4 Metabolism-Boosting Foods You Should Have Every Morning to Lose Weight by March, According to Doctor
dr Amy Lee is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine, medical nutrition and obesity medicine and a partner of Nucific:
As a weight loss specialist, I want to use my knowledge of nutritional science to optimize my health. I also firmly believe in practicing what I preach to my patients because I have the benefit of learning this information through my years of training.
I want to share with you what I eat in the morning most days to optimize my metabolism. First off, metabolism is a very general word and means what the body does using the fuel we eat (in the form of food) to perform various functions and create energy. The body has the ability to either store fuel in fat cells or burn fuel to create energy.
These are the more metabolism-boosting foods that I eat myself most days (when I can):
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Eggs, egg whites and whole eggs
Eggs are a lean protein made up of all 20 amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle cells. The more functional your muscle tissue is, the more calories you will burn. This refers to resting metabolism, basically the calories you burn while at rest.
Also a lean protein from dairy products. I say easy because the flavored options often have a lot more added sugar. Sugar is stored in fat cells, so avoid it at all costs. Yogurt is great for the built in natural probiotics, which are bacteria that promote good health and play a role in how the body burns calories and even controls our hunger hormones.
Among the many types of fruit, I’m a big fan of berries for their fibrous nature. Sure, there are some natural sugars, but remember there’s also the innate fiber, which helps the body process the sugars much more efficiently so the body doesn’t store them. Fiber also helps in removing inflammation from the body.
Nut butter with no added sugar
I’m a big fan of taking a tablespoon or two of the all-natural, no-sugar-added almond butter right out of the jar. I especially like the variety that has the oil separated from the nut butter paste, which keeps the contents nice and moist. Nut butter is a great lean protein, plus some fiber derived from the nut. This is also a great way to get the proteins in as well.