7-Day Miracle Plan to Boost Your Metabolism

Dr. Oz rolls out his 7-Day Miracle Plan to Boost Your Metabolism, plus 3 metabolism boosters for under $20 that will help you shed that middle-age spread. Click here for a Metabolism Calculator that will determine the number of calories your body burns when at rest, but awake, over the course of one day.

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Rev Up Metabolism With Ice Cream

Rev your metabolism by still enjoying that bowl of ice cream after dinner. If you normally indulge in half a cup, eliminate 3 tablespoons from that amount, which equals 100 calories. By consuming this dairy-based treat, you’ll also be getting some calcium, which stimulates fat cells to break down fat.

Click here to learn how you can burn 100 calories in no time.

Day 3: Add Protein

If you want a faster metabolism, think protein. Here’s why: Your body burns twice as many calories by digesting proteins than it does when digesting carbs. Add more protein to your diet with two fish-based meals per week. Packed with protein, fish, such as halibut or salmon, also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which increase fat-burning enzymes in the body. Click here to learn the other benefits of including fish on your dish.

Day 4: Eat Every 3 Hours

Here’s a surprising fact about metabolism: If you eat more often, you’ll speed it up. Make sure to eat regularly, which means three meals a day, plus two healthy snacks. And remember to eat within an hour of waking up to keep your body from going into hunger overdrive. To keep your metabolism humming, adhere to this schedule:

  • 6-8 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 10 a.m.: Snack
  • 12-2 p.m.: Lunch
  • 3-5 p.m.: Snack
  • 5-7 p.m.: Dinner
  • Don’t eat after 8 p.m.

Don’t skip your snacks. Research has shown that people who snack on 250 calories three times per day eat less at regular meals and have higher metabolic rates. Click here to learn about the best time of day to fight fat.

Try Dr. Oz’s Metabolism-Booster Snack:

  • A small handful of pistachios. They’re loaded with protein and monounsaturated fatty acids to help burn fat.
  • A few dried apricots for fiber and some sweetness.