20 Weight Loss Foods to Get Rid of Extra Pounds

Coach Sapna on November 05, 2016

How are you going to shed those extra pounds?


Do you want to increase your fat-burning potential naturally? If your answer is “YES”, check out these twenty weight loss foods that can help you burn fat easily.

Green Tea

Green tea weight loss is a proven fact. Consuming it 3-5 times a day can contribute to burning up to 80 calories just through your diet.


Coconuts are rich in a component called MCFA- medium chain triglycerides. MCFAs can increase the metabolism rate of the body by 30%.


Allicin, one of the most active components in garlic, flushes fat out of the body easily.

Chili Peppers

Peppers bring up the internal body temperature. As a result, the metabolism of the body increases and calories burn faster.


Ginger is one of the traditionally used food items to cure a stomach upset. It essentially helps in reducing the body fat by helping in the digestion process.


Being low in calories, onions can form an integral part of a low carb diet. Onions keep your cholesterol levels on check maintaining the viscosity of blood and also acting as a blood thinner, keeping blood pressure under control.


Lemons serve as really efficient liver detoxifiers. Ensuring that your liver stays healthy is important to the process of burning fat in the body.


Caffeine increases the body metabolism rate. It also triggers the process of lipolysis, which is the breakdown of fat in the body. Ideally, 1-2 cups of coffee should do the trick. Read more about How Does Drinking Coffee Help You Reduce Fat here.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is the most commonly suggested weight loss foods. It is rich in fibers and starchy carbohydrates and also packed with several nutrients.


One cup of cooked shredded cabbage contains only 33 calories. Moreover, even after being cooked, it retains all the nutritional value, which makes it a good fat burner.


Lignans- It is the secret to the ability of flaxseeds to burn fat in the body. Grind and add a tablespoon of these nutty-tasting seeds every day to your breakfast cereal or salad dressing.

Indian Dal (Lentils)

1 bowl of Indian dal is rich enough in protein to boost metabolism and build your muscles. There is 26 gm of protein per every 100 gm of lentils. Its rich content in proteins has a thermogenic effect on the body.

Whey Protein

Whey protein has a similar thermogenic effect. In 30 gm of whey, there is 23 gm protein and the calorie intake with it is only 120 calories. This makes it a high protein low-calorie item.


All of these are rich sources of protein. Around 30% of the calories from the food are burned in the process of digestion. So, when you consume a 300-calorie chicken breast, 90 calories are used up in its digestion.


Spinach wasn’t Popeye’s favorite food for no reason! It can lower the blood cholesterol level and increase the metabolism rate.


Wondering how to lose weight by eating Isabgol (psyllium)? Just mix 1-3 tablespoons with water and drink it right before meals. The chances of getting constipated reduce and you do not feel bloated.


Apples are rich in dietary fibers. Pectin- a component of apples prevents the body cells from absorbing fat. It also encourages higher absorption of water, thus breaking down fat deposits.


Walnuts are packed with Omega-3s, a type of monounsaturated fat. 7 walnuts which comprise about 1 ounce provide 3 g of alpha-linolenic acid.


Carrots are rich in multiple nutrients and there are only 55 calories in a regular medium sized carrot.


Oatmeal consists of both soluble as well as insoluble fibers. So, it can do wonders for fat reduction due to a high content of soluble fibers.

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Coach Sapna

PGDM from Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies | PGDHRM from Symbiosis | Graduation in Microbiology (Hons) from Delhi University Marketing enthusiast by profession, with the love for interacting with consumers to understand their psychology towards any brand/product. Through my articles, I intend to help all those who are looking for inspiration and happiness in life.