Rev up your metabolism and trick your body into burning calories faster with this plan.
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One Day a Week Is a Smart-Carb Day
These days are very low in fat. Make sure to eat one serving of healthy grains at every meal and two fruit snacks. These foods are all high fiber, which processes slower than other foods, stabilizes blood sugar and may inhibit fat absorption. Here's an example of what to eat on a slow-carb day:
Breakfast: Oatmeal and berries
Snack: Dried mangoes or figs
Lunch: Sandwich on whole-grain bread with bean salad for added fiber
Snack: Baked cinnamon apple (Cinnamon can help the body process sugar more efficiently.) Get the recipe.
Dinner: Whole-grain pasta with vegetables. Add red pepper flakes to your meal; the capsaicin can increase metabolic burn. Get the recipe.