3 Summer Recipes to Boost Your Metabolism
If you feel like you can’t lose weight as easily as you used to, you may not be imagining things. As you get older, your metabolic rate – or how many calories you burn on a daily basis – slows down. While there’s not much you can do to reverse the aging process, you can make healthy choices each day that will give your metabolism a big boost and help you shed extra pounds. A great place to start is by cleaning up your diet.
You are what you eat
Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” It may seem silly to imagine yourself as a slice of pizza or a salad, but it’s true. Not only do the foods we eat have an impact on how many calories we burn, they also play a big role in how we think and how much energy we have.
Knowing this, you can easily improve the way you feel just by changing what you eat. Though no single diet will work for every person, there are some particular foods that are proven to boost your metabolism and make you feel good from the inside out. They include:
- Greek yogurt
Cleaning up your diet boosts your metabolism by reducing the amount of work your body has to do in order to process food into nutrients. When you eat the items listed above, your metabolism improves because it’s easier for your body to turn food into fuel.
Summer recipes to boost your metabolism
When selecting meals to boost your metabolism, it’s important to make sure you’re getting a good balance of lean protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods take longer to break down in your body, which burns more calories during digestion. The following three recipes are perfectly suited for summer, taste delicious, and will give your slowing metabolism the boost it needs.
While traditional ceviche consists of raw seafood tossed with an acidic marinade, this recipe calls for cooked shrimp. Served alongside tomatoes and avocado, this dish remains low-cal at just 189 calories per serving while still providing 13 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
Southwestern Breakfast Burrito
Switch up your usual breakfast routine with a delicious, southwestern breakfast burrito. This recipe is loaded with fiber and protein with the help of whole grain sandwich wraps, egg whites, and black beans. One burrito contains a whopping 23 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber, making for a truly metabolism-boosting meal.
Wok-Seared Chicken & Vegetables
If you like stir-fry, you’re going to love this recipe for wok-seared chicken and vegetables. The combination of green bell pepper, orange carrots and red onion along with spice-coated chicken makes this dish a feast for both the eyes and palate. One serving of this recipe contains an impressive 25 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
Want to maximize your efforts?
Here’s a surprising fact: The more often you eat, the faster your metabolism will be. Eating regularly, which means three meals a day plus two healthy snacks, keeps your body from feeling hungry and slowing your metabolism.
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