Fat Burning Super Foods

We all need to eat, and we might as well burn calories while we’re eating. Check out these 12 super foods and add them to your grocery cart.

1. Grapefruit

grapefruitWhy? Vitamin C helps with fat metabolism. Eat half a grapefruit for breakfast and/or 30 minutes before meals. Grapefruit will help you feel full and prevent overeating.

2. Black Pepper

black pepperWhy? Black pepper speeds up your metabolism. Piperine, found in black pepper, has been shown to to reduce the formation of fat cells. So, grab for the black pepper instead of salt to add some spice to your next meal.

3. Cinnamon

cinnamonWhy? Cinnamon lowers blood sugar and suppresses your appetite. Add to your tea, coffee, desserts, yogurt, etc. Use Ceylon cinnamon, not Cassia cinnamon.

4. Eggs

eggsWhy? No surprise here. Eggs are low in calories and have 7 grams of protein—enough to fill you up for the day.

5. Apples (in fact, all fruits)

applesWhy? Another no surprise. Fruit satisfies your sweet tooth. Eat fruit with the skin when you can for the added benefit of fiber and water.

6. Green Tea

green teaWhy? I wrote about the benefits of green tea in a blog post a few weeks ago. Drink hot tea with honey and lemon. The phytochemical catechins (yes, really!) speeds your metabolism.

7. Blueberries

blueberriesWhy? Blueberries are high in antioxidants and insoluble fiber. And they only have 40 calories per half cup.

8. Almonds

almondsWhy? One serving (23 almonds) is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. And they’ll help you stay full.

9. Chilies

chilisWhy? Yes, they’re hot, but they contain capsaicin, an appetite suppressant.

10. Coffee

coffeeWhy? Just shout hurray! The caffeine in coffee speeds up your metabolism. Limit intake to 1-3 cups a day.

11. Quinoa

quinoaWhy? Quinoa is high in fiber and protein. And yes, you guessed it, this makes you feel full. Plus, the low glycemic index won’t raise your blood sugar.

12. Vegetables

vegetablesWhy? Well, because vegetables should probably be listed first, not last. Vegetables are low in calories, highly nutritious and full of fiber. Eat at least 2-3 cups per day.

Can you add any super foods to add to this list? Please comment below.
Other foods worth more than a mention include sweet potatoes, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, watermelon, lean meats, and beans.

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12 Responses to Fat Burning Super Foods

  1. Lizzi Newton says:

    Thanks for a great list. Other than eggs (I’m allergic) this is very useful.

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  2. Josie says:

    Glad you liked it, Lizzi. I’m starting to drink more green tea.

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  3. Mary Ricksen says:

    Just put hot peppers on everything and I won’t be able to eat at all! That will help lose weight!

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  4. Josie says:

    Hilarious, Mary!

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  5. marymarvella says:

    Very interesting! grapefruit has way too much acid, but I’ll try to eat more eggs and green beans, just not together.

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  6. Josie says:

    MM, Those foods you mentioned probably wouldn’t be that good together!

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  7. debjulienne says:

    I love all those foods…good thing!

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  8. Josie says:

    Me, too, Deb. 🙂

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  9. Mona Risk says:

    Josie, except for quinoa that I don’t know how to cook I have been eating all of these. Guess what? I ;loaded 15 lbs in the last three months. Instead of a grape fruit, I take a pill of vit C daily.

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  10. Josie says:

    Good for you, Mona. It seems to be working so stick with it. Quinoa is easy to cook. Check it out the next time you grocery shop and keep us posted.

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