12 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Foods



11. Nuts

pouring nuts as snack out of glass jar

When you’re craving a snack, grab a handful of your favorite nuts for a satiating treat that can also aid in fat loss goals. Some people worry about eating nuts because they’re higher in fat and calories, but according to a study from Nutrients, eating nuts was linked to better weight management and less weight gain over time.

“Nuts are a source of healthy fats and protein, making them a satisfying snack that can reduce overall calorie intake,” says Best. “Some nuts (like almonds) are also a source of nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E, contributing to overall health.”


12. Greek Yogurt

greek yogurt container

As we mentioned earlier, diets higher in protein can help with fat-burning and weight loss, so a low-fat, high-protein yogurt like Greek yogurt makes for the perfect fat-loss snack.

“Greek yogurt is high in protein, which can help boost metabolism and reduce overall calorie consumption when consumed as part of a balanced diet,” says Best. One study published in the International Journal of Obesity concluded that consuming yogurt can lower body weight, reduce waist circumference, and lessen body fat.

Goodson also adds that “The probiotics in yogurt may also positively impact gut health, which could influence weight regulation.” In fact, a study from the journal Genes found that a diverse, healthy gut microbiome was linked to decreases in BMI and overall fat mass.