The 15 Best Foods for Burn Fat That Still Help You Feel Full

Burn Fat isn’t all about exercise – what you eat matters too. But nobody wants to eat diet
food that makes them feel like they’re going to gnaw their arm off before dinner. That’s why
registered dietitians say it’s important to up your intake of veggies, grains, nuts, and other
foods that are full of fiber, protein, and other pound-dropping nutrients. These options will
help you prevent cravings and keep you full straight through your usual afternoon snack.

1. Broccoli
When it comes to eating for weight loss, fiber is the number one nutrient
that belongs on your radar. The Cleveland Clinic says women should aim for the recommended 25 to
30 grams per day, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by loading your plate with broccoli.
The veggie contains 16 grams per bunch! If you don’t like eating it solo, sneak it into the dishes
you already love, like this Fusilli with Broccoli Pesto recipe.

2. Strawberries
A big reason to incorporate more strawberries into your diet: not only do
they taste delicious, but a study from Harvard Medical School found that an increased intake of
flavonoid-rich fruits, like strawberries, could help prevent weight gain. Stock up on the seasonal
fruit in summer, but don’t shy away from grabbing the frozen variety once colder temps hit — fruit
is frozen at its nutrient peak, so you’ll still nab most of the same health benefits.

3. Cucumber
Since cucumbers are low in calories (you’ll only tally about 16 per cup when sliced),
loaded with water, and contain hearty fiber in the peel, eating some as a daily snack can keep you feeling
full, making you less likely to eat foods that make the number on the scale creep up.

4. Lentils
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, all you
need is one serving of lentils a day to lose weight thanks to their high protein content that combats hunger
and nixes cravings.

5. Blueberries
Like strawberries, blueberries have also been found to help prevent weight gain due
to their high levels of anthocyanins. Grab a carton to munch on, add them into your overnight oats, or make
them the base of a delicious weight loss smoothie.

6. Oatmeal
Speaking of oatmeal, the Cleveland Clinic says the high-fiber grain is an ideal morning
meal for anyone looking to lose a few pounds. To cut down on excess calories, skip the instant flavored packets,
make your oats with water, and then add a splash of milk when you’re ready to eat.

7. Nuts
As long as you don’t go nuts on nuts (which can be calorie overload), they can be super
beneficial in helping you lose weight. In a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers
found that those who got their protein from nuts instead of animal products had less weight gain than those
who never ate them. So consider this your permission to snack on peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios,
and walnuts — so long as you practice portion control. If sodium is a concern, grab roasted or raw over salted varieties.

8. Pears
Talk about serious hunger-fighting powers: pears come in at only 102 calories a pop, but a
single piece of fruit is loaded with 6 grams of filling fiber that will keep your stomach from growling between meals.

9. Beans
It doesn’t matter what kind of beans you eat, be it green, black, kidney, or navy. One
study found having just 3/4 cup a day of any variety can help you shed some serious pounds. Plus, it’s an
easy way to up your protein intake, helping you hold strong against junk-food cravings.

10 Mushrooms
If you haven’t jumped on the mushroom bandwagon yet, now’s the time. Researchers from the University of Buffalo
discovered that portobellos could help you lose weight thanks to their ability to regulate blood sugar
(which can help prevent diabetes) and balance hormones. They also concluded that the fungus may help you exercise for
longer periods of time, so use it as vegetarian-friendly burger base or toss into a tasty breakfast frittata..

11 Grapes
Grapes were basically made to be snacked on, and always having some on hand could be great for your
weight loss goals — a study published in PLOS Medicine found the sweet fruit can aid in shedding unwanted pounds.
If you’re trying to resist a calorie-heavy dessert, try tossing a bunch into the freezer so you can pop a
few whenever you’re craving something sweet.

12 Apples
An apple a day might not always keep the doctor away, but they can help keep unwanted pounds at bay.
According to a study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers found adding three apples into your daily meal
plan can result in weight loss thanks to all that added fiber. Consumer Reports found that most people don’t get
enough of the daily nutrient, so consider this an easy way to up your tally.

13 Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes often get a bad rap, but when it comes to weight loss they’re hard-to-beat sources
of scale-dropping fiber. According to the Cleveland Clinic, sweet potatoes will up the insoluble fiber in your diet,
keep you full longer, and you can bake and eat one for just 114 calories. Just watch what you load it with — instead
of cheese or sour cream, opt for good-for-you fillings like black beans, tomatoes, and bell peppers.

14 Celery
The next time you’re craving some crunch, drop the potato chips and grab celery. The veggie is
essentially all water and fiber — two things that fill you up quickly — and while one cup of chips can be upward
of 160 calories, celery only contains about 14 calories per cup, chopped. Dip them in a serving of natural
peanut butter (it’s best if the ingredients list only has peanuts and salt on it) or hummus for a healthy snack.

15 Chickpeasand Seeds
Lentils and beans are great foods for weight loss, but chickpeas also belong in your
pantry. They contain a whopping 39 grams of protein per cup, which nearly meets your recommended daily amount from
the USDA, so you’re guaranteed to stay full for awhile after noshing on these beauties. Most eat them in hummus form,
but you could also toss them in seasonings and roast in the oven, which you can then sprinkle into meals or eat alone
for a crunchy snack.