Fast Fat Burning Foods

Are you fed up with that bloated feeling? Or that annoying belly fat that just WON’T shift no matter what you throw at it? Well help is at hand as there are actually certain foods specifically for weight loss that you could be eating to beat this. By incorporating these top 20 fast fat burning foods into your diet as much as possible you’ll soon be looking super lean and buff in no time.

I’m not going to lie to you, losing fat and keeping it off in the long term does involve taking out of your diet the damaging, toxic, anti-nutrients that come in the form of fats and sugars from fast and fried foods, and replacing them with healthy, omega rich fats from nuts, seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables.


Take things one step at a time:

woman with slim waist

You don’t need to give everything up straight away, just gradually replace the junk with the good stuff. After all, long term health, vitality, clarity, and protection from disease should always be your long term goal, as well as getting that gorgeous body. Just remember, every bit of effort you make now will be repaid ten fold. 

These fat torching foods should be incorporated into your diet as replacements for, and NOT on top of, some of your less desirable food choices. And let it be said that these foods are also low GI and so are SPECIFICALLY belly fat burning foods also – so great for mobilising and burning that dangerous stomach fat!



fermented red and white cabbage

Fermented foods like miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, and plant based yogurts with added live cultures all contain friendly bacteria which help the gut function better to reduce bloating. Alternatively, take a good supplement for a couple of months to help reduce sugar cravings and allow you to kick start your weight loss.

Two types of probiotics that are specific to this are lactobacillus gesseri, or a probiotic blend called VSL#3 that delivers 450 billion good bacteria that come in 8 different strains.



These guys will feed the friendly bacteria (probiotics), and therefore helping them to proliferate – eat artichoke, dandelion greens, raw and cooked onion, garlic, leeks, asparagus, oats, wheatbran and bananas for these effects.



bowl of raw unsalted almondsRaw, unsalted almonds are a filling and convenient snack containing vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and good amounts of filling protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are also heart healthy as they lower cholesterol, plus high in fiber which keeps you fuller for longer, and as if all that wasn’t enough – about 15% of nuts calories aren’t even absorbed!



Walnuts are another wonderful little nut full of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) which are healthy omega 3 fats, they too contain the amino acid l- arginine. Both of these are heart healthy and help prevent cardiovascular disease, so they have a lot more to offer as well as their fat burning abilities.


Great for male fertility:-

single sperm

Other benefits of the walnut is its fantastic nutritional profile: they are crammed full of molybdenum, biotin, copper, manganese, and are also helpful for sperm quality and motility; brain health; type 2 diabetes and have powerful anti- cancer antioxidants.

The healthy fats in walnuts help to increase metabolism, and can also reduce muscle inflammation, which is what makes them a great fat burning food. Just remember to always eat the skins as that is where 90% of the antioxidants reside.


No it’s not to good to be true, high cacao chocolate of at least 70% cacao solids is a fantastic source of magnesium, potassium, and many other powerful antioxidants that enhance mood, boost energy, and most importantly burn fat.

dark chocolate squares

Another important aspect of dark chocolate is it contains a chemical called anandamide, which releases feelings of euphoria – helping you to feel contented and relaxed, and when you feel relaxed you are way less likely to indulge in emotional eating patterns.

Just be careful not to overindulge as chocolate is still high in calories, and also too much cacao can be over stimulating, especially before bed.



These little seeds are pure healthful superstars, they are high in protein and a good source of fiber, magnesium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, copper and iron. They reduce body fat by lowering blood sugar and reducing insulin resistance.

They also contain tryptophan which may help you get a restful nights sleep, in turn suppressing the hunger hormone ghrelin, which will then stop you from over eating the next day. So all round winner!



raw hemp seeds in mason jar

A couple of tablespoons of raw shelled hemp seeds added to any meal or snack is a fantastic aid to weight loss. They are not only satiating, but high in omega 3’s, and as is the case with other omega 3 boasting foods have been shown to have anti-obesity properties, help regulate mood, sleep cycles, hormones, and reactions to stress.

Hemp seeds amazingly high in protein, nutrients and enzymes, and contain ALL of the amino acids and so are also fantastic for vegans and those in training. 



nutritional yeast flakes

Nutritional yeast deserves potential superfood and weight loss status due to its high amount of protein (a whopping 50%), and for its all round array of B-vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and B12. 

It also comes in high on zinc and fiber, and can act as an anti viral, anti bacterial, immune booster that promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. Above all it also contains chromium, which helps controls blood sugar, making it a good weight control food.

