14 Mega Metabolism Boosters

Metabolism is the process your body uses to convert food into energy. If your weight loss has plateaued, it could be a sign that your metabolism is in need of a boost. Learn what to eat and drink to turbocharge your metabolism and shed unwanted pounds fast.

14 Mega Metabolism Boosters

Metabolism is the process your body uses to convert food into energy. If your weight loss has plateaued, it could be a sign that your metabolism is in need of a boost. Learn what to eat and drink to turbocharge your metabolism and shed unwanted pounds fast.

Watch: Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism


BCAA Powder

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) can help repair and build muscle even when you can't make it to the gym! Muscle burns at least three times the number of calories as fat, which makes building muscle a priority for boosting metabolism. BCAA does just that by helping your body repair and rebuild muscle. Get the benefits by adding 1000 mg of BCAA powder to your morning smoothie. Always ask your doctor before starting a new supplement.

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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