To optimize your metabolism, you FOOD NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY. You need to eat the right kinds of foods and eat enough of those foods
Eat plenty of healthy fats. Healthy fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, along with wild, fatty fish are great to boost metabolism. My favorite “gasoline” is medium-chain triglycerides or MCT oil, which is found in coconut oil.
I love the brand Bean for their MCT with collagen powder in their pumpkin spice flavor. I use one scoop in my morning coffee and it tastes delicious!
To optimize your metabolism, then, you want to eat the right kinds of foods and eat enough of those foods!
Go for color. One thing nearly everyone concurs with is that we need to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and other plant foods. Colorful, antioxidant-rich plant foods become essential for health and reducing oxidative stress.
Each week to save on time, I buy a bunch of pre-cut and pre-washed veggies from Safeway’s ready made section. I get mixed peppers, brussel sprouts, onions and squash and then I make a pretty easy sheet pan of roasted veggies.
I drizzle with extra virgin olive oil (about 1/4 cup) and then I season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste, red pepper flakes to taste and 1 tsp dried oregano. I put the sheet pan into the oven at 400 degrees F for about 30-40 minutes, flipping the vegetables once or twice during cooking. I monitor cooking time and remove the sheet pan when the veggies are tender but not mushy.
Limit sugar and flour. High-glycemic, high-carb foods put tremendous stress on your metabolism. Swap out some of your favorite treats for their low-sugar alternatives. My go-to for my sweet tooth is the product called SmartSweets Sweet Fish. I order this on Amazon. Sweet Fish are a chewy, delicious candy free from sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners and added sugar.
NO GUESSWORK! ONE BAG = ONE SERVING, AND:
- 92% less sugar than other fish
- 3 grams of sugar for the whole bag!
- 44% less calories than the other fish
- 13 grams of plant-based fiber