After 20 years of researching the best diets on the planet, people always ask me, what’s the #1 secret to losing weight? And when I tell them, they look disappointed. It’s their metabolism, I say. They answer, frowning: Mine’s broken.
But it isn’t. It just needs to be turbocharged.
Your metabolism is the all-important function that regulates how your body burns calories for fuel. It’s true that ours make be working at just 30% of its capacity. But many people have the misconception that if you’re born with a sluggish metabolism, you are doomed to struggle with your weight for the rest of your life.
This is simply not true.
There are actually four factors to your metabolism: your age, diet, genetics, and activity level. And while you don’t have control over your age or genetics, you can take charge of what you eat and how active you are. When it comes to eating to fuel your fat-burning furnace, it all comes down to eating the proper mix of super carbs, super proteins, and super fats.
As outlined in my new book The Super Metabolism Diet, eating a combination of these superfoods will help rev up your metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning machine 24 hours a day—even when you sleep!
And these foods aren’t boring, bland, or restrictive. Some of your favorites, including lean grass-fed steak, avocados, sprouted grain bread, and even red wine are all included on the plan. I recommend starting your day with a filling breakfast, such as quiche muffins. Made with eggs, nitrate-free ham, veggies, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, these muffins are packed with super proteins and super fats to keep you feeling satisfied and revving up your metabolism. Add a side of mixed berries for a super carb and you have a complete meal.
Pick up a copy of The Super Metabolism Diet for other fat-burning recipes, such as avocado boats three ways for lunch and coffee-rubbed steak with sweet potato for dinner. In just two weeks, you’ll notice your clothes fitting better, you’ll have more energy to fuel your workouts, and the number on the scale will go down—test panelists lost up to 14 pounds in just 14 days!
So ditch the metabolism-slowing processed foods and load up on the best superfoods for your metabolism to torch fat, transform your body, and keep the weight off for good.