38 Fat Burning Foods & Beverages


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2 ways to speed up a sluggish metabolism:

1. Eat 3-5 small meals spread out over your entire day. Eating 1 or 2 large meals causes the body to store fat.

2. Eat fat burning foods.

Here’s a list of 38:

1. Almonds eat a handful once a day.

2. Walnuts exchange with almonds.

3. Apples eat 1 raw each day.

4. Raw pears exchange with apples.

5. Asparagus  1-2 cups eat once or twice per week. Raw in a salad is best.

6. Spinach & other greens 1-2 cups,  eat once or twice per week. raw is best.

7. Salad with lots of fresh green leafy vegetables. Eat a large salad every other day.

8. Avocado 1 a day (no More) raw

9. Broccoli , cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables including sauerkraut 1-2 cups daily,  raw is best exchange with spinach.

10. Eggs 1-2 per day, no oil or butter. Hard boiled makes a great snack.

11. Flax seed 1 TBSP daily in salad, on broiled or charcoaled meat, in breads or casseroles.

12. Green  & Oolong Tea with Stevia (sugar substitute) no sugar.

13. Grapefruit 2 per week except with certain medications. Peeled and eaten raw is best. No sugared juice.

14. Pineapple raw or canned light syrup (don’t drink syrup) 1-2 cups 2-3 times each week.

15.Low Fat milk, yogurt, cottage cheese or other dairy products 1-3 suggested size servings daily.

16. Oats, barley, rice, bulgur, quinoa & other whole grain products (sugar-free) 2-3 suggested servings daily.

17. Lean meats all especially: turkey, chicken, salmon, white albacore tuna, tilapia, oysters and more 1 serving daily.

18. Hot peppers as tolerated (fresh). Capsaicin speeds the metabolism.

19. Berries (fresh) in season 1-2 cups daily.

20. Melon (fresh) in season 1-2 cups daily

21. Coffee black 1-2 cups daily sweeten with stevia & use only non-sugar creamer.

22. Vinegar: Apple cider, wine or balsamic at least 1 TBSP per day on salads or on greens.

23. Herbs fresh or dried especially cilantro, parsley and leafy green herbs

24. Tomato fresh or sundried several times a week

25. Dark chocolate 1/2-3/4 oz daily

26. Alliums garlic, onion, leeks, scallions often and freely

27. Some oils especially soy, canola & olive when cooking or making salad dressing. Limit to 1 TBSP daily.

28. Beans & lentils especially black beans 1-2 cups 2-3 times weekly

29. Green, red orange & yellow fruits & vegetables 1-2 cups & 1-3 servings daily

30. Raw cucumber & celery freely

31. Seeds especially pumpkin, hemp, chia & sunflower 1 0z daily exchange with flax seeds

32. Banana raw limit to 1 per day & minimal 3 per week

33. Spices freely especially cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne

34. Jerusalem Artichokes especially tea 3-5 servings per week

35. Kimchi an Asian vegetable medley of fermented cabbage, radish & scallions in a spicy red sauce as wanted 1-2 cup servings

36. Mustard prepared & dried-powdered as wanted

37. Pickles all without sugar as often as wanted weekly but limit to 1-2 servings per day

38. Ice Water 6-10 servings daily 16 oz, especially with fresh lemon. The bodies act of warming the water  burns 250+ CALORIES EACH SERVING.

Works cited:


Readers Digest, Health, Fat Burning Foods