This one is surprisingly good if you need a snack before going to bed. Cottage cheese has the amino acid tryptophan, which is great for better sleep. And that is necessary so that you don't wake up hungry and crave a huge breakfast.
If you can't get rid of butter from your life, maybe try one of its alternatives. This nut-based version has magnesium that helps regulate your blood sugar levels. That helps lower your cravings...and also helps with diabetes as well.
The caffeine in green tea helps your metabolism. It also increases fat oxidation, which helps move those fat cells. Some studies have shown that with green tea as part of a diet there was a weight loss of 2.9 pounds during a 12-week period.
All the vitamins you get from asparagus are a plus, but so is the mix of fiber inside of them. Digesting insoluble/soluble fiber like the ones found in this green will keep you full longer. It's also incredibly low in fat at 32 calories per cup.
Do you want a nice spice in your life that will help burn fat? Research showed that just a teaspoon of ground mustard can boost your metabolism by 25 percent. This comes from the very thing that gives mustard its distinctive flavor — allyl isothiocyanates.
The favorite summer fruit is sweet and high in fiber, which is always great. That fiber is also a specific type that slims down your waist, too. And as the name suggests, watermelon is great at hydration as well.
This has become a popular replacement for rice for many people, and with good reason. The nutrients contained in the grain significantly boost metabolism. A new study also found that a compound contained in quinoa may help in burning more calories.
These are known as one of the veggies with the highest levels of fiber. One choke has around 10.3 grams of fiber, which is more than enough to keep you full if put in a meal. People think they're a fuss to prepare, but a nice steamed one is pretty simple to make.
Another source of resistant starch is the sweet potato, but it also has the added bonus of more benefits. It has an overload of daily vitamins and minerals. It's also low-calorie and packed with fiber as well.
This is an different choice, but there's a lot going on in this fermented Korean side dish. It barely has any calories, for starters, and boosts metabolism through its carbs. The spiciness from the chili peppers that are used has capsaicin which also increases your metabolism, so it's win-win.