Speed your Metabolism to burn fat in New Orleans

August 11, 2009


Speed your Metabolism to burn fat in New Orleans

A Quick List Of 10 Foods That Speed Metabolism in New Orleans


Are you looking for foods that speed metabolism in New Orleans?
This will probably surprise you. All foods speed metabolism.

“How is that possible?” you ask.

Let’s take a quick look at just what is metabolism and how does it works. This explanation might help you to better understand the process and how it can affect your body in New Orleans.

When you eat a meal, your body begins the process of digesting the food, drawing out the nutrients and processing them to create energy that keeps your body functioning properly and effectively. It takes approximately 4 hours just to absorb the nutrients. This is repeated with every meal you eat. In a day, that amounts to 12 hours that your body is busy absorbing each meal’s nutrients.


In short, during the digestion process, our bodies burn calories. This is especially true of foods containing carbohydrates and protein which take longer than other foods to digest. Simply by eating, digesting and absorbing nutrients from the food, you speed your metabolism.

Does this mean you should eat more in New Orleans to constantly stimulate calorie burning?

Here’s another answer that might surprise you. Yes. But hold on before you park yourself in front of the refrigerator, bib in place, knife and fork at the ready.


If you skip breakfast and other meals, you will reduce how quickly your body burns calories. In this case, eating more food will help speed metabolism in NOLA. In fact, by eating smaller meals more often throughout the day, you can keep your metabolism working so that your body is constantly in the state of calorie burning.

As mentioned, there are some foods that require more of your body’s energy to burn. The degree to which they affect your body’s metabolism depends on the particular food choice. Caffeine, coffee, tea, chocolate and a chemical found in chillies are some foods that speed metabolism, but only minimally.

Carbohydrates and protein trigger the highest rate of metabolism. In fact, a protein meal can burn as much as 25% of that meal’s calories through digestion and absorption.

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While a high protein meal might sound appealing, consider that it would not provide your body with its required round of nutrients. Adding vitamin and mineral supplements is not the answer either, because they do not provide the same quality of nutrients that are found naturally in foods.

Your best choice is to eat well-balanced meals regularly that contain protein, non-starchy vegetables, fats and carbohydrates. This can minimize fat production while keeping your blood sugar at a level that helps to burn fat and build muscle.


Focus on these 10 specific foods that help speed metabolism and burn fat.

Whole grain bread
Fresh Cheese
Green Beans
Summer Squash
Asparagus and other non-starchy vegetables
And, of course, protein rich meats

To temporarily boost your metabolism by as much as 30%, drink cold water.

Remember, there are other factors beyond your control that can affect your body’s speed of metabolism, including your age, sex and any medical conditions.

While these foods can speed metabolism in New Orleans, the best way to lose weight is with a healthy combination of regular meals and physical exercise, especially those that build muscle becauseĀ  muscle burns calories too.


Exercise regularly, stick with a diet of protein, non-starchy vegetables, fats and carbohydrates, and be sure to add some of those foods that speed metabolism, and you’ll soon see the results you want.

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August 12, 2009

Terri Sweatman @ 9:42 am

This is very informative, and I think I am really starting on the right track! I am excited and pumped to do this all the way! Thank you so much!!!

Terri Sweatman @ 10:16 am

I do have a question. Since food take about 4 hours to metabolize, should I wait at least 4 hours after eating to go to sleep? Thanks!!

Lanay Stockstill @ 11:02 am

Also, most if not all of these foods are found along the outer walls of the store. No need to go down those center aisles much.

Paul @ 12:08 pm

Good tip. Jonas know his stuff.
Jonas, how about an article on fasting soemtime in the future?

Stacy Nance Pilote @ 12:11 pm

Great article
The pictures made me laugh!

esmita @ 12:21 pm

thanks for this important information

Pistolette @ 1:17 pm

The timing of this article is great for me. This very week I learned that I was messing up my poor metabolism. I’ve never been on a diet before and only considered crash dieting to lose the last 5 lbs I earned after my second baby was born 3 months ago. Much to my surprise, working out like crazy doesn’t work when you’re eating less than 1000 calories a day. My weight hasn’t budged. I was amused to read the foods you recommended above because before I got pregnant that’s exactly how I ate – healthy little meals all day long. It kept me at a thin/athletic 5’2″/103 lbs up until age 32 when i started having kids. I guess I should get back on my old path.

Jonas @ 4:32 pm

Terri, your body will still metabolize food when you sleep.. people always think that their body shuts down at sleep for some reason. It might slow down but trust me..your body will still be digesting while you are sleeping.

Jonas @ 4:34 pm

Paul, I will look into doing an article about fasting in the future. thanks for the comment!

Jonas @ 4:36 pm

Stacy, thanks for the comment. I’m glad to make you laugh :)

Jonas @ 4:41 pm


Congrats on the new addition to your family! You might want to check out a earlier blog post that i have 14 easy to make meals

chuck deffes @ 6:36 pm

good info. Thanks for all your help………………Chuck.

KNOLA @ 7:32 pm

Since being diagnosed with high cholesterol I’ve cut out most dairy eggs and meat. Any tips on alternative protein sources?

August 13, 2009

Dana Douglas @ 3:30 am

Great article Jonas. Thanks!

Jonas @ 4:53 am

KNOLA, You can get a Protein supplement at the vitamin shoppe that taste great and has low calories and cholesterol.

Jonas @ 4:55 am

Dana, glad you like my article..thanks!

Saman @ 5:20 am

Great tips. Protein is the most thermic food. LOVED IT

Jonas @ 5:40 am

Thanks Sam! You are 100% as always! Protein is king!

Lee @ 8:55 am

Hey Jonas: Great info! Helps to have that top 10 list to choose from when planning a meal. especially this week while I am in Las Vegas – can’t wait to get back to Boot Camp on Monday in Mandeville! Thanks g for all of your good tips!

Jonas @ 9:22 am

Hi Lee! Your welcome!! Boot camp in Mandeville awaits you when you get back in town

cookie @ 9:46 pm

thats a wonderful blog. I am going to start today and replan my meals for the week. I may never be skinny but I want to be healthy. Thank You

August 14, 2009

Jonas @ 12:17 am

Hi Cookie! Thats a great plan…we all have our limitations but there is no reason why you can’t be THE BEST Cookie you can possibly be! Planing your meals or making a food journal is a excellent way of staying on track. :)

August 15, 2009

Erin @ 11:15 am

Great blog and important reminder, since not eating properly (as Jonas advises with several small meals daily) starves the body, and nutrients will be taken from your bones. Dancers, models, lactose intolerant people should particularly take note (or even people who travel a lot for their jobs) since eating right, or enough, is not a priority. Then in their 40’s -or earlier – people are finding out they have osteopenia or osteoporosis. This is a major health concern, so thank Jonas for all that you do and for all of your advice.

January 20, 2011

Joanna @ 7:11 am

I’m new in here.
I’m Female & I have 18years old. I want to burn some of my belly,hips & leg fat.
What can I do? to have a sexy body? but I don’t want to loose my breasts.
hope that you understand me lol

thank you
best regards,

p.s please contact me by the email.

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