You can also buy chromium in supplement form in much higher doses, which may be helpful if you are somebody who has sugar/carbohydrate cravings or blood sugar problems.



lentil soup

These include beans, lentils, chickpeas and peanuts, all of which are full of protein, fiber, minerals and B-vitamins. They are all low GI (Glycemic Index), which is the term used for the rate that carbohydrates are turned to sugar in the body – the lower the better.

Pulses release their energy slowly over hours; they sustain you for long periods and are best paired with a low G.I. carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholegrain pasta, or quinoa. This will ensure an even slower release of energy and also a complete amino acid profile.

Black beans, or darker beans such as kidney beans, have higher levels of phenolic compounds. These interfere with the absorption of glucose (a good thing), and therefore can help with weight management.



Wholegrains include granary bread, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, oats, quinoa, barley and millet. The wholegrain family, as opposed to their refined counterparts are much lower GI, and are also a great source of fiber and B-vitamins.

cooked bowl of quinoa

Quinoa in particular takes the crown here and quite rightfully so, as it’s not only a source of carbohydrate, but also protein, omega 3’s, AND has a complete amino acid profile. It also contains twice as much fiber as other grains, plus high iron levels, magnesium, riboflavin, manganese, antioxidants, and also lysine which is good for tissue growth repair. It is low GI so reduces blood sugar, insulin, and triglyceride levels.



More of nature’s true superfoods – these two are great detoxifiers of heavy metals in the body. Detoxifying the body will kick start your weight loss because toxins are stored in fat cells, and these fat cells need to keep replicating to accommodate all of the bad stuff we keep putting in.

Fresh water algae are one of the highest sources of plant proteins that also boast high amounts of vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, iron, and are anti-diabetic. Chlorella in particular can help ease fibromyalgia.


Green Superfood Powder

green super food powder

Another fantastic green powder supplement is Dr. Schulze’s Green Organic Super Food Powder.This is a high quality, high grade, super food powder blend that contains a mix of spirulina, seaweeds, blue-green algae, fruits, vegetables, phytonutrients and antioxidants, that make it truly worthy of its super food status.

You really feel the kick of energy within 15 minutes of taking this awesome stuff, making it great for when you need a quick energy booster. It also makes your skin glow, aids detoxification which will actually REDUCE fat cells, and it’s a huge immune booster. This one really is probably among the most highly nutrient dense foods available on the planet right now.

Read this complete list and reviews on the Best Superfood Powders of 2018 and decide which one is suitable for you. They all have different properties and can help with various problems ranging from insomnia, acne, lethargy, anemia, obesity, some cancer’s and much more…



This tasty spice can help control weight by keeping blood sugars stable and controlling insulin quantities, plus it also acts directly on actual blood sugar levels. In fact, (brilliant little titbit of info here) a sprinkle of cinnamon on a meal, or with dessert can lower a meals G.I. by a whopping 18-29%.

cinnamon sprinkled on coffee

This is unbelievable in terms of potential weight loss benefits. Just think long term here, half a teaspoon a day sprinkled on your breakfast along with these other fat burning tips will all add up over very little time.

Cinnamon can also speed up metabolism, suppress appetite, lower cholesterol, control sugar cravings, and best of all it is one of the easiest belly fat burning foods to get into your diet due to its versatility.


Choose the RIGHT cinnamon:

Make sure you choose a good quality cinnamon as many store bought pots of pre-ground cinnamon may be old, rancid, and bulked up with fillers. The best way to use cinnamon is to buy the flaky bark variety and grind it yourself in either a coffee grinder, or a pestle and mortar – this way it will taste fresh, fragrant, and super delicious, plus it will still have all its delicious, fragrant oils and nutrients in tact.

ceylon cinnamon bark sticks

There are two types of cinnamon, Ceylon and Cassia, and they are a world apart. It is important you buy the Ceylon type with the flaky bark (see pic), and not the Cassia, which is rolled into a thick hard roll- this one can actually be detrimental to health if taken in high doses.

Many pre-ground shop bought cinnamon will be the cheaper Cassia variety (of course), but it will rarely tell you on the packaging exactly what you’re getting which is why it’s best to grind your own!

You’ve more than likely been eating the Cassia cinnamon your whole life without realising, but the health benefits are not the same as the Ceylon. Please read more here on  cinnamon and weight loss, and put this little theory to the test for yourself.



broccoli floret

As one of the highest protein vegetables broccoli is also one of my favorite foods that burn fat fast, and I actually eat it almost every day. It’s full of fiber to keep you feeling full, and actually has a specific phytonutrient that stimulates fat cells, thus allowing you to burn fat faster.

