5 Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

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Jana Williams! It’s so nice to be back on the Chriselle Factor again today! This community is so inspiring and supportive and I really appreciate all of your comments and feedback!

Can you believe it’s already March? Bathing suit season will be here before we know it and we need to be feeling our best from the inside out! So today, I want to talk about our metabolism. Besides a regular exercise routine and a disciplined diet, another way we can help ourselves maintain our ideal weight and preferred shape is to eat foods that help speed up our metabolism. Being aware of what foods speed up your metabolism could help us create healthier habits that we can benefit from.



So here are five types of food that are great metabolism boosters:

1. Fruits
Grapefruit, oranges, and lemons contain vitamin C which helps metabolize fat faster. A great habit to get into is to start the day with a little lemon squeezed into your alkaline filtered water. Berries like raspberries blueberries and strawberries are also great as they are high in dietary fibers which are difficult to digest and so the body burns a lot of calories in the process. Bananas are also a great fruit choice. Bananas contain potassium and resistant starch which helps keep you full longer and turns on the fat burning mode. So for breakfast try adding some berries to your 
Greek yogurt or oatmeal which in themselves are also great metabolism boosters.

2. Caffeine
Believe it or not, 
caffeine can also be a great way to rev up your metabolism. The trick here is to not have too much. You should try to limit yourself to one or two cups per day, making sure to also drink plenty of water to help your liver process the caffeine. Green tea is the healthier alternative to coffee because it acts as an antioxidant while also boosting your metabolism. But if you are a total coffee addict like me, try it with a little almond milk and Stevia to cut down on your dairy and sugar intake.

3. Lean Meat Proteins
Meat like turkey and chicken can help build muscles and burn calories. Another one of my favorite quick snacks is to grab some turkey or chicken cold cut sandwich meats (minus the bread of course).

4. Celery
Celery can be a big-time metabolism booster. When you chew on celery you are stimulating your digestion and actually 
hydrating yourself, which is key to a better metabolism. Try dipping your celery in guacamole, peanut butter or even salsa!

5. Chocolate
Yup. I saved the best for last. Believe it or not, 
dark chocolate can help boost your metabolism. Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium which stimulates fat burning. But of course, as it is with all sweets: less is better.  Everything in moderation, including moderation!

Isn’t it so cool to know that we are more in control of our metabolism then we may have thought? Make sure to incorporate these fat burning foods into your daily diet along with regular exercise and you will notice a difference in no time.

Head over to my blog to read more tips on how to have more energy. Stay tuned for some more tips and tricks to get ready for Spring Break. And if you missed some of my older posts, click here and here!
Stay Inspired! Jana


  • Sonia says:

    Great post. I heard Panax Quinquefolius is one the most powerful metabolism booster. How far this information is correct?
    here is the source:
    Kindly reply back. I am working on a university project. And i really need answer from your end.

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  • HolleyV says:

    Great to know! I love your photos–makes me hungry! I guess I’ll have to start having more chocolate and celery. But not together. LOL


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  • Mary says:

    Lemon juice in water in the morning is the best! It perks you right up.

  • Amy` says:

    Fruit and green tea are two of my favourites! I might just have to add celery to my shopping list for next time ♥

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  • Aria Di Bari says:

    Fruits are my favourite for a little boost!

  • Gaiv Gill says:

    Really impressive going to try no. 2 for sure thank you for sharing

  • Natali says:

    Great post and I agree on those metabolism boosters as well as I would add some spices like cayenne pepper, turmeric and ginger, fresh or powder, works great!

  • I love berries and I love green tea, but the chocolate recommendation is of course the best.

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  • Elizabeth says:

    I never knew chocolate was a metabolism booster! 😀 Thank you so much for sharing all of these healthy little tips! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • mainou says:

    Love these! Thank you for sharing =)

  • Vivian says:

    Reading that coffee boosts metabolism, BEST news ever!

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  • Lauren says:

    Hooked on all these things, particularly coffee in the morning and lemon water in the afternoon 🙂 Thanks for posting Jana!


  • Diana says:

    Great tips Jana!!

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful healthy and simply delicious super foods for the mind and body … I really love anything berries, I can eat berries for days! 🙂
    Merci for sharing an essential part of our eating daily lives!

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