13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

Though some comfort foods are deep-fried, covered in cheese, or packed with sugar, some can actually help you lose weight

Hot chocolate

Cocoa is packed with antioxidants, which reduce your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to cling to belly fat

Collard greens

A single serving of this hearty veggie adds up to a mere 46 calories. A serving also packs more than your daily-recommended doses of vitamins A and K

Coffee

It can also boost your metabolism, thanks to a healthy dose of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid (CGA), which increases your body’s use of fat for energy

Pot roast

The moment protein passes your lips, it starts fighting fat. Your body has to work harder to break down protein and use it for energy

Oatmeal

One cup of warm, gooey oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, a combination that slows the digestion of carbs

Roasted carrots

As a side or mixed in with your favorite meats, the high water and fiber content in carrots fills you up fast

Pumpkin

pumpkin is an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which fights the oxidative stress and inflammation in the body