44 Top Belly Fat Burning Foods to Shrink Your Waistline

Today I’d like to introduce you to my list of top belly fat burning foods.

Firstly, I think it’s important to say that there is not one single ingredient, type of food, or drink that will magically make belly fat disappear all on its own.

So, if you come across anyone telling you otherwise, ignore them.

You can’t “spot fix” an area of your body with exercise, so you certainly can’t do it with food.

With that said, if you adopt a nutritious, well-balanced, and wholesome diet, you will lose weight, and this will naturally help you to reduce belly fat.

To be honest, losing weight or burning belly fat is more about feeling full and satisfied without feeling bloated.

So, focusing on eating foods high in protein, high in fibre, and high in healthy fats is essential.

Whereas, avoiding heavily processed foods, especially those high in sodium and sugar, is a must.

Finally, keeping well hydrated will not only aid digestion, but often dehydration is confused with hunger.

Without further ado, let’s get to the list of foods that help to burn belly fat.

Top Belly Fat Burning Foods

1. Oats

Oats


I’m actually going to reveal my “go-to” breakfast to you here with the first 4 foods on the list.

I know carbs get a bad rap, but in truth, not all carbs are “bad”.

Oats contain beta-glucans, which is a type of soluble fibre that you won’t often come across elsewhere.

It will boost the immune system, lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, and increase satiety.

So, in the battle against belly fat, oats are definitely the way to go.

2. Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter


Now I’m guessing that peanut butter wouldn’t be at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to losing weight and burning fat.

This is because peanut butter contains a high amount of fat.

However, a typical 2-tablespoon serving will have a total of 15.6g of fat, although only 3.3g of this is saturated fat.

The remaining 12.3g is the healthy kind of unsaturated fat.

So, eating peanut butter in moderation is fine.

Peanut butter also contains a high amount of protein and fibre, which means it will help to feel full and satisfied.

Just ensure you check the ingredients, which should only contain peanuts, salt, and a little oil.

The varieties that contain fructose corn syrup or additional additives are best avoided.

3. Bananas

Bananas


Bananas are often viewed as both good and bad in terms of weight loss.

For those who are following a low-carb diet, bananas are a definite no-no.

This is because they pack around 23g of carbs per medium-sized banana.

However, they are filled with potassium and magnesium, as well as prebiotics, which once again will keep you feeling full, and can actually offset bloating.

4. Blueberries

Blueberries


Blueberries are full of fibre, plus they are packed full of antioxidants.

They also happen to contain much less sugar than most other fruits.

So, you should find them extremely satisfying, and they’re an ideal healthy sweet treat for dessert, or simply as a quick snack.

5. Eggs

Eggs are another food that have had as many negatives said about them as positives.

But in truth, they are low in calories, high in protein, and rich in various dietary nutrients.

I’ve also never been one to worry about the “high cholesterol” levels in egg yolks.

If you’re going to eat an egg, eat the whole thing.

An ideal breakfast if you love your omelettes, although just the simple hard-boiled egg (or two) makes for the perfect snack.

6. Pumpkin

Pumpkins


Whether your taste buds favour sweet or savoury, pumpkins can certainly help to fill the void.

Pumpkins are high in fibre and potassium, as well as being extremely low in calories.

They make the perfect side dish to a main meal or pumpkin puree could also serve as a great dessert.

A fantastic little dessert will include a few spoonfuls of plain Greek yoghurt, pumpkin puree, with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

7. Greek Yoghurt

Greek Yoghurt


Plain Greek yoghurt will contain a good dose of protein, but it’s the friendly bacteria, or probiotics, that make this a real winner.

Probiotics are known to reduce bloating, regulate the function of the gut, and boost the immune system.

8. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes


Okay, if Keto or Paleo is your thing, look away now.

There will be quite a few more carbs on my list of top belly fat burning foods, but as I say, not all carbs are bad.

But, I understand that you low-carb eaters will be feeling very nervous at some of the foods I recommend.

Sweet potatoes are full of potassium and beta-carotene, as well as being low in calories.

They also happen to have a great deal of fibre, and are rich in minerals. Ideal properties to overcome bloating and keep you feeling full.

