Spice lovers, rejoice. Capsaicin, an antioxidant found in red chili peppers, has been shown to curb appetite and boost your metabolism. Try sprinkling cayenne pepper on that avocado toast or egg scramble, or add a little spice to roasted vegetables.
The monounsaturated fats found in nuts can help burn belly fat—and like all fat, they keep you satiated. Need a fast breakfast? Top Greek yogurt with a couple tablespoons of almonds. Toss some walnuts into your salad at lunchtime or snack on a handful of cashews.
This particular type of tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories. Aim to drink two cups every day.
It was a popular diet food in the ‘80s for a reason. Not only is grapefruit packed with vitamin C and fiber, but studies have shown that the fruit also speeds weight loss. Slice one up for breakfast or go the nostalgic route by caramelizing half a grapefruit in the oven (add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, too).
Hydration plays a role in an efficient metabolism. Drink a large glass of water with lemon when you wake up and continue to sip throughout the day—at least eight cups. Not only will being properly hydrated help boost your metabolism slightly, but it will also help you prevent mistaking hunger for thirst.