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Boosting Your Metabolism

Morning my friends!  How are you on this Wednesday morning? 

 

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This morning I was feeling a bit tight from all of the running and strength training that I have been doing, so when I saw that “yoga” was on my workout list to do today I was super excited!  Ahhhh…  Smile 

 

 

 

I found this on the internet and wanted to share it with you!   I know some of the items on this list aren’t Paleo (which I don’t do) friendly, but it’s a great list.

 

 

18 Foods to help boost your Metabolism:

 

Avocado
Protein content: 2 g per half avocado
The protein in this fruit contains all 9 essential amino acids, plus heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Cheese and milk
Protein content: 6-7 g per oz; 9-10 g per 1 cup
Go for low-fat options-they generally contain more protein than fattier alternatives.

Tempeh
Protein content:
15 g per 1/2 cup
Its nougat like texture makes tempeh a smart stand-in for meat. Sauté, or crumble cooked tempeh over salads.

Asparagus
Protein content:
4 g per 1 cup (chopped)
This tasty veggie is a nutrient powerhouse. Enjoy it steamed or grilled, or toss chopped spears into salads. 

Legumes
Protein content:
7-9 g per 1/2 cup (cooked)
Pair dried beans (think black beans, chickpeas, and lentils) with rice or quinoa for a complete-protein meal.

Greek-style yogurt
Protein content:
18 g per 6 oz
This thick and creamy treat packs nearly twice as much protein as other dairy sources; it’s great with fruit.

Tree Nuts
Protein content:
4-6 g per 2 Tbsp
A small handful of walnuts or almonds is great as a snack, mixed into yogurt or oatmeal, or on a salad.

Edamame
Protein content:
8.5 g per 1/2 cup (shelled)
A single serving packs nearly every trace mineral your body needs, including iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Whey protein
Protein content:
24 g per 1 oz
Add a scoop to smoothies or water for a quick protein hit. Avoiding animal products? Try soy protein powder.

 
Spinach
Protein content:
5 g per 1 cup (cooked)
Of all the leafy greens, spinach boasts the highest protein content. Try it sautéed with a bit of garlic.

 
Tofu
Protein content:
12 g per 3 oz
Made from soybeans, this low-cal, versatile protein will take on any flavor, from Asian to barbecue.

 
Fish and shellfish
Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Whether it’s salmon, halibut, or tuna, seafood is a great catch. Aim for 3 to 5 servings a week.

Pseudograins
Protein content:
5-9 g per 1 cup (cooked)
These hearty, grainlike seeds (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) have more protein than traditional grains.

 
Eggs
Protein content:
12 g per 2 eggs; 14 g per 4 egg whites
However you prepare them, eggs and egg whites are smart fuel for muscles.

Poultry and pork
Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Family favorites like skinless chicken and pork make it easy to score plenty of protein at each meal.

Hemp seeds
Protein content:
10 g per 2 Tbsp
Great for soups and salads, these seeds have 8 of the 9 essential amino acids that build muscle.

Cottage cheese
Protein content:
14 g per 1/2 cup
Eating a scoop doesn’t mean you’re on a diet–it means you’re muscle savvy. Try adding it to smoothies.

 
Beef
Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Look for the absolute leanest cuts, like round roast or top sirloin. Try bison for a leaner red-meat alternative.

 

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Cleaning out my IPhone!!

 

 

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Guilty Pleasure.  Iced coffee….plain.  No sugar. 

 

 

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I used to work with these two lovely ladies at Sonic…   Ahh, that was so long ago! 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!

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