Ask the average person about her personal goals, and all too often, there’s one common thread:
. While the reasons are often superficial (after all, who doesn’t want to look good in their swimsuit or summer attire?), the reality is that the benefits of losing weight go far beyond what’s reflected in the mirror — and fat-burning foods can help you get there.
Chowing down on fat-burning foods can help you drop pounds and potentially
reduces your risk of obesity
boost energy levels
and help you feel better about yourself all around.
If you’re eager to add more fat-burning foods into your diet, lose weight and feel great, try 15 of my favorites!
Top 15 Fat-Burning Foods
Apple Cider Vinegar:
This pantry staple can actually help you lose weight by reducing sugar cravings. Ingesting
detox your body
balance your stomach’s pH
. Because the substance is highly acidic, try adding a tablespoon or two to a glass of water before drinking. Bottoms up!
is one of my absolute favorite healing foods. It truly has the potential to transform your health in tangible ways and help burn fat. (
) Thanks to the abundance of amino acids bone broth contains, bone broth prevents muscle breakdown, increases your metabolism and helps detoxify your body. While our ancestors ate bone broth regularly, since they wasted no part of an animal’s body, it’s no longer as common in our daily diet. But you can reap the benefits of this ancient elixir. Try making my favorite
to add this nutrient-rich, fat-burning food into your diet.
This spicy seasoning is good for more than just increasing the heat in your foods.
increases your body’s ability to burn fat and swap it for energy, just what you want when trying to shed those extra pounds. Cayenne pepper also increases your body’s metabolism, helping you lose fat faster and more easily. One of my favorite ways of sneaking more cayenne pepper into my diet is by making my
or sprinkling it on top my favorite foods for an extra kick of fat-burning food power.
These seeds, originally grown in Mexico, are a nutritional powerhouse and true fat-burning foods. Not only does consuming
increase energy and give you more endurance power (you’ll get that workout in after a long day!), but because it absorbs so much of its own weight in water, the seed also helps slow your body’s digestion. This helps reduce hunger pangs and sugar cravings. Looking for ways to incorporate these magical seeds into your diet? Check out some of my favorite
If you’re trying to lose weight, chicken is a readily available, powerful fat-burning food. Just three ounces of chicken — about the size of a deck of cards — provides about 37 percent of your body’s daily value for
. This nutrient helps keep our bodies energized, our muscles looking sculpted and our bellies feeling satiated. Opt for quality, locally grown or organic chicken whenever possible.
Not all fats are created equal. In fact,
is one of the healthiest, most natural fats we can consume. It can help decrease both body weight and body fat while keeping your thyroid running smoothly. Swapping out vegetable oils for coconut oil in your cooking is a simple way to add another fat-burning food to your diet.
— bursting with good-for-you ingredients, they’re also some of my favorite fat-burning foods. That’s because they’re some of the most nutritionally dense vegetables around. The benefits your body gets for the amount of calories contained in these vegetables means you’re getting more bang for your nutritional buck. Packed with vitamins, you can chow down on these veggies guilt-free.
recipes and start eating more of these today.
, a clarified butter originally made popular in India, is a surprising fat-burning food. Because of its high smoke point, ghee retains its phytonutrients during cooking. As a bonus, it’s also appropriate for lactose- and casein-sensitive individuals. And, thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids it contains, ghee can actually help your body burn other fats. Talk about a win-win! Try it in this
Oranges aren’t the only citrus fruits on the block.
is just as delicious, and luckily for us, it’s a major fat-burning food as well. (
) Enzymes found in the fruit help your body break down sugar, helping to
boost your metabolism
and — you got it — drop those pounds. Try adding a slice of grapefruit to boost your breakfast or squeezing the fresh juice into a glass of water. Bonus: Even just sniffing grapefruit
can help increase your metabolism. Dab it on your wrists to curb your snack cravings.
. Skipping the lower-quality versions and splurging on quality beef means you’ll be nourishing your body with one of the highest sources of
, helping to encourage weight loss. You’ll reduce bad cholesterol levels, thanks in part to the lower fat content found in
. You’ll also ingest higher levels of vitamins, antioxidants and good fats. Your body and scale will see the difference when you make the switch to grass-fed beef!
Green Leafy Vegetables:
are chock-full of nutrients and
. These fat-burning foods help keep muscles functioning properly and burning calories long after a workout (
). They’re also packed with
, which keeps bones strong and helps ward off osteoporosis, keeping your body moving normally well into old age.
Matcha Green Tea:
Sipping on a cup of
. I guarantee no
sold at the store can match those benefits!
, the (good!) bacteria aiding your body in fighting infections.
are also good news for those trying to lose weight — eating them is associated with
) Try swapping kefir for your usual yogurt a few times a week.
While rooibos tea is technically an herbal drink, it’s making waves in the weight loss community. Because it contains a flavonoids and phytochemicals that can help drop pounds and boost metabolism, it’s become one of my ultimate fat-burning foods. Try it in place of your normal green tea for a healthy, energizing change!
to your breakfast smoothie or taking a daily supplement can help your body not only decrease body fat and increase muscle tone, but also spike energy levels while stabilizing blood sugar. Talk about a multitasker! I love adding it to this
for a post-workout treat.
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