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grilled chicken breastsHave you ever wondered where your energy comes from? You can thank a chemical reaction called metabolism! This process turns the food we eat into energy that keeps our bodies moving throughout the day.

While everyone has a different metabolic rate, many people strive for a faster metabolism. This allows you to burn calories at a quicker rate, which can help keep off extra body fat. How can you boost your metabolism? Consider adding the following four foods to your diet!


Protein-rich fish, including salmon, sardines and tuna, can help speed up your metabolism. By consuming this nutrient, our body can digest protein much quicker than fat and carbs.

Most fish are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can suppress your appetite while boosting energy levels. Our Broiled Filet of Atlantic Salmon served with Lemon Butter Sauce is a great dish to try for your next meal.


The legume family includes foods like beans, peas and lentils. Due to a high protein and fiber content, your metabolism works harder to digest legumes and your body burns more calories in the process. Legumes can also keep your appetite under control by making you feel full for longer! Our Southwest Omelette is filled with black beans to work towards your daily fiber intake.

Lean Meat

Chicken, turkey and pork are all lean meats that can boost your metabolism. Similar to fiber, your body has to use more energy to break down and digest these meats. You can also benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids and protein content.

Not only will this burn more calories, but it can also suppress hunger! We offer a variety of lean meat options on our menu, including Roast Loin of Pork, Roast Turkey and Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast.

Chili Peppers

If you like spicy foods, speeding up your metabolism may be easier than you think! The extra kick from eating chili peppers actually helps your body burn more calories.

Capsaicin, the ingredient that creates the spicy flavor we enjoy, boosts thermogenesis. This process helps our body turn calories into heat for energy. Add jalapeno peppers to your favorite meal at Colony Diner, whether it’s a wrap, omelette, sandwich or salad!
Order these delicious foods and more to boost your metabolism. Dine in or order takeout today!