Fat Burning Foods List
Near the bottom of this page you will find a list of the best fat burning foods.
But what are fat burning foods? Can any food actually burn fat?
First of all, it's important to understand that all foods burn calories to some degree. A certain percentage of the calories you eat are used in the digestion process. Your body uses energy to break food down, absorb all the nutrients and get rid of the waste.
When digesting the "fat burning foods" our body uses energy and burns calories, the calories used to digest the foods are often close to those calories gained from the food itself.
When it comes to burning more calories then in the food itself, science has shown that other than plain water, there are no foods that have a negative value. You still gain some calories, though certain foods come close.
But the true benefit of these foods is that they are used to substitute calorie rich foods in ones diet. And the benefits are amazing.
Basically adding fat burning foods (as well as drinking more) during or before a meal will make you feel full and cause you to eat less of the bad stuff.
Keep in mind that a diet consisting only of fat burning foods is unhealthy as these foods may lack the nutrients your body needs. Depriving your body of essential proteins, vitamins and minerals can lead to much bigger problems then an extra few pounds, so don't overdo it.
Here is a list of my favorite foods that burn fat:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cod Liver Oil
- Ginger Root
- Green Beans
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Citrus Fruits
It is also a good idea to go for the healthier choices of regular foods you are eating daily, here are a few examples:
Low-Fat Milk, Oatmeal, Whole-Grain Cereal, Low Fat Yogurt, Black or Green Tea, Vegetable Soup, Lean Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines.
As always I don't recommend you change your diet all at once but rather introduce small changes over several weeks to let your body adjust.