January… the month everyone is trying to get back in to shape, lose some of that extra Christmas weight, and the gym is a zoo. Did you know that when it comes to weight loss in general 75 percent is diet and about 25 percent is exercise?! This is pretty important stuff to realize in order to meet your goals.
We have already provided one great tip to help shed those pounds in this blog post but weight loss also has a lot to do with your metabolism. So have you heard of thermogenic foods? Thermogenic foods can help increase your metabolism and even your calorie burning by enhancing something called thermogenesis. This is a process that causes the body to burn calories in order to utilize the foods you have just eaten, and converts these calories to heat. A combination of exercise, eating small frequent meals throughout the day, drinking plenty of water and introducing more thermogenic foods is a great way to lose the extra pounds.
Here is a list of some thermogenic foods you can try:
- Red hot peppers
- Black pepper
- Green tea
- Coconut oil
- Lean protein
- Cayenne pepper