You’re feeling tired, overworked and in a hurry all day long. You don’t want to keep drinking energy drinks or coffee to get a boost of energy. You don’t want to eat junk food either. The problem is you don’t have enough time to prepare something healthy and quick in the morning to kick start your day. So what do you?
I have put together a short list of powerful and healthy foods that boost your metabolism to get your day rolling with lots of sustained energy while burning calories and helping you lose weight.
1. Hemp: No, not the kind you smoke! Hemp is probably one of the best plant sources of protein. It is filled with amino acids that help build muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories than fat. So feed your muscles and they will be active while you’re sitting or even sleeping to burn calories all day and all night. You can get an organic hemp powder that is ready to mix with water or juice.
2. Apples: You’ve probably heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!” Well, as a doctor, that may be bad for business, but I do care about your health. Studies have shown that apples boost metabolism and actually are great for burning fat, especially tummy fat. So eat one to three apples a day for best results.
3. Acai Berry: Now this is probably my favorite metabolism booster because organic acai is available in the powder form that I can add to my smoothie. Acai berry is rich in antioxidants in the form of anthocyanin and has omega fatty acids, which are healthy fats. They also contain iron and fiber. These fatty acids will kick start your metabolism.
4. Cinnamon: This is an awesome spice because you can pretty much add it to anything, from yogurt, to tea or even chocolate! Cinnamon helps blood sugar get into cells so it can immediately get used for energy and not stored as fat.
Don’t forget to get plenty of sleep and keep your stress level low. To plan a personalized metabolism boosting diet, please call 1-310-581-9700 and schedule your appointment for a nutrition consult.