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The Best Fat Burning Foods With Great Taste.
There are a few ways you can truly burn the excess fat in your body. When your metabolism increases, you burn fat faster. You can take fat-burning supplements to boost your metabolism. Only problem is that they don’t always work. Then there are natural fat burning foods you can incorporate more of in your diet.
These are some of the best fat burning foods that enhance natural fat loss from your body even when you’re sleeping or resting. In this article we are showing you 20 healthy foods that not only taste amazing but more also help you lose fat from your belly.
These are a little different. Something that can make your diet more enjoyable and easier to stick to so you can easily burn more fat. Now even though I can simply list out 20 healthy fruits and vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and grapefruit that won’t really do anyone any good. Everyone already knows to eat broccoli and to eat a high protein diet if you want to lose fat naturally.
Rather than go over those again, I want to give you guys something that will actually make your diet more effective and more enjoyable for both your body and for your taste buds.
When you’re dieting a lot of times it might feel like you can’t eat anything that you really like or anything that doesn’t have a bland boring taste but this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are certain foods, snacks and condiments that can make a cutting diet way more enjoyable and more importantly it can make it sustainable.
The 20 fat burning foods below are by no means magical so eating them won’t burn off the pie of pizza you ate three hours beforehand. However, they will help satisfy your hunger and they’ll taste great without driving your daily calories way up.
For some reason most people don’t know that pickles are extremely low in calories. A whole cup of pickles only has 17 calories and one medium-sized pickle only has about 1 gram of carbs. Having a couple pickles throughout the day can help fill your stomach up and can add a little bit of unique flavor into your diet.
There’s even brands out there that offer bread-and-butter pickles with no sugar added. They taste sweet taste while only costing five to seven calories per pickle. The one thing that you do want to be careful with is salt.
Pickles are loaded with sodium which can make you gain weight. However, whenever I’m cutting I personally don’t care because it’s only gonna add water weight that can easily be flushed out later but they’re still gonna help fill you up and burn fat.
There’s also plenty of low-sodium varieties available if you’re concerned about water weight.
#2. Sweet and Spicy Tuna
The next of the belly fat burning foods is sweet and spicy tuna packets. These are really awesome because not only do they taste delicious but they also have an excellent protein to carb ratio. One packet contains 16 grams of protein and only 4 grams of carbs. That’s a four to one ratio approach to carbs.
This is excellent especially since it’s such a portable source of protein you can make it very quickly if you’re hungry. And you can take it with you on the go. It’s actually delicious so even if you don’t like tuna, I recommend that you try the sweet and spicy variety. The same company also makes other flavors like ranch, urban garlic and lemon pepper to name a few.
Most of them are just as great if not better. For example the ranch version has only 1 gram of carbs for 15 grams of protein which is even more amazing.
#3. Chicken and Beef Jerky
Another high protein snack that you could take with you on the go that actually tastes good is chicken jerky and beef jerky. Now both are definitely not as good as fresh chicken or beef. When comparing it to other snacks, it’s macronutrient profile is one of the best.
Caveman’s buffalo style chicken jerky only has 70 calories with 12 grams of protein and only 3 grams of carbs per serving. Jack Link’s makes its original turkey jerky with very similar macros. Jack Link’s also makes beef jerky but the original beef jerky only has 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbs. This is about a 2 to 1 ratio of protein to carbs instead of the 4 to 1 ratio that the chicken and turkey varieties have.
However, they recently released a sugar-free beef jerky which only has 1 gram of carbs for 15 grams of protein. That’s a tough high-protein snack to beat. Just keep in mind that other flavors like teriyaki and sweet and hot will contain more sugar. If you could get your hands on the sugar-free one that one is by far the best.
#4. Fat Burning Foods – Condiments
Now we want to go over some condiments that will add flavor while helping with fat loss.
Mustard only has 3 calories per packet or per teaspoon with only 0.3 grams of carbs.
Take a look at Frank’s Red Hot for example. You could still put that stuff on everything even if you’re dieting because it has virtually zero calories.
Horseradish sauce is another great one. It only adds about 6 calories per tablespoon.
Salsa only has four calories per tablespoon and there are a lot of things that you could do with salsa to spice up your meals.
Heinz reduced sugar ketchup one has 1 gram of sugar and 5 calories per tablespoon.
Soy Sauce is a staple in my diet because it goes great on rice and it contains only 9 calories in about 1 to 2 grams of protein per tablespoon. Again if you’re concerned about the sodium there’s a low soda variety.