As another added incentive to eat this fab veg, it has also been found to contain a compound that can convert estrogen (linked to prostate and breast cancers) into a harmless metabolite. So for fat loss terms, less estrogen which has been associated with thigh, stomach and hip fat means more fat loss.



Berries of all kinds are low GI and full of antioxidants and fiber, making them ALL very healthful. Antioxidants not only protect you from cell damage, but also help with controlling weight.

Raspberries and blueberries in particular not only boost metabolism, but help prevent visceral fat (which is the deep internal stomach fat) from forming – this is the most dangerous kind of fat as it carries a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


Frozen berries make delicious smoothies!

Adding a portion of berries to your daily diet will definitely help keep weight under control. Try adding them frozen into smoothies – frozen fruits and vegetables are often fresher as they are rapidly frozen as soon as they are picked, holding in all their nutrients.


15. GRAPEFRUITGrapefruit helps to burn fat

Grapefruit is a great fat buster because it reduces insulin resistance and decreases your blood sugar levels. It contains a chemical that helps prevent the body from storing fat.

A study at the Scripps clinic in San Diego discovered that eating half a grapefruit before a meal 3 times a day helped the participants to lose between 1 to 4 pounds per week. This is a finding that cannot be ignored, especially as their diet was the same in every other way.



Bananas actually help to speed up your metabolism AND help your body build lean muscle tissue. They come in a handy snack size package and are high in potassium and fiber, keeping you fuller for longer – and at only around 100 calories a pop they are a great fat busting option.



cup of green tea

Green tea is drunk in copious amounts all over Asia and it has served them well. It contains a myriad of antioxidants, including the polyphenol EGCG found ONLY in green tea leaves. EGCG is known to improve brain function and physical performance; kill bacteria in the body; is heart friendly; and may also help prevent type 2 diabetes.

And the best part: green tea also raises your metabolism which in turn helps you to burn fat more efficiently!



A fat that burns fat, seems to good to be true right? But it’s true – coconut oil’s unique combination of fatty acids will have a powerful effect on your metabolism, helping you to burn fat, especially that dangerous fat from around the middle.

Coconut oil is also great as a body moisturiser, make up remover, and hair conditioner. In fact, there are SO many uses for it other than just consuming it as a food that it really is worth always having it to hand. It is a marvelous staple for both your bathroom and kitchen cupboards!



halved avocado with seed

I am deliberately saving the best for last as avocado’s are (along with quinoa) the king of all superfoods. Not only when it comes to weight loss but they have a myriad of other fantastic benefits too.

Firstly, it has been proven that eating an avocado a day will cause satiety; fill you up; give you a good dose of heart healthy monounsaturated fat; protect eyes from ultra violet light damage; lower bad cholesterol; is antimicrobial; lowers your BMI; and also helps you to lose that stubborn and dangerous belly fat that we all loathe so much.

Not only that, but an avocado contains 20 different vitamins and minerals which gives it the status of one of the BEST fat burning foods around. 



protein powder smoothie

Protein powders really had to go on this list for the simple fact that a high protein diet is the best and quickest way to lose weight – for a number of reasons:-

  • Eating more protein will keep you full as it is low GI, giving you a ‘slow burn’ of energy and keeping you full for hours.
  • Eating lots of high protein foods instead of carbohydrates will leave you less room and less hungry for bad stuff.
  • A high protein diet will keep your muscle mass high (especially important when you are combining diet and exercise). The more muscle mass you have on your body the more calories you will burn continuously, even when you’re just sitting on your butt. This is because muscle needs more calories to maintain itself than fat. Simple!

Again, as with the green superfood powders there are a lot to choose from, and plant based are the best as they will cause no negative effects like their dairy counterparts can. Especially good if you are dairy intolerant or have other allergies.

Some of the awesome plant based protein powder’s on the market these days contain lots of other nutrients, enzymes, and superfoods which all help with absorption and digestion. They really can be a great staple to keep in the cupboard for when you either fancy a snack, need a pre or post workout shake, or just want to be certain you’re obtaining adequate amounts of protein to keep muscle mass high.


How Much Protein?

For weight loss purposes, or if you are training hard, you should aim for between 1-2g per kg of body weight. FYI – you will more than likely need a protein supplement on a plant based or vegan diet (especially if you exercise a lot), as it is harder to hit these goals through plant foods alone!  



