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Top 10 Foods that Fight Fat

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Are you one of the Americans who chips into the estimated $42 billion per year on weight loss products, “foods” and services — only to find that many of these don’t even work? Then it is time to get your kitchen in order and look at the foods that will fuel your body instead instead of merely temporarily “satisfy” your cravings. There are many types of foods that  help you win the battle of the bulge — here are my favorite top 10 foods that fight fat.

10) Nuts – Specifically Almonds and Walnuts. Right away you might be thinking, “David Rydelnik, are you crazy?! Almonds and walnuts are loaded with fat!” Ah, my friend, you do not know your fats! They are packed with fiber and contain unsaturated fat! Plus, they rank as a superfood because they regulate blood lipids and glucose to lower the risk of heart disease, and they help prevent diabetes! These nuts are plain and simple the right type of foods that fight fat, even though they contain HEALTHY fats, which are essential to your health.

9) Spinach – I used to love watching Popeye cartoons when I was a kid. To me, he was one of my heroes – picked on by Bluto constontaly. I was a shrimpy kid who was bullied a lot (heh, look at me now, baby!) and Popeye was someone I looked up to because when he ate that spinach, it was like he could do ANYTHING. I became addicted to spinach in 4th grade because of Popeye. I would consume baby spinach by the bag fulls after school. Spinach makes my top 10 foods that fight fat because of their ability to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke due to their rich folate content. It’s antioxidant power can prevent damage to artery walls, especially in the places in your arteries that are most vulnerable to inflammation — the bends and curves of your arteries.

8) Olive Oil – the reason olive oil is listed on my top 10 foods that fight fat is because olive oil helps to control blood sugar levels, and here’s how: it lowers insulin resistance which makes it helpful for people who are looking to control or prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Moreover, it helps your body effictively metabolize fat and sugar so that fat does not gather around your waistline. :)

7) Greek Yogurt – Calcium-rich Greek yogurt makes my list of foods that fight fat because the mineral calcium actually has been shown to fight fat, according to the director of the Nutrition Institute of Tennessee. He says that not getting enough calcium in your body raises the hormone calcitriol, which causes us to store fat. Meeting your daily needs of calcium will help you efficently burn fat.

6) Avocados – much attention is being given to avocados as of late since they have been shown to be rich in unsaturated fat, which can improve your overall cholesterol levels when used instead of saturated fat. Plus, not only are avocados one of the amazing foods that fight fat, but they help improve your feeling of fullness due to their fiber and unsaturated fat content. You will eat less and stay satiated longer.

5) Turkey – not just a great thanksgiving dinner, but also a superb source of lean protein, especially the amino acid leucine. Not only is it a building block of protein, it stimulates blood sugar and insulin levels to help you have greater weight loss. If gives your muscles a boost of glucose, which otherwise would be stored as fat. Instead, turkey makes my list of top 10 foods that fight fat because protein is an excelent way to lose weight with actual food!

4) Berries, especially blue berries –

3) Wild Salmon

2) Oatmeal

1) Lean, Grass Fed Beef

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  1. Ana D. Norris says:

    Many people dont eat avocados because it is rich in fat, they dont realize avocados has the good kind of fat (unsaturated fat) which actually lowers the body’s cholesterol level. Also, avocados are great nutrient boosters, as it allows more nutrient absorption (fat-soluble nutrients) and contains nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals. Thanks for the tips by the way! Salmon is the best!

  2. It is absolutely RIDICULOUS that people still do not understand the concepts between good fats and bad fats. Seriously, with all of the information available in 2012, it’s amazing to me that people are so uneducated about it. But I do not blame them for not knowing, since they’ve been brainwashed to believe all fats are bad. In my eat smart section, I’ll be posting content about fat. When it is up, I will contact you! Thanks for visiting, and be sure to sign up for a FREE Team Beachbody account if you do not have one already!!!!

  3. zapata says:

    Fat burning foods are also known as catabolic. Fat burning foods are simply different types of foods that will naturally assist the body in getting rid of its fat cells.
    Foods suggested to burn fat are also on the top of lists of recommended food for a healthy diet. Foods that are high in protein and fiber are the best kinds of food to eat if you want to burn fat in your body.

  4. Sounds like you know your stuff. Thanks for commenting. :)

  5. Mark Irabor says:

    Fiber can help you to reach your weight loss goal so it should be included in your diet. Fruits such as strawberries and pineapples contain lots of fiber. You can also get fiber from eating vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat bread, and cereal. Other foods that contain fiber include:

    Fiber plays an integral role in helping persons lose weight because:
    · It interferes with the absorption of fat
    · It is often found in foods that contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals
    · It takes up lots of space in the stomach which makes you feel fuller for a longer period
    · It takes longer to chew than other foods which means we feel satisfied quicker
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  7. it’s actually a nice and helpful piece of info.I’m glad that you simply shared this helpful info with us.Please stay us up to date like this.Thank you for sharing.

