Weigh In Day

In honor of Weigh In Day* today, here are a few things you can do to grease your metabolic gears.

Some of these suggestions are pretty obvious, but I think it’s a good reminder:

Break your fast
Eat a good breakfast every morning. If you don't, your body goes into starvation mode, slowing your metabolism to a crawl to conserve energy.

A recent study showed the average metabolic rate of people who drank coffee increased 16% over those who drank decaf.

Pick protein
Aim for about 30 grams of protein – one cup of low-fat cottage cheese or four ounces of chicken – at each meal. It builds lean muscle mass, which burns more calories than fat.

Drink your milkshake!
Calcium helps your body metabolize fat more efficiently.

Kick it up a notch
Capsaicin, the spicy kick in chili peppers, fires up your metabolism. Just one tablespoon of chopped red or green chilies temporarily spikes your metabolism by 2%.

Put the drink down
Having two mixed drinks stops fat burning by 73%.

*Email me your weekly weight ‘cause we’re getting down to the wire! I lost a grand total of nothing this week. Just sharing.

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