An interesting article for adding to what you already know. Here's an excerpt:
"If you increase your metabolic rate and sustain that increase, you will achieve lasting weight loss. In other words, eat the foods that will increase your metabolism and start losing fat for good.
It’s simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the faster you will lose body fat. To burn fat and lose weight, simply increase your metabolic rate.
Your metabolism is all those chemical processes in your body that result in energy production.
The higher your metabolic rate, the more energetic you will feel. The lower your metabolic rate, the more lethargic you will feel.
By itself, eating well will increase metabolism. Stop eating the wrong foods and start eating the right foods.
Foods that Speed Metabolism 1
The Power of ProteinsExercise and proteins are your greatest allies if you wish to lose excess body fat, cure or avoid obesity, and achieve lasting weight loss.
How do proteins relate to metabolism and fat loss?
In terms of its "thermic effect," protein has twice the power as either of the other two macronutrients, namely, fats or carbohydrates. Your body must work much harder to process proteins than to process either fats or carbs. (Drinking plenty of water helps your body do this.)
So ingesting proteins powerfully boosts your metabolism.
It will rev up your metabolism and accelerate your fat loss.
In addition, protein makes us feel more satiated or full than either fats or carbohydrates.
That feeling will also last longer than when it’s based on fats or carbs. Just stop eating when you feel full.
For both physiological and psychological reasons, and to avoid food cravings, eat proteins every 3 or 4 waking hours. See the companion page [the page link is given at the bottom of this page] for a full explanation about the reasons for doing this and exactly how to do it.
In time, ingesting complete proteins will also improve your insulin and glucose levels."
To read the full article, click on the link - Foods that Speed Metabolism.