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Six Foods That Burn Fat

Six Foods That Help Burn Fat

“When you seek and choose to eat whole and healthful foods you fuel your body with clean energy allowing even more abundant energy  in all of your life.”
Nancy Stevens

We all have busy lifestyles and plenty of “useful” information to help us.  Healthy food is one overloaded area! 

The care and attention you give yourself with your “time management” of healthy food consumption and grocery shopping/meal prep will not only  boost your metabolism and energy levels giving you a boost to get more done that matters to you!

With so much information centered around what to eat and what not to eat to lose weight and increase fat loss, the struggle is real as to what foods have proven results for greater fat loss not based on the latest gimmick.

Yes it is true that most healthy whole foods stimulate our metabolism which helps speed up calorie burn and fat burn.  Which of the healthy foods available do the job more efficiently? 

Losing weight and burning fat is all about eating low -glycemic, fibrous and protein-rich foods that both require more energy to digest and help you feel fuller longer! 

Here are six foods that help your body increase its fat burning capacity more efficiently. 


Nuts are one of the ultimate health foods. Nuts are a rich source of plant  protein with lots of dietary fiber. Nuts are rich in healthy fats and low in simply carbs – ( those processed refined carbs). Nuts are full of healthy nutrients and help you feel fuller longer after you eat!

Whole Milk Greek Yogurt

Research suggests eating high protein dairy products can boost fat loss, protect your muscles during weight loss and help you to feel full and satiated longer.  Bonus: Yogurt contains probiotics which keep your gut healthy. Whole milk greek yogurt contains conjugated linoleic acid which according to some lab studies, promotes greater weight loss and fat burning in overweight people. Note: low fat and nonfat yogurts have very little  conjugated linoleic acid. For fat burning choose Greek yogurt made with whole milk. 

Fatty fish

Fatty fish including Salmon, Mackerel and Arctic Char  contain beneficial Omega -3 Fatty acids. Research shows this helps our bodies burn fat. Eating fatty fish at least twice a week provides an excellent source of high-quatlity protein. Studies show that digesting protein leads to greater feelings of fullness and increases metabolic rate significantly more than digesting carbs!

Dark leafy greens

Spinach and other dark leafy green vegetables like kale are great for burning belly fat. Studies done on this vegetable and its fat burning capabilities have shown Spinach does the trick. Eat this raw in salads, cooked or in your favorite smoothie. 


Apples are a readily available versatile fruit that packs a powerful fat loss punch. Apples are packed with fiber and satisfying taste. Apples contain pectin, a  soluble fiber.  Pectin is great for digestion because it helps turn water into a thick gel  inside your intestines, slowing digestion. The result is you are fuller longer and satiated.  Pectin keeps cells from absorbing fat because it  encourages water absorption helping remove fat from your body.  


These gems are loaded with good healthy fats. Avocados contain L-Carnitine – which is an amino acid produced in the body that helps turn body fat into energy. Avocados have a smooth and rich creamy texture. Full of fiber these gems help burn fat while keeping hunger on hold. 

What are your go to healthy foods for fat loss and energy? Share your favorite and why?