Ladies, we wear many, many hats and most of the time those hats are not for our personal benefit. One would think that if we are juggling multiple tasks all at one time, that the metabolism would do what it’s supposed to do, give a good enough workout to tear away some of the inches. Unfortunately, moving in our normal routine sometimes is not enough to get the metabolism moving for us to see physical results.
We may have heard that the speed of your metabolism is the direct product of your genes. The way we live and the habits that we practice on a daily basis actually play a huge role in whether the metabolism is working for or against you. The most effective way to boost your metabolism is to exercise, add more protein to your diet, and eat more spicy foods and herbs have been proven to give your metabolism a boost. But if you really want to get your metabolism boosted so that your energy level is energized enough, try eating a nutritious diet full of unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Here are a number of foods that will be great to add to your diet on a regular basis to help rev up and get your body burning those unwanted calories and adding energy to your life.
Apples help keep the doctor away because the peels contain pectin, a specific type of fiber that not only helps to remove toxins from the body but also puts a limit to the amount of fat your body cells can absorb. Apples are high in fiber which can slow the intake of dietary sugar, thus making you feel fuller longer. Increasing and adding 3 small apples to your diet a day, can increase metabolism and speed up weight loss.
Blueberries seem to be the “hip” word for this decade. All we hear is blueberries/antioxidant…antioxidant/blueberries. It seems as if those two are one in the same. Oxidation in our body causes free radicals which, intern, causes damage to the cells. When we consume antioxidants, we are controlling the oxidation which keeps our cells healthier, thus causing our cells to have the energy needed to get us moving.
Cold Water can help speed your metabolism by forcing the body to use more calories to warm it up. If you are the least bit dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down.
Chili Peppers not only speed up metabolism by creating heat generation and raising the body temperature when consumed, but it is also known to suppress the desire to eat.
Whole Grains helps the body to burn more fat because they take extra effort to break down than foods like white bread and pasta. The rich fiber in foods like brown rice and oatmeal gain the best results in increasing the metabolism.
Lean Chicken Breast is one of the top fat-burning foods. For example, if you eat one chicken breast that is 300 calories, it will take about 90 calories for your body to break it down.
It is a very true statement that metabolism is linked to weight. But contrary to popular belief, a slower metabolism is rarely the cause of excess weight gain. It’s food and beverage intake and your physical activity that ultimately determines how much you weigh.