Last but not least, if you really want to up the benefits of these fat burning foods you should also make sure you do some regular fat burning exercises. Like I said, the more muscle mass you have on your body the more FAT YOU WILL BURN even when you are at rest, that is why I regular exercise plan will keep you fit, slim, and healthy for life.


Please feel free to post your questions about diet and weight loss in the comments thread below.  I am always happy to hear from you and help out as much as I can. Thanks



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Stefanie Taylor

I have studied nutrition for many years, and have since discovered that a plant based diet has been the most beneficial to my health and body. I have more energy and zest for life than I have ever had and this website is dedicated to helping others who wish to know more, and start out on this lifestyle.


jeffrey16201 · 17/07/2017 at 11:45 am

I enjoyed my visit on your website today, and it is very useful to know which foods are super fat burning foods to add more to our diets.

I plan to add more of the foods you recommend in my own diet, I know this will help many people to be eating more of the better foods to maintain their weight.

    Stefanie Taylor · 17/07/2017 at 11:45 am

    Hi Jeffery,

    I am glad I have given you some useful information and that you enjoyed your visit. Brilliant. Feel free to ask me any more questions about diet/ exercise etc if ever you need to in the future. I will be happy to help. Thanks

Lyle · 19/07/2017 at 12:53 pm

Well there are definitely a few more foods I’m gonna need to start eating before my holiday. I have to say I’m not a big fan of beans, lentils and chickpeas, it’s just something about they’re texture that puts me off. But I were to have some dinner recipes to include them in then I guess it would be easier to make the effort, like mixing some in with a stir-fry or chilli. Do you know of any dishes I could try?

    Stefanie Taylor · 19/07/2017 at 8:38 pm

    Hi there,

    Glad I could be of some help. And yes my absolute favorite recipe is vegan chocolate chilli. i know it may sound weird but it is a thing and you must use really dark chocolate of at least 70% cocoa (which is another fat burning food by the way, as are chilli peppers so you can get them all into the same dish).

    You basically just need to fry some onions, chillies and garlic in oil then add the spices like cumin, paprika or cayenne if you like it really hot and dry fry for a few minutes then add 2 tins chopped tomatoes and about 40g dark chocolate let it melt in and add about 3 different tins of beans like butter beans, kidney beans, black beans. Simmer for 15 mins and its done. I make this at least once a week and have it for days. Really cheap as well!

Robert · 21/07/2017 at 6:07 pm

I eat 20-25 almonds a day as my pre-lunch snack. One thing that I do with them is soak overnight. This helps to soften nuts a bit so it is easier to digest.

    Stefanie Taylor · 22/07/2017 at 10:27 am

    Hi Robert, yes you are right and I will actually update my website to reflect that. Pre-soaking is definitely easier on the digestion, plus it helps activate the digestive enzymes and you will absorb more nutrients. thanks for pointing that out!

brent · 22/07/2017 at 2:45 pm

Hi, I did not realize that almonds and walnuts were a fat burning food.I always thought that nuts although tasty were full of fats.Thanks for the information, I learned something today that will benefit myself.

    Stefanie Taylor · 23/07/2017 at 8:01 am

    Hi Brent,
    Yes they are full of fat but in moderate amounts it is a good, heart healthy omega rich fat so you should have a handful of nuts a day (should be unroasted and unsalted for maximum benefits). Also, the fat in them is satiating so you don’t feel the urge to eat other more unhealthy fatty foods. Glad I could be of some help to you.

Alok Singh · 25/07/2017 at 6:10 pm

Very Informative post which opens our eyes to a whole new world of healthy living. The suggestion on ground cinnamon is really fantastic and worth keeping in mind. The light thrown on the nuts which break many of the preconceived notions of the people is also worth emulating and remembering.

    Stefanie Taylor · 27/07/2017 at 8:36 am

    Hi Alok, I’m really glad you found my post informative. I myself fit a lot of these foods around my everyday diet and they definitely keep my weight under control. Without a doubt! And yes, the nuts are a great one aren’t they!

Abi · 25/07/2017 at 6:50 pm

This is an interesting piece for me, not only because it gives an insight into how I can melt my unwanted body fat but also because the topic of discussion is similar to article I posted on my website and it compliments my own position.

I’m so happy that we are thinking in the same direction. I align with you on this and also want to recommend that we should also look at the possibility and benefits of combining two or more of these foods in our daily meal. This is a brilliant piece. Keep it up.