There’s also Bragg’s Liquid Aminos which tastes very similar to Soy Sauce but the major difference is that it’s not fermented and it’s gluten-free.
You can also use Sriracha and of course vinegar. There’s also a whole brand of calorie-free dressings and syrups known as Walden Farms and they can definitely help add some flavor to salads and other meals.
Here’s the caution though. You don’t want to overdo it because if you dump half the bottle into your salad I can guarantee that it won’t be calorie free anymore.
So those are the few condiments which are fat burning foods that can really spice up your meals for very few calories.
If you love peanut butter you’ll love PB2. PB2 is a powered dehydrated peanut butter. This means that it comes in a powder form and you have to add water and mix it to turn it into peanut butter. The great thing about PB2 is that it has 85% less calories from fat than regular peanut butter does.
Now if you haven’t tried it you’re probably assuming that it tastes gross but I have tried it and I like PB 2 even better than regular peanut butter. It’s a really great trade-off because two tablespoons of natural peanut butter will cost you about 200 calories while two tablespoons of PB2 will only be 45 calories.
PB 2 is something that you could use to add flavor to your protein shake or you can simply eat a few tablespoons right out of the bottle without freaking out about how many calories you’re having. If you haven’t tried it and you like peanut butter definitely give it a shot. You can also add the PB2 to a protein smoothie which is next up on our list.
#6. Protein Smoothies
There are a lot of recipes on how to make protein smoothies but one simple way to make a delicious protein smoothy is by starting off with some skim milk or almond milk then you would add two tablespoons of PB to half a large banana. Add one to two scoops of chocolate whey protein and then you would blend it.
This shake will be relatively low in calories, high in protein and it’ll absolutely taste great. It’ll also be very filling, that is of course as long as you don’t turn your protein smoothie into a fruit smoothie. Adding a small amount of fruit like half a banana is gonna make it taste better without adding a ton of sugar.
The problem is that some people dump a ton of fruit into their smoothie thinking that it’s gonna help them with weight loss but unfortunately dumping bags of frozen blueberries into your smoothie is not going to fill you up and it’s not going to help you burn fat.
So limit yourself to one fruit per smoothie and the best time to have smoothie would be after a workout preferably.
#7. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Another high-protein food that’s super simple to make is a hard-boiled egg. Eggs in general are low in calories while being high in quality protein and full of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B, folate and selenium.
They’re also very filling which can help you control your appetite and are a great weight loss food.
Hard-boiled eggs specifically only take a few minutes to make and they can easily be taken with you if you’re in a rush. Not just do they help you control your appetite and burn fat, they’re also great in help you build and maintain muscle.
#8. Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is another natural food that can help you reduce your appetite. It has been shown in studies to help people feel less hungry and more full between meals. It can also help you get more fiber into your diet and it’s very easy to supplement with.
Since we’re on the topic of appetite suppression let’s move on to some beverages specifically coffee. Many people swear that coffee helps them reduce their hunger and appetite and although the science isn’t fully clear on this. One meta-analysis that looked at the effects of coffee on appetite control found that coffee could help reduce appetite anywhere from half an hour to 4 hours after drinking it.
I personally feel like coffee helps me lower my appetite for longer than four hours especially if I’m fasting but any appetite suppressing effect will help you eat less and burn more fat.
You can add some cream to your coffee just don’t overdo it with the cream and the sugar. Instead of sugar something that can help you manage your sweet tooth and stick to your diet is Stevia as opposed to artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners have a long list of potential adverse health effects. Stevia is a natural sweetener that’s plant-based. Now even though it’s natural and virtually calorie free you don’t want to have it in excess. Instead you should use it to reduce the amount of sugar that you’re currently eating or to make some low-calorie high-protein desserts.
There are some amazing recipes out there that include Stevia. These range from protein pancakes to chocolate protein brownies. It’s important for you to eat healthy whole foods but it’s also important for us to enjoy our diet if we want to stick to a long term.
Stevia is one of those additions to your diet that can help you do just that.
#11. Protein Bars
Something else that you can use as a snack is a protein bar. However, you have to be careful because there are many protein bars out there that are loaded with sugar or they contain poor quality protein sources.
If your goal is to burn fat you’ll want to go with one that’s high in protein, low in sugar and low in fat. Some of the best macro ratios that I’ve personally seen have been from a brand known as Pure Protein Bars. However, I know a lot of people love Quest Bars and many of them are actually great.
