10 Surprising Fat-Blasting Strategies

Tired of the same old weight loss advice? Here are 10 fresh, sneaky ways you can curb the urge to snack and boost your caloric burn.

Cayenne Pepper, Weight Loss, Food Cures

Fire Up Your Food — And Your Metabolism


Rev up your metabolism with chili peppers! Research conducted at Purdue University found that adding spicy ingredients like cayenne pepper, hot peppers, or hot sauce to meals can help suppress appetite and even stoke your metabolic fire a bit. When dieters who didn't normally eat spicy foods ate a soup seasoned with cayenne pepper for lunch they ate 60 fewer calories at their next meal AND burned an extra ten calories (it's a small amount, but over time it adds up!). Try adding chopped hot peppers to scrambled eggs, chicken or tuna salad, and tossed salads…or make a spicy sandwich spread by mixing a generous shot of hot sauce into hummus or low-fat mayo.