Thermogenic Cooking: The Photogenic Diet

Thermogenic cooking, or more commonly known as metabolic cooking, is a new diet regimen that aims to let people eat the foods they want, when they want it, without the fear that they will gain weight due to them. Its popularity has skyrocketed since the first time it was introduced. A lot of dieting experts have already released their versions of metabolic or thermogenic cooking in the market. One of the most well-known is the version with the same name — “Metabolic Cooking” by two authors Dave Ruel and Karine Losier. Theirs is perhaps the most detailed of the versions, as they provided 9 recipe books — these 9 books will give you over 250 recipes, a testament that you’ll never have to suffer from boring meals even if you’re trying to shed pounds.

What can I possibly like about metabolic cooking?

Thermogenic cooking in itself is a very modern approach; the fact that you can eat the foods so long as it’s included on the list of food items that can improve your metabolic rate is already an appealing characteristic. No more holding yourself back when you see something you want!

The diet also comprises variety. You can choose from poultry, fish, beef, pork, red meat, snacks, vegetables, and even smoothies! All you need to do is research the recipes (or buy the package by Losier and Ruel).

Can I have a sample meal plan?

Typically, a thermogenic cooking recipe is filled with protein and spices. These two food groups are excellent in increasing the metabolic rate; on top of that, the protein is perfect in building lean muscles.

To inspire you more, here is a sample meal plan:

For breakfast:

For breakfast, you can make an omelet out of ONLY egg whites. Egg yolk will give you bad cholesterol, so it should be removed. The omelet should be cooked not in animal fat but in coconut oil (another metabolic booster ingredient). And lastly, pair the meal with wheat bread. If you feel that this meal is lacking, you can also add a few slices of cooked turkey bacon.

For AM Snack:

Keep in mind that AM snacking isn’t commonly included when thermogenic cooking is involved. But beginners usually need time to adjust to the new calorie content of the meals, so snacks are recommended in the initial stage.

A good start for AM snacks is a fruit cocktail. But before you head out to the grocery store and purchase one of the canned products, remember that those canned fruit cocktails are super high in sugar. So, instead of buying, try making your own fruit cocktail using the fruits that you like.

thermogenic cookingFor Lunch:

Lunch is the time when you need to increase your veggie intake, so prepare a quick vegetable salad recipe. Veggie salads are usually in the 200-calorie boundary, so it’s perfectly healthy. Try combining lemon juice, garlic, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, cheese, and olives, and season it with sea salt and black pepper.

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The recipe is pretty quick, so even if you’re busy, it’s achievable.

For PM Snack:

For your afternoon snack time, try consuming a piece of fruit– it can be bananas, oranges, or apples. Even a medium-sized carrot will do. Take it alone or dip it in organic hummus.

For Dinner:

It’s the perfect time for meat, so get your salmon ready. But don’t forget to pair it with steam veggies. If you don’t have salmon, red meat, poultry, fish, and pork will also do– just cook them with coconut oil.

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Hi, I'm Amy, the Beauty section editor for Independent Femme! I've worked at a cosmetics distribution company for a number of years and learned my way through beauty tricks by making a ton of mistakes along the way. I'm here to ensure you don't make the wrong choices some of my former clients and I made!

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