When it comes to losing weight, the only real tried and tested method is a healthy diet and exercise.
However, studies have shown what you eat can account for 80% of your weight loss.
So how can you optimise what you eat to lose weight faster? Eat foods that will speed up your metabolism.
Your metabolism is the word for the chemical processes that occur throughout the body to keep you alive and these processes require energy.
A faster metabolism equates to burning off this energy acquired from food more quickly which helps you lose weight at a higher rate.
Celery is packed with water and fibre and is also low in calories.
It is also a diuretic – the substance which increases the production of urine. This will help increase the rate of your metabolism.
It was also recently revealed that celery is the key to better sex.
Not technically a food, but completely vital to your metabolic rate.
Even slight dehydration can slow down your metabolism . The best thing to do is drink cold water as it will force your body to use more calories to warm it up, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Eggs are full of vitamin D which can help repair and rebuild muscles (which is why they’re a great thing to eat post-workout).
The larger your muscle mass, the easier it is for your body to burn calories.
Adding a side of avocado to your eggs sounds like the perfect breakfast to us.
Avocado’s contain healthy fats which will get your metabolism going but also keep blood sugar levels stable.
The iron in spinach helps to carry oxygen to your muscles which helps to burn fat at a faster rate.