9. Grass-Fed Meat

Grass-Fed Meat


Grass-fed meats are typically leaner than the grain-fed variety, and they have higher levels of good fats, such as omega-3.

Leucine is an amino acid found in grass-fed meat, which is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

And it just so happens that red meat offers some of the best sources of leucine.

Additionally, the high protein content can help add lean muscle to your frame, which is the ideal way to counteract body fat.

10. Avocados

Avocados


The monounsaturated fats found in avocados are great for your heart and they’re also extremely filling.

In fact, avocados are often lauded as one of the best fruits (oh yes, an avocado is indeed a fruit) for those following a low-carb diet.

With that said, irrespective of diet, we can all benefit from eating them.

There have even been numerous studies which linked eating avocados to lower body mass index and waist circumference.

So, an awesome belly fat burning food you could say.

11. Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut will probably divide many people’s opinion, as it is a fermented food.

However, it is extremely low in calories and fat, and has much the same probiotic benefits as Greek Yoghurt.

Try adding sauerkraut to a sandwich or a salad to reap the various benefits.

12. Tuna

Tuna


Tuna is often viewed as a healthy food, whether it’s fresh or in a tin.

It’s packed full of protein and omega-3, which will ensure that it keeps you full and well away from snacking.

There are actually two types of omega-3 in tuna, namely DHA and EPA.

DHA has been scientifically proven to be 40-70% more effective than EPA at preventing enlarged fat cells and at suppressing fat genes.

Tuna happens to be fish with the highest content of DHA.

13. Salmon

Salmon


Yet another fatty fish that is extremely good for you.

Salmon contains polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D.

Both of these are proven to aid in weight management, especially for individuals who are overweight.

The high protein content will also keep you fuller for longer, plus you get 25% of your daily vitamin B6 allowance, which is great for stress and your overall mood.

14. Kefir

Kefir


Kefir is similar to yoghurt in that it is a byproduct of dairy and is full of probiotics, which will help to regulate your gut, and stop you feeling bloated.

With that said, it’s far creamier, so may be the ideal ingredient to add to your smoothies.

Let’s not forget the high protein content, which is fantastic on many counts.

15. Raspberries

Raspberries


Raspberries are full of fibre and water, which helps to keep you feeling full.

As with most berries, they are full of polyphenols, so they can certainly aid in burning fat around your midsection.

Best of all, you can eat raspberries as a snack, add them to your morning oats or yoghurt, or simply blend them into a smoothie.

16. Lentils

Lentils are high in protein content, and make an excellent base for soup.

You can even add them to salads.

Lentils have a way of making a meal feel far more substantial due to the resistant starch and fibre found in them.

You will typically feel more satisfied if you consume a meal with lentils added, which will keep the dreaded snacking between meals at bay.

17. Spinach

Spinach


Omega-3 isn’t just an amino acid found in fish, and the plant-based variety is just as good for you.

This is not only true of spinach, but all leafy greens.

The high potassium content can also ward off bloating, especially the type of bloating that is commonly associated with a high sodium intake.

18. Dinosaur Kale

Dinosaur Kale

It seemed as though there was a time that kale took over the world, and was viewed as one of the healthiest foods ever.

However, I just couldn’t get my head (or taste buds) around the bitter taste.

With that said, I then discovered dinosaur kale, also known as black or lacinato kale, which is far less bitter than the regular variety.

The high quantities of protein, fibre, and vitamin B will also help if you’re looking to reduce that waistline.

19. Black beans

Black Beans

Whether you’re aware of it or not, the gut contains both good and bad bacteria.

The bad bacteria will typically be flushed away with all other toxins through the lymphatic system, whereas the good bacteria is here to stay.

With that said, the good bacteria also needs food to live and thrive, and black beans are probably the best way to achieve this.

They are full of soluble fibre, and once the good bacteria gets to this it will produce butyrate.

Butyrate has been proven to increase the efficiency of calorie burning.

20. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds


I was never one for nuts and seeds until I found out that they would help to increase my protein intake.

Pumpkin seeds are probably at the top of the tree.

As well as containing a high amount of protein, pumpkin seeds pack in a great deal of fibre, potassium, and zinc.

These are fantastic nutrients to aid with muscle growth and recovery.

