Metabolisms are a great tool that is already in our bodies that can actually help with our weight loss. But not all of us are lucky enough to have really fast metabolisms. People think that we are born with our metabolisms and that we will just have to live with them the way they are.
But we have good news, you are not stuck with your metabolism, there are things each of us can do to help speed up our metabolisms. This along with your weight loss shakes should help you achieve your weight loss goals. Just be careful in which weight loss shakes you choose. Many of them are packed with sugar. We personally choose and recommend IdealShape weight loss shakes. They taste delicious and work!
So which foods will help our metabolisms work faster? See below…
One of the great things about lean meat is that they are full of iron. Deficiencies in iron and other minerals can cause our metabolisms to slow. Our bodies also use far more calories digesting lean meats then other fatty or high carb foods.
Seems like a crazy one, but chilli peppers contain an ingredient called capsaicin which has shown to actually boost your metabolism which will help you digest food more quickly. Try adding a tablespoon of chopped chillies into one of your meals each day.
Avocados are high in protein and also contain all nine essential amino acids. This means that avocados will help your metabolism kick into the next gear.
Many woman have iron deficiencies and little do most people know, this can actually cause weight gain or trouble maintaining weight. Lentils are high in iron to help boost your daily needs and help you lose that extra weight.
This may sound like a strange one (and not exactly a food!) but definitely worth a mention. If our bodies are even a little dehydrated that can actually cause our bodies metabolism to slow. Make sure that you are very hydrated. A good way to check how hydrated we are is to check the color of our urine. It should be a very light yellow, if it is any darker, drink more water.