8 Simple, Metabolism Boosting Foods You Can Add Daily

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Thermic foods are a great way to boost your metabolism during the day.

Weight loss over time does take effort, and we need to instil a ‘long life term’ mindset for our health and wellbeing. Without sacrificing food groups entirely, a nutrient balance needs to be stable (unless you have food allergies or autoimmune disease.) An excellent aspect of thermogenesis is that certain foods have a higher chance of using more energy than others. Imagine the effect of consuming thermogenic foods and increasing your activity daily? Your weight loss results are, in fact, not due to one thing but several little steps you take daily. Here are some examples of thermic food to add to your diet to help you achieve your goals faster and efficiently. 

1. Protein

Protein has a very high capacity for thermogenesis compared to carbs and protein. Experiments repeatedly show that high protein diets lead to lower weight gain and higher fat oxidation than more deficient diets. It also produces the feeling of satiety, which again reduces hunger and the desire to eat more. Ensure you are eating enough to sustain your daily intake and training efforts. 

2. Fiber

Fibre slows down glucose absorption by slowing down how quickly food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine. It also signals the brain that you are full and should stop eating. It’s also hard for the body to break down fibre, burning calories. 

3. Cruciferous veggies

These range from spinach, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprout, and asparagus. These are the types of vegetables you should be eating daily. Therefore, they contain lots of fibre and require more energy to digest and have the bonus of again increasing satiety and decreasing cravings. 

4. Eggs

Eggs are a powerhouse bundle of vitamins, minerals, good fats, and protein! They are so portable, nutritious and filling. Moreover, as mentioned above, protein is thermogenic, and even a single egg will produce a long-lasting feeling of satiety. It’s shown to boost metabolism by 80–100 calories per day! Just to let you know, one egg contains 75 calories, 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of good fats. Eat them regularly. 

5. Fatty fish

Fish is an excellent source of protein, is lean, light, and packed full of omega-three fats. Omega 3 is linked to lowering inflammation markers and heart disease and can contribute to overall weight loss. The best types of seafood to consume are; Salmon, sardines, rainbow trout and tuna (in moderation, of course, due to its mercury content). 

6. Turmeric

It would be best if you used this miracle spice should be used as frequently as possible. It fights inflammation and prevents fat accumulation in the tissues and organs, such as the stomach and liver. Use it to make a turmeric latte in your seafood, poultry, and even veggies. 

7. MCT Oil

I use my MCT oil daily, usually when I break my fast. This oil contains medium-chain triglyceride, a form of saturated fat that has several benefits, like enhanced cognitive function, the assistance of weight management, and the ability to assist your body into ketosis (when on a proper keto diet, of course). 

8. Coffee

I love my coffee! Caffeine boosts performance and mood and gives you a dramatic energy uplift. But, of course, the fantastic taste isn’t a bad thing either! In addition, caffeine can boost metabolism and burn body fat. 

Key Take Away

These are easy additions to your diet and can help to add that little bit of extra boost when it comes to weight loss and management. When you couple this with a great training plan, weight loss and muscle gain will be at your fingertips.

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