Yeah, it’s bitter, but grapefruit is a great way to quickly boost your metabolism. Dr. Douillard suggests eating one or two each day, preferably in the morning. If you don’t like the taste, you can sweeten it up in the next step.
# 2.Eat Raw Honey
Raw honey doesn’t give blood sugar spikes like other sweeteners. A little bit goes a long way, but just make sure that it’s raw. Only raw honey has the positive benefits for your metabolism.
# 3.Drink Water Before Every Meal
You’ve heard that you need to drink water, but you may not know when or how much. Dr. Douillard suggests drinking about 16 ounces 20 minutes before every meal. It both improves your metabolism and decreases appetite.
# 4.Eat The Right Breads
While most breads have gluten that can make you feel sluggish and stall your weight loss, not all breads should be avoided. Toasted sourdough or rye breads are actually good for your insulin levels. Rejoice that you don’t have to cut bread out of your diet.
# 5.Embrace Vinegar
Starting your meal with vinegar will help your blood sugar and insulin levels. You could use it as a dressing for salad. If you hate vinegar, you could always substitute it with lemon juice.
# 6.Drink Green Tea While You Eat
Sip on green tea during your meal. The caffeine will aid in digestion while the nutrients in the tea act as antioxidants. It will also help decrease fat absorption, according to Dr. Douillard.
# 7.Spice Up Your Meals
No flavorless meals for you. Certain spices will help slow sugar absorption and burn extra calories. Stock your pantry with cayenne, pepper, ginger and turmeric.
# 8.Sip Hot Water
Studies have found that if you sip hot water every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day, it’ll act as a digestive cleanse. Essentially, it helps hydrate you if you’ve been dehydrated. Dr. Douillard suggests trying it for a day to see how you feel.
# 9.Increase Fiber
Regular bowel movements are important. Increase the fiber in your diet to clean out your system. Dr. Douillard suggests adding a tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds to every meal to keep you regular.
# 10.Eat Beets
Beets flush your liver and gallbladder and can improve digestion. Adding one serving of raw shredded beets to your diet every day can have a dramatic improvement on your health and metabolism.