36 Super Foods That Burn Fat & Help You Lose Weight

9) Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a great weight-loss food since it’s high in filling fiber and the fat-fighting compound beta-carotene. It’s also sweet, yet low-calorie, making it the perfect treat. When it comes to eating cantaloupe, though, doctors say it’s best to eat it alone. In an interview about proper food pairing, Dr. Joseph Mercola said:

“‘Eat melon alone, or leave it alone, or your stomach will moan.’ In short, melon does not digest well with other foods and will frequently cause problems unless you eat it alone.”


10) Bananas

Bananas contain soluble fiber that helps slow digestion and keeps you feeling full for longer. So if you eat a banana with your breakfast, you should be able to make it to lunch without a rumbling tummy. If you do find yourself craving a mid-afternoon snack, though, why not peel open another banana? One medium size banana only has around 110 calories, making it a great snack idea.

Bananas are perfect for just about every occasion since they’re a versatile food. Since they come in their own protective wrapping, they are a great grab-and-go snack. If you do have time to sit and enjoy a banana, why not cut one up and add it to some oatmeal? They are the perfect addition to smoothies, can be dried into banana chips, and taste delicious with a little dark chocolate drizzled on top!

11) Berries (Especially Blueberries)

Berries, in general, are great for weight loss and fat loss. That’s because they are loaded with polyphenol antioxidants that can help burn fat as well as prevent it from forming. Various studies conducted on both rats and humans have looked closely at the role berries play in weight loss. Researchers have found promising fat-loss results. We singled out blueberries, however, because they are a great source of the antioxidant resveratrol, which researchers say can turn harmful white fat into calorie-burning brown fat.

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12) Oranges

When you chomp into an orange, chances are you think of their amazing dose of immune-boosting vitamin C. But did you know they also aid weight loss? While this fruit does contain a nice amount of sugar, the fiber in oranges actually helps to regulate your blood glucose levels. Additionally, oranges are low-calorie.

13) Nuts

This is one food that almost every single diet plan in existence suggests you eat. Nuts are one food that unites the vegetarians and the Paleo followers. We have yet to find a diet program that says not to eat them. They’re straight from the Earth and a small handful of raw organic almonds, walnuts, or pecans can be a crunchy snack that leaves you feeling good for a few hours or more. Additionally, they contain beneficial nutrients that promote weight loss!

If you don’t like eating nuts for a snack, try chopping them up and sprinkling them on main dishes or side items. You’ll still get the good fats they bring and they help flavor up the meal.


14) Oats

Although carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation, oats play a significant role in weight loss. That’s because they contain a good amount of fiber, slow digestion, help you feel fuller longer, and boost metabolism. In one study conducted by Tufts University, researchers found people who ate three or more daily servings of whole grains (such as oats) had 10 percent less belly fat than people who ate the same amount of calories from processed white carbs.

Everyone from The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper to the American Heart Association says eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a good way to start your day! Along with aiding weight loss, oatmeal benefits heart health by lowering high blood pressure and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.

15) Quinoa

The many benefits of quinoa have been known for some time by vegetarians. Today, it’s a popular gluten-free food across several different diets. That’s because quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains the complete chain of amino acids that are necessary for muscle building and fat loss. Additionally, quinoa can help keep you feeling full for longer, ranks low on the Glycemic Index, and contains plenty of other key nutrients that benefit the body.

If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Check out this video to find out how you can incorporate quinoa into your regular diet.

16) Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes aren’t only a delicious Thanksgiving food. They’re great for dieters because they have fewer calories than regular potatoes and also help you stay satisfied between meals. They’re often called a “slow carb” because they’re digested slowly. Additionally, they’re loaded with powerful nutrients that stabilize blood sugar, lower insulin resistance, and prevent calories from converting to fat. If you’re addicted to spuds this could be the perfect food for you!

17) Pine Nuts

Pine nuts contain a phytonutrient that actually helps suppress your appetite. It’s a nutrient that boosts ghrelin levels. Ghrelin is a hormone that’s often referred to as the “hunger hormone.” To put it simply, the higher your ghrelin levels are, the hungrier you are. In certain studies, researchers found people given the hormone ate significantly more than their usual food intake. This particular hormone is mainly produced in the stomach and works by signaling the brain to let it know the body wants food.

By adding pine nuts to your diet there will be no need to ever think about expensive diet pills with nasty chemicals. All you have to do is keep a supply of pine nuts available. Since pine nuts are tiny and crunchy you get to eat a lot of them without having to worry about ruining your weight loss efforts.

