6 Fat-Burning Snacks

Swap out your regular snacks for these Oz-Approved foods. They're healthy and they can help you start losing weight!

6 Fat-Burning Snacks

Not all snacks are created equal. You can start melting fat today just by swapping out your regular snacks for these Oz-Approved foods. All of these ideas pack a healthy punch and they can help you start losing weight.


This exotic fruit is an excellent source of fiber, which helps keep you full longer. Snacking on figs will help you eat less and burn fat faster. Plus they're a great option when you're craving something sweet but don't want a snack with added sugar. Skip the cookies and opt for fresh or dried figs to get the most health benefits.

Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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