For me, I’m not someone who will nibble on seeds, so I prefer to sprinkle some on various meals, such as my morning oats.

21. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds

You can add flaxseeds to my list of things I never thought I’d eat until I found out how good they were.

They contain plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, including ALA, and once again, they are high in fibre.

I’ve actually found a milled seed and nut mixture at my local supermarket, which includes both pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds, and this goes straight onto my oats.

22. Sunflower Seeds

Staying with seeds for the moment, sunflower seeds are probably one of the best ways to get your daily intake of magnesium.

There are even dieticians who claim that the “good” fats that are found in sunflower seeds can help women (what about us men?) reduce belly fat without making any other alterations to their diet.

23. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Well, I bet you weren’t expecting to find chocolate on a list of top belly fat burning foods were you?

Dark chocolate is actually acclaimed as a “superfood”, but should obviously only be eaten in moderation.

It is the flavonoids found in dark chocolate that provide anti-inflammatory, heart-health, and belly-shrinking benefits.

Dark chocolate should contain 70% or above cocoa to be considered healthy, and for those of you on a low-carb diet, aim for 85% or above.

24. Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea contains a natural phenol and antioxidant known as Catechin.

The consumption of catechins can dramatically increase the metabolic rate, which is ideal for burning fat.

There have been various studies on the effects of catechins via drinking green tea.

And it has been proven time-and-time again that those who do partake in drinking green tea typically had a smaller waistline than those who don’t.

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25. Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits

Admittedly, you may not immediately think of munching on a lemon or a lime in an attempt to shrink that midsection.

However, there is nothing wrong with adding a slice to liven up water, which is essential for you to drink if you’re looking to trim down.

With that said, there is always grapefruit and a wide variety of oranges as well.

Citrus fruits are full of antioxidants and can help to overcome bloating.

26. Asparagus

Asparagus


I may not personally be a fan, but asparagus literally has everything you can think of when it comes to torching fat off the belly and the body fat.

Extremely low in calories and high in protein.

And let’s not forget the other nutritional benefits, including calcium, copper, fibre, folate, iron, as well as vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6.

27. Quinoa

Another food that has soared in popularity in recent years, and with good reason too.

Quinoa is high in fibre and protein, and contains various nutrients such as potassium and zinc.

Quinoa also happens to have one of the highest concentrations of betaine, which is fantastic for increasing metabolic rate and inhibiting the production of fat.

28. Beetroot (Beets)

Beetroot


I’ve spoken before about how my hatred for beetroot as a child turned into love as an adult.

Plus this was all to do with taste rather than the health benefits.

With that said, beetroot is yet another source of betaine, which is not only fantastic for the metabolism and fat burning, but also helps with insulin resistance, inflammation, and is a mood-booster.

29. Turmeric

Believe it or not, there are even entire diet programs based around the use of turmeric.

Obviously these involve more than simply eating turmeric on its own, which I would not suggest you do.

Turmeric is probably one of the greatest anti-inflammatory foods you will ever come across.

Belly fat actually promotes inflammation, so try some of the following uses of turmeric to overcome this.

30. Cinnamon

Cinnamon


Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels by reducing the secretion of insulin.

Often used as a spiced-based sweetener, you can try sprinkling some on your oats, or even in your morning tea/coffee, or smoothie.

31. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper


Cayenne pepper may burn your tongue, but it also happens to burn your belly fat at the same time.

In fact, “hot” spices and spicy food in general is known to increase the metabolism, which is ideal for anyone looking to trim down the abdominal area.

It is actually capsaicin which is the main source of heat, as well as the ingredient that speeds up the metabolic rate.

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32. Pickles

Pickles


I’m not sure if pickles are one of those “you either love them or hate them” types of food, but they are certainly an awesome way to burn body fat.

They are full of fibre and water, extremely low in calories, plus vinegar is actually known to speed up the rate at which the body burns carbs for energy by nearly 40%.

I’m definitely in the “love them” camp.

33. Aubergine (Eggplant)

Aubergine (Eggplant)

I’m most certainly a lover of aubergine too.

Just like many of the foods I’ve mentioned today, aubergines are a great source of protein and fibre, plus they are extremely low in calories,

In fact, even an entire eggplant, typically weighing 550g, only contains around 136 calories.

