4 Fruits That Burn Fat

February 12, 2013 | By | 49 Comments

Do you know the 4 fruits that burn fat? Read on to discover how nature’s candy can help you get fit and keep you healthy…

Weight loss boils down to choice. Specifically, every time you choose to eat something, you’re either taking a step toward your goals… or away from them. And if you’re like most people, you want to get in shape as fast as possible.

As such, this article will help you speed things up a bit. In fact, if you incorporate the following 4 fruits into your daily diet, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your weight and waistline.

And before we get to the meat of the matter, let me make this small disclaimer. The title of this post is somewhat misleading. You see, there are no fruits (or foods in general) that actually burn fat. At least not directly.

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard about celery and that you use more calories to chew and digest it than it actually contains. But those are silly myths.

With that said, there are foods that speed up the weight loss process. They just do it indirectly. So, you’re not actually getting lighter every time you eat them. But, by boosting your metabolism, they’re helping you shed the pounds that much faster. And with that out of the way, let’s get to the fruits…

Fat burning fruit #1: apples. Their high pectin content binds water and prevents fat absorption by your body’s cells. As you can imagine, the less fat you store, the lighter you’ll get – simple as that.

Now, in addition to pectin, apples are very high in fiber. This keeps you full so you take in less calories throughout the day. In fact, studies have shown that eating an apple 30 minutes before a meal is a great way to control portions. The bottom line? An apple a day keeps more than the doctor away. It also keeps the pounds at bay.

Fat burning fruit #2: grapefruit. Grapefruits (much like oranges, lemons, and limes) are citrus fruits. These are high in vitamin C. And the latter plays a key fat-burning role by helping your body break it down. As such, it makes it easier to get rid of it.

What’s more is that vitamin C lowers insulin levels. The lower your levels of insulin, the less likely you are to store fat in the first place. So as you can see, this fruit provides you with a double weight loss “whammy” and you should eat it often.

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Fat burning fruit #3: blueberries. What makes blueberries (and berries in general) so special in terms of weight loss? Simple, they’re packed with fiber, which again, keeps you full. Furthermore, they’re chock-full of antioxidants and improve insulin sensitivity. Grab a handful and enjoy every bite because these little guys will keep you fit and healthy into old age.

Fat burning fruit #4: tomatoes. Now, this one might come as a bit of surprise. Most people think that tomatoes are vegetables. But they are in fact fruits. And if you didn’t know that – now you do! Either way – fruit or vegetable – one thing’s for sure: it’s a great ally to have on your side in the battle of the bulge.

Here’s why…

Tomatoes are very high in biotin – a B-vitamin that plays a key role in energy production. In short, without this essential vitamin, your energy levels suffer. And the less energy you have, the less you’ll move, and the less fat you’ll burn.

In addition to biotin, they’re also high in chromium – a well-known stabilizer of blood sugar. And as you probably know, stable blood sugar means fewer insulin spikes, and hence, less fat storage.

Now, before we wrap things up, let me leave you with one last disclaimer. The fruits just listed are indeed great for burning fat. But only if you eat them in their natural form… and in moderation.


Because fruits are high in sugar. Therefore, do not juice them. This is very important. I know juicing is all the rage lately, but don’t fall for the fad. You see, when you drink a glass of juice, you’re ingesting several fruits at once. That, and you’re missing out on a lot of the fiber. It’s a bad combination that, not only will prevent fat loss, but will make you gain weight to bout.

In conclusion, eat these fruits, eat them often, but don’t’ drink them. And by doing so, you’ll be taking several steps to getting that fit, healthy body you can truly be proud of.

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Comments (49)

  1. Adrienne Woods

    What about if we have to follow a gluten free diet?

    • Justin

      Hi Adrienne,

      The Cruise Control Diet is a gluten free diet program, with the exception of some very few recipe options that do not qualify as gluten free.

  2. James TRibe

    Is it okay to drink fruits when done in a blender rather than a juicer instead of eating them in their natural state?

    • Justin

      Hey James,

      We actually do not recommend that you have any fruit juices while following the diet program. James explains all of this on page ’22’ in your Cruise Control Diet Core Program.

  3. Paula Suhr

    Hi James,
    I was wondering how I can get other books such as the cookbook and the jumpstart guide? If so, how much are they?
    Thanks for your time
    Paula Suhr

  4. Faye Thomason

    can i eat banana and grapes on this diet

  5. Cathleen Weber

    I can’t find a list of low GI fruits

    • Anna F

      Have you tried to Google a list? I bet there is one out there.

    • I have an ulcer and bad arthritis and I take meds. I have to avoid blueberries, night shade vegetables. Am I going to profit from your book. I also have rhenoids, and scoliosis, along with such a tired feeling and aches and pains. I sometimes wear a scoliosis brace around the house. I am not heavy, but struggle getting places on time. Can you offer specific hints to get around not being able to eat some favorite healthy foods. I do take medicine for high blood pressure and I have an atipical facial pain syndrome that elevates my blood pressure. Help! Getting desperate from all things that haven’t worked.

