Here at My Fitness Kitchen, our creators of ready made bodybuilding meals in Sydney explain that when it comes to losing weight, your metabolism plays a key role.
Your metabolism is the process by which your body converts food to energy and, hence burns calories. The type of food and drink you consume and level of physical activity impacts the effectiveness of your metabolism.
Foods to jump start your metabolism
As it turns out, choosing certain foods and avoiding others can help put you on path to your weight loss goals.
Eggs – Include eggs as part of your regular healthy breakfast to jumpstart your metabolism first thing in the morning. Eggs are super versatile, and their protein packed yolks can give your metabolism a nice little boost.
Green Tea – Speed up your fat-burning potential with a hot cup of green tea, especially after meals. Aside from containing caffeine, green tea contains a particular type of catechin, which helps to oxidise fat and increase metabolism.
Chicken Breast – When you eat foods that contain protein, your body expends more energy to metabolise and store this protein. Chicken breast makes for a wonderful source of lean protein. It can be prepped in such a wonderful variety of healthy ways, such as in our muscle ready meals in Sydney.
Chilli Peppers – Research shows that eating spicy foods may help to keep your metabolism humming. The capsaicin found in chilli peppers and paprika has been shown to boost metabolic rates and decrease cholesterol absorption, while increasing fat-metabolizing enzymes.
Salmon – Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that the body does not produce on its own. Studies show that diets higher in omega-3s can have favourable effects on body composition by increasing metabolic rate. The essential fatty acids found in omega-3s, can also positively influence leptin – a hormone that regulates metabolism rate.
To reach your fitness goals, you must ensure your body is receiving the right nutritional balance. Find out how we make it easy, with our delicious range of fresh premade fitness meals, delivered in Sydney.