Grilled or stir-fried with just a drizzle of olive oil and some seasoning, aubergines are certainly one of my favourite side dishes.

34. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil certainly created a buzz in the low-carb world, but yet it has had equally as many haters, who claim it is terrible as a health food.

With that said, there have been numerous studies which show that the medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut oil are immediately burned off as energy rather than being stored as fat.

There are even claims that the lauric acid found in coconut oil will specifically focus on burning belly fat.

35. Apple Cider Vinegar

If I’m being completely honest I’ve only really known of the existence of apple cider vinegar over the last decade or so.

However, it’s health benefits have been around for many more years, and it was actually used as an ancient folk remedy.

The main component of vinegar is acetic acid.

There have been various animal studies which show that acetic acid reduces storage of fat in the belly and increases fat burning in general.

There isn’t a great deal of research into the fat burning effects on humans, but we do that apple cider vinegar can reduce appetite, as well as lowering blood sugar and insulin levels.

36. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

I would hazard a guess that most people would rate olive oil as healthy, but without really knowing why.

Olive oil will lower triglycerides (fatty acids combined with a form of glucose), raise our “good” cholesterol levels, and release the amino acid most commonly associated with feeling full and satisfied, GLP-1.

There are even studies which show that olive oil can boost the metabolic rate, thus increasing the body’s fat burning potential.

37. Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers

Much the same as cayenne pepper, it is the presence of capsaicin (this is the compound that makes peppers hot) in chili peppers that is known to increase the metabolic rate.

The higher your metabolism is running, the more calories and fat you’ll burn throughout the day.

There is also a theory that by adding heat to food we typically feel more satisfied, which means there is far less likelihood of overeating.

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38. Chicken

Chicken

Chicken, and other poultry such as turkey, is packed full of protein.

This will leave you feeling fuller for longer.

I know there is much said about various parts of the chicken and that most people looking to lose weight or burn belly fat should stick to eating the breast, and avoid everything else.

There is some truth in the fact that other parts of the chicken, i.e., thighs, wings, legs, etc. contain more fat, and I guess this is especially true of the skin.

However, it’s not a theory that I’ve ever subscribed to – as I always say, “Everything in moderation”.

39. Sardines

Sardines

Another fatty fish, but one that is probably even better in terms of your overall health than salmon.

Sardines contain the same types of fatty acids as tuna and salmon, and once again both the fresh and tinned variety are acceptable.

Sardines not only help to reduce weight gain, but they’re great for your cholesterol, and can even boost your mood.

40. Onions

Onions

Onions, and in fact any flowering plant from the allium family, such as garlic, shallots, leeks, chives, spring onions (scallions), etc. are known to add a great deal of flavour to food.

However, they also contain a vast amount of prebiotic fibre, so add them wherever you see fit.

I’m forever using onions in my omelettes, salads, sandwiches, and in just about everything else that I cook.

41. Tomatoes

Tomatoes

I do love adding tomatoes to a lot of my meals.

The red colour of tomatoes comes from lycopene, which is an extremely fantastic antioxidant.

Tomatoes are also full of water, which can help you stay hydrated and ward off potential fluid retention typically caused by excess salt in your diet.

Tomatoes also happen to have plenty of vitamin C and potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure.

42. Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

All bell peppers are great for you.

However, red peppers are a fantastic source of vitamin C, which can actually reduce the levels of cortisol in the body

Just in case you weren’t aware, cortisol, often known as the stress hormone, encourages the belly to store fat whenever it is released.

So, it’s probably best that you try to remain calm when you’re battling with the bulge.

43. Apples

Apples

Who doesn’t love an apple?

Apples seem to be most people’s favoured fruit of choice, although I accept that many people probably can’t stand them.

However, by getting more apples into your diet you can increase your daily fat burning.

The peel of an apple contains ursolic acid, which is known to increase muscle mass and brown fat.

Before that scares you off, brown fat is the “good” kind of fat, which will help keep your midsection looking trim.

44. Water

You knew it was coming, but considering the human body is mainly made up of water, it makes sense that we should drink it regularly and replenish our levels.

I’ve mentioned before that dehydration is often confused with hunger, so make sure that you’re drinking enough water on a daily basis.