      Susan B.

      Ps. Could you get to the heart of your presentation faster. I’m exhausted just from listening!

  6. Ralph Worrell

    Are cooked tomatoes okay?

  7. I have your book and love it. I wonder if you have a cookbook you use in addition to the recipes in the back of the book.


  8. Genevieve garvin

    I think I love you. One week tomorrow and I feel better already. Thx

  9. Rebecca Todd

    Is watermelon a good thing to eat?

  10. I eat a lot of red seedless grapes since my doctor told me they are excellent for fighting cancer…yet I see a couple mixed answers above. I understand you recommend crunchier items. I need to lose at least 40-50 lbs. ..so….are the red grapes acceptable or not. I just sent for your booklets but would like to know ahead of time about the grapes since I eat at least a pound a day. Thanks!

  11. Jennifer Molnar

    Quick question – what about baked apples (with nothing added)? Does baking the apple change the Glycemic index substantially? This would be a nice dessert now and again if it’s OK….

  12. Very good article. I definitely appreciate this website.
    Keep it up!

  13. Lorraine Buckman

    What about milk and how to make acceptable shakes?

    • Hi Lorraine,

      Almond milk is acceptable on this program. The protein shake is not a whole foods breakfast – it is manufactured, highly processed and even though you can’t find sugar in it, it probably has a sugar substitute of some kind. Almond milk might be OK but regular milk is not.

      It is best if you stick to a real whole foods breakfast so you can get results faster. After that, when you are the desired weight you could reintroduce that specific breakfast and see if it affects you.

  14. Debra Kane

    James, I too love this site. Reading other questions and answers actually answers my own questions. My husband and I grow blueberries! We also have our own orchard so our fruits are all organic.

  15. David Verschage

    Just signed up yesterday, start on Sunday , l hope. I didn’t see any thing about coffee, especially if your not having breakfast sometimes. Did I miss something or my four cups in the morning along with peanut butter toast a bad thing.

    • Hi David,

      Coffee is allowed on this program as well as peanut butter.

      Ezekiel bread can be found in the frozen foods section of almost any grocery store. Ezekiel bread is the best kind of bread you can have as it is made from sprouted grains.

      You can have it from time to time and not count it as a cheat meal. I would wait until phase II to have it.

  16. Mary Lou Shiveley

    Just oedered your books and plan to get started asap. Shopping tomorrow. Are Egg Beaters allowed? I have 4 cartons in my freezer and hate to waste them.

  17. Leslie

    Is it ok to put the sugar substitute truvia in coffee and on grapefruit ?

    • Hi Leslie,

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

  18. Sydney Stewart

    I too would like to know about egg beaters. I’m not fond of real eggs bot do ok with original and southwestern egg beaters. Are they accepted on this plan?

  19. Phillis Eng

    I have a tree nut allergy, what is a good milk?

  20. Ellie Murdock

    Hi, ordered your book and kinda skimmed thru it,then I got an e-mail 0n my phone.Got me interested.4 days-down 6 lb. Feel better than I have in years.Lots of fooed alergies,heart by-pass at age 44,gastric bypass,bladder surgerie 4 times,lots more but I won’t boar you.I’m 69 Yrs.young.No grey hair yet!

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Ellie,

      Congrats on your weight loss. I’m glad to hear that you are doing so well. Keep up the good work!

  21. Gary Sanford

    What about bananas? Can one eat them during the diet as a fruit?

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for contacting us. You should stay away from bananas.
      Bananas and other soft and sweet fruits are not recommended. Any type of berry and as well as crunchy fruits are allowed.

  22. Robert Gardner

    Asked a question here about Aspertame and Diet Pepsi. Question was posted but not answered. Now question has disappeared. What’s going on?

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for writing in. You should stay away from Soda as this is not recommended in CCCD.

  23. Edith Petersen

    Can I have greek yogurt 2% Fage?

  24. Since berries are seasonal & sometimes really expensive, are frozen berries okay? I looked at the pkg before writing this & the listed ingredients are the berries only. Doesn’t show any additional additives. I assume the sugar content listed on the pkg is from the berries.

  25. I really like it whenever people get together and share
    ideas. Great site, keep it up!

  26. Bruce Deushane

    I’m confused. James says eating bananas is OK but Nik to “stay away”? I realize these posts are older but what is the real answer about bananas? Thanks in advance. Love you CC program.

    • Hi Bruce,

      Yes, you can have green bananas as a high source of resistant starch, once a week and not count it as a cheat meal.

      We recommend only having 1-2 fruits a day maximum. Good fruits to have are hard, crunchy with lots of chewing, and sour such as grapefruit, apples, hard pears, any type of berries.

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