You want to look out for the ones that are higher in sugar. Also keep in mind that having a protein bar as a snack is fine. Just make sure that you don’t treat it like a freebie by eating a ton of them every single day.
#12. Dark Chocolate
You have to be careful not to overeat on this one. You can make a lot of mistakes with chocolate but I’ve seen a lot of people make it work to their benefit so you can make it work for you. You’ll want to go with chocolate that’s at least 85% dark or darker.
This will give you a lower carb count and a ton of antioxidants but if you want to continue burning fat the most important thing is that you don’t overdo it. If you can’t limit yourself to two or three squares a day you’re better off staying away from it entirely.
#13. Kale Chips
Now instead of something sweet you might also want something crispy and one of the best things that I found have been kale chips. Kale chips can be made by pouring some olive oil onto the kale and topping it off with some sea salt and then baking it in the oven.
They taste great. The kale is filling and they’re definitely crispy.
#14. Popcorners Flex
If you’re looking for a crispy prepackaged snack that’s also of great fat burning foods variety, one pretty good one is Popcorners Flex. They only have 90 calories per serving but that serving has 10 grams of protein which is unusually high for a prepackaged snack like this one.
#15. Pork Rinds
Another high-protein crispy snack is pork rinds. These do have 5 grams of fat per serving but they also have 9 grams of protein and zero carbohydrates. Again this is very unusual for a crispy snack to have such high amounts of protein.
The big problem with nuts is that people think that they’re great for weight loss. This causes a lot of people to eat as many of them as they want. But the problem is that too many nuts just like too much of any healthy food will make you gain body fat.
A great way to control the amount you eat is by getting nuts that are still in their shell. In fact a study found that people ate 41 percent fewer calories when they ate nuts in a shell rather than the ones that already had the shell removed. This makes perfect sense.
It’s all too easy to just eat handfuls of nuts that come in a bag with the shell already removed.
Fat Burning Foods – Diary.
When cutting back and looking for foods that burn fat, diary can be great to helping you achieve your fat loss goals.
#17. Greek and Icelandic Yogurt
I’m assuming that most of you already know about Greek yogurt and its benefits over regular yogurt. Specifically its high protein count. Well Icelandic yogurt has even more protein than Greek. However, make sure that when you get one of these types of yogurt you get the plain flavors and not the ones that come with fruit in it.
The fruit that they usually add is loaded with sugar. If you want fruit you’re better off taking some fresh raspberries or blueberries and adding them yourself, in moderation of course.
Also keep in mind that just because Greek yogurt is great it doesn’t mean that frozen Greek yogurt that you buy at the store is good too. Usually frozen Greek yogurt is loaded with sugar making it not too much better than the ice cream that you’re trying to substitute for.
#18. Cottage Cheese
Another of the diary fat burning foods you can eat to help you lose fat that has been used by bodybuilders for generations is cottage cheese. Although you may not like like cottage cheese itself, it can be used in many recipes that you will like such as protein pudding.
Many people also add salsa or even PB2 to their cottage cheese. If that doesn’t sound too appetizing for you maybe you’ll enjoy our last source of dairy which is plain cheese.
#19. Plain Cheese
This is not just any kind of cheese though. Different types of cheeses come with different macro nutrient profiles. The general rule of thumb is at the harder the cheese the more protein there is. That’s why some cheeses like Parmesan has a higher ratio of proteins of fat.
#20. Swiss Cheese
Swiss cheese gives you an even 1 to 1 ratio of protein to fat. Cheddar is also pretty close to that 1 to 1 ratio but usually will have more fat than protein.
If you happen to be on a keto plan you don’t have to worry about the fats from higher fat cheese too much but for everyone else it’s gonna be best for you if you go with the cheese that has a good ratio of protein to fats.
So above are the best 20 fat burning foods that can help get rid of the belly and stay in shape. If you’re looking to add some taste and flavor to your diet plan, not forget about seasonings. There are so many different seasonings that will take bland boring meals and make them delicious without adding a ton of calories.
Many seasonings do contain a lot of salt but once again that’s just going to add water weight and it’s not going to prevent fat loss. If you are concerned about sodium then you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of salt-free varieties of seasoning.
I could have easily just listed out some fruits and vegetables and said that there’s zero calorie foods after the cost of digestion and I could have called it a day but I figured I’d give you guys something that’s new and that you can actually apply and use to make fat loss a little easier as you body build.
Remember that any one of these belly fat burning foods listed today can be eaten in excess and that’ll definitely prevent fat loss so these aren’t freebies by any means. As always moderation is key to everything when it comes to fat loss.