Imagine that you have a metabolism that is so amazingly fast that you could eat all your favorite calorie-rich foods without gaining weight, wouldn’t it be great? But unfortunately, life just doesn’t work that way.The reality hits you even harder when you see people who eat desserts all day without putting on a single pound! Sigh! That’s not fair! But it’s also true that some people are blessed naturally with excellent metabolism.
It’s a common fact that your metabolism is linked to losing weight quickly. Your metabolism indicates all the chemical reactions happening in your body, and your metabolic rate is associated with the number of calories your body burns. The greater the metabolic rate, the more calories you burn and the easier it is for you to shed those extra pounds. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to attain a brisk metabolism, thus having a harder time in keeping off weight.
If you are also on the list of those people who have a slow metabolism and want to increase it. Wish granted!
Here are some scientifically proven tricks to increase your metabolism and lose those extra pounds. So are you ready to take the ride? Here we go;
Skipping breakfast is never a good idea
Breakfast is like that fuel which is needed to drive a vehicle effectively on the road. Never skip this important meal of the day. When you sleep, the metabolism slows down and to bring it back to the active level; you must eat breakfast.
Eat nutrient-rich morning meal. A spinach-and-feta omelet with whole-grain toast would be a great morning meal. According to the research of National Weight Control Registry, it has been found that 78% of people keep off the weight by eating a morning meal every day.
Get into the love of protein
Eat plenty of protein-rich foods and rev up your metabolism. Protein increases the Thermic Effect of Food (the energy your body uses to metabolize food). It amplifies your metabolic rate by 15% to 30%. Taking more protein in your diet can minimize the drop in metabolism. Protein utilizes the Thermic effect three times larger than carbs and fats. It also helps you feel satiated. So, have you fallen in love with protein? If yes, then start having a healthy protein-based meal (or meals) throughout the day.
Are you getting your Omega-3’s?
Do you know that eating lots of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, tuna, and alike) can boost your metabolism? Omega-3s help manage metabolism, balance blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. They also help in minimizing the resistance to the hormone leptin (linked to how fast fat is burned). Don’t forget to take the daily omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If you hate that fishy after-burp, try flaxseed oil, eggs enriched with omega-3s or walnuts instead. A balanced diet can also help you achieve the hourglass body you desire.
Do you get your beauty rest properly? If your answer is “NO”, then start taking a complete eight hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation boosts the appetite-stimulating hormones, thus leading to inactive metabolism. It zaps your energy and tends to promote insulin resistance which contributes to slow metabolism. Say no to sleep deprivation and start getting eight hours of Sleep.
Sizzle up your meal
Give a zesty taste to your menu to amplify your metabolism. Add spicy foods such as hot mustards, chili peppers, hot sauce, and salsa in your diet. Spices boost your mood and activate pain receptors in the mouth, which cause the release of endorphins. Sizzle up your bean dishes and cooked vegetables with hot sauce. What about having a bit of hot salsa with tortilla chips? It’s appetizing!
Cold water is a great metabolism buster
You wouldn’t have thought in this way that cold water can do wonders for your metabolism. Research suggests that if you shower in cold water at least three times a week, you’ll raise your level of white blood cells. Cold water is beneficial whether you drink it, shower in it or throw it on yourself. It will help in improving your immune system and raise your metabolism helping you to burn calories.
Achieving an incredible metabolism isn’t a magic pill which you can eat and instantly get the result. It requires intense workouts, some changes in your lifestyle, and patience. So fasten your seatbelts and head towards the journey of increased metabolism.