When you eat plays a major role in metabolism, especially when it comes to breakfast. After a good night's rest (and eight hours or so without food), the body needs fuel, but if you skip out on breakfast, it will conserve energy by slowing down your metabolism. Along these same lines, never skip out on healthy meals or snacks during the day. You want to make sure your body is never left wanting to ensure your metabolism is revved up all day long.
Besides knowing when to eat, what you're eating also counts since certain foods like lean protein, calcium, green tea, curry, and dark chocolate have been shown to increase metabolic rate. Here are five metabolism-boosting recipes.