4 Surprise metabolism boosters
1 Spiking coffee with cinnamon
The caffeine in a cup of joe is proven to stimulate metabolism up to 10%—and cinnamon sends it higher. How? A new study hints the spice prompts our cells to make extra enzymes that raise metabolism.
2 Skipping zero- cal sweetener
New research from George Washington University suggests that sugar substitutes may hinder metabolism, leading to quicker fat production.
3 Choosing Mexican sides
Corn and beans are both great sources of resistant starch —fiber-like strands that ferment in our bodies, releasing chemicals proven to speed fat burning by 20%-25% all day long!
4 Collapsing into bed
Studies routinely show that sleep-deprived folks weigh more. One big reason: Skimping on sleep causes levels of hunger hormones to rise 15% as levels of metabolism-revving hormones fall 16%.