also helps you to burn calories just from consuming it. Awesome!

    • That is why I add cinnamon to every appropriate food I can find. It truly has been great to add to oatmeal and other tasteless food. If I have to eat fatty cake or pancakes, I will often include cinnamon. 🙂

  16. Lean meat and green beans for me please! I love eating lean chicken, without skin and bones that is white meat and having green beans as the side is always a really nice pair! You could also add in a little bit of brown rice and you have a wonderful meal that is loaded with fiber and nutrients. I would highly suggest eating leaner meats, including fish and chicken, over things like greasy beef or typical red meat as they are usually a lot higher in fats. If you can eat chicken, every other night, and eggs on alternating nights for dinner then you’ll definitely see some improvement in yourself because you’re eating much healthier.

  17. My boyfriend loves cooking spicy food and he told me that eating spicy food is really good for you because it makes your body do extra work. Because spicy food heats you up from the inside out, your body is forced to do a lot of extra work just to bring down your core body temperature, thus exerting itself. This of course is good for you because not only are you using energy to digest the food, but you’re also using energy to cool yourself down. So definitely use things like hot peppers and hot chili powder in your cooking, even if it’s only for a little bit of kick!

    • I completely agree. I often like to eat spicy foods, with my favorite being Chili. I seriously get super hot when I eat it, and I feel like It helps with my weight loss. Spicy can be bad depending on what you eat, but hey, as long as you don’t overdo it, it’ll all be good.

  18. I was actually out in Toronto a couple of weekends ago and my boyfriend’s sister offered to buy us Avocado smoothies to go with our dinner that we were having. Now I am not one for avocados really as I don’t enjoy them in salads or anything of that sort. But I absolutely loved it as a smoothie and it’s definitely something I would love to have again in the near future. I remember feeling really full and all I had for the dinner was a noodle soup, so it definitely did it’s job.

  19. I absolutely love eating lightly sweetened oatmeal! It doesn’t have that much sugar in it, it’s high in fiber and I can usually have two packets that will last me all morning for breakfast. I like that it’s not super high in calories, usually averaging around 220 for two packets, give or take depending on what brand you have and whether it is regular or light. It’s one of those foods that you can add fruit too as well as cinnamon which I would suggest adding over brown sugar.

  20. Ever since I learned that cinnamon helps with weight loss and regulating those sugar levels, I`ve been putting it in my hot chocolate (light hot chocolate that has little sugar), and in my tea of course. This way when I do want something that is a bit sweeter, or tea for example I can make sure that I am getting some sort of health benefit out of it. I don`t necessarily know if it has contributed to my little bit of weight loss that I`ve had, because I`ve also been trying to stay way from sugars more often, but am thoroughly enjoying it and would recommend it to anyone.

  21. I had heard something about zero calorie foods on another forum, but I really didn’t read into it. Gee, now I feel silly!

    I’ve got no problem with everything on this list except almonds. For some reason they make me incredibly sleepy. Then I found out you should eat almonds if you want to get a good nights rest. Never knew that either until recently. Now I give my kids a bit of almond butter on bread before they go to bed. They think it’s a treat, but I know they’ll go right to sleep!

  22. Hey ladies, When I was growing up my dad used to make brown rice with egg whites mixed in and hot pepper sauce, for breakfast. He would make his own pepper sauce, which was delicious. I’m proud to say that during that time he would run 7-10 miles every day. And that was when he was in his 50’s. I’m a big time believer in brown rice over white rice.

  23. I used to gain anywhere from 10-20 pounds in the winter months because I was just eating whatever. Every spring I’d do a cleanse to slim down and that always seemed to work.

    But this year I feel like my stomach has gotten fatter, lol! So I stopped eating whatever and incorporated more lean meat and beans into my diet. I crock pot some peas or beans every Sunday, and I eat them for lunch during the week. So far so good! I think I’ve lost a couple of pounds and I’m feeling a lot fuller than I normally do. I totally recommend the beans.

  24. Hi Christine… My daughter has been having upset stomachs in the morning after she eats breakfast and this list has given me some great clean eating ideas. I think we’ll try the berries with cinnamon first, then egg whites. Normally I eat oatmeal, but I think I can also add the fresh berries to the oatmeal to give it a little natural sugar. I’m trying to figure out how we can squeeze some avocado in there too. Any ideas?

  25. My three favorites are grapefruits, hot peppers and quinoa. I would love to eat a grapefruit every morning, but sometimes they’re not in season and way too sour. But when they are in season, eating a whole one for breakfast is great for the diet.

    I eat hot peppers on a lot of different foods. Actually the hotter you go, the less food you eat, so that’s definitely an advantage.

    And I use quinoa instead of rice. My friend who’s a doctor recommended it as a healthy alternative to white rice, and now I use it all the time. It’s even great on salad with some kalamata olives. Yum!


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