Plus drinking water is known to increase your resting energy expenditure – in other words you burn more calories whenever you drink water.

In Conclusion

So there you have some of the top belly fat burning foods.

I’m sure you’ll agree there’s a wide selection to choose from, and hopefully there’s something for everyone.

As I’ve mentioned, you can’t expect to eat certain foods and then watch your belly magically disappear.

However, the vast majority of these foods will be high in fibre, protein, as well as various essential vitamins and minerals.

They will help to keep you full and satisfied, which will stop you from snacking between meals, and in many cases even raise your metabolic rate.

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12 thoughts on “44 Top Belly Fat Burning Foods to Shrink Your Waistline”

  1. Hey,

    I’m so pleased I came across this article because I realised that most of the foods I eat are healthy and can help you lose belly fat, as long as I train aswell. I am still not there yet with the exercising. It gets to the end of the day and I am just too tired (lazy). I need to start working out in the morning I think before I start work.

    When is the best time for you to start training, and what time would you recommend for me?

    I eat two banana’s a day, I eat salmon twice a week, I eat beans about 4 times a week and I eat chicken almost every day. They are the real constants I have at the moment in my foods. Everything else I eat on an ad hoc basis. Do you think I need to improve my diet?

    It would great to learn more about my diet.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the amazing work.

    All the best,

    Tom

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    • Hi Tom,

      I think just going through your list of foods, you may even eat healthier than me, LOL.

      My main issue is that I’m not a great lover of fish, so I will typically have to “force” myself to eat it, but I’ll often go a few weeks to a month without eating any.

      I have got far more into beans however, over the past few years, and I do find them very filling, plus they generally have a good mix of all the macronutrients, i.e. protein, carbs, and fat.

      As for your workouts, I think I mentioned to you previously that it’s probably best for you to do something/anything first thing in the morning, even if it’s just 5-10 minutes.

      For me, if someone wants to exercise, but potentially struggles for motivation, etc. then simply making sure you do some form of exercise soon after you wake up could do some fantastic things for your life.

      The habit won’t take long at all to get into, and yes there will days when you just don’t feel like it, we all get them.

      I will often just set a timer for 10-15 and just complete circuits of very basic bodyweight exercises until the timer goeas off.

      It’s nothing too strenuous, and the time literally flys by.

      I have done something, and usually a quick, short bout of exercise first thing in the morning has an amazing way of setting you up for having a great day ahead.

      Your diet sounds good from what you’ve mentioned – I personally always think a bit of everything does you good. Yes, there should be a focus on eating more vegetables, probably for many of us.

      Fruit is also great, but you do have to be wary, as many fruits have high sugar levels.

      I also don’t believe in cutting out certain macronutrients, as many diets do nowadays. It’s basically carbs that are always getting the bad rap at the moment.

      But as with all foods, there are good and bad varieties of each.

      I think as long as you feel full and satisfied after a meal without feeling bloated, and if you’re not feeling tempted to snack in-between meals, then it’s all good.

      I’m also someone who believes in having a “cheat meal” every once in a while, as I think it can do you good both physially and mentally.

      Partha

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  2. Hi Partha,

    I’m totally impressed by your list. Admittedly because most of the foods you mention are my favorites. Not just to burn my belly fat, but because they taste so good.

    Peanut Butter was indeed a surprise to me. Do you think that alternatives such as Almond Butter and Cashew Butter have the same properties? A similar question is whether Almond and Coconut Yoghurt are acceptable alternatives for Greek Yoghurt.

    Off late I more often prepare Indian style food. This made me use more often cinnamon and turmeric in marinades. Very tasty. Next time I will also put Apple Cider Vinegar in the marinade. Good tip.

    Never heard of Dinosaur Kale. Will put it on the shopping list. As well as black beans. Never used these before.

    We do not eat much. Only twice a day. No red meat. Eggs, fish and poultry very modestly. Only once or twice a week.

    We’re also very keen on what foods we combine. We avoid the combination of carbs and proteins. We don’t mix bread and meat.

    We hardly eat rice, pasta or potatoes and if so, only in combination with vegetables. Most days we just stick to a combination of fruits, always in the morning, and a combination of the vegetables you mentioned. Raw, cooked (lightly) or roasted.

