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Best Belly Fat Burning Foods for Faster Weight Loss

Updated on July 18, 2011

Yes, there are ways to burn belly fat faster!

What Are Belly Fat Burning Foods?

You are what you eat is true in more ways than one. Certain foods act like fat melters. These fat burners do this in different ways, but mostly by revving up your metabolism. By eating at least some of these foods daily, preferably one at each meal, you can improve your dieting success. You will lose more fat, especially belly fat, quicker. Read on to learn about the best belly fat burning foods for faster weight loss results.

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Try to eat foods that are high in fiber or protein, preferably both, each time you eat. Here is a list of specific, healthy, fat burning foods to start you on your way to faster weight loss. (And they're yummy, too!)

Eggs for Weight Loss? You Betcha!

Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast weigh less than people who eat other breakfast foods. They also weigh less on average than those who skip breakfast completely! Eggs are high in protein and B vitamins. B vitamins are important for digesting and eliminating fats from the body.

Whole Grains Are Some of the Best Belly Fat Burning Foods

Whole grain foods help keep your metabolism high. They have complex carbohydrates. These are the good carbs. They help keep blood sugar levels lower and prevent insulin spikes, which can add on the pounds. Try eating whole grain breads, pasta, and cereals, especially oatmeal.

Whole grains are high in fiber. Fiber helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, too. Fiber also helps with weight loss because it makes a person feel full faster and keeps you feeling satiated longer, so you end up eating less throughout the day. Win-win! Other fiber rich foods for you to enjoy while dieting that will still result in quicker weight loss are beans, prunes, raisins, apples, cabbage, celery, avocados, mangoes, dates, and broccoli.

Add Dairy to Your List of Fat Burners

Milk and yogurt seem to work in several ways to help with weight loss. Calcium actually speeds up a person's metabolism when consumed regularly. It helps to keep insulin levels from spiking after eating, which is a common cause of belly fat. People who consume more calcium lose more weight than those who don't include calcium regularly in their diets.

A particular naturally occurring ingredient in whole milk, conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, is also known to reduce abdominal fat. Since it's a type of fat, CLA isn't present in skim milk and only in minute quantities in lowfat milk. CLA is available in supplement form.

Green Tea Is an Effective Fat Burning Food

Like tea? Well, if you drink several cups of green tea throughout the day, you will burn more calories and lose weight quicker. The ingredient in green tea called EGCG has been documented to help lose weight by burning more calories throughout the day when it is ingested. If you don't like green tea, EGCG is available in supplement form.

Beverages with caffeine work pretty much the same as green tea. Coffee and the new, popular energy drinks will help melt off the fat by burning more calories. Too much caffeine can cause side effects, however, so be aware. Consuming too much caffeine can cause nervousness, a rapid heartbeat, and other health problems. For people with heart conditions, too much caffeine can even cause death.

Some of the Best Fat Burning Foods for Faster Weight Loss Results Are Also the Hottest!

Hot, spicy foods rev up metabolism, resulting in faster weight loss. Try to eat at least one spicy meal or snack daily. The metabolism boost lasts for hours after eating.

Hot peppers are the most effective spicy foods to help get rid of the fat. Habaneros are the best choice to burn off the calories, if you can stand the heat! Add a little hot pepper sauce to your eggs or eat some chips and hot salsa as a snack. It's easy to add some spice to your meals and melt the pounds off in the meantime!

Eat Protein Foods for Faster Weight Loss and to Help Get Rid of Belly Fat

Adding a bit of protein to each meal will result in faster weight loss. Because protein is more difficult to digest, the body uses up more calories doing just that. Protein also helps build lean muscle tissue, which in turn results in an increased metabolism.

Avoid fatty protein and fried meat, however. Choose lean cuts of meat and fish. Baked skinless chicken breast and turkey are excellent protein choices. Lowfat cheese is another good protein choice for weight loss. Nuts are effective, too. Plain almonds are best. But remember small amounts- meat the size of your fist, a couple of inch cubes of cheese, or a small handful of nuts.

