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After years of procrastination, you’re finally ready to begin eating healthier in order to lose weight. Unfortunately, you don’t know where to start. If you can relate to this scenario, consider building your new menu plan around metabolism boosting foods.

All of the life-sustaining, physical and chemical processes performed inside your body each day require energy. Your metabolism manufactures this energy necessary to your health and wellbeing. Increasing your metabolism will help you lose weight faster. The following, five foods all contain metabolism enhancing properties.


Consuming more protein is the easiest way to boost your metabolism. So, to start your day off right, think about eating a couple of eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are a healthy, portable option. 


Coffee contains metabolism boosting caffeine. When drinking this warm, comforting beverage, leave off the sugar, cream, and milk to minimize calories.

Dark Chocolate 

Besides caffeine, dark chocolate is packed with catechins. These substances are believed to be able to increase your resting metabolism rate. Because luscious, dark chocolate is calorie and fat dense, so limit your consumption of this treat to one ounce per day.


Cinnamon contains trace amounts of the chemical capsaicin. Consuming foods with capsaicin is thought to stimulate calorie burn. To incorporate more cinnamon into your diet, add it to:


  • Oatmeal
  • Plain, Greek yogurt
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Baked apples


Quinoa is a great source of metabolism boosting protein. This healthy grain is also packed with health benefiting iron, manganese, and magnesium. To add more quinoa to your diet, use it instead of plain rice in your favorite recipes. 

If you’ve struggled to lose weight for years, you might feel like giving up. Fortunately, by eating sensible foods that speed up your metabolism, you can likely start shedding those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around for far too long. If you need help creating a smart, metabolism boosting diet plan, consider scheduling a free consultation at a Metabolic Research Center near you.


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