5 Best Fat Burning Foods

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Have you ever wondered what foods are best for burning fat? I mean yes, it might sound weird “eat food to burn fat”, but it’s not wrong! You should know that proper nutrition is the secret to gaining muscle and burning fat. It’s important to remember, not all food makes you fat! Yes, there are many foods that you should avoid consuming if your goal is to lose weight. However, there are healthy alternatives for just about everything nowadays so you shouldn’t worry too much.

I want you to know that not all foods are the same! Some have the power to speed your metabolism up and trigger the release of hormones that help you lose weight. Also, they can remove toxins that prevent us from burning excess fat. If you integrate these foods correctly into your eating plan and combine them with regular exercise, you’ll even be able to burn fat in particularly “difficult” places, such the abdomen.

Before we begin I want to highlight - the worst thing you can do is think that by starving yourself, you’ll be able to lose weight. This is extremely harmful and can lead to many complications later on down the line. As I said, there are always alternatives and in this article, I will be providing you with some of the best fat-burning foods.

Some Fantastic Fat-Burning Foods

#1 Veggies

plate full of vegetables

I bet you already knew that vegetables had to be on the list. Almost everybody knows how important they are! Turns out, moms were right: eat your greens and you’ll grow up big and strong. They are high in fiber and densely packed with vitamins. I’d personally recommend you the following:

Asparagus: helps get rid of excess water
Spinach: helps get rid of excess water
Broccoli: removes excess estrogen in the bloodstream

#2 Fish And Lean Meats

cutting board with meat, fish, eggs and cheese next to dumbbells

Not any kind of meat, but lean! Fish and lean meat are packed with protein and have very little fat. An important thing to keep in mind is that our bodies use calories to digest protein rather than carbohydrates. This is why high-protein low-carb diets, such as the Atkins diet, work in even without too much exercise.

Some great lean meats to include in your nutritional plan would white chicken, turkey, and fish. Fish is not only is a great source of protein but also contains omega-3 fatty acids that accelerate your metabolism and improve insulin sensitivity.

#3 Egg Whites

two bowls with protein and yolk

Only egg whites, no yolks involved! What makes egg whites so special for many people is that they are 100% pure protein! They are rich in sulfur, which supports tissue regeneration. Egg whites also contain vitamin B12, which is necessary for the breakdown of fats. Well, that sums it up for egg whites, they really are amazing!  

#4 Cayenne Pepper

wooden bowl with pepper and wooden spoon with spice

Recently, I’ve seen many diets that gained popularity for burning fat with cayenne pepper. That’s because it works! Fresh, dried, coarsely minced - any form will do! Cayenne peppers are great for speeding up your metabolism. Know why? When you eat hot food, the body puts into practice a process called food-induced thermogenesis. It’s quite simple because it creates body heat, it melts the fat!

#5 Whey Protein

lazar angelov sitting on a bench press drinking protein and eating banana

The chances are, you might already know this. Yes, it’s one of the most powerful nutritional tools for burning fat. I mean why else would so many professional bodybuilders recommend it?

Whey protein is a quality source of protein, which contains all the amino acids that are needed both to build muscle and burn fat. It’s so effective due to the protein-calorie ratio.

Final thoughts...

I wanted to provide you with the 5 best fat-burning foods and hopefully, I helped a few people struggling to put their nutritional plan together! Like always, I want the best for you guys and that’s why I strive to give you the best information! Here’s another great read if you’re putting your nutritional plan together-  Is Milk Beneficial To Your Muscles? A few interesting things in there...


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