Foods That Burn Fat – The top 4 Types Of Fat Burner Foods

If you thought that foods that burn fat is a myth, I’ve got good news for you. Fat burning foods really do exist and if you include those foods smartly in your diet, you can really speed up your fat loss.


Burning fat foods comes in 4 different categories. For best results include foods from each category into your diet plan. Let’s have a look at those type of foods that burn fat:

Lean Protein

Lean protein is one of the best fat burning foods there is. It burns the most amount of calories than any other nutrient and has the highest thermogenic factor of any food group. This thermogenic effect burns calories and depletes fat stores.


That’s probably the reason why many diets like the Atkins diet recommends that you eat plenty of protein. But the best type of protein to stick to is the healthier, low fat variety. Such proteins also comes with more health benefits. I would never recommend that you eat only protein to lose fat, rather follow a healthy balanced diet that includes foods from all the food groups.

Top fat burning foods in category:

Lean chicken breast fillet

Fish (hake, salmon, tuna, sardines and such)

Egg whites and whole eggs



Lean Beef

Dairy products

Dairy products has been closely linked to weight loss in numerous studies. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that dieters who ate a dairy-rich diet lost nearly double the amount of fat and weight than those who didn’t eat dairy.


This gives you plenty of reasons to stock up on lots of dairy products when you are next at the store.


Top fat burning foods in category:

Fat free milk

Fat free cottage cheese

Whey protein powder

Negative calorie foods

According to Dr Caroline M. Shreeve (author of Fat-burner foods), negative calorie food use more calories to break down, digest and assimilate them than they supply. For example a portion of brussel sprouts contains about 50 calories, 70 of which are burned during digestion. This leaves a 20 calorie deficit which will help you lose weight. Just include lots of those negative calorie fat burning food and you will lose weight quicker.

Top fat burning foods in category:

Negative calorie foods mainly include veggies. Snack on those fat burner foods often and you will find that you lose weight easily. Also make sure that half of your plate consists of these fat burner foods.




According to Dr Caroline, here’s a list of the top fat burning foods in the negative calories category:

Brussel sprouts


Aubergine (Eggplant)


Broccoli and Cauliflower






Low GI carbs

Carbs are classed according to the glycaemic index, which reflects their effect on blood glucose levels. Recent studies have shown that consuming foods with a low GI value produces lower levels of circulating glucose and this may result in more fat being burned.


Low GI carbs mainly consists of vegetables, grains and whole-grain breads. Include these healthy carbs into your diet to assist your efforts.

Top fat burning foods in category:

Multi-grain whole-wheat bread

Brown rice and wild rice

Whole grains like couscous and barley

Oats, muesli

Sweet potatoes and potatoes

And other veggies


Basing your diet around these foods that burn fat may speed up your fat loss process. Just remember to stick to your daily caloric requirements if you want to lose weight or maintain your weight.


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