5 Foods That Slow Your Metabolism More Than Anything Else

We pick the brains of models day in and day out. We’re constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards, trying to uncover their elusive model secrets. We hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and a restaurateur (she has be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.

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So you're eating right and hitting the gym, but it still feels like your weight has plateaued. It's easy to look past everyday items in your fridge that you consider "healthy" but are actually filled with processed ingredients and added sugar. Reading labels on the items you pick up on weekly grocery runs is a smart way to ensure you're eating healthy. Curious to know what those hidden culprits may be? Read on for five foods that can slow your metabolism.

Up next, read on to see Alicia's picks for the best natural metabolism boosters.