Although our amazing weight loss program helps you to reset your hypothalamus gland, which controls your metabolism here are a few things you can do to boost your metabolism even more. Exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep are two of the best things you can do.
Below is a list of foods that can help to speed up metabolism(Most of these foods are already allowed on our weight loss program). Think of these foods as support mechanisms on your path towards fat loss.
- Green Tea
- Apples and Pears
- Citrus Fruits
- Foods High in Calcium
- Foods High in Omega-3’s
- Purified Water
Jalapeno, habanero, cayenne and other forms of spicy peppers directly boost metabolism and circulation. In fact, eating hot peppers not only speeds up your metabolism, it also reduces cravings. This is related to its capsaicin content, a compound that stimulates the body’s pain receptors, temporarily increasing blood circulation and metabolic rate. If you have ever experienced a bout of intense sweating after eating a particularly hot tamale, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, studies have shown that eating hot peppers can boost the metabolism by up to 25%, with the spike lasting for up to 3 hours.
High in calcium (a known weight-reducer), broccoli is also extraordinarily high in vitamins C, K and A. One serving of broccoli will also provide you with plenty of folate and dietary fibre, plus a variety of antioxidants. Broccoli is also one of the best detox foods you can add to your diet.
Soup offers an appetite reducing combination of liquids and solids that reduced intake of excess foods, speeding up the metabolism and burning fat. A healthy vegetable soup with the approved veggies in your booklet will assist you with this.
It is now a well-known fact, through multiple scientific studies, that green tea extract can significantly boost metabolism, as well as provide a variety of other health benefits. Green tea is delicious and it’s also rich in antioxidants that actively fight harmful free radicals!
Apples and Pears
These two fruits help boost metabolism and speed up weight loss. Research found that people eating three apples or pears daily lost more weight than people who did not. Organic apples are one of the most widely available organic fruits and pears aren’t too hard to find either, great news!
From cayenne to garlic to cinnamon, spices are one of the best ways you can keep your metabolic rates high. Especially speedy are the more pungent spices such as black pepper, mustard seeds, powdered onion and ginger. A study found that using spices enabled people to burn up to 1,000 more calories daily than those not incorporating spices into their diet.
Fruits like grapefruit have been shown to help us burn fat and keep our metabolism high. This could be related to the fruits’ high amount of vitamin C, a helpful and healthful component that reduces insulin spikes.
Foods High in Calcium
To help boost your metabolism, eat plenty of foods high in calcium. If you are unable to get enough of these foods, then you should consider taking a calcium supplement or making sure that your Multivitamin has calcium in it. We also allow plain yogurt, cottage cheese and mozzarella in limited amounts whiles on our weight loss program.
Foods High in Omega-3’s
Eating foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids is a great way to boost your metabolism. These acids reduce the production of a hormone called leptin, a natural chemical that lowers your metabolism. Studies found that African tribes with a heavy fish-based diet had leptin levels up to five times lower than tribes that did not consume fish. We have a wide variety of fish that is allowed on our weight loss program the will help reduce leptin levels.
While it’s not exactly a food, it is a metabolism booster. Drinking water speeds up fat burning. It is also a natural appetite suppressant and detoxifier.
Other Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
There are a couple of other ways to maximize your metabolism. Avoid energy drinks, soft drinks, and processed foods. You may get a temporary energy boost from the sugar or caffeine, but you’ll crash hard soon after.
Your metabolism functions best when you treat your body well. Make sure to get plenty of sleep and reduce stress wherever possible. Perform regular cleanses, especially a liver and kidney cleanse to rid yourself of toxin build up and improve overall health. As all these aspects can play a very important role when trying to lose weight. You can look forward to losing as much as 10kg in just 30 days and resetting your hypothalamus glad which controls your metabolism.