Best Types of Food to Eat to Help Burn Fat

Best Types of Food to Eat to Help Burn Fat

Posted by Sydney Bollinger on

When you are looking to decrease fat, you can’t just focus on physical activity. Getting into the kitchen and seeking out fat-burning and metabolism-boosting foods can make a huge difference in your fat loss. 

Boosting your fat-burning ability does not mean giving up everything you love, though. You don’t need to get on a special diet or restrict what you eat. You just need to incorporate more fat-burning foods into your diet and look for healthier alternatives to some of your favorite snacks. 

As with any health journey, prioritizing fat burning requires familiarizing yourself with the best methods and foods to do so. While you don’t have to completely overhaul your pantry, adding some specific and versatile fat-burning options to start can make a big difference in the long run.

Whenever you begin a fat-loss journey, always check-in with yourself throughout the process to make sure you are doing this for you, and that you are comfortable with the changes you are making. ZOZOFIT knows that everyone’s fat loss journey is completely their own, so stay true to yourself and your goals. 

Read more about the best types of food to eat to help burn fat below. 


Protein keeps us feeling full longer, so incorporating more protein into your diet can definitely boost fat loss. When choosing the right protein for you, consider both your goals and any dietary restrictions or preferences you might have. Lean proteins like white-fleshed fish, legumes, Greek yogurt, chicken, and pork are great sources of protein.

If you stay full longer, you are less likely to overeat. Often when we are hungry we reach for carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important and necessary part of our diet, especially for athletes, but eating too many can cause an increase of fat. That’s because carbohydrates are the body’s energy and when we “eat more energy” than we can use, the body stores it as fat. 

Looking to lose weight? Proteins are a great way to stay full and boost your fat-burning efforts.

Other proteins that may be beneficial are protein powders. Whey protein and plant-based pea protein are wonderful options to get protein boosts that will help you stay full longer. Even better, there are numerous different ready-made protein drinks that you can buy at the grocery. If you prefer less waste or a more DIY approach, then you can purchase protein powder and make your own protein drinks. These types of drinks are especially good after a hard workout and can help stave off hunger.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

While it may seem counterintuitive to eat things with the word “fatty” in the name, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can boost fat loss. Omega-3s do not naturally occur nor are they produced in the human body, so we have to get this supplement through our diet. 

Essential Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in a variety of foods, including walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flaxseeds. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds are great mix-ins for a breakfast smoothie or a nutritious topping for a bowl of Greek yogurt. Since they are easily added to other foods, it’s incredibly easy to ensure you are getting all of the Omega-3s you need.

There are two other kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, called long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, that are not essential, but do have health benefits. These fatty acids are primarily found in oily fish and fish oil. Good fish to eat to get these omega-3s include salmon and sardines, but there are many others as well. If you follow a plant-based diet, you can add algae to your diet. These omega-3s are often available as either fish oil pills or algae oil pills that can be taken daily.

Coffee & Green Tea

Need a burst of energy? You may be glad to know that coffee and green tea will both provide you with that much-needed pick me up and help you burn fat at the same time. 

Coffee increases our metabolic rate, which can increase the body’s fat burning capabilities. According to scientists, athletes who had a cup of caffeinated coffee an hour before exercising both had a lower perceived effort during their workout and were able to burn almost twice the amount of fat as their non-caffeinated counterparts. With all of the benefits, it’s hard to think of a reason not to prioritize your morning cup of coffee before you work out. 

Green tea also contains caffeine, so you can expect similar benefits to drinking coffee, in terms of a boosted metabolism and additional fat burn. Green tea also contains antioxidants that can promote fat burn and weight loss. 

If coffee doesn’t settle well in your stomach due to the acidity or the amount of caffeine, then green tea might be a good option for you to explore the effects of caffeine on fat loss and metabolic rate.

Track Your Fat Loss With ZOZOFIT

Whether you are looking to lose fat or gain muscle, tracking your progress should be part of your fitness journey. Understanding how much you have changed or improved overtime can help you stay confident in your weight loss or fitness plan, as well as inform you when it is time to reconsider your goals. 

Using a scale to track fat loss or a measuring tape for muscle mass can have their issues—both of which are fixed by ZOZOFIT. With a scale, you can only see the number it displays to you, which doesn’t take into account any muscle gain, nor does it show you how your body’s appearance changed over time. Using a measuring tape is prone to human error, especially if you measure in the slightly wrong spot or hold the tape differently. 

In either case, putting on your ZOZOSUIT and getting a measurement in the ZOZOFIT app will provide you with results that truly show the progress you have made. Because ZOZOFIT uses a specific formula, it’s able to provide accurate measurements with each use. Additionally, you can compare results from different measuring sessions to compare overtime and see how you have changed. 

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