If you were not born with a fast metabolism you can eat foods that will help boost it.  This list is for both men and women.  If you need a little help losing some weight these foods can help you.  Sometimes, working out and portion control doesn’t work to get to where you want.  But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed unwanted pounds and look leaner. Here are some foods that will speed up your metabolism: Almonds and other tree nuts can help you out due to the essential fatty acids they contain. You can also use almond butter but just stick to using a couple of tablespoons a day.  Almonds are nutritionally dense. This means that for a small portion size, you get a large amount of…

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So you are working out but sometimes it’s hard to know what to eat when you are trying to stay lean.  Eating right and eating clean is important when you are watching you weight and trying to meet your fitness goals.  What you eat plays a major part in how to manage your weight, tone, and stay fit.  When you work out your muscles become fatigued so there are foods that will help rebuild the muscles. Keeping them lean. We have listed a variety of foods to meet different types of diets, whether you eat meat, are vegetarian or if you just need help learning what you need to eat to stay lean.  Don’t forget about portion control (I’ll have a post next week on that).     Oranges Another good fruit that can actually help to boost muscle growth, strength and endurance, especially when eaten before workouts.   Almonds are great…

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  Are you feeling down or moody?  Here are a list of foods that will improve your mood, make you feel happy and increase your serotonin.  They are natural mood enhancers.  So if you are feeling sad try eating one of these and let it boost your mood. So if you are feeling depressed put down the prozac and open your fridge and eat one of these.  Today is a good day to be happy.     Coffee Coffee stimulates your central nervous system.  It increases the production fo neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.  These all boost your mood.  You have to drink 2-3 cups a day to feel the effects of this.  It can also prevent the feelings of depression.  If you are sensitive to caffeine drink your coffee before 2pm so you can sleep at night.   Dark chocolate Antioxidants in dark chocolate can…

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