If there was a secret way that you could eat, eat, and eat more and not gain weight, would you like to know? Well, this is more or less that. Check out this list of 19 foods that will never make you fat.
This was compiled and shared by Max Posternak, the founder of Gravity Transformation, a website focused on giving tips and training guidance for people looking to improve their fitness and lose weight. His YouTube channel has over 5 million subscribers.
See below for his full list.
19 Foods That Will Never Make You Fat
It is easy to gain fat when you eat food when it is greasy, high in sugar or loaded with empty calories. On the other spectrum, some foods that are very filling, high in protein and low in calories will help you feel fuller, burn fat and open up plenty of space in your diet for cheat meals.
See below the 19 foods that Posternak says will never make you fat. Just know that if you eat too much of anything, you can of course gain fat, but in moderate amounts, these foods will be a great ally in losing weight and burning body fat.
Eggs are high in protein that are very filling and digesting from them will ramp up your metabolism thanks to the thermic effect of foods.
Eggs themselves are one of the best sources to build muscle, lose weight and keep lean.
2 Wild Caught Salmon
Farm-raised salmon contains significantly more fat than wild caught and this fat is made of a higher ration of omega 6 which people already get too much in their diet.
Wild-caught salmon also has much less calories, which contributes to maintaining a lean figure.
One of the lowest calorie foods a person can ingest as it is made of 95% water. And it is almost impossible to eat so much celery that you will gain weight from it.
Salsa is one of the lowest-calorie dips available. If you dip a filling vegetable that is low in calories with dips (like the celery), you just made yourself a delicious snack that will never get you fat.
5. Hot Sauce
It basically has 0 calories and it goes perfectly which high protein sources like chicken, tuna and eggs as well as celery.
One cup of spinach contains 7 calories filled with fibre that will make you feel full. It also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin A.
Soup is very filling because is made of at least 90% water (depending on what type of soup you are making, of course).
If the majority of your soup is made of healthy vegetables and a lean protein source, you can eat as much soup as you want and most likely you won’t get fat while doing so.
8. Bell Pepper / Paprika
Looking for a delicious stir fry without adding many calories? Bell pepper or paprika is the way to go!
You can gain weight from eating too much popcorn especially if the popcorn has a lot of added butter. So get popcorn with no butter or oil added. Popcorn, per calorie, contains a lot of fibre.
If you got a spiraliser at home, you can make zoodles, or zucchini noodles to transform your calorie-dense pasta into something that won’t add many calories.
You likely won’t be able to eat so much cauliflower that you will get fat. Cauliflower contains a lot of fibre per calorie. You can turn cauliflower into rice or mash it to replace regular rice or mashed potatoes.
Packed full of nutrients, fibre, and can be used to make filling smoothies. You can use it to replace lettuce on your salad too.
This fruit is made up of 90% of water, so it is nearly impossible to gain fat from it. Foods high in water are great at filling you up and don’t have much calories.
Another vegetable that is full of water – it provides fibre, vitamin A and beta carotene.
Basically cucumbers that have been fermented in brine. As long as you choose pickles with no sugar added, you are safe to eat them without gaining belly fat.
16. Chicken Breast
One of the leanest protein sources you can get. Although it has more calories than other vegetables mentioned above, almost all the calories from the chicken breast come from protein and are burnt during the digestion process.
Garlic, dill, thyme. These all help improve the taste of your meals without adding almost any calories.
A couple of asparagus contains only 27 calories. Add a bit of olive oil and seasonings, and you get a tasteful snack and very low in calories.
It provides you with protein and fibre, high in vitamin D and antioxidants. Eating mushrooms can help you feel full for longer.
And that was Posternak’s 19 foods that will never make you fat. See the video below for a full understanding of all the foods mentioned earlier.
Maintaining a healthy body fat percentage can have several benefits for your overall health and well-being. Here are some potential benefits of having a low body fat percentage:
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Research suggests that having a low body fat percentage may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
- Improved cardiovascular health: Lower body fat can be associated with improved cardiovascular health, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Improved physical performance: Having a lower body fat percentage can improve athletic performance by increasing strength, speed, and endurance.
- Reduced strain on joints: Carrying excess body fat can put additional strain on joints, leading to joint pain and increased risk of injury. Maintaining a lower body fat percentage can reduce this strain and protect joint health.
- Improved self-esteem and body image: For some individuals, maintaining a low body fat percentage can improve self-esteem and body image, leading to better mental health and well-being.
It’s important to note that there can be negative consequences to having a body fat percentage that is too low, such as hormonal imbalances, decreased immune function, and decreased bone density. It’s important to aim for a healthy body fat percentage rather than trying to achieve an extremely low percentage. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine what a healthy body fat percentage is for you.
To burn fat, you need to create a calorie deficit by burning more calories than you consume. Here are some strategies that can help you burn fat:
- Exercise regularly: Cardiovascular exercise, such as running, cycling, or swimming, can help you burn calories and increase your metabolism. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
- Add strength training: Building muscle can help you burn more calories at rest, as muscle tissue requires more energy to maintain than fat tissue. Incorporate strength training exercises, such as weight lifting or bodyweight exercises, into your routine.
- Increase physical activity: Look for ways to increase your overall physical activity throughout the day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking farther away from your destination, or taking a walk during your lunch break.
- Eat a balanced, low-calorie diet: Focus on whole, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid sugary, high-fat, and processed foods.
- Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated can help you feel fuller and prevent overeating.
- Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism, leading to weight gain. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
Remember that sustainable fat loss takes time and effort. Focus on making healthy lifestyle changes that you can stick to long-term rather than quick-fix solutions.