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18) Beans

Beans are a staple weight loss food. They are touted for their ability to help regulate blood sugar levels and help with digestion due to their fiber content. Try adding a can of organic black beans as a side to your next meal, especially if it can replace a more carb-laden item like bread or rice. Many restaurants keep black beans on hand as a substitute for a side, so they’re a great go-to item when you’re out with friends and want to eat well without looking like you’re on a diet.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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  1. Sarah says:

    I really liked this list until I read “organic lean meats” with this description, “With conventional meets they’re pumping the cows, pigs, and other animals full of so many antibiotics and growth hormones which ends up in the meat you’re eating.” I don’t know who the “they’re” you are referring to, but I know that farmers and ranchers give the recommended amounts of antibiotics their livestock needs to stay healthy. Also, those antibiotics are out of the livestock’s system long before it reaches the consumer’s plate. How do I know this? I live on a livestock farm and we raise cattle for beef. Are cattle are very well taken care of because it is my family’s livelihood. And we make sure that we do our part in providing consumers with healthy, affordable meat. Please get all your facts straight before you publish something like this.

    • Leah says:

      Thanks for your perspective Sarah, I didn’t realize how overstated the meat biotics issue was. And as a reminder to everyone, remember to pair these foods this with an actual weight loss plan for lasting results. You must approach your weight loss as a combination of habits that promote an overall healthy LIFESTYLE. That’s the “secret” to weight loss strategies that actually work. In fact, check out the following article that does a wonderful job of explaining the key factors in an effective, long-term weight loss strategy: fatfreeme.net/big5

    • Shari C says:

      No animal or human needs any amount of antibiotics unless they have an infection caused by some types of bacteria, though I understand antibiotics are also sometimes used to prevent an infection in case of an injury. To routinely give livestock antibiotics would seem necessary only if they are living in a diseased, unhealthy environment in which they would be perpetually suffering from infections if not on antibiotics. If that’s the case, rather than using a pill to try to solve the problem, it would seem a focus should be on maintaining conditions that prevent infections. And what is the basis for stating the antibiotics are out of the animals’ systems before they reach the consumers plate? If an animal has lived it’s entire life on antibiotics and added hormones, the animal is naturally not of the same chemical composition as an animal that has been raised without those additives.

    • Adam says:

      yeah those anitibotics might be “out of the animals system long before it reaches the conumers plate” but for something to be considered oganic it has to NEVER have been in the animals system. You might have taken a pill when you were a baby so I’m betting all that medicine is out of your system by now. Organic means a food and meat grown or raised without chemicals or pesticides. Those animals were not grown without putting chemicals into their bodies. There are farmers and ranchers that dont give their animals ANY antibiotics or put ANY pesiticides on their crops. Things you buy in the organic section at grocery stores or food served at places like Chipotle THAT is what is considered “organic”. Not people who give the “recommended amount to stay healthy”.

    • Kathy says:

      well Sarah , without knowing whether you send your cattle to feedlots I can’t know whether your meat is really made as healthy to the consumer as you claim. We used to have a family farm and our cattle rarely needed any vet care or antibiotics. The feedlots many ranchers send their cattle to are just disgusting with animals standing around in their own excrement and such. This is not in anyone’s best interest.

    • Belle says:

      Sarah, your family might very well use the “correct” amount of “drugs” allowed to be used, but how can you say they are taken care of. You’re going to slaughter them! I’ve seen the inside of slaughter houses and most farming these days is factory farming. There maybe some small farmers left, but they are NOT the majority. I know what they put in the meats and that’s one of the reasons I don’t eat meat.

    • Levi Page says:

      I believe that is why they specified organic, because legally for a meat to be considered organic no antibiotics of any kind can be used. That is why it made the list.

      • N.D. says:

        So what you are saying then is that to be organic you are legally allowed to let your livestock suffer unnecessarily through an infection instead of administering proper veterinary care and appropriate medication. I would have thought that would bring charges of animal neglect ! I’d rather not eat organic then thank you.

  2. judy says:

    Thanks these information are really appreciated. I will be including these foods to my diet, will also be sharing it.

    • Ashley says:

      I can definitely vouch for apple cider vinegar, it really is amazing stuff. Not only does it suppress my appetite but it makes my skin look and feel so much better. You just have to make sure it’s the organic liquid, not the capsules. It tastes pretty disgusting on it’s own, so I throw it in my smoothies and I can’t even taste it. By the way if you’re trying to get rid of fat quickly, I highly recommend the 10 day smoothie cleanse. It’s my go-to cleanse to lose weight. Here’s a direct link to the guide: http://fatburningsmoothies.info

      With the right foods, weight loss isn’t that difficult. Foods high in fibre will keep you full for longer and you’re less likely to snack.

