Certain foods have significant effects on your body’s thermodynamics. This means you literally burn down calories while you chew on them. Some compounds present in food items can push your metabolic temperatures to a new high.
Eating loads of protein, fiber and healthy carbohydrates can boost your metabolic rate making you feel full all day long. If you cannot figure out how to exactly join all these nutrients together in one meal, you can use our guide which contains 3 fat burning foods that can be utilized in any of your meals.
From breakfast to being your midnight snack, oatmeal can play a significant role in weight loss. And well, who can’t take oatmeal for a snack eh? Oats contain a hefty amount of fiber in them making you feel fuller for a longer time and also boosting metabolism. Fiber-rich oatmeal stays in your stomach for longer hours, staving off the doughnut run. You can also sweeten your oatmeal with berries if you like.
2. Grilled Shrimp/Seafood with Lime
Grilled seafood with lime completely make the perfect holiday meal in the summer. Shrimp stands out for being one of the most suitable summer grilling appetizers. Four sizzling shrimps amount to only 76 calories, which is a steal for such food. Along with that, a 3 ounce shrimp serving has 14% of the body’s daily iron requirement. The recipe for this is mentioned below:
- Mix together the Cajun seasoning, lime juice, and vegetable oil in a resealable plastic bag. Add the shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
- Cook the shrimp on the preheated grill until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 2 minutes per side.
3. Middle Eastern Rice Salad
This 20 minute delight can be used for lunch or dinner. It will definitely ignite your metabolism and your taste buds, particularly if you are a fan of rice. This rice-salad combo can also work as a side dish to be used with your main course. It has many nutritious ingredients but the chickpeas are the most effective.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Remove from heat, and stir in chickpeas, cumin, and salt. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
- Combine rice, onion-chickpea mixture, dates, mint, and parsley in a large bowl. Toss well until thoroughly combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.