    Stefanie Taylor · 27/07/2017 at 8:31 am

    Hi Abi, I’m really glad you found my article interesting. I do try to combine many of these foods into my diet everyday and find that it definitely keeps my weight under control. It’s amazing because I love my food and hate depriving myself and now I don’t have to.And yes, good idea about combining the foods into meals as some people would wonder how to add things easily into their diet.

    I am interested to look at your site as we are in the same niche so I will have a look proper later when I get back from work. We must have like minds.

Tabsmark · 25/07/2017 at 6:51 pm

Hi there, thank you for the awesome list, I truly enjoyed the read. It made me wish you had a free download that I could save in my phone for my shopping trips. Looking forward to more posts.

    Stefanie Taylor · 27/07/2017 at 8:24 am

    Hi there, I’m really glad you enjoyed my article and I will be doing a lot more on similar topics as time goes by. That is a great idea about the free download and I will incorporate it in as soon as I learn how to (I am new to this). Please feel free to let me know if you need any more advice or have any more questions as I am here to help people on their weight loss journey.

Melani · 31/07/2017 at 9:42 pm

Hi. I am happy to find in your article that cinnamon help control bodu weight and sugar blood level. Thank you for the useful article.

    admin · 01/08/2017 at 9:02 am

    Hi Melani, thankyou and I’m glad the article has helped you

Rita chelton · 09/08/2017 at 9:14 pm

I found your article very helpful. There a few things I couldn’t but I’m sure that if. I include some of the fruits I should see some results. I have also started to drink a lot more water. Thank you for your advice Rita

    Stefanie Taylor · 09/08/2017 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Rita,

    I’m really glad you found my post helpful. Drinking more water alone will give your overall health a massive boost so keep up the good work. Thanks for your comment.

jeffrey16201 · 12/09/2017 at 4:45 pm

Interesting and beneficial article on super fat burning foods, I am happy to see many of the foods on your list I am eating regularly.

When I do indulge I eat dark chocolate, I do feel satisfied and content after eating dark chocolate. I eat a dark chocolate bar about once a week to ten days, this has not caused me any weight problems I am happy to say.

    stefanie taylor · 12/09/2017 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Jeffrey,

    I’m glad to hear you are eating a good amount of these foods as they are also very healthy. I know what you mean about dark chocolate, I love it and eat it every day, probably way to much!! But it’s my only vice

asmithxu · 27/09/2017 at 6:46 pm

The entire list looks delicious. Avocados are one of my favorite foods and you cannot go wrong with dark chocolate (well, unless you are allergic to it or something). I have seen nutritional yeast in many vegan recipes, but I am a little intimidated to find it in the grocery store. Any tips?

    stefanie taylor · 01/10/2017 at 2:30 pm

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reading my article and yes I love all those foods also, I try to eat most of them every day and I’m pretty sure they work even better together. (Especially the chocolate!) As for nutritional yeast, I have never seen it in your average supermarket but you can usually get it in health food stores, if not you could try online. It is pretty inexpensive to buy.

    Hope this helps.


Michael · 10/11/2017 at 5:04 pm

Wow I had no idea some of these foods were actually good to burn fat and help you stay healthy. Especially chocolate.

I am one who is very skinny so this doesn’t really apply to me, but I plan on working out soon so if I ever do need to a cut and burn off a few extra pounds of fat while building muscle — it is good to know there are tasty and healthy foods that do this.

    Stefanie Taylor · 10/11/2017 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Micheal, I am glad you are lucky enough not to have to worry about your weight. I, however have struggled with it all my life, hence the reason for getting into the nutrition and fitness industry. I eat these foods every day and find they really do work, and isn’t it fantastic about chocolate? Mind you, it only applies if you don’t go over board. Anyway, it is fantastic that you will be working out soon, it really will make you feel amazing. When you do start working out be sure to check out my post on Best Plant Based Protein Foods List a you will need to be careful to get enough protein from less acid forming plant protein sources.

Kien · 11/11/2017 at 11:58 am

Very helpful article! I have learnt many things from your site. I saw your comment on my blog and it led me here:) I have written about avocado and banana but did not know there are many other foods out there to help contribute to weight loss.

    Stefanie Taylor · 12/11/2017 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Kien, I am glad you found my article helpful, I always like to provide value and I think we can learn from each other. I’m also always on the lookout for new information in the weight loss industry so I will definitely head over to your site and take a look. Thanks

Oscar · 26/01/2018 at 11:25 pm

Thank you for this powerful article. I had been looking for information like this already. I am trying to lose weight, and I have lost a lot, but somehow my belly fat is not shrinking like it should. THere are some foods you mentiond that I did not know were beneficial when it comes to losing belly fat, especially chocolate and cinnamon. Of others I was aware of, like grapefruit.

