6th July 2015 by Jess
For those of you looking to keep your body working at maximum capacity during the slow summer months, here are some handy snack hacks from our nutritionist Jess. Coupled with bouts of exercise throughout the week, these are some additional ways using food to help keep that engine revved up!
Your body needs protein to maintain lean muscle. The more muscle you own, the higher your metabolism rate and fat burning capability.
Try to eat some protein with all your meals to help your muscles repair, strengthen and grow!protein diet guide
Eating breakfast jump-starts your metabolism, keeps energy levels high all morning, and keeps your hunger hormones at bay in the day.
Try one of our protein granolas with yoghurt and topped with fruit.4 ways to shake up your breakfasts
Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, so your daily java jolts can rev your metabolism.
Enjoy a coffee pre-workout for maximum fat burning benefits and energy during exercise.
Spices like chilli pepper and ginger can have a boosting effect on your metabolism.
Try a shot of juiced ginger with a sprinkle of chilli in the morning and chase it with some water. Don’t be afraid of the hurt!
Snacking during the day keeps your energy level consistent. It also keeps your body stoked with vitamins and minerals needed to burn fat.
The key is to eat healthy snacks that maintain your sugar levels.why you should keep snacks in your bag
Research shows that some dietary fibre can rev your fat burn by as much as 30%.
Look out for the “F” health badge on our labels for snacks that are sources of fibre.read more about fibre
Stress causes the production of our stress hormone cortisol which among other things puts the brakes on fat burning.
Breathe deep and enjoy a warm mug of your favourite drink or soup to help you relax.
Dark chocolate (70% cacao and up) contains caffeine and the antioxidant catechin which are both known to be metabolism boosters.
Explore our touch of chocolate range for expertly portioned sweet treats.the benefits of chocolate
A cup of brewed tea can raise your metabolism by 12%, according to one Japanese study. Researchers believe the antioxidant catechins in tea provide the boost.the perfect cup of tea
By Jess, graze nutritionist.
Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.
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