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You Just Have to Love Those Fat-Burning Foods

Updated on June 18, 2018
A great example of some fat-burning foods.
A great example of some fat-burning foods. | Source

Losing Weight With Fat-Burning Foods

Losing weight has been an uphill climb for me ever since I can remember. If I happened to be lucky enough to lose weight I was certainly not lucky enough to keep it off. When I started looking back at my eating habits, I realized that I would probably never be able to successfully follow a set weight-loss diet. The diets of the past seemed to me to be rigid and the food primarily tasteless.

However, many of the diets I have seen in the past year or so seem to not only give you more food choices, but have included the flavor we all crave. It seems to me that some of these diets would be easier to stay on than those of the past. Unfortunately, I still find myself feeling restricted and soon wander off into the Land of the Unacceptable Food .

I have been looking around to see if there was a way of curbing my wayward eating. One day I stumbled upon an article about fat burning foods. The more I read about them, the more convinced I became that this might be the way for me to go.

You are able to eat as much as you want of these particular foods and still lose weight. I kbnow that some of you must be thinking that it sounds too good to be true. It's not. I found if you use as many fat burning foods or fat-burning condiments (yes, there are some of those out there too) as you can in your daily diet you will see weight slowly start dropping.

Of course, I'm sure you've guessed it isn't simply as easy as just eating these foods. You also have to limit the foods you eat that are not part of this diet. Oh yes, and exercise (dirty word, dirty word). By exercise I mean: walk around the block a few times or the mall, put on your favorite music and dance a little, or even go out and get a hula hoop and hula during your favorite half hour show. Believe me, you will begin to see a difference.

The following is a list of fat burning foods. I hope you find it as useful as I have.

More fat burning foods
More fat burning foods | Source

Fat-burning foods

 apples                              flounder                          peaches

apricots                             garlic                               pears

artichokes                         grapes                             peas

bananas                            grapefruit                        peppers  

beets                                 green beans                   pineapple

blackberries                      honeydew                       prunes

blueberries                        kale                                radishes

broccoli                             leeks                               raspberries

brussel sprouts                 lemons                            red cabbage

cabbage                            lettuce                            sauerkraut

cantaloupe                        limes                               scallions

carrots                               lobster                            spinach

cauliflower                         mangoes                         squash

celery                                mushrooms                     strawberries

chives                                okra                                tangerines

crabs                                 onions                             tomatoes

cranberries                        oranges                          turnips

cucumber                           papaya                           watermelon

eggplant                             parsley                           zucchini

I am sure there are more fat burning foods out there that I am unaware of.  if you hear of any feel free to get in touch with me.. 

Fat Burning Food Recipes
Fat Burning Food Recipes | Source

Fat-burning condiments

Believe it or not thereare fat-burning condiments out there. Who would have thought it? These condiments and store bought sauces can be used to add that extra zest to our food. I have made a list of the one that I know, again, if you know of any others please let me know.

boullion cubes                                            horseradish

chili powder or sauce                                  lemon juice

cinnamon minced                                       onion

clear broth                                                  salsa 

cocktail sauce                                             spices (all kinds)

cranberry sauce                                         steak sauce

garlic                                                           vinegar

ground mustard                                           worchestershire sauce

herbs (all kinds)

I also use low sodium soups and low calorie, low fat salad dressings and marinade. As with anything else don't over use.

Fat-burning Recipes
Fat-burning Recipes | Source

Fat-burning foods recipes

I just couldn't write about fat-burning foods without including a couple of recipes. Everything in these recipes are included in the fat-burning foods list.  Not only that, they are low fat, low cholesterol and low calorie.

Vegetable Stir Fry


1 sliced green papper

1 sliced onion

2 minced cloves of garlic

2 sliced zucchini

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 sliced tomatoes

1 eggplant, peeled and coarsely chopped

3 small sliced yellow squash

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. cilantro

salt substitute, to taste

pepper, to taste

a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce, to taste


Heat olive oil in large frying pan. Add green pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté on medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant and yellow squash. Continue to sauté on medium-low heat until vegetables are tender.

Chicken Vegetable Soup


2 cups chopped leftover chicken

3 carrots, sliced

3 celery stalks, sliced

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 cup cabbage, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 zucchini, sliced

1 tsp crazy mixed up salt

3 cups chicken broth

Dash of worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in crockpot.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  It's a great meal to fix on those days when you are strapped for time.  It takes care of itself and it is delicious.


Fat Burning Foods You Should Be Eating

Fat Burning Foods

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Francesca27, I was pleased to see lobstr on the list myself. Great isn't it when some of you favorite foods are known as fat burners?

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      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Lobster? Who knew? Thanks for letting me know about these things.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Rusticliving, linnk to your hearts content. I'll have to go and see your Eating Healthy~Feeling Good Recipe series.

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      Liz Rayen 

      7 years ago from California

      Love love love your hub! You created a greaqt list to print out and stick on the fridge for a reminder. The recipes look awesome as well. I'm creating my Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Recipe series of low calorie foods and would love to link your hub to mine. A perfect fit indeed! Voted up up and up! Lisa

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Hyphenbird, you're quite welcome. It's great that you started you child eating healthy youg. Many people find it easier to just throw a burger and fries at them than to try to lead them down the path of healthy eating.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Most of the listed foods are yummy as well as healthy. We are healthy eaters and even my 8 year old loves veggies and fruits. Thanks for a great shopping list and inspiration.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      iZeko, they require more calories to digest than they contain and they rev up your metabolism. Thanks for the comment.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting hub! Now you've got me curious to learn exactly how these foods burn the fat. Thanks for sharing!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Om, I was surprized to see that many of the foods on the list are my favorites. It's a mystery to me why I am not as skinny as a rail. I guess it must be the extra stuff I eat that's not on the list. :)

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      8 years ago

      Wow, thanks for this list of fat-burning foods, KoffeeKlatch. I cook most of this stuff on a regular basis so I guess I've been eating right! Now that I know they can help me burn off some fat, I'll try to eat them even more often. :)

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Smart Reviews, I find a list helps me. It keeps everything straight and too the point. I am so glad you found this article helpful. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment.

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      Smart Reviews 

      9 years ago

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals, What a wonderful informative Hub! Thank you so much for the list you provided with the Fat Burning Foods. I am printing it out and putting it on my fridge so I can pack these as snacks and lunch for my family.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ivory, I found the same thing. I was eating some of the foods but unfortunately I was pairing them off with less healthy choices. I get lazy and fall back to my old ways, but I try to keep myself straight. Thanks for visiting.

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      9 years ago

      Hi KKG ~ I've seen you 'round these parts, but you beat me to the 'follow.' Thank you so much, and I shall now, enjoyably, reciprocate the favor.

      That's quite a list of foods, really, and most of them are things I actually like! I really need to pay more attention to this area of my life. The scale has, thankfully, gone down in the last couple of years, but not nearly as much as it needs to. And we're coming into that time of year when I seem to think I need additions to my diet such as eggnog! lol

      Great hub - lots and lots of super tips. Thank you!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I don't know about you but I sure need to eat more of the fat burners. Thanks for the tip about the broth based soups.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Any broth based soup helps fill one up without adding too many calories. Cheers to fat burning foods! Guess I need to concentrate on eating more of them! :-)

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Believe it or not you really can lose weight. Of course, you do need aan exercise routine to go with it. Even walking your dog helps. Thanks.

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      Carl "Fitness" 

      10 years ago from Boston, MA

      Great angle on losing weight. It's definitely important to pick the right foods.


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