I would like to know if there are some foods that prevent belly fat loss?


    Stefanie Taylor · 27/01/2018 at 11:36 am

    Hi Oscar, im glad you found this information useful, and congratulations on losing so much weight already. You really must have worked hard to achieve this result, but I guess now you have reached a plateau. This happens unfortunately, and just means you may need to step things up a notch, ie less calories, more exercise. Try to add these fat burning foods as part of your daily allowance. 

    As for foods that give you belly fat there are many, and they mostly come in the form of refined sugars and carbohydrates. Keeping belly fat off is all about eating low GI which will keep your blood sugar stable. Keeping blood sugar stable will stop your body being continuously flooded with insulin, which isn’t good because this insulin clears sugars from the blood and stores them into fat cells. And hence we put on weight. Another bad thing about these high sugar foods is that they make you put on belly fat specifically, so it’s vital to stick to a low GI diet for long term weight loss. Please read my post Low Glycemic Food List

Alice · 29/01/2018 at 12:09 am

Wow, I’m so happy to know that most of the foods on your list of fast fat burning foods are my favorites even without knowing how they can help lose weight.

I really love broccoli, bananas, grapefruits, and avocados. I also enjoy almonds,walnuts and whole grain breads and cereals.

I guess I’m gonna have to replace my regular coffee with green tea. Thanks you for such an informative post.

    Stefanie Taylor · 29/01/2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi Alice, yes a lot of people have said that! It’s great that we can have our favorite foods and still lose weight isn’t it? I think I probably have most things on that list almost every day and it certainly helps to keep me trim, along with lots of exercise of course. Which I think is a good point to make as I do believe keeping a healthy weight is about the correct balance of good diet and exercise. One without the other means you only get half the results.

    And yes, green tea is a an excellent replacement for coffee (though you might not think so at first) as it still contains enough caffeine to give you a boost, but its kind of a cleaner caffeine that’s processed differently in the body, therefore I find it doesn’t give you the jitters or affect sleep like coffee can.

sarah · 23/03/2018 at 9:58 am

This is a great article which everyone should read. Many people do work out to lose weight but don’t bother about fat burning food, which is very very important. It is important not only for people who want to lose weight, but for patients with high cholesterol as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Stefanie Taylor · 23/03/2018 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Sarah, yes these fat burning foods are really awesome and easy to add to literally every meal or snack to help keep your metabolism stoked. It’s doing lots of little things like this that adds up to big things.

Amy · 23/03/2018 at 11:02 am

Wow! So glad I stumbled upon this post. I never knew that all the foods I love are good for fat-burning! This is great to know. I see that I am going to have to eat more avocados. I didn’t know that they protect eyes from ultra violet light damage, and lower bad cholesterol, which I have to address. Really interesting post and thank you!

    Stefanie Taylor · 23/03/2018 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Amy I’m really glad you found the post informative, and it’s so great that they are all food you love. Me too! I eat most of them every day and they definitely help to keep my weight under control.
    I think the key is to make sure you swap them with other more unhealthy foods rather than just add them on top as they do obviously contain calories.

Furkan · 02/04/2018 at 10:51 pm

I actually will include almonds in my diet, however, I want to have the best results for fat loss. I do intermittent fasting. What do you recommend for me?

    Stefanie Taylor · 03/04/2018 at 9:40 am

    Hi Furkan yes intermittent fasting is a great ting to do to keep weight off and to keep the body detoxified. I just wish I had the will power to do it myself but I love my food so much, also I do a lot of training so that would throw me out as I wouldn’t be able to do that. I would be interested to know how you fit your fasting around your training and how long you fast for?

    I have a few little tips to help you keep the body in fat burning mode that are pretty much calorie free – always eat a grapefruit every day, have a 30ml shot of apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’, in warm water and lemon juice every morning, and add ceylon cinnamon to your breakfast or shakes.

    Always make sure you use the flaky bark ceylon cinnamon and not the hard bark cassia type as it is much healthier. Most supermarket bought ground cinnamon will be the casia type as it is much cheaper. Please read my post about this before you start using it

Matts Mom · 02/04/2018 at 10:54 pm

Wow, this list is endless and I learned so much on the various foods that can burn fat. Several I love and eat all the time. Others, I do love but I am going to try and incorporate them more into my daily eating routine. You always have great information and I love coming back to your site. Thanks for sharing!

