7 Foods To Jump Start Your Metabolism
By this week in your 52 Weeks to Wellness, you may have discovered a small plateau in your weight loss. It can get tough to see the numbers stall out, and that is why these 7 Foods to Jump Start Your Metabolism are sure to be great additions to your diet. Not only are some of these great for kicking your body into fat burning gear, but they are almost all healthy options that everyone will love.
7 Foods to Jump Start Your Metabolism
Green Tea: This popular tea has been known for years to be a great beverage to use in helping kick your diet and metabolism into gear. There are tons of varieties out there readymade, but the best is to brew your own and sweeten with a natural sweetener like honey or Stevia.
Almonds: High in protein, satisfying and including healthy fats almonds satisfies your body while giving it the fats and energy it needs. This means your body is better suited for burning fat and will burn fat stores instead of storing them. When you feed your body healthy fats, it is less likely to hold onto the existing fat in your body.
Water: If your body is dehydrated, it will not only retain water keeping the scales up, but it will not function as well. For your body to burn the most calories, it needs to be functioning at the best it can. That means proper hydration from simple water.
Blueberries: This popular super food is chock full of antioxidants that help your body heal, stay strong and become healthier. A healthy body means better fat burning when you eat right and exercise regularly.
Salmon: Much like the almonds mentioned above, this is full of protein and healthy fats. Your body needs healthy Omega-3 fats to develop your brain as well as build muscle and provide energy. When you deprive yourself of healthy fat, your body begins storing sugars as fat which results in the weight gain or plateau in weight loss you may be experiencing.
Spinach: Spinach is another healthy, low calorie, and delicious food full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants your body needs. It provides you with healthy energy and nutrition at a lower calorie rate which will help boost our bodies health and thus improve chances of burning more calories.
Oatmeal: Proven to be a healthy grain for brains, heart and even diabetes oatmeal is a great choice for meal satisfaction with added benefits. Mostly, regular rolled oats (without all the sugar and flavor from instant packets) contain a ton of fiber. Fiber is needed to move waste through your body, and to fuel your body properly so it burns fat and calories.
These foods that boost your metabolism are great to include in your diet. Whether you are choosing a Weight Watchers plan, lower carbohydrate or Paleo diet these foods are almost all perfect for fueling your system.
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