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Boost Your Metabolism with these Foods

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Can you actually speed up your metabolism with food? Yes! Achieve ultimate weight loss by choosing foods that burn more fat.
Air Date: 4/23/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
StolerDr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. Felicia is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.

Felicia has been on many national and local television and radio programs across the US. She is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Felicia is passionate about helping people live healthier lives – and practices what she preaches. She maintains a private practice and provides consulting and public speaking. Felicia is the mother of two children and step mom of one – living in NJ.
Boost Your Metabolism with these Foods
It's true! There are certain foods that increase metabolism.

When you eat these foods as part of a low-fat diet, they can help you get that much closer to your weight loss goals.

Felicia D. Stoler, MS, RD, and Nutritionist & Exercise Physiologist, tells you the best foods to speed up your metabolism and help shed the pounds.

Here are just a few examples Dr. Stoler shares in this eye-opening interview.

Chewy Foods (lean meats, nuts, whole fruits and vegetables):
These calories make your body work right off the fork. To maximize the chew factor, choose food in its most whole state—a tuna steak instead of canned tuna, apples instead of applesauce.

Hearty Foods (fruits, vegetables, brown rice, whole grains and cereals):
In addition to being chewy, these Active Calories are packed with fiber, take up more room in your belly (compared with other foods of the same number of calories), and leave less room for second helpings.

Energizing Foods (coffee, black and green tea, dark chocolate):
You can get metabolism-boosting caffeine in coffee and black tea; just be careful not to load them up with milk, cream, or sugar. Green tea doesn't have much caffeine but does contain catechins, an antioxidant that raises resting metabolism by 4% (about 80 calories a day). Dark chocolate contains both catechins and caffeine, but stick to one ounce per day to limit fat and calories.

Warming Foods (peppers, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cloves, mustard, vinegar):
Dieters taking capsaicin, the chemical that gives peppers their burn, doubled their energy expenditure for several hours after eating, according to a new study from UCLA. Even mild peppers contain compounds that help erase up to 100 calories a day by binding to nerve receptors and sending fat-burning signals to your brain. Not much of a pepper person? Cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and garlic help too.