Tip # 1 – Eat More Whole Grains
Why? Because your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods, especially those rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice, than processed foods.
Tip # 2 – Eat More Lean Meats
Why? Because protein has a high thermogenic effect, helping you burn about 30% of the calories the food contains during digestion (so a 300-calorie chicken breast requires about 90 calories to break it down).
Tip # 3 – Eat Low-fat Dairy Products
Why? Because dairy is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which help preserve and build muscle mass, an essential part of maintaining a robust metabolism.
Tip # 4 – Try Drinking Green Tea Daily
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking four cups of green tea each day can help you lose weight over time. Why? Because a compound called EGCG in the brew can temporarily speed up your metabolism. Try keeping a jug of iced green tea in the fridge for easy access.
Tip # 5 – Add Lentils to your Daily Diet
Why? Because one cup of lentils can pack up to 35% of your daily iron needs in addition to fiber which helps you feel full for longer periods of time.
Tip #6 – Eat Some Hot Peppers (or Hot Sauce) When You Can
Why? Because hot peppers contain a compound called capsaicin. This helps give chili peppers their kick that heats up your body, helping you burn additional calories. Try adding cayenne or hot sauce to soups, eggs, and meats for the added effect.