10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

It is important to boost your metabolism if you want to keep thin.  The body will burn more calories with a quicker metabolism than one that is just at rest.

So, here are 10 ways to do it:

1. BUILD MUSCLE:

Our bodies constantly burn calories, even when we’re doing nothing. This resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only 2 calories daily. That small difference can add up over time.

2.  STEP UP YOUR WORKOUT:

Aerobic exercise may not build big muscles, but it can rev up your metabolism in the hours after a workout. The key is to push yourself.  When you are walking, burst into fast walking here and there.  Push yourself.

3.  FUEL UP WITH WATER:

The body needs water to process calories. If you are even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down. In one study, adults who drank eight or more glasses of water a day burned more calories than those who drank four. To stay hydrated, drink a glass of water or other unsweetened beverage before every meal and snack. In addition, try munching on fresh fruits and vegetables, which are full of fluid, rather than pretzels or chips.

4.  ENERGY DRINKS: (low carb and low sugar!  Check the label!)

Some ingredients in energy drinks can give your metabolism a boost. They’re full of caffeine which increases the amount of energy your body uses. They sometimes have taurine, an amino acid. Taurine can speed up your metabolism and may help burn fat. But using these drinks can cause problems like high blood pressure, anxiety, and sleep issues for some people. The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t recommend them for kids and teens.

5.  SINLESS PROTEIN SNACKS BETWEEN MEALS:

Having a small protein meal or snack every 3 to 4 hours keeps your metabolism cranking, so you burn more calories over the course of a day. Several studies have also shown that people who snack regularly eat less at meal time.

6. SPICE UP YOUR MEALS:

Spicy foods contain chemical compounds that can kick the metabolism into a higher gear. Eating a tablespoon of chopped red or green chili pepper can boost your metabolic rate.  I sell Capio tablets that are made with the ingredients of spices and I take them every morning to spice up my metabolism.

7.  POWER UP WITH PROTEIN:

The body burns many more calories digesting protein as it uses for fat or carbohydrates. Although you want to eat a balanced diet, replacing some carbs with lean, protein-rich foods can boost the metabolism at mealtime. Healthy sources of protein include lean beef, turkey, fish, white meat chicken, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. I, personally, do not like to eat beans unless I am going to work out.  They are high in carbs.  Nuts can be too, so you have to watch how much of them you eat.

8.  BEST NEWS IS YOU SHOULD DRINK COFFEE!

Coffee drinkers are aware of  the increased energy and concentration that follows your morning ritual. Taken in moderation, one of coffee’s benefits may be a short-term increase in your metabolic rate.

9.  GREEN TEA CAN BOOST YOUR METABOLISM:

Drinking green tea or oolong tea offers the combined benefits of caffeine and catechins, substances shown to rev up the metabolism for a couple hours. Research suggests that drinking two to four cups of either tea may push the body to burn 17% more calories than normal during moderately intense exercise for a short period of time.

10. CRASH DIETS WILL MESS UP YOUR METABOLISM:

Crash diets — those involving eating fewer than 1,000 calories a day — are disastrous for anyone hoping to quicken their metabolism. Although these diets may help you drop pounds while consuming things that are NOT good nutrition,  a high percentage of the loss comes from muscle. The lower your muscle mass, the slower your metabolism. The final result is a body that burns fewer calories (and gains weight faster) than the one you had before the diet.

Here are the foods that help boost your metabolism.  Get them into your daily diet.

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