    Stefanie Taylor · 03/04/2018 at 9:26 am

    Yes, I luckily love all these foods also and eat most of them everyday, and definitely ALL of them in the course of a week! Fortunately, many of them can easily be added into your everyday diet and meal plans and every little trick helps when it comes to keeping weight down. I find doing lots of little things really makes a big difference over time.

    One thing that isn’t on the lit that you may find interesting is apple cider vinegar, though you must buy the type with ‘the mother’ as this has all the benefits. It has been proven to proven in trials to lower the sugar spikes you get after eating your meals which makes you eat less during the day, and you only have to have it once a day for it to work all day long.

    Please read more in my post about it to find out amounts and best times to do it. It is worth checking out because it really does work. When I take ACV in the morning I really do feel less hungry during the day so therefore I will eat less resulting in weight loss. So win win!

Wendi · 18/04/2018 at 10:45 pm

Excellent Post Stefanie. Thanks for the information. Keep up the good work. I think I’m fixing to head out and buy some avocados, bananas, coconut oil and…he he he…chocolate!!

    Stefanie Taylor · 19/04/2018 at 8:34 am

    Ha ha, yes me too! I eat an awful lot of these things every day, but you do have to count them in with your calories and fat intake for the day and not have them just as ‘extra’ food on top otherwise I don’t think they will work, I always try to stress that to people like I think I did in the post. Oh, but avocados and dark chocolate are definitely my all time favorite things anyway, and they also happen to be on the list. Fantastic isn’t it?

Matts Mom · 19/04/2018 at 1:37 am

Oh, I love dark chocolate and I know that it is good for helping with belly fat. So by high cocoa, you mean dark chocolate right? I was surprised with some of the other foods like yeast. I really didn’t realize it had so many vitamins! And I love bananas a cinnamon. All great things I can use for snacks.

    Stefanie Taylor · 19/04/2018 at 9:12 am

    Yes, yeast is a fantastic source of B Vitamins, in fact I use nutritional yeast flakes in lots of dishes as it has a cheesy kind of flavour. As I am a vegan now I can make vegan parmesan by wizzing up nutritional yeast, sesame seeds, salt, pepper and dried garlic flakes or powder. It is yum!

    Yes, when I say high cacao chocolate then I mean the dark stuff – anything over 70% but preferably 85% as whatever percentage you have left is going to be sugar which is obviously bad for you. Other than that, go ahead and enjoy. It is probably best not to eat too much close to bedtime as it can have a stimulating effect so watch out for that.

    Thanks for reading, and yes, get some of those lovely fat burning foods into your diet as they also have so many other benefits.

travel and treatz · 19/04/2018 at 7:12 am

Never heard of yeast on this list before. Very interesting. Great article, very concise.

    Stefanie Taylor · 19/04/2018 at 8:29 am

    Hi there, thanks for that and I’m glad you have learnt something new. I eat these every day and it really does help!

David · 30/07/2018 at 10:26 pm

Hello Stefanie. Another great article that’s why I love coming to your website, each new article I learn something new about taking better care of my health. I will be adding more of these foods into my diet. Funny it’ll be easy due to the fact I love just about all the foods you named. Thank you again Stefanie for the great article.

    Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 8:47 am

    Hi David, that’s just great that you like all the foods on this list! I do too, and eat most of them every day. The great thing is you can pretty much get some, or at least one of them into every meal or snack, plus they are all pretty inexpensive. It’s always worth the time and effort in investing in our bodies… after all, where else are we gonna live? lol

Corey · 30/07/2018 at 10:38 pm

Great article… and super informative. I have more belly fat now than I ever have, mainly because of some intensely high stress that lasted literally the last three years. I exercise regularly and do not eat sugar – have also cut back on carbs – very little breads etc. Would a diet with these foods help with stress induced weight gain or is there something else that could be added to help. I am getting pretty desperate.

    Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 8:43 am

    Hi Corey, I’m sorry to hear that you had problems with stress for so long. Stress releases the hormone cortisol which unfortunately promotes fat storage. Without being able to go more in-depth with your symptoms and problems ,and due to the fact that you can’t lose weight even though you are putting in effort would suggest some kind of adrenal fatigue/slow thyroid (I am not an expert on this subject but I work with a medical herbalist and see this sort of thing quite a lot). These things are usually triggered by prolonged stress!

    I would suggest keeping your sugar very low, eating high protein plant foods, and if you eat animal products then they should be high quality/organic if possible. You would also benefit from a green superfood powder every day to help give you a high dose of nutrients, plus soothe and boost the adrenal glands.