  3. Razzi says:

    Love it, love it 🙂 I really enjoyed reading this page, but most of all I’m so fortunate that I’m already eating some of the foods mentioned here. Thx u thx u for sharing.

    • breanna says:

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  4. Zuma says:

    Wow I really liked these tips and the site as well xD

  5. Ellen Teneyck says:

    Thank you for sharing these excellent tips for weight loss and better health!

  6. Jotin soren says:

    Thank you for such easy tips

  7. Dorcas says:

    Thank u very much for this information.kudos

  8. Aunt Silly Pants says:

    I like the information, but I don’t think my ancestors were apes, thank you very much. No one has ever been able to prove Darwin’s theory. It’s just a theory. Stick to what you know.

    • Darwins says:

      well they were so eat a banana and deal with it

    • Anna Jones says:

      I don’t think you have the authority to say what is and isn’t. Let the author writes whatever they want especially since this belongs in the realm of medicine which is science. And that of which is clearly not in your knowledge community

    • Chris says:

      You have got to be joking? There is so much evidence for Darwinian evolution that to deny it is simply absurd and illogical. I think you might like to look into what a ‘scientific theory’ actually is. The term is not used in the same way non-science-folk like myself would use it. In order to become a scientific theory an idea must be supported by evidence, and substantial amounts of it; then it is peer reviewed i.e. other scientists essentially attempt to disprove it. If they cannot it then becomes a scientific theory. Take a look; http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23376-our-closest-apelike-ancestor-went-back-to-the-trees.html#.VL-x4tKsUl8

      • Ding Jieli says:

        Evolution is the emperors new cloths syndrome. Explain where energy and matter came from…before the big bang. Are you saying energy and matter always existed??? If matter and energy always existed then how would you explain the half life of uranium…there would be none. So to say matter and energy always existed is going against all science. So you are at a crossroads…really you need faith to believe matter and energy always existed because that flies in the face of proven science. Evolutionists always start at some convenient time period but will never explain how energy and matter always have existed. So the foundation of evolution is based on a false premise. So if you are familiar with the story of the emperors new clothes… evolution fits right in. Only the fools were able to “see” the clothes…only the fool can believe in something that has no scientific foundation…actually based on scientific theory evolution is the perfect disprovable theory due to the simple question that scientists will not answer..of where did matter and energy originate. Go back to real science and come up with something that follows the facts.
        Again…did matter and energy always exist?

        • Just a guy says:

          Faith is for people who fear death. This is an article about food not creationism. Science hasn’t discovered the origin of matter just as the bible doesn’t explain the true origin of “God” I mean, to say science is unfounded is ridiculous because the bible was written by men. After Jesus died no less, at a time when a goat’s shart could be conveyed as black magic. There’s one thing history tells us: humans are self serving assholes each with their own agendas and they happen to write books sometimes. Sometimes it’s science. Sometimes it’s the “new” testament (really?!) and sometimes it’s the “twilight” saga. Either way it’s all shit. Eat food. Survive. Die. Help other people along the way if you can. That’s all that matters. Oh and pull the stick out of your ass this is a goddamn blog about super foods for chrissake. We should be discussing food. I hate humans. Quinoa rocks my flippin socks.

          • Adam says:

            Man I love smart humans. You, sir are a rare find. Cheers.

          • Just another guy says:

            As long as you’re going to lecture people on what’s correct, Just a guy, let me make it clear that the correct response would have been none. “We should be talking about food,” you said, in conclusion to the most self-assured anti-religion rant (but specifically Christianity, mind you… what have you got morally against Christianity? It’s not been proven, but there’s plenty of evidence if you’d take the time to stop roasting it and think for a second) I’ve ever seen or heard anywhere. If you’re going to call religion “all shit” and then tell us all what we’re supposed to do now that you’ve rocked our worlds as we grovel at your feet– talk about a self serving asshole concerned only with his own agenda– consider the circumstance. People were arguing about whether or not evolution exists. First of all, evolution exists. It does. And if one day we were to find out it doesn’t I’d be less shocked if I spontaneously exploded on the spot. But I don’t see that ANYWHERE in your argument. You took one argument and turned it into another just so you could show people how much SMARTER you are than everyone else. This comment is too long already, so let me close by saying: if you’re truly so smart, try to take comfort in your self-confidence and use it elsewhere instead of fighting meaninglessly in the comments of a blog about health foods.

