How Omega-3s Help You Burn Fat and Lose Weight

May 5, 2015   |   17 Comments   |   16

Have you wondered why so many people are recommending ‘Omega-3s’ for fat loss?

If Omega-3s are a source of fat… isn’t that bad for you? How does it help actually lose fat?

The truth is, contrary to the old wives tales… the good saturated fats do NOT make you fat. Quite the opposite – they are very beneficial to your health and your weight loss goals.

Just What Exactly are Omega-3s Anyway?

Omega-3s are part of a group of fats that are called essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are called ESSENTIAL fatty acids because your body requires them for some of the critical biological processes including energy production and even the burning of fat from your body’s fat stores.

Recently Dr. Udo Erasmus, one of the world’s leading experts on the role of essential oils, stated that omega-3 deficiency is the number one deficiency in the world. According to Dr. Erasmus, over 99% of the world’s population is severely lacking in this essential nutrient.

The reason why Omega-3s are called ‘ESSENTIAL fatty acids’ is because your body actually requires good sources of fat for proper functioning – and you can’t get better than Omega-3!

Common Benefits of adding Omega-3s to your Diet

There are countless studies on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, and many of those studies talk about the role that omega-3s play in fat burning and weight loss. These studies suggest that omega-3s:

  • Lower insulin levels by helping you restore your natural insulin sensitivity. This means the extra calories you eat are burned as energy instead of being stored as body fat.
  • Suppress the production of cortisol, a stress-related hormone that can also cause you to store instead of burn off excess fat.
  • Improve the blood flow to muscles during exercise thus allowing your body to burn more fat.
  • Improve your blood sugar levels so you have more energy to use throughout the day.
  • Increase your metabolic rate so your body burns fat faster.
  • Support you liver – also known as your fat management organ.
  • Increase satiety levels – making you feel fuller for longer.
  • An excellent source of Natural Energy.

Are You Getting Enough Essential Fatty Acids in Your Diet?

Chances are you are part of the 99% of the world’s population that is currently experiencing an omega-3 deficiency, which is somewhat alarming because every single cell in your body requires these essential nutrients.

So what is the best way for you to get these fatty acids into your body?

Most health professionals recommend consuming more foods that contain omega-3s. Foods such as:


Just one ounce of flaxseeds provides 1,800 mg of omega-3s. The main omega-3 offered by flaxseed is alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, and this your body converts into DHA and EPA. The great thing about flaxseeds is that they are so versatile. You can simply add some to your salads for a nice crunch, stir some into your oatmeal or yogurt, or bake them into muffins.


Walnuts offer more omega-3s than any other nut providing 2,600 mg per serving. They can be eaten raw – a handful makes a great snack before or after workouts – added to soup and salads, or cooked with vegetables to make a delicious and healthy side dish.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens all offer about 100 mg of omega-3s per half-cup serving.


Holy mackerel! Yes, we had to say that. Salmon gets all of the omega-3 glory but it turns out mackerel provides more per serving – 2,200 mg as opposed to salmon’s 1,700. Mackerel is a great tasting fish that does well on the grill or BBQ.


For those vegans looking for a meat substitute that contains a good amount of omega-3s, you need only look to the classic and versatile tofu. A 4 ounce serving has 300 milligrams. You can easily replace meat with tofu in your stir-fries, salads, and soups.


You may have had these delicious soybeans as an appetizer while waiting for your sushi, but you should be eating them more often than that if you’re looking for a good source of omega-3s and protein. A serving contains 560 mg of the essential fatty acids.

Enriched Eggs

If you don’t feel like eating flaxseeds or fish oil, no problem, many farmers are feeding these food items to their hens, which in turn lay eggs that contain even more omega-3s. When shopping, look for the cartons that say the eggs are enriched with fatty acids.

Sweet Red Peppers

No one ever talks about these delicious vegetables being a terrific source of omega-3s, but just one cup of sweet red peppers contains a whopping 822 mg!

