Metabolism is like that one friend that can help you go through the weight loss process easily. People who are trying to lose weight need to know how to boost their metabolism. Metabolism is an engine in your body that burns calorie every day. Genetically speaking some women are able to burn fat faster this is because they have a higher metabolism than those who can’t lose weight faster. As we are getting older, our metabolism slows down because starting at the age of 25 years old our body tends to lose 5 to 6 pounds of muscles per decade.
What you need to do in order to increase your metabolic system is to build firm, lean muscle tissue. This is the secret to boost your metabolism then the rest diet and workout follows through. Eating healthy and high-metabolism foods can also give you certain health benefits like gives you more energy, better sleep, feel lighter and of course, lose weight!
EAT AT THE RIGHT TIME. Eating at the right time on every meal is recommended by most nutritionists. Eating late or too early can lead to overeating or not eating much. Remind yourself to eat sufficient portion of food in order to cut the unnecessary calorie intake in your body. According to Dr. Dan Benardot, Ph.D. from Cornell University, a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist, eat only a sufficient amount of food so that you will not feel hungry or too full. Around 150-calorie snacks in-between breakfast and lunch and in-between lunch and dinner will do your metabolism a favor.
NEVER FORGETS YOUR BREAKFAST. In today’s society, people are moving very fast to the extent that we tend to skip or forget our breakfast. If you value your health and well-being, I suggest you prioritize breakfast in your daily life to boost your metabolism and give you energy throughout the day. If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to become obese. A simple yoghurt, oatmeal or milk with nuts contains protein and therefore it is a good food to start your day.
A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, PERHAPS? Coffee or tea is not only great for breakfast; you can also enjoy your coffee during in-between meals. Coffee is a stimulant for the central nervous system. A good shot of coffee can increase your metabolism up to 5 to 8% which is equivalent to 98 to 174 calories per day. On the second note, a cup of tea can increase your metabolism to 12%, based on the study of Japanese experts. Note: tea contains the antioxidant catechins which gives you more boosts.
THE WONDERS OF WATER. Water never fails to surprise us when it comes to weight loss management. Drinking minimum of 6 glass of water per day can shoot up your metabolism by about 50 calories per day. If you do the math, that would be 5 pounds in a year! The more you will shed off the pounds during hot weather.
EAT MORE FIBER. Fiber is known for its agents that help burn fat by as much as 30%. Studies have shown that women who eat more fiber-filled foods are less likely to gain weight in time. Try to eat an average of 25 gram of fiber a day. Make sure to check the Nutritional Fact of each product before consuming it.
AND ORGANIC FOODS. Why organic foods? Canadian experts finds that organochlorine – foods that contains pollutants from pesticides which are stored in fat cells can interfere with your metabolism if you try to lose weight because the toxins in those foods will disrupts the energy-burning process. That is why pesticides can cause weight gain and we need to be careful with what foods are we buying and eating. Foods such as apples, bell peppers, imported grapes, cherries, berries, strawberries, lettuce, pears, celery, nectarines and peaches are all organic foods; other than these could be the non-organic foods and could possibly have high levels of pollutants.
HOT, SPICY SOUP. According to the Angelo Tremblay, the director fo the Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods at Laval, soup is great food to boost your metabolic rate momentarily. Try to peppering some hot peppers into your soup and let the magic do its wonder. Peppers such as jalapeño or cayenne can fuel your system to produce more stress hormones and adrenaline which can speed up your metabolic rate and enables you to burn more calories. Added to that, peppers also can make you feel full most of the time.
I hope these tips can help you increase your metabolic rate in an instant. As long as you are strong-willed and determine to lose weight, you will find these tips simple and easy-to-follow. Weight loss is a lifelong struggles, it is not a destination but a journey – journey that you and I must enjoy. Good luck!