  9. gcs says:

    Thanks for the info. Excited to incorporate more of these into my diet.

  10. Saltim says:

    Thank you for sharing this information on weight loss. Appreciate the effort. Looking forward for more..

  11. dawn says:

    Im far from a health freak Oreos and ice cream are my food groups. Lol but reading about everything I’ve been missing to feel my age 39 im changeing my whole food train doesn’t help that I have a thyroid problem so bye bye fatty foods and hello to all the good fuel..xxoo

  12. IME says:

    This list reflects everything I eat … if it really worked I would have been a skinny gal … but I’m not ;( what am I doing wrong?

    • Andy says:

      Watch the size of the portions! 🙂

    • mshellt says:

      It might be easiest to just limit the amount of high glycemic foods you eat. (It’s easier to research anyway) Most of the foods on the list are fairly low glycemic, but if you eat them along with a high glycemic food (foods that convert quickly to sugar) the effect is sort of cancelled out. Sweet potatos are lower glycemic than white potatos. Brown rice is lower than white rice. Strawberries are lower than oranges. Just replace all high glycemic foods with lower ones and up the coconut oil (that stuff is an amazing fat-burner!! I’ve tried it and lost 10 pounds in a month without being very physically active) Parsley is another “magic” food, but the easy way to look at it is most of the really low glycemic foods don’t add to weight gain on their own and they also happen to make the list on this page as “fat burning” foods.

  13. sherry says:

    I am 54 and trying to lose belly fat..thanks for all the info I’m in my way to a slimmer healthier me!

  14. Cissy says:

    I agree with the list given but you forgot to mention that one must ensure that all these are organic not GMOs.

  15. kathynobile says:

    very good information! Thank-you MichaelineFoehlinger for introducingme to thi site! i need it, indeed!

  16. Lucy says:

    Egg whites, apple and banana are great source of fiber and energy. Actually it’s the combination of recipes of these list you shared to us that I’m eating every day. I’m ready to be in the best shape and would dedicate my time to only eat the right foods that you shared here. Thanks.

  17. Matthew Gates says:

    Thank you for sharing this list. It is by far the most extensive, promising, truthful, and helpful list anyone could have ever shared. The magic to weight loss is not in any supplement or prescription drug, it is in the foods we eat. If everyone stuck to this and dedicated themselves for at least 6 months eating only these foods, they would not only feel healthier, but they would lose weight like crazy. Coconut Water, Coconut Oil, and Dark Chocolate could be added to the list for added benefits.

  18. Unmesh says:

    Thanks for your valuable information. I will include this to my diet plan for Fat loss.

  19. debra says:

    I read in a consumer mag, they tested organic food and everyday foods from supermarkets for goodness, and the difference was the price, one does not hold on percentage any more goodness than the other. The consumer mag is a NZ group who work for the NZ consumer making sure that NZ er’s have informed choices. They can also inform you on your rights as a consumer and can also take legal action against companies in support of the consumer, they do not set out to discredit they set out to inform.

  20. Rachel says:

    I ate like that for a month and lousy 5 lbs but it’s the holidays so I’m back to normal eating for the time being. But I’m going to try flax seed. Thanks.

  21. Lucy8a says:

    Can’t believe they’re still pushing egg whites over the whole egg. The yolks are so nutrient dense. What a waste. But we can thank Big Pharma and the medical industry for once again pushing their own agenda on sheeple.

  22. This post is great. Very informative. Thank you :-).

    I’d like to make a small input when it comes to Spices..(if I may).
    Spices are low cal, low fat, ancient superfoods (most overlooked) known to rev up our metabolism..so we can burn even more calories without lifting a finger. Needless to mention the taste.

    5 must-stock ancient spices for weight loss:

    1. Mustard Seed: Boosts metabolism
    even after upto 25 hrs of consumption.
    2. Black Pepper: Helps in faster digestion
    and nutrient absorption.
    3. Ginger: Hinders cholesterol absorption.
    4. Cinnamon: Helps in better processing
    of carbs.
    5. Cayenne Pepper: Burns fat. Period.

    While your valuable readers are researching on this, it’s also worthwhile for them to check some additional done for them information on:


    Feel welcomed.. 🙂

    Bruce and Sonja Hadfield.
    Weight Loss Counselors.

  23. mike says:

    Grreat list. thank you!!! Don’t forget about peanut oil. its a great sub for cooking or drizzling and tastes great. full of good fats.

  24. Honey says:

    Having these foods as part of your diet might impact fat control in your body.