Fish is a protein that works for other reasons as well. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish seem to help with weight loss by cranking up the metabolism. Eating fish makes a person feel full longer, too. Don't fry fish if you want to lose weight. It's delicious grilled and baked. If you don't like fish, fish oil supplements work, too.

One Last Tip for Faster Weight Loss and to Help Burn Belly Fat

In addition to eating these belly fat burning foods, try to drink lots of water for even faster weight loss. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces daily. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for 75 ounces of water every day. This helps flush fats and toxins out of your system. It also prevents water retention and bloating. If you drink lots of caffeinated beverages, you should drink even more water.

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      Trusted Marketing 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Seems that the more aware of eating a person gets, the better their health. There's a saying -- Anything measured, improves.

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      tezgah 7 years ago

      I dont believe that any pill can help you lose weight. You have to watch what you eat.

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      snoopy055 7 years ago

      Great article, I especially like the formula for water intake per day. ½ your weight times ounces, had never heard that one before.

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      Sweetkisses9187 7 years ago from Essex, Maryland

      Awesome! I eat all of that everyday and didn't even know some of it would actually help in all this. I workout about 6 days a week doing 60 minutes of cardio broken up into 2 sessions, plus staying active throughout the day mostly. I drink green tea all the time as well. Wow, cool article!

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      DixieMockingbird 7 years ago from East Tennessee

      Great article - I'm a long time believer in the power of food, and this backs it up. Thanks!

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      ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Extremely useful and helpful. I am happy to see most are already in my diet. The issue was the size of the meal the almonds and walnuts are taking care of that now.

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      zhaielle 7 years ago

      i lost ten puonds with the food

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      christryon 7 years ago

      I guess that I need to say good bye to my frosted mini wheats and hello to omelets and whole wheat toast?

      A girls got to do what a girls got to do. Do I have to give up my peanut butter too?

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great info! I've also found that eating a handful of raw almonds in the morning helps too.

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      Ros Webb 7 years ago from Ireland

      Great info ; thank you

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      Dopper 7 years ago

      another great way to lose overall fat is by smoking weed. it really helps. i was 130kg+ abt 10months ago and now im 80kg. see the difference. but some of my belly fat is still there so now i need to control my diet and start some exersizing :)

      (this tip is not for everyone so do it at your own risk)

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      v_kahleranderson 7 years ago from San Jose, California

      I've been very down lately about my weight. Your hub today has very much inspired me. I love dairy product, such as eggs and milk and yogurt. Thank you!

      I rated this two-thumbs WAY-UP!!

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      blondie48 7 years ago

      gr8 thanx 4 that since giving up smoking last sept i gained 4 stone i have tried loads so far nothing I have emphysemia so I cant exercise hard to rid the fat .Sohere goes will let you know how it goes thanx again

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      Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

      Wow, I had not idea about dairy! Looks like we can everything except sugar, refined carbs, and fat.

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      jrice 7 years ago from Indianapolis

      Great article! Thx

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Great info. Thanks

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      KenWu 7 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for this tips. I'm not fat but definitely have belly fat problem. Gonna follow the advices you given up there.

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      lilly_dens 7 years ago

      nice tips, thank you. now i know what good foods to add every mealtime.

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      Research Analyst 7 years ago

      5 Brazilian nuts a day works too!

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      online scam check 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice hub well explained.

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      CarpetDiem 7 years ago from Southern California

      Interesting hub. I'm not sure if any food can really help "burn fat", but eat lots of veggies... they have almost no calories and they fill you up! Just don't dip the veggies in ranch dressing. :) Eat them plain, or with a little lemon juice.

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      Peggy Patrick Medberry 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Interesting! I particularly swear by high protein diets and green tea!!

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      Mary T. Walker 7 years ago

      Great hub

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      Mediator Heroine 7 years ago from Dubai

      Really informative, great hub!

