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The best ways to boost your metabolism

I will tell you about some daily habits that can boost your metabolism to burn fat. Those easy tips and tricks will help you to lose weight and bring you closer to your goals. Let’s get started!

  • Get started in the a.m.

Always make sure you eat your breakfast. Even if you think that you are not hungry in the morning, force yourself to eat nutrient-rich morning meal, and after a while you will start to feel that need. Moreover, later in the day you eat less.

The first meal should be reliable, nutritious, so do not eat sweet brioche or croissant, but compose a full blown meal with different ingredients: complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein.

  • Make some muscles

The more muscle you have, the less body fat you have. Muscles burn calories, because they work all the time and use energy (each 0.5 kg of muscle uses 50 calories a day).

  • You need to eat to lose weight

Avoid starvation and miracle diets, because they only lead to temporary weight loss, and at the same time, they slow the metabolism down, which causes weight gain.

You should not overfeed yourself, but excessively reducing the amount of food is also harmful. You have to use a balanced diet, do not eliminate any of the nutrients and treat new diet as a lifestyle, not a temporary change. Don't slash those calories!

  • Think about proteins

Proteins digestion requires more energy, which boosts metabolism. The so-called thermogenic effect in the case of a protein reaches 25 percent, which means that for every gram of protein already burned during the digestion burns 25 percent of calories. You should ensure that you get protein in every meal. Every day. Always!

  • Grapefruit can help you lose weight

It is said that it is the best fruit to boost up metabolism during weight loss process. It has to be eaten together with the white parts that contain high amounts of fiber.

  • Drink water!

At least two liters a day, and if you exercise, drink even more. 70 percent of human body consists of water, it is, among others, conducive to getting rid of fat from the body.

  • Even slight dehydration slows down metabolism.

Study found that drinking water increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women. The boost occurred within 10 minutes but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.

  • Keep your meals regular

Your body needs a constant and regular supply of energy, otherwise it will go on saving mode, which means a slower metabolism.

The optimum is to eat 5-6 small meals a day, every 3-4 hours, because then the supply of food is so frequent that the metabolism is still elevated.

  • Use spices

Capsaicin and its derivatives contained in chilli, black pepper, curry and other spicy seasonings accelerate fat burning.

Perhaps you have heard about other ways to speed up metabolism? Please share your opinion in the comments!

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Cara Marshall

Cara Marshall

Dietetic or self-called "Kitchen-magician". The only things which I would get on the desert island are Pan and canola frying oil!

Also, I have a Bachelor degree in chemistry, so I like to write about some chemical magic here and there.

Hope that you will stick with my articles, and let me guide you in that strange world of circles and lines!

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Leave a Reply to Jai Massie Cancel reply

  • Hi Cara,

    This is a really good read for me. Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I have ever read. Thanks for posting this informative article.