    As for exercise, if you do actually have adrenal fatigue then I believe you have to stop exercising for a while (maybe 6 weeks) while you are working on nourishing and healing your body with good quality foods and staying away from any stress whatsoever. This is because exercise actually puts stress on the body and the adrenal glands and may well exacerbate the problem.

    After this period is up then you should have hopefully reset things a bit and you can start training again. The best training you should do for burning belly fat is weight and resistance training. It’s crucial to keep muscle mass up to keep your hormonal system in balance and to keep fat off.

    Anyway, I am just speculating here not making any diagnosis, you may ant to see a specialist about it but thyroid problems etc are usually the reason you can’t lose weight no matter how hard you try.

    I’m going to drop you a couple of links that you may find helpful going forward

      Corey · 31/07/2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you! I do eat meat but have added green superfood powder, literally this week! I went in for thyroid testing and nothing showed up but I think doing what I can to reset will help. I know something has been off. I will try your suggestions and let you know what the results are….

        Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 9:32 pm

        Hi Corey, I actually had my thyroid tested at the doctors and they said everything was fine, but when I showed the figures to the medical herbalist that I work with she said I was on the borderline for a slow thyroid, which was why I was having problems with not being able to lose weight.

        The doctors test results just put you into a certain range and if you fall between that range, even if you’re just about to slide off it, they will still say all is fine. I’m not blaming them as this is all they can do as medicine isn’t given until after you are already sick. They don’t do preventatives as it would cost too much and take way too much time. I see this kind of thing all the time at work and it’s frustrating. I don’t know how old you are, but the fact is as we get older the thyroid does slow down and makes it harder to lose weight. Oh joy hey?

        Please do let me know how you get on and if you don’t see results then I would go and see a proper medical herbalist who can definitely help with this naturally. That’s how I healed my problems in the end with a mixture of natural supplements and diet.

Mia · 30/07/2018 at 10:47 pm


This is a great list of fast fat burning food! My favorites are almonds and walnuts. Unfortunately, both are very expensive in Portugal, where I live.

I didn’t know that Green Tea has also effects on how fast we burn fat. I’ll definitely give it a try.


    Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 8:22 am

    Hi Mia, it’s a shame nuts are so expensive in Portugal – still, at least you’ve got the sunshine ha ha! Actually, nuts are pretty cheap here in the UK, you can pick them up in the pound shops and very inexpensively in the supermarkets. The organic ones are always much more more expensive to buy though.

    Yes green tea is a great fat burner, as is white tea and many other drinks. In fact I have a post about fat burning drinks

Evan Cruz · 30/07/2018 at 11:08 pm

Very good post Stefanie! This was extremely informative. I guess that I better stock up on avocados; a whole lot of them! Thanks for this!

    Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 8:18 am

    Hi Evan, ha ha yes avocados are the best, I probably eat them almost every day as they help stop the dreaded sugar cravings which are my nemesis! I’m glad you enjoyed the article, you go stock up on those avocados.

Travis · 30/07/2018 at 11:26 pm

This is great I am always looking for new healthy snacks. I am really happy to see that walnuts made the list of fast fat burning foods they are one of my favorite snacks.
I work out every day so protein powder is part of my daily diet. I think I am going to try the green superfood powder as a pre-workout drink because of the boost of energy it gives.
I also agree that the best way to lose weight is through diet AND exercise I didn’t even know they made a weighted hula hoop.
Wich one of these foods would you recommend as a snack between breakfast and lunch?

    Stefanie Taylor · 31/07/2018 at 8:08 am

    Hi Travis, that’s great you work out every day, I try to too which is why I always have to keep my diet healthy and to lots of high protein plant foods.

    Yep, a weighted hula hoop is just such a fantastic and fun way to burn lots of calories and tone you belly and bottom. You can easily pick them up off of Amazon quite cheaply, and it’s an easy to do exercise at home, so great for those who can’t or don’t want to leave the house.

    My go to snacks are usually either a protein shake as they are filling and low calorie, or a hand full of raw nuts and some fruit OR my fave as it gives you such an energy boost is a superfood powder. Usually I like to steer clear of anything too sugary as it throws your blood sugar out for the rest of the day, however if you are going to do a workout then it’s fine as you’ll need the energy – but I would only go for natural sugars though, such as dried dates, figs, and bananas. And I do have a weakness for dark chocolate!

    At the moment I’m really into spirulina as it feels so nourishing to drink, but I don’t like to take the same thing all the time and often vary them up with Dr. Schulze’s super food, or whatever other blend I’m testing out. I think the blends are good because you get a bit of everything.

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