      Eggs in the breakfast keep you full longer because of the protein. When I need little and low protein foods, I remain ok upto 48hrs. Then I go and grab a big junkfood meal. Definitely not working :/

      thank you for the hub

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      Daniel Christian 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I agree with this. I think it's important for people to know they have to have at least some activity level as well if they are going to get weight loss. And they need to portion out the foods that are good. If you eat 4000 calories of the right food, you're still going to gain weight.

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      Garlic 7 years ago

      What a great Hub. Some really useful info. Thank you for sharing.

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      Georzetta Ratcliffe 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love the tip about hot and spicy food. More reasons to use chipotle. You can really make plain yogurt worth eating on top of any vegetable. Goes good with sour cream too. You can really break up the monotony of some healthy eating.

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      readermom 7 years ago

      There is some very useful information in your hub. I didn't realize eggs would contribute to eliminating fat from the body, and I love spicy food! The advice about drinking a lot of water is actually very essential for healthy kidneys as well. One of the most important things those with renal failure can do is drink a lot of water.

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      Grant Handford 7 years ago from Canada

      Excellent information on this Hub. I have seen this one for the last few weeks and finally got to read it. Very glad I did ;)

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      mhuze 7 years ago from USA

      Whole grain foods definitely do the trick! The pasta is really good!

      Enjoyed reading this. Thanks.

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      nice informative hub....thx 4 share

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      tingyi2521 7 years ago

      Best belly fat burning foods for faster weight loss is pu erh tea. I have been drinking for 3 years, I kept in good fit.You guys really should have a shot.

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      ng0208 7 years ago from Kentucky

      Great information! I love spicy foods but I never knew adding them into my diet could help me burn that stubborn belly fat off! Thanks for sharing!

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      oh yea that egcg does the trick. Theres a green tea snapple makes that has 50 mg of egcg, and i heard that 200 mg a week really boost metabolism. There was a period of time where i was losing alot of unwanted weight, and all i was drinking was that snapple green tea with the egcg. i just liked the taste, but i really think it gave my flub and extra kick out the door!

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      Healthy Living Is 7 years ago from allergies, people, flowers. health, diet, art, medicine, mental health

      Great post..thank you for info.

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      Great information! Thank you for sharing

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      gidtset 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I have started to drink a lot of water and I don't feel so hungry anymore.

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      maruthirp 6 years ago from Hyderabad

      My father definitely need to read this post. I had just called him. He does follow this post to burn his stomach.

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      june of ages 6 years ago

      Well written and with great info. Thank you.

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      st lucia for sale 6 years ago from St Lucia

      Nice hub, I regularly drink green tea before training and you can feel the thermogenic effects!

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      lilly_dens 6 years ago

      this is a very informative hub Angela. nice work! it's about time we take into consideration what foods to place into our mouths. I'll follow your tips. kudos! :)

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      ayisha 6 years ago

      great useful tips, very informative, Thanks for the group who worked behind this article.

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      enchanted13 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! I'm having a problem though and wondering if you have any ideas for me. I have Crohn's disease and for the past 6 months or so I have had absolutely no appetite and have only been able to eat a little in the evenings. If I try to eat during the day, I just become nauseus and can't keep it down. I know this is unhealthy but between that and the meds I'm on, I've gained about 15 pds in the last few months and of course, it's all concentrated on my belly. Problem is, all the foods you mentioned, whole grains, foods high in fiber, dairy and spicy are all things that aggravate my symptoms. Any suggestions on what I can do? Thanks!

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      vaalion 6 years ago

      Personally I think water and green tea help the most because if I drink a lot of it I tend to fill myself up so I think less about eating :).

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      topdentistfinder 6 years ago

      Great information. I was happy to hear that eggs are good. I love to eat eggs for breakfast.

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      thayak 6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Mightly useful post! Thanks!!

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      marcelira 6 years ago from The Netherlands

      It is a great post, due to the tips you are giving. A lot of people suffer from Belly Fat. Even if you get older, the facts are clearly seen.

