What if I say that you have an unpaid personal trainer, working hard to burn your calories and it’s even working for you right now? Would you believe me? Well, believe it or not but it's true; this personal trainer is your metabolism, which is the aggregate of whatever your body is doing.
Good and fast metabolism means you have a system that burns more calories for you. And the more you burn, the more you lose weight! So, in order to lose weight we need to increase our metabolism.
Now how do we do that?
How fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Your gender, your age, your genetics everything matters when it comes to speedy metabolism. But those with unhealthy genes need not to worry because there’s still a lot that you can do about it. You can control your metabolic rate by making a few changes to your routine.
Here, we a compile a list of ways to boost up your metabolism for you to look at and get benefit from. Have a look
1. Breakfast is essential:
It’s a very unhealthy practice. Most of us skip breakfast for a variety of reasons such as lack of hunger, a busy schedule or to save on calories. This will result in nothing but weight gain as our metabolic rate is highest in the morning and it declines as the day progresses. Whether it is a protein shake, a yogurt or your oatmeal, just start your day healthy.
2. Please don’t dehydrate yourself:
The body needs water to burn calories. If you are even a little bit dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down. You need to drink at least 12 eight-ounce glasses of water every day. Those who do have higher metabolic rate than those who drink around 4 or less glasses of water a day.
You can also drink cold water as your body may burn a few calories heating the cold water to your core temperature.
3. Protein enriched foods are your best pals!
Our body burns many more calories digesting protein as it uses for fat or carbohydrates. Healthy sources of protein include turkey, fish lean beef, white meat chicken, nuts, eggs, tofu, beans, and low-fat dairy products.
4. Add Spice To Your Life:
Spicy foods contain chemical compounds that help in boosting metabolism. The effect is for the time- being but if you often eat spicy food, it may benefit you more.
5. Eat more and lose weight with small frequent meals:
Eat, eat and eat. You can seriously lose weight by eating more but in small quantity frequently with regular intervals. If you don’t eat for long your body goes into "starvation mode," which decreases your metabolism as a means to conserve energy and prevent starvation.
6. Revive your metabolism with Black Coffee:
Revive your dying metabolism with black coffee shots as one of coffee's benefits is a short-term increase in your metabolic rate. So try giving it a shot!
7. Add Green tea to your daily routine:
Have two to four cups of green tea and burn 17% more calories than normal during moderately intense exercise for a short period of time. It offers the collective benefits of caffeine and catechins, which recharges your metabolism for a couple hours
8. Vitamin B & Magnesium are essential:
Vitamin B is the key in turning carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. So, try adding more spinach, melon, broccoli, and lean proteins like beans, fish and eggs to your diet to stock up on B vitamins.
And the mineral that is needed to make your metabolism work properly is Magnesium. Many of green veggies that are stocked with vitamin b are also rich in magnesium! Add some nuts to your salads and give your metabolism the required boost.
9. You need to workout no matter what:
You have to workout, in order to increase your metabolism. Try aerobic exercises or include jogging at intervals during your regular walk. The key is to push yourself. If you succeed in doing so then you’ll definitely achieve a speedy metabolism.
We are tired of starving and not losing weight. These few tips can actually help you reduce weight in a very healthy manner.Try these and feel healthy and happy.
Best of luck guys.