  8. That is exactly what I thought when you said nuts. You are nuts. You convinced me. There is so many different types off fat that for someone like me it is difficult to know the difference but it might be worth it to learn the difference.

  9. Yoghurt and avocados are extermely essential if one is serious about losing weight.

  10. Jay says:

    The trouble is nowadays everything processed contain saturated fat and sugars that are useless to the body and inevitably end up on your gut. There should be some sort of moderation.

  11. Hello David,

    I do agree that many people across the world who spends on weight loss products. But the most important tip to loose weight is taking proper and nutrition diet food. Eating salads and fruits helps a lot to fight against fat.

    Keep sharing..

  12. great article ,thanx for sharing it with us

  13. It was a real nice experience reading this post on your blog. I am not a gym freak and don’t like sweaty hot exercising sessions but i was always looking for a balanced diet. Now i know what healthy foods are for me to keep me fit and fine. thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  14. I am really glad you enjoyed it. I truly hope what you learned from here will help you! Thanks for stopping by and please keep in touch!

  15. Hi David, What a very helpful topic you got here. In fact I love your top 10 foods that fight “bad fats”. Your work is very useful and helpful to live a healthy lifestyle. I really love it. Thanks for sharing this. Stay healthy!

  16. Lots of good advice here. Will take all I can get. Need to lose 10 lbs in 4 wks.

  17. This is definitely an informative blog. Your articles about health and fitness are very interesting. You certainly have awesome topics that could really help a lot. I am so impressed with your writings and enjoyed reading them. Keep it up!

  18. it’s sound unbelievable that spinach can fight fat. But I see popeye is always slim, is it because spinach :). just tips, when you cook spinach, don’t warm again because it will be poisonous

  19. Um…Popeye is a made up cartoon character which has no real connection to the physical world whatsoever, so the Popeye comment has no real valid point…but I did not know about the rewarming of spinach.

  20. It is good to know that these foods, which are common in our fridge. Thanks for sharing the information about these foods that can fight fat. I’ll include these foods to my diet.

  21. Good Ranking = Traffic = Money. Good Job. Congratulations!

  22. Thanks. It’s what I do, man!

  23. Nice list buddy… Will keep this list in mind. These are great fruits to help us burn fat.

  24. Great job here David. Good information. But…I have never heard that about spinach. I’m going to Google that:)

  25. Nancy says:

    Thanks for confirming my fridge is full of good stuff. Although it is very hard to avoid temptation sometimes and dive into some nice fat pork chops, what I try to do is at least bring it down to minimum.
    And all the nice fruit berries, avocado etc that you mentioned – girls listen – is also very good for our skin not only for our body :) Double impact :)

  26. cathy e says:

    I always love reading lists of foods that help you get healthier but I do have to agree with another commenter that a total approach is necessary to keep weight at a healthy level.

    And having been on many weight loss diets myself I have to say that popcorn should be on this list! It has no fat, (if you add no butter or margarine) and it is one food that satisfies your urge to chomp and chew! If you eat a bowl full it takes quite a while to eat and it makes you feel like you are eating forever which satisfies you in a psychological way.

    I am not sure if it contains any special chemical that actually helps you drop the weight, but it sure can be part of an overall healthy weight diet.

  27. It’s interesting how fat is used to fight fat. I like that. But it’s got to be the right kind of fat of course.

  28. Jenny says:

    I would say you can eat almost anything expect food which is a combo betweeb fat and carbs.

  29. Diet Cafe says:

    My three favourite items on the list that you mentioned was Almonds, Olive Oil and Avocados!

  30. Good information. I knew a few of those foods were good for you, but was surprised to learn grass fed beef was on the list. It’s a good surprise b/c I love beef, but didn’t think it was that healthy.

  31. I have learned a lot about eating properly for optimum fat loss through articles like this, so thank you. I have been eating spinach along with other mention foods without knowing the full benefit of them. Equally important of all is the exercise factor needed to tighten and tone your body to benefit from this great food list!

  32. Aman says:

    I like the list of the food that you have shared. Even I ate spinach after watching Popeye cartoon when I was a kid. :-) It’s good to see oatmeal on the list and I feel that it is a superfood because it has a low glycemic index and it stabilizes the blood sugar level. This helps people when they want to lose weight.

  33. Great post. Today the most searched topic on internet is how to lose weight and what to eat and what not to eat. You have covered a nice topic which will be quite beneficial.

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