7 Fat-Burning Foods to Add to Your Real-Food Diet

It’s time to put your real-food weight loss diet into action.

June 20, 2016
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Fake factory foods just won't do when it comes to successful fat loss. As part of a real-food diet—which eliminates all added sugar, refined carbs, salt, and harmful additives and preservatives—it's important to apply the correct balance to your meal plan. 

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Part of that balance includes foods that will work double time. They're not only delicious and hearty additions to your meals, but increase fat burning, helping you reach your goals even more efficiently. 

To get started, add these fat-burning foods to your real-food diet and watch the benefits start rolling in:

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Artichokes

Artichokes, one of the best superfoods out there, contain inulin, which is a type of carbohydrate that has been shown to decrease the hunger hormone ghrelin.

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Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper heats up the body and therefore is thought to increase metabolism. Chili pepper has a similar effect, and both spices are some of the top libido-boosting foods, so add a few extra shakes to your dinner plate.

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Cinnamon

According to the USDA, consuming as little as a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon with food helps the body metabolize sugar 20 times faster and lowers blood sugar levels. This means faster weight loss!

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Ginger

Apart from being a natural way to ease motion sickness, nutritionist favorite ginger has been found to increase feelings of satiety so you're less likely to indulge those mid-afternoon cravings if your breakfast or lunch plate has some of the flowering plant.

Seaweed
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Seaweed

The property in seaweed that helps us lose weight is alginate, which lines the walls of the digestive system and prevents dietary fat from passing through. You can help make this healthy food taste good by adding it to salads, wraps, or snacking on it like chips. 

Tea
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Tea

The caffeine in tea stimulates thermogenesis, the biochemical process by which fat in the body is burned to produce energy. Plus, tea has a fabulous antioxidant called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) that provides fat burning activity.

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Vinegar

Yes, there are many ways to use vinegar, one of the most efficient and least expensive household products, but since it also helps lower blood glucose levels, it'll help to promote fat burning all day long.

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