Metabolism plays a very important role in losing weight. The chain of chemical reactions within our bodies plays an important role in how we lose weight while following a healthy diet such as 28 day challenge.
Our hormones and nervous system control the metabolism. The speed and effectiveness with which you work depends on a variety of factors.
Some of these things – your age, your gender and to some extent, your genetic makeup, are beyond our control.
With that, other factors can be controlled, such as the food you eat, your levels of physical activity and your muscle-to-fat ratio.
Eating healthy meals and including exercise in our daily routine helps keep your metabolism working well. It is also important to make sure you eat regularly.
If we spend too much time between meals or snacks, our metabolism can slow down. This is similar to what happens when we try to follow a severely calorie-restricted diet. Our body starts to panic and everything slows down, trying to conserve as much energy as possible.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are eating regularly is to include regular snacks in your diet. Not only will these things make you feel full and satisfied, but they will also keep your metabolism burning.
Each of these snacks below contains metabolism-boosting properties, either as a single food or as part of a larger plate
- A handful of blueberries – calories per serving – 85
- Greek Yogurt with 1 Tablespoon of Honey – Calories Per Serving – 190
- A cup of green tea – calories per serving – 0
- Overnight oats – Calories per serving – 325
- A handful of almonds – calories per serving – 110
- 1 cup diced pineapple – calories per serving – 70
- Coconut Cinnamon Rice Pudding – Calories Per Serving – 190 (Recipe Below)
- Sweet potato and lentil sauce – Calories per serving – 135 (recipe below)
- Healthy Mummy Enriched Acai Smoothie – 300 calories per serving if made from 250ml of low-fat milk, half a cup of fruit and some acai berries.
- Raw celery sticks and carrots – calories per serving – 60
- a Healthy green mummy smoothie – 300 calories per serving if made with 250ml of low-fat milk and ½ cup of fruit
Rice pudding with cinnamon and coconut
- 1 cup coconut milk – shake the can before measuring
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Cinnamon to taste
- Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan over a low heat until boiling
- Add honey and mix well
- Add rice and stir until combined
- Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, until firm
- Pour into dishes and garnish with cinnamon, if desired
Enough: 2. Calories per serving: 190.
Sweet potato and lentil dip
- 2 medium Sweet potatoes washed and drained clean
- 1 1/2 cups red lentils (or you can use 400g canned lentils, drained)
- ½ small red onion, peeled and cut into cubes
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
- Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 2 lemons, grated and squeezed
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper powder (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons tahini or natural peanut butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bake whole sweet potatoes (unpeeled) in an oven at 180°C for 1 hour.
- When cool enough to handle, cut them into small pieces. Leave the skin on as it is full of nutrients and blends well.
- Meanwhile, put the lentils in a saucepan with 3 cups of cold water.
- Leave it to boil and then reduce the heat.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes or until softened, and onions are added in the last 15 minutes. sink.
- Place the lentils, onions, and sweet potatoes in a blender or food processor.
- Add garlic, ginger, lemon, hot pepper, tahini and spices to taste.
- until a smooth mixture.
Enough: 6. Calories per serving: 135.
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