Thursday, September 28, 2017

5 Easy Tips To Boost Your Metabolism

We all know that exercise is essential when trying to lose weight, but even more calories can be burned while at rest by watching what and when you eat.

Below are five more simple tips you can use, when trying to boost your metabolism.


 Don't Skip Breakfast

The morning meal jump starts your metabolism and helps to prevent bingeing later in the day.  A cup of coffee does not count, while the caffeine and added sugar may give you a bit of energy and suppress your appetite for a little while it is sure to back fire into severe hunger and you will be more likely to overeat later.

Breakfast should include complex carbohydrates like whole grains (granola or oatmeal), along with some protein and fat (low-fat yogurt or milk), this will help keep your energy levels even and hunger in check.


 Eat more often

Get into the habit of eating every three to four hours or at least four times a day.  Eating frequently stabilizes blood sugar, when blood sugar drops too low you want to eat more.  By keeping your blood sugar stable you can control your appetite and keep you metabolic rate high.

When going many hours without eating, your body in time will start to compensate for its lack of fuel, by slowing down to conserve energy, this in turn can sabotage your weight loss efforts.


Eat protein at every meal

Protein will help to reduce your appetite, it takes more energy and time to digest, in fact eating more protein will help you feel fuller longer than eating carbohydrates alone.  Research shows that eating more protein can help you lose weight without cutting calories.

Try these protein possibilities:
turkey on whole wheat; hummus and pita; vegetarian chili; fruit and nuts; or protein snack bars that contain 12 or more grams of protein.


Hold off on snacking

Many of us grab a snack for a quick burst of energy when we are feeling tired.  But do not confuse true hunger with fatigue.  If you are feeling tired go for a 15-20 minute brisk walk.  This will raise your heart rate and give you a boost of energy.

Follow it up with a large glass of cool water.  If you are truly hungry have a protein and complex carbohydrate rich snack like; whole wheat crackers and peanut butter or cheese.


Consume enough food to fuel your body needs

Eating too little slows your body metabolism the same way eating to infrequently does.  If you want to lose weight, do not slash your calories too drastically.  Instead, cut out some of the extras in your diet, like soda, juice, packaged goods or candy.

Processed foods tend to be high in fat and calories, while being low in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or any doctors recommendation. Prior to beginning any weight loss program, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.