Meat & Seafood

If you want to include meat and seafood into your fat burning foods mix, you need to do it wisely. Look for trim cuts without the skin (on chicken for example). Don’t fry or deep fry these foods, you’ll just cancel out their fat burning properties with grease; try grilling, baking, or broiling them instead.

Bison – Bison is an extremly low-fat, dense meat which is packed with protein. It also has the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids which leads to better overall health for you and less fat for your gut. It is becoming easier and easier to find it but you may have to ask your butcher to order some in. Bison is a lean, mean, fat burning food machine!

Chicken – Chicken is a very excellent source of protein. It contains just over 2/3 of your protein in just a single 4 ounce serving! Chicken is high in protein and I can tell you from personal experience that when you add chicken breasts to your diet in place of less healthy foods, you will lose weight. Here is a good chicken & fig recipe.

Cod – Cod has a dense white flesh which is low in fat and has a delicious, mild flavor. They are also called haddock, in case if you were wondering.

Flounder – If you hear the word “flounder” and think of Kent Dorfman instead of the tasty fish, you are really missing out. Flounder (the fish) is not only delicious but it is very low in fat which makes it an excellent choice for people who are trying to lose weight.

Grass Fed Beef – Lean beef (grass fed) helps you baurn fat because it has protein which requires your body to work hard to digest. This protein also helps you build muscle and the more muscle you have, the more calories your body can burn. In addition to being leaner than ordinary beef, gass fed beef has a far better balance of nutrients.

Lamb – Lamb contains the blubber busting fatty acid CLA which has been found to burn fat in people trying to lose weight.

Oysters – Oysters contain TONS of vitamins an minerals including C, D, B1, B2, B3, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. Whew!

Pork – Pork is a perfectly fine addition to your weight loss plan but only if you pick the lean, low sodium cuts. This means no bacon or ham. Sorry about that. We’re talking about lean pork here, not fatty ribs or sausage. Pork takes a lot of energy for your body to digest and if it is lean, it is definitely a great fat burner.

Salmon – Salmon is a nutrient dense super food which is ideal for any weight loss plan. It is high in Omega 3 which is said to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Salmon is among the best fat burning foods because it helps lower your leptin levels which in turn helps your body burn calories faster.

Sardines – Sardines are packed with muscle building nutrients which aid in building muscle and thus utterly destroying fat. Bodybuilders live on them and if you want to get ripped you’ll give them a chance too. Just watch out that you don’t get the ones that are packed in heavy juices and have lots of flavorings, be sure to read the labels.

Shrimp – Shrimp is packed with muscle building protein but whatever you do don’t drown them in butter.

Trout – Trout are among the most flavorful fish but the trick is to get them as fresh as possible. If you can’t catch it yourself, some bigger stores have tanks with live trout and they can catch it for you.

Tuna – Not only is tuna low calorie but this low-fat fish is also high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It is an excellent food if you have high blood pressure or cholesteral. Tuna lowers the amount of leptin in your body and that in turn speeds up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat faster and more efficiently. The protein in tuna also aids in the production of muscle which helps you burn even more fat. (This is one of my favorite fat burning foods.)

Turkey – Turkey contains a lot of muscle building protein essential for weight loss. Don’t douse it with gravy, obviously.