    A a matter of fact we are very interested in what your opinion is on the combinations and the timing of food consumption. Perhaps you have already written an article about this?

    Thank you anyway for such an insightful article.

    Stay safe, stay healthy,

    Tom

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    • Hi Tom,

      Lovely to hear from you, and thank you ever so much for your kind words.

      You are very right Tom – a lot of these foods are also some of my favourites, and typically because of the taste, not so much for health reasons.

      I think this is a very valid point for everyone, irrespective of whether they are looking to burn belly fat, lose weight, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle.

      Healthy does not equal tasteless.

      Unfortunately, so many people simply choose to eat the wrong types of foods, and when it comes to dropping some pounds or trimming down that waistline they tend to focus on tasteless and boring foods, or simply starving themselves.

      Ah yes, one of my loves in life, LOL – Peanut Butter. And yes indeed, you can use Almond and Cashew nut butters exactly the same, in fact they are even healthier than the peanut variety.

      I think the age of anything with fat content being considered as unhealthy is now well behind us. I’m sure most people have now come to realise that there is such a thing as “healthy fats” (basically the unsaturated variety) and we need these in our diet.

      Looking through the list of foods that you eat, I’m not sure if its something I can adhere to, but then again I’ve always had a huge appetite, and I do love my meat.

      With that said, I have had far more of a focus on fruits and vegetables over the past decade or so, and I certainly feel the difference in myself.

      To be honest Tom, I always think factors such as exercise and nutrition is extremely subjective.

      Yes, I may own a health-related website, I may offer my advice, but one thing I have learned over the years is, what works for one person, may not work for another.

      For me, if you feel healthy and full of energy, and as long as you’re not constantly hungry or feeling full and bloated, then you’re eating and exercising in just the right way FOR YOU.

      As for combinations and timings, it’s not something that I’ve been a great follower of.

      Once again, what may work for one person, will not work for another.

      We are often told that we shouldn’t eat after 7pm, as our metbolism tends to slow down in the evenings, and therefore some food, espcially starchy carbs are more likely to be stored as fat.

      While in the main this is true, one of the fittest and healthiest people I know regularly eats his final meal of the day at around 10pm before an 11pm bedtime.

      This goes completely against convention, and something that no healthcare, fitness, or nutritional professional would ever advise, but it works for him.

      As for food combinations, hailing from the UK, not having meat and bread together is sacrilege, LOL. We do love a sandwich over here.

      Personally, for me, I think just trying to get some of each macronutrient (protein, carbs, fat) in a well-balanced portion at every meal is perfect.

      I’m not one of these people who believes that you should eat certain things at different times of the day.

      From an energy point of view and due to the amount of exercise that I undertake, 50% of my diet is carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat.

      This is typically how I eat 5 days of the week.

      However, I don’t typically measure things out or overly worry about my macro split, but I know what satisfies me, and what makes me still feel good and energised after I’ve eaten.

      It sounds to me as though you have much the same principles. You know what you like. It helps you feel satiated and remain healthy at the same time.

      You can’t do any better than that.

      Thanks
      Partha

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        • Hahaha agreed Tom.

          I’ve often experimented with different ways of eating, typically trying to get more foods into my diet that I am “supposed” to be eating.

          However, I often found that I just didn’t like certain foods, and so I souldn’t look forward to eating them.

          This is how I learned to basically do what’s right for me.

          Yes, we should eat to be fit and healthy, but I also feel there should be great enjoyment in whatever we eat.

          I know this is generally how you choose to eat, and to me, that’s perfect.

          Thanks Tom, you and Hannie stay safe and well too.

          Partha

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  3. One of my favourite combinations is a slice of bread (any) with peanut butter, banana and green tea on the side. I usually eat this combo before my training.

    Bread, peanut butter and banana give me a lot of energy to complete the training. While green tea boosts my concentration and focus.

    And when I add to it the potential to lose weight, it’s a powerful combo indeed!

    I just wanted to share some of my favourite foods from your list. Also, I wanted to say thanks for sharing this list in the first place.

    This list of top belly fat burning foods is absolute gold! I’m sure a lot of people will be thinking about it the same way I do. You’re the man!

    Thanks a lot for sharing and keep up the good work with your site. I enjoyed reading your content, as always. Cheers!