  25. LINA says:

    Great article! These foods are awesome to burn fat BUT with good workout plans and good overall nutrition. Eating them on a high calorie diet with a lot of junk food do nothing for you. So, everyone have in mind to work hard and to follow a good nutrition plan +with these fat burning foods and your results will be awesome!!!

  26. Karen says:

    hey there! would u rate sun dried tomatoes in olive oil as a healthy food to add to salads ?

  27. hassaan says:

    I am really impressed by upper list. most of atoms were not in my observations……….thanks a lot

  28. bob says:

    Here’s EXACTLY what whole wheat bread, sugar, and vegetable oil does to the cells of your body STOP eating these
    These foods, commonly called “healthy” by experts, the media, and even the government, are actually silently harming the health of you and your family. But if you’ll continue reading you’re going to discover why you should eat MORE foods such as delicious butter, cream, cheese, coconut fat, avocados, and juicy steaks.

  29. sherry says:

    What works for one person may not work for another

  30. tc says:

    True moderation is the message I received from all the tips and comments here! Extremism in food opinions, suggestions and comments is also too much ‘non-digestive’ fat for me to consume, so I’ll pass on those! Someone please pass the sweet potatoes!

  31. Nguyen says:

    Don’t pears and some other fruits have high sugar content? I think moderation is the key to weight loss. Thanks for sharing the helpful list.

  32. I agree with your point. It helps to lose weight and keep it off. There are lot of calorie, vitamin C and vitamin A available in Tomatoes. It works to reduce the weight in some days. But I have a doubt about tomato. Is it fruit or vegetables?

    • Malin Andersson says:

      Thanks for sharing the great information regarding tomatoes. Love it so much. I really enjoyed reading this page. I will be including these foods to my diet.

  33. A with oil says:

    Thank you sooo much for this list????
    it’s the best????????

  34. yash navlani says:

    pls send veg recipes..of fat burning..pls.

  35. Kharisma Ananda says:

    Does dieting with some of these foods inside meal will help to loose fat? without much excercising?

  36. eyffel Bonilla says:

    Thanks for your info, it confirms most of the things that I already do, i just need to tighten up on a couple of things.

    • eyffel Bonilla says:

      Your list is great. Thanks very much for it. I’m very confused about bananas and weight loss, I’ve heard so many pros and cons. Are they fattening or not?

  37. hubert latreille says:

    how many different foods does it take in order to loose weight?

  38. Dee says:

    What about nuts? What are the best type? And what types of milk ? (Almond , soy, organic, no sugar? Etc)

    Every time I ship I try to buy the healthiest of whatever item I buy.

  39. Cheryl says:


    Have you lost weight with smoothies?

    Smoothies are a great tool for weight loss because you control the ingredients. They make perfect vehicles for relatively low-calorie, yet nutrient-laden ingredients that are capable of keeping you full for a long time.

    By combining the right ingredients, you can create smoothies that taste great and help you drop pounds. It doesn’t take long to learn what to use and how to make the right combinations. Here’s an idea for weight loss smoothies to get you started

    Mango Avocado Green Tea Smoothie

    1 cup green tea

    1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks

    1/2 medium avocado

    1 cup spinach

    1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

    A dash of sea salt

    A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional, mango provides enough sweet for me)

    *Read more about Weight Loss Smoothies at http://fullnomore.com/smoothies-to-lose-weight

  40. rajesh says:

    Protein helps to reducing the weight

  41. shravan says:

    Green tea is the important beverage on the earth. It consists with antioxidants and various substances that are good for health.There is many studies have shown that green tea is helpful for fat burning and reduce weight. Read More at http://www.beinggirlish.com/fat-fighting-food/

  42. Nguyet TT Huynh says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  43. Farhan says:

    It’s a long list and i’m confused which ones to include in my diet plan. Also i don’t know if i can even find the best ones with good quality. So i’m going for a more easier and quicker option which is the blue fat freeze system to reduce at least 10% of extra fats in my belly. Its got great reviews and i’m hopeful i’ll work on me too.

  44. nathan nelley says:

    hi i was just wondering if i was going to try and do this would i have to have the peppers or can i change it for something else as i can not have peppers or anything hot like that

  45. Mark says:

    Ashley we don’t need any sales pitch gimmick for you smoothie scam.

  46. Great collection of fat burning foods.Thanks for sharing.

    I love that.

  47. sam anto says:

    Superfoods like Sesame Seeds are detox the internal organs and also lower the LDL cholesterol.

  48. John says:

    Thnx for the tips

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