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October 14, 2015

WHAT…Eat Cheese, Steak + Beef Jerky to BOOST your Metabolism

YES IT’S TRUE!!  These foods that many people consider “BAD” or “OFF LIMITS” when trying to watch your weight can actually be BENEFICIAL to keeping your waistline trim.  Your taste buds will be so happy too!

Cheese

You will read conflicting views on the consumption of cheese and other dairy products, but studies show that cheese and the butyric acid it contains, has been linked to reduced hunger levels, reduced incidences of obesity and increased metabolic rate. Consuming natural cheese with whole-grain bread has been shown to yield better metabolic results as compared to consuming processed cheese with white bread.

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky can be good for you and it can even boost your metabolism, provided it’s not loaded with excess sugar and sodium. You may want to avoid the barbecue flavored ones especially because they are usually the ones with the most additives and artificial flavorings. Try to find plain beef jerky that is freshly made and does not keep for too long (less preservatives). Turkey jerky is also a good option for those who’d like something with a lower fat content.

Lean Meats

Lean meats such as chicken breast fillet, top sirloin and white fish go a long way towards increasing your metabolic rate because it helps in building lean muscle mass. Whenever we do resistance training or any form of exercise, the body will need amino acids from lean meats to repair damage and recover from the workout. Lean meats supply the body with the building blocks it needs for muscle growth. More muscle means a faster metabolism.