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Top 10 Natural Fat Burning Foods

Some Foods Burn Fat – Just By Eating Them!

These particular foods have an extremely high thermogenic effect. You actually burn calories as you chew. Other foods have compounds and nutrients that boost your metabolism. And we’re about to talk about them in this post.

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to understand the process of burning calories requires adequate water in order to function efficiently. Dehydration slows down the fat-burning process.

As it turns out, you can effectively shed flab with proper foods, but you obviously need to know which foods are the fat loss foods. That’s the purpose of this informative piece so keep reading to discover what you can eat in order to burn fat!

Whole Grains

Women eating whole grains Your body burns double the calories when it breaks down whole foods (especially foods that are high in fiber like brown rice and oatmeal) as opposed to processed carbohydrates like pasta, cereal, and white bread.

Lean Meats

Protein has a really high thermogenic effect. You burn nearly 1/3 of the calories the food has during the digestive process (so a 600-calorie steak needs about 200 calories to digest). If you want some more meat in your diet while still selecting a fat-loss food, you can always go with chicken. Just make certain that the chicken is lean, which means that it should not have any fat or skin on it. Chicken is filling, high in protein, tasty and even versatile for use in many dishes.

Cold Water Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like mackerel, salmon, and tuna can help trigger a feeling of fullness and fire up your fat burning engine. These types of fish are full of good fats that help you lose weight! Not only is fish simple to prepare, but it makes for a delicious and cost-effective meal when paired with brown rice and vegetables.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

This is somewhat of a secret, though it shouldn’t be. Extra virgn coconut oil, when consumed daily, can lead to huge curves in your hunger cravings and massive losses in fat and overall bodyweight.   The texture might take a couple of days to get used to, but it is worth it in the long run. If you make eggs or cook with any type of oil or butter try substituting it with extra virgin coconut oil.  Fortunately for our health, lauric acid is also found in both breast milk and coconut oil. Lauric acid transforms when consumed into a substance called monolaurin, the actual compound responsible for helping to strengthen the immune system. 

Green Tea

Drinking two to four glasses of green tea a day can help you shed five or more pounds in a couple of months. At least, that’s what it did for a group of test subjects. According to a prominent nutritional journal, drinking at least four cups of green each day helped volunteers to shed over six pounds in eight weeks. There is a compound in green tea, EGCG, which enhances metabolism after drinking it. To increase your intake, always have a jug full of iced green tea in the fridge. Drinking green tea on those hot summer days can really refresh you. Plus, if you’re already out and about, as well as exercising in the great summer weather, you’ll deal a triple whammy blow to your weight problem.


 Just one cup of lentils has 35% of your daily iron needs. Since nearly 20% of us are iron-deficient, it makes a whole lot of sense to get lentils on your next grocery trip. When you lack a nutrient, your whole metabolism slows down. When your metabolism slows down because of a lack of nutrients, it doesn’t burn fat as efficiently.

Hot Peppers

Capsaicin, the compound in chili peppers that gives them their bite, heats up your whole body, and it makes you melt more calories. You can eat it raw, dried, cooked, or powdered. Just add as much hot sauce or cayenne as possible to meats, eggs, and soups.


Of course this goes beyond just apples but it’s the best way to identify this group. Apples and other water-rich fruits can help make your diet plan far more effective as the pectin contained within the apples can limit how much fat your cells can absorb. A wide variety of fruits, especially little berries, contain a large number of antioxidants and soluble fiber to aid in digestion.

It’s important to limit the intake of fruits because some fruits do have a high natural sugar count which can create insulin spikes in the body. The natural acids within fruits can also create intestinal upset if taken in large quantities.

Spinach (And Other Green Vegetables)

Spinach and other green vegetables help to fight free radicals and improve muscle recovery for better muscle building. If you’re a weight lifter, adding a hefty heaping of spinach to your lean meat meals is a good idea.

Egg White Protein

Whey can help you build muscle and burn fat. Add powdered egg white protein to your morning breakfast smoothies. Head to the health food store and check out the protein supplement aisle to see how popular it is.

Beans And Legumes

Beans and legumes help to build muscle, burn fat, and regulate digestion. They are also an excellent source of fiber. Lentils and whole grains are great new choices for carbohydrates for you. Throw out the processed, sugary, and gluey carbohydrates you have taking up space in your pantry and go with the best carbohydrates that Mother Nature has to offer.

Honorable Mentions

  • Grapefruit: Grapefruit is delicious, and it helps regulate metabolism and blood sugar; make sure to eat the fleshy fiber.
  • Natural Peanut Butter: Peanut butter can boost testosterone, build muscle, and burn fat.
  • Berries: Berries are delicious, and they can be added to cereal and smoothies. They work to improve satiety and prevent your cravings.

You’ll notice that these foods are also commonly designated as “health foods”. You’re not just going to get weight loss help when you eat these foods; you’re going to be doing your whole body a favor on a purely nutritional level. It’d be wise to print off this blog post and take it with you go grocery shopping next. In your effort to lose weight, you’ll also be feeding your family better. Giving them whole grains, rice, beans, and legumes, in addition to lean meats and vegetables, is much better for the whole family.

Health by choice, not by chance.

-David Aston

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David Aston

Hey I'm David, founder of WhyAmIUnhealthy. I help people all over the world dramatically improve their health, safely and naturally, without breaking the bank.

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