Foods That Burn Belly Fat

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Delicious Foods That Burn Belly Fat

The conventional wisdom that foods which help with weight loss have to be gross is totally incorrect. Most foods that society encourages you to eat in order to lose weight actually work in the complete opposite way.

The correct way of approaching which foods you should be eating is by first removing those that you shouldn’t be eating from your diet. 

What not to eat:

  • Grains
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oils and trans fats
  • All junk food
  • Fast food

All the above mentioned foods will include some form of “healthy” food you’ve been told is good for you, when it actually is not.

Grains cause inflammation of the intestines and are just not a good form of nutrients. Especially when you consider how carbohydrates are associated with weight loss and fat burning in the body.

Sugars are basically refined forms of carbohydrates, and break down very quickly in the body to form glucose. This article discusses why this is bad, and how sugar consumption can pave the way for diabetes and insulin resistance.

Vegetable oils and trans fats are big time offenders for anti-weight loss efforts as well. Vegetable oils like canola and sunflower oils burn quickly and denature into indigestible compounds which are bad for the body. Trans fats are modifed fats which are used primarily in preservatives to increase shelf life, and are basically toxic to your body. 

Fast food and junk food should be removed completely from your diet. This is really a no-brainer.

What you should be eating:

  • Animals
  • Sea animals
  • Fresh produce
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy fats for cooking
  • Fresh spices


Animals contain excellent levels of protein and fat. Our bodies know exactly what to do with animal proteins and we get great benefit from eating animal fats. Yes, animal fats, provided they are of good origin (grass fed or free range) are excellent sources of nutrition for the body.

Animals that live in the sea contain rich, high quality fatty acids that benefit the body in many, many ways.

Fresh vegetables are a key point in any healthy diet, and eating more leafy greens and vegetables with low levels of naturally occurring toxins are ideal. You can actually eat as much green foods as you like.

Nuts and seeds are a great source of fat, vitamins and minerals and protein. Macadamias are the best for fat to nutrient ratio, and they just happen to be some of the most delicious too.

Cooking with proper fats. Coconut oil is an excellent cooking oil, as it is incredibly stable at high temperatures and tastes delicious, even when raw. Butter is another excellent cooking oil.

Fresh spices, because fresh always tastes better and has better nutritional profiles.

Fat doesn’t cause fat…

Fat isn’t the evil enemy that your grandmother or doctor makes it out to be. It is an essential, highly nutritious nutrient we are adapted to metabolising.


But fat clogs the drain, why would I eat more of it? 

Fat clogs the drain because the drain, unlike your body, has no way of metabolising or breaking down fat into usable resources. To the drain, its just a water repelling substance that clogs together. To your body, good fats are stripped apart and used for a multitude of essential bodily functions. Cell repair, cell membrane health and even cardiac health is related to your fat intake.

But what about cholesterol? 

Cholesterol is largely related to the intake of carbohydrates and intestinal inflammation. The more grains you eat, the higher your cholesterol probably is. This is due to your intestines constantly fighting off inflammation and trying to repair themselves.


Furthermore, cholesterol is actually necessary for survival. If we had no cholesterol in our diet, our liver produces what we need.

If you are interested in learning as much as you can about which foods are bad for you and why, as well as which foods will help you lose that dreaded belly fat, signup for this free course and get started!

By andrew childs

I'm a health, nutrition and lifestyle enthusiast who has had great success in applying Paleo principles to my life and helping others do the same. If you'd like to learn more about me please checkout my about page. If you would like me to help you get healthy and lose weight please consider getting yourself one of my meal plans or a copy of my ebook. Simply click the links in the right hand sidebar to get started.

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