Sun, beach, waves – summer is officially right around the corner. And whether you admit it or not, we all have our last minutes desire to lose that extra pounds. And yeah, we can start exercising our way to achieve our summer body goals however if you just have a month and a half left, solely exercising may not be the best deal for you. But of course, it’s not impossible. That summer body that you are desiring for can still be achieved, all you have to do is do a little tweaking with our metabolism and this will surely help you lose that extra pounds and prep your body for summer. Now, exercising can help in boosting our metabolism however not all people realize that what we eat also has a direct impact on it too. So, to help you lose that extra pounds fast, I’ve listed down below 5 foods that can help boost your metabolism.
If you have a palette for spicy foods, then this can certainly be your edge losing that extra pounds. A chemical found in chili peppers called Capsaicin, can boost your metabolism by increasing the number of calories and fat you burn.
Studies show that Grapefruits help lower insulin levels within the body. Insulin levels can greatly affect your metabolism, when there is more insulin in the body, metabolism can’t burn calories effectively. We normally have higher insulin levels in the morning, so why not start your day by eating this, this can be an easy way to kick start your metabolism.
Celery should be one of your go-to-foods whenever you want to lose weight or you just simply want to eat healthy. Since one large stalk only contains about 10 calories, it’s a veggie which mostly contains water. And we all know that staying hydrated is very important for your metabolism, studies show that dehydration impacts our insulin sensitivity, so instead of carbs being used as energy, there’s a large chance that your carbs are being stored as fat. So, celery being an ultra-hydrating food will surely do the work for you.
Cinnamon has the ability to control your insulin levels and alter your metabolism. When cinnamon is consumed, it causes a metabolic reaction; it allows your metabolism to speed up just because it takes extra energy to metabolize. This boost in metabolism allows you to burn more calories and help you lose a couple extra pounds. Plus, an added bonus, studies show that the consumption of cinnamon impacts abdominal fat more so than fat found in other parts of your body. So not only does this helps kick start your metabolism, it will also help you lose that dreaded belly fat.
Now green tea has always done wonders to our health and when it comes to boosting our metabolism and helping us lose weight, green tea is practically the best.
Like spicy foods, green tea is considered a thermogenic. It basically increases calorie burn and helps you burn more fat.Green tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG that can help you boost your fat burn and help you achieve your summer body goals. So, let’s start brewing that extra pot of tea!
Now losing weight may not be as easy as 1,2,3 and there may not be shortcuts in achieving our desired body weight but these foods will certainly help us get there. So, let’s start by adding these things to our grocery list and start prepping our bodies for summer!
What would you add on this list? Let me know in the comment section below, I would love to try them.