Quick Tips that will help you to Boost Your Metabolism
No matter where you look you see people asking about how to boost their metabolism and therefore burn more calories every day.
While there are a few product that can help they:
- Are not good for your body and in many cases are harmful. That may not seen important now but it will matter
- Are not to be used long term
- They don’t train you how to change your habits, so as soon as you stop using the product you rebound and gain the weight back
- They can be expensive
There are also many other reasons why they are not good but I think that you know that already.
So lets get to the part where we talk about what can effectively and in a health way boost your metabolism.
1. Start first by building up some lean muscle
Yes, this mean exercise. Now you don’t have to do thousands of crunches but a bit of strength training or cardio training is what is called for. Strength training and cardio training can take many forms; weight training, resistance band training, using a strength training machine like Bowflex or using home fitness equipment.
Remember that lean muscle weighs more than fat does, so if you are a scale watcher expect to see the scale go up, but while it goes up the fat will be melting away.
2. Be sure to always eat breakfast
Research has proven that the people that eat breakfast every day have less fat and are on average more trim than those who don’t. Now we’re not talking donuts and sugary cereal but something like oatmeal, bacon & eggs ( yes, if you are going to work out bacon & eggs does make an ok breakfast- not the best but ok), yogurt -fruit, and more natural whole grain cereals and bread.
3. Drop the sugar
In addition to having calories but no nutritional value sugar can increase insulin which can increase belly fat. Your exercising should help to regulate your natural blood sugar levels so that you should be having less and less cravings for sugary food.
4. Enjoy hot & spicy food
Yep, hot spicy foods can raise your metabolism so if you like feel free to enjoy. Plus hot spices add flavor while not adding tons of calories. So splurge. Personally I don’t care for hot food so I stay away.
5. Get a good night’s sleep
Now you would think that the person who had less sleep would burn more calories than the person who was in bed longer but it is actually the opposite. Your body repairs itself while you sleep and this includes your muscles so since you are strength training and building lean muscle you need at least 7 hours sleep a night. 8 is better.
6. Drink more water
Yes, you have heard this a thousand times but it’s true. When your body burns fat your cells get filled with carbon and waste. It is water that flushes out your cells, if you don’t drink enough water the waste and carbon by-products can’t move and make way for new waste so your body holds on to its fat.
7. Eat smaller meals more often and don’t skip any meals
You body burn more calories when it is digesting food. If you eat smaller meals but all throughout the day it keeps your metabolism boosting fired up all day instead of just a few times a day. Have the same amount of calories just divide it into smaller meals & snacks.
Although these tips may seem very simple they actually do work and have worked for years and years. They are not gimmicks where you find that after a while they stop working- they are tried & true tips to boost your metabolism.