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    Fat Burning Foods?

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    So, this website claims the same old, same old conventional wisdom, but can certain foods burn fat really? Or is this just a list of usual diet foods?

    Fat Burning Foods

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    There are some good superfoods in there, e.g. broccoli, sweet potatoes, oily fish, berries. They won't burn fat per se, but they will bump up micronutrient intake which is a great facilitator for a weight loss programme. So there's some useful stuff there, but it's not enough, especially in terms of macronutrient ratios, and avoiding toxins!

    In my opinion, the only real 'fat burner' there is coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    In my opinion, the only real 'fat burner' there is coffee.
    That, and cocaine.

    Or did you mean only the legal ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    In my opinion, the only real 'fat burner' there is coffee.
    Yup. I don't think there are any actual foods that result in a net energy loss (making them fat burning foods). I've heard it said that leafy greens take more energy to digest than they contain, but I've never seen proof.

    That said, some foods are better than others when it comes to fat loss. Like eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laconophile View Post
    Yup. I don't think there are any actual foods that result in a net energy loss (making them fat burning foods). I've heard it said that leafy greens take more energy to digest than they contain, but I've never seen proof.

    That said, some foods are better than others when it comes to fat loss. Like eggs.
    I think some of the more fibrous foods might give you a very small net energy loss to the point you could effectively regard them as free, but it's not going to offset over-consumption of other foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncephalized View Post
    That, and cocaine.

    Or did you mean only the legal ones?
    I didn't see cocaine listed in the original article. I'm not sure I'll ever feel the need to try cocaine... now I've got primal!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laconophile View Post
    Yup. I don't think there are any actual foods that result in a net energy loss (making them fat burning foods). I've heard it said that leafy greens take more energy to digest than they contain, but I've never seen proof.
    I've heard it said about celery too. I refuse to eat the stuff unless it's fried in butter. Leafy greens are good for other reasons IMO such as magnesium and folate content.
    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyEater View Post
    I think some of the more fibrous foods might give you a very small net energy loss to the point you could effectively regard them as free, but it's not going to offset over-consumption of other foods.
    I personally feel I need about 7 portions a day of veg for the fiber content for bowel health, plus vitamins and minerals - not to offset over-consumption of other foods.
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    Grizzly Bears burn thousands of calories catching and eating ground squirrels, which only have a couple hundred calories...so, if you were to eat something that took a huge effort to prepare, it could be kind of like a negative calorie food, ie. veggies from your garden.

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    I think there are no fat burning foods but there are food which are free from fat, so to burn fat you can to exercise and to avoid further fat deposition in your body you can plan your right diet plan with foods which are free from fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flower View Post
    I think there are no fat burning foods but there are food which are free from fat, so to burn fat you can to exercise and to avoid further fat deposition in your body you can plan your right diet plan with foods which are free from fat.
    Are. You. Kidding. Me.

    Fat does not make us fat. Exercise does not make us slim. This is pretty basic primal knowledge.

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