Whether you’re a bodybuilder or just someone who’s looking for an easy way to lose that excess fat, accelerating your metabolism plays an important role. This can be achieved by eating the appropriate types of foods.
Combining carbohydrates, protein, and fat (yes, fat found in some foods) can definitely change your lifestyle and lead you towards increasing your metabolism rate.
The best combination out there consists of foods and meals that contain high amounts of protein, moderate amounts of fat, and low amounts of carbohydrates. In other words, a high protein diet but do not eliminate fats and carbohydrates completely. Here are some of the best examples:
1. Eggs With Steak
A typical American breakfast consisting of fried eggs and bacon will not give you the protein your body needs to accelerate its metabolism, though it’s a good start.
To improve on this, steak is recommended over bacon because it has less fats. We also suggest you to find leaner cuts of steak, while the eggs should be boiled. Hard boiled eggs are far healthier than fried ones as you cut down on oil or butter, both high in fat content.
This simple method to replace the all-American breakfast allows you to eat more healthily with more protein and less fats.
2. Chocolate Shake With Peanut Butter
To prepare this high protein shake, use protein powder or chocolate protein powder if you have a sweet tooth, which is a good enough substitute. The other main ingredient is peanut butter which is high in protein and fat.。
To prepare it, you will need a cup of almond milk, half a cup of cottage cheese, three spoons of peanut butter, two scoops of protein powder, and sweetener that has no calories. All you have to do is blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture is thick enough. This shake is great if you have just finished a gym session, or to replace that Starbucks frappuccino you are thinking of.
3. Burgers Without Buns
No matter how good your hamburger might be, the bun has got to go，because it is high in carbohydrates. The same goes for all other breads, rolls, and pastry. In general, consider replacing burger meals with something healthier, or a meal high in protein and not carbohydrates.
4. Grilled Salmon
Salmon not only taste good, but the health benefits it contains is one reason why people love it. Salmon fish packs omega-3 and protein.
For those who are into strength training, salmon supports your muscle growth by providing protein for muscle repair and growth. Monounsaturated fats in salmon ensures it provides the healthy fats needed in your body.
Salmon also contains niacin which can help to make your skin and hair look better.
The best way to cook salmon is to smoke-grill it. Place the slab of salmon down on a hot grill, close the lid and let the smoke cook it to perfection. However, make sure you do not overcook it – salmon is generally best prepared when it’s not overcooked.
Have you ever found yourself dehydrated? Did you know it can slow down your metabolism? Drinking water is actually the most simple way to keep your metabolic rate up, and not to mention, it is a lot healthier than any juice or cola you want to reach out for.
One simple tip is to drink cold water whenever you can, as your body will have to burn more calories to make it warm.
A good rule to follow on how much water one needs is to drink 1 liter per 25 kilograms of your body weight. For example, if someone weighs 75 kilograms, they will have to drink 3 liters of water daily to keep their metabolism levels up.
Numerous studies have examined caffeine intake and the benefits and downsides of it. Coffee is mostly beneficial and it helps people to lose weight. It burns fat by giving your metabolism a slight boost, not to mention that it gives you an energy boost and keep you alert.
Don’t forget that you can get your caffeine in many different forms like pills, energy drinks, and even tea, which is probably the healthiest option when compared to others.
7. Slow-cooker Stew
If you are on a diet that is high in protein, then this special stew is something you simply have to try! The name itself tells you that the cooking process will take long. Luckily, it’s an easy recipe that consists of the following ingredients: one pound of diced beef, one bay leaf, three chopped carrots, three chopped celery stacks, one chopped onion, salt, pepper, oregano (to taste), and enough water to cover the meat and the vegetables while it is cooking.
Set the temperature low, and let it cook for approximately 9 hours! If that is too long a wait for you, set the temperature to high and it should be ready within 4 hours.