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    • Hi Ivan,

      Funnily enough, one of my favourite snacks is a bagel with peanut butter, slices of banana, and a drizzle of honey.

      With that said, I typically eat this after a heavy gym workout just to get a good propertion of protein, carbs and fats into my body straight away.

      Plus, I’ve definitely become a green tea lover over the last few years.

      So, I completely understand where you’re coming in terms of what you eat.

      I do also think this is a great pre-workout snack, as it will definitely give you the required energy.

      Oh Ivan, you’re too kind, but thank you ever so much.

      Compliments are always gratefully received.

      Plus I enjoy the writing and occasional research that I do, although much of what I talk about here is “useless” information stored in the brain that I usually bore everyone around me with, LOL.

      So, it’s nice to have the opportunity to share it with others.

      Thanks
      Partha

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  4. Great list!
    My brother and I have been taking apple cider vinegar for nearly 30 years now. He is a consistent user, while I am ‘on and off.’ He swears by it as a remedy to stay healthy and lean. And he is really healthy and lean, a bit like a hairy mountain goat, (it’s true) haha!

    As I’ve mentioned before, my mum told us when growing up that everything in moderation is a good diet. However, this doesn’t really hold true today as it did 50 years ago, because of the proliferation in processed and packaged foods that are basically no longer actually food.

    That’s why your list is so great, because it takes us back to the core of what food actually is, and most of what you list is ‘living food’ which contains vital life force.

    My basic rule when eating is that: if a food came out of the ground, grew on a tree, or swam in the sea, it’s probably going to support our body in a healthy way, and if it has been processed (robbed of it’s goodness) in a factory, it’s lee likely to be good for us.

    Thanks for sharing mate !
    Have a great day 🙂

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    • Hahaha Andrew,

      “A hairy mountain goat” – but, funnily enough I know a few of them too.

      As for apple cider vinegar, good on you.

      As I’ve mentioned it’s not something that I was familiar with until fairly recently, and admittedly it’s not something that I consume very regularly either.

      To me vinegar was always something that you put on chips, LOL, so not very healthy.

      However, through research and learning more about it, I now know that the Apple Cider variety certainly has a vast array of health benefits.

      I actually agree with all your food choices here, although I am a meat lover, so I’ll include “walks on the land”, but again as long as it hasn’t been tampered with in any way.

      Another “rule” that I try to abide by is, “if it has any kind of packaging then avoid it”.

      Obviously, I realise that some very healthy foods do come with packaging, but in the main following something like this will mainly leave you with fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, and farm-produced goods.

      So, not entirely that bad.

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, you’re mother was most wise. It’s definitely something that I try to adhere to.

      Even though I own a health-related website, and I write about these various topics, I will still consume most things anyway, but always in moderation.

      Partha

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  5. Thank you for sharing this list. It’s great to see how many choices we have. Personally, I can say that I am quite lucky because most of the food you have mentioned is my favorite. I was a bit surprised by peanut butter, but yes, if it’s consumed with moderation why not. Actually, it’s much better than chocolate bars. What’s the real top for me from this list is avocado. I love to have mashed avocado with onions for the breakfast with an egg. There can’t be a better option for breakfast – a great start of the day!

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    • Hi Ola,

      Lovely to hear from you.

      I’m glad you approve.

      To be honest, that’s why I made such a large list, as a way to show people that they can still eat healthy foods, typically many of which are their favourites as well.

      I think a lot of people will be surprised at peanut butter, but as you and i have both said, in moderation.

      The fact that it contains the “good” type of fat, a decent dose of protein, means that peanut butter will help to keep you fuller for longer.

      An obviously the more full we feel, the less likely we will be to snack in-between meals.

      I have to admit I never quite got on board with avocados, and I’ve mentioned it a few times on my website before.

      I know many, many people absolutely love avocados, and they are indeed very healthy – a substantial dose of good fats, plus the main carb content is fibre, which once again is a great way to keep yourself feeling full.

      However, avocados are just not for me. The taste, the texture, the look of mashed avocados, it makes me shiver all over just thinking about it, LOL.

      However, I love the idea of eggs and onions, I’ll just have to find something else to add to them.

      Partha

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