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Eat and Lose: 10 Fat-Burning Foods!

Stoke your metabolic fire and burn calories faster with diet-friendly foods and beverages. Here are a few pointers:

Water! One study seems to indicate that drinking water actually speeds up weight loss. Studies show that green tea extract boosts metabolism and may aid in weight loss.

Fat Burning Foods

Soup! In the study, women chose one of three 270-calorie snacks before lunch.

Grapefruit! The study indicates that the unique chemical properties in this vitamin-C-packed citrus fruit reduce insulin levels, which promotes weight loss. Fruit eaters also ate fewer calories overall. So, next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack.

Broccoli! Study after study links calcium and weight loss.

Low-Fat Yogurt! People on a reduced-calorie diet who included 3-4 servings of dairy foods lost significantly more weight than those who ate a low-dairy diet containing the same number of calories.

Lean Turkey! Countless studies have shown that protein can help boost metabolism, lose fat and build lean muscle tissue so you burn more calories. A 3-ounce serving of boneless, skinless lean turkey breast weighs in at 120 calories and provides 26 grams of appetite-curbing protein, 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat.

Oatmeal!

Hot Peppers!

Water-rich fresh fruits, veggies and soup dilute the calories in your food and allow you to eat more without breaking the calorie bank.