Chilli, capsicum, ginger, green tea, avocado, wholegrains, herbs and spices, citrus, and grapefruit. These are the foods that pop up a few times each in the August Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, and there is a very good reason why…….
They are experts at boosting metabolism!!
Most of these foods are warming foods. Which means they will create more heat in the body, and this will help speed up our metabolism. Foods such as chilli, pepper, capsicum and ginger stimulate receptor cells in the body that increase fat mobilization. The aim of boosting our metabolism is to increase our resting metabolic rate, meaning our body burns fat at a higher rate than before. Foods that help stimulate blood circulation and produce thermogenesis (heat producing), are the foods that do this the best.
Avocados are repeated as they help you feel fuller for longer due to the combination of good quality fat and fibre.
Grapefruit has been studied and shown that including grapefruit helps weight loss. We know that one of grapefruit’s actions is to activate liver clearance pathways; which is why it is not recommended if you are taking particular medications, so please check your medications before adding grapefruit. By activating this particular pathway in the body, it may help clear out more effectively toxins that traditionally store in fat cells, and help weight loss by cleaning up the cells!
Whole grains like quinoa, millet, oats, and buckwheat may help speed up that thermogenic effect and burn more calories compared to consuming refined carbohydrates.
Enjoy the variety that these thermogenic foods will add to your diet while you are reaping the benefit of adding them in to your weight loss journey!
Every month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
Next months theme is the METABOLISM BOOSTING – Perfect for increasing your energy, boosting your health and getting you ready for SPRING.
If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a FREE 28 Day Challenge METABOLISM BOOSTING recipe and exercise pack for you to try HERE.
Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.