If you don’t like fish or don’t like consuming a lot of fish or green vegetables, there are many good supplements on the market that are convenient and work just as well as consuming fresh caught fish – and in my next blog post, I’ll explain the difference between good, superior Fish Oil Supplements… and that cheap, knock-off stuff that’s all over the market. I’ll also explain exactly how much you should be taking each day in order to get the MAXIMUM benefits.

(Editor’s note: If you’d rather not wait until tomorrow – here’s MY recommended brand of Omega-3 oil)

For most people, the effects of Omega-3 in your diet start to show immediately. As well as the benefits mentioned above, you’ll also start to notice a decrease in your carb cravings, along with less pain in your joints. The combination of these two alone will help you make better food choices and exercise more… and before you know it, you’ll see the weight just sliding off your body. Essentially, you’ll start to LOOK and FEEL better than ever before.


  1. John Stewart

    February 25, 2018 Reply

    Good source of information and thanks for the list of foods along with their mgs.

  2. Theresa

    February 4, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for the information. I will make some healthy adjustments to my diet.

  3. Treefrog

    January 22, 2018 Reply

    Just received my copy of “smart blood sugar” today. And 4 bottles of “glucoburn” I have bad type2 and want to reverse it. I am going to try the program and do my best. Started walking again tonight. I also have M.S. and prostate cancer and found out today the V.A. Hosp says I have an enlarged spleen and coronary disease.

  4. Jerry

    November 27, 2017 Reply

    thank you so much i been looking for things to add to my smoothie so l don't have to take more vitamins l already take 2 hands full everyday.


    June 27, 2017 Reply


  6. Neptune

    September 28, 2016 Reply

    Wonderful website,it is very informative , interesting , and useful. I will use it to lose weight. Thank you!

  7. Helen Faircourt

    September 7, 2016 Reply

    I agree with W. Wasylko and Charles Alban about saturated fats and milk. I believe they don't cause obesity just be moderate. Avoid any unsaturated dairy, oil, margarine, shortening, even almond milk.

  8. Betty Bribiesca

    September 1, 2016 Reply

    I like this blog. It was short and informativ without selling expensive stuff. I wonder what is the daily recommended amount of the 3's Omegas.

  9. Robin

    July 20, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for all your good work and for putting the information out there for the general public to actually understand and use! My only comment today is that it might be useful to explain to people that flax seed is somewhat volatile and easily degrades so should be carefully kept; also that the seeds must be ground in order to make the oils available for assimilation. Flax seeds are a PR darling these days and found in many things like crackers and chips, but it's highly unlikely that every seed is being chewed!

  10. Isabel

    June 25, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for your email. I am glad I pulled it out of the spam mail. I do get several emails from different Drs and they always advise or suggest what is good for us, but I am getting tire that for every issue there is a video presentation, that sometimes takes two hours to read it because it page may take a while to go the next, and they are always trying to sell you some of their pills they have made, and always super expensive.
    I did like your report because it was short, informative, sweet and directly to the point, and there was no presentation that we needed to wait on a page by page time.

  11. brian sivers

    June 13, 2016 Reply

    My mind was real read.Thank you.

  12. Thomas C Smith

    June 10, 2016 Reply

    thank you

  13. Tom Norman

    March 24, 2016 Reply

    I love your blogs: They are sweet, direct and right to the point. I don't have to spend all day reading to get the full understanding.


    February 17, 2016 Reply

    You are wrong about the value of Omega-3s being an old wives tale.
    Our grandmothers used to cook with plenty of saturated fats & we didn't have obesity or cardiovascular disease
    back then.
    These false tales about saturated fats have been spun around by our medical profession since 1970.
    It's our doctors who are the "old wives" in this sad tale.

  15. charles alban

    January 15, 2016 Reply

    milk. dairy products are one of the best sources of omega-3...yogurt, kefir etc. also a cup of hot milk before going to bed. must be hot. do not drink cold milk out of the fridge.

  16. Frank

    October 4, 2015 Reply

    Feeling so ignorant... and hope it is temporary before enlightenment. I now know the meaning and source of Omega-3; the good fat.

  17. Karin

    September 27, 2015 Reply

    Wow, I did not realize that walnuts have lots of omega 3. I always put some in my smoothies but now l'll add more.

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