      I like especially that you mentioned the kind of food that you can use to loose Belly Fat. A lot of people think that belly fat is caused by bad eating habbits. Partially I agree, but there are also people for whom the genetic factor is decisive. We must not forget these group of people. Belly Fat Burners can help them, but there is more to it I belief.

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      myawn 6 years ago from Florida

      The egg is good to eat and water. I like cheese and grapes for a snack.

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      Nino Plevnik 6 years ago

      Great information, I like this about spicy foods. Well written. Thank you.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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      Misti mcentire 6 years ago

      Great Information.....thank you !!

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      BradleeW 6 years ago

      Great hub. Fat burners will help definitely if incorporated into an overall healthy lifestle and exercise. Good news about hot spicy foods I love peppers and hofood in general! Thanks.

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      kats48 6 years ago

      Great information. Belly fat is all I have. I've even been asked how far along am I!!!!

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      birch2 6 years ago

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      Glemoh101 6 years ago

      Great information but may you forget speak about the role of fiber in moving fat through the digestive system faster so less of it is absorbed.

      may you read this hub its informative about fat burning foods.

      https://hubpages.com/health/Fat-Burning-Foods-The-...

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      fadibody 6 years ago

      Fat belly is the common problem of most people.I hope this article helps a lot of people out there. Thanks for your wonderful hub!

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      rcrm89 6 years ago

      I disagree with whole-grains and dairy products for weight loss - I think the majority of people will experience better weight loss without them or at least by minimizing their consumption.

      The rest I am in general agreement with.

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      v babe 6 years ago

      thanx 4 the infor very helpful eggs and green tea 4 life lets not forget the water very important.

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      ntombizodwa 6 years ago

      i am using sliming tea everyday would it help?

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      this info was helpful and my question is..can 2 % milk work just as good as whole milk? voted up!

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      weseppers 6 years ago

      Informative article, Thanks for sharing.

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      myawn 6 years ago from Florida

      Water and tea have helped with my belly fat. It is such a hot summer I have to drink more fluids because of my meds.Great writing Thanks!

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      myawn 6 years ago from Florida

      Water and tea have helped with my belly fat. It is such a hot summer I have to drink more fluids because of my meds.Great writing Thanks!

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      ellahall2011 6 years ago

      WOw, This is very helpful hub. I want to loss weight.

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      quester.ltd 6 years ago

      Great Hub - good tips - will put them to work TODAY starting with breakfast in a few minutes after I finish writing thins comment

      voted up, interesting and to follow

      Thanks

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      Dennis Pena 5 years ago

      Appreciate it with the good article. I just wait for reading much more right from one down the road.

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      ameliejan 5 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      This is interesting and helpful. I love green tea and think it has many benefits.

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      ohjiunleng 5 years ago from New York

      i like the point where eggs for breakfast help to lose weight. thanks:)

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      chonett 5 years ago

      Excellent and informative article! Well written and understandable. Thank you so much!

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      Ron 5 years ago

      Fantastic hub!

      Ron from http://www.intervalstraining.net

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      Daniel 5 years ago

      this is great information.....will revert with details of the positive effective!!!!

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      Daniel 5 years ago

      this is great information.....will revert with details of the positive effective!!!!

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      Hoganscarpeworld 5 years ago from Top

      I dont believe that any pill can help you lose weight. You have to watch what you eat and do exercises everyday?

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      abcdefg 5 years ago

      Well I'm 13 I'm 243 .8 pounds and I'm in 8th grade I'm willing to try anny thing.

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      khan Ayub 5 years ago

      great tips

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      Richie 4 years ago

      Great amount of information on this hub. If i was to have a whole grain diet on a daily basis what kind servings should I take?

      Eating the right foods is definitely the best way to lose a fat belly.

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      Rockstarhobbo 4 years ago

      Thanks, this piece of information seems to be very helpful indeed, especially the area where you're a talking about drinking green tea to lose weight, I am an avid drinker of green tea, and didn't much realize about this piece of wonderful information till I read this article!

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