Tips To Boost Your Metabolism
Metabolism- Is a collection of chemical reactions that takes place in the body’s cells. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy needed to power everything we do, from moving to thinking to growing.
1: Eat– Eat enough so you don’t feel hungry. Eating less then you need for basic biological function can slow down your metabolism. It also can hinder, calorie -burning muscle tissue for energy.
2. Eat Breakfast– Breakfast helps to jump-start your metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Grabbing a piece of fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, nuts and or smoothies are easy ways to make sure you get food in when time is tight!
3. Drink Coffee Or Tea– Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant. Coffee can increase your metabolism 5 to 8%. Tea can increase your metabolism by 12%.
4. Eat Fiber to Burn Fat– Fiber has been shown to increase fat burn by 30%. It is recommended to intake about 25 grams a day. This amount can be obtained in about 3 servings of fruits and vegetables.
5. Drink Water- Drinking 6 to 8 cups of cold water a day can raise resting metabolism.
6. Eat More Organic Food– some research suggest that toxins or pesticides on food can interfere with our energy-burning process and cause weight gain.
7. Eat Protein– Consuming protein helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass. Muscle is said to burn more calories at rest then fat. Try to aim to eat about 30 grams of protein per meal.
8. Try To Subdue Stress
9. Eat Iron-Rich Foods– Iron is essential for carrying the oxygen your muscles need to burn fat.
10. Eat More Vitamin D– Vitamin D is essential for preserving metabolism-revving muscle tissue.
11. Drink Milk– Some research shows that calcium deficiency may slow metabolism.
12. Love Your Liver – Try and drink less. Drinking can slow down your body’s fat burning ability.
13. Eat Spicy Foods– Eating spicy foods can increase your body’s production of heat and activity of your sympathetic nervous system.
14. Exercise Using High Intensity Interval Training (HITT)- Bursts of speed may stimulate a fat-burning response within the muscle. Alternating intensity in your workouts can lead to an increase in calories burned in less time.
15. Lift Weights (Build Muscle)– Muscle burns more calories than fat does at rest. Lifting weights causes our muscle tissue to breakdown. The repair process can increase your metabolism for as long as 72 hours after you train.
- Mayo Clinic.org
- UltraMetabolism by. Mark Haymen, M.D. 2006
- Women’s Health Magazine