Boosting your metabolism is a great way to help you lose weight. A slow metabolism can impact your ability to shift excess weight. Well, the good news is, you can change this!
We have 12 super easy things you can do in your day to day life to give your metabolism a good kick up the butt!
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12 EASY ways to boost your metabolism
1. Increase your Omega 3
Omega 3 balance blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation, which in turn helps to regulate metabolism. The best way to increase your omega 3 to include more of the following in your daily diet. You can find Omega 3 in:
Oily fish (like salmon)
Fish oil capsules (like cod live oil)
2. Cut down on trans fats
Trans fats are the ‘bad’ fats or processed fats that stick to your good fat and liver cells and literally cripple your metabolism. They also lead to insulin resistance and inflammation which is another metabolism killer.
When it comes to knowing which fat is bad fat and which is good fat, think of it this way. Bad fats are the fats you find in processed meals and junk food. Whereas, good fats are the naturally occurring ones found in natural food.
Not only is muscle heavier than fat, but it also uses up more energy. Increasing your strength and resistance training means you are re-setting your base metabolism to a higher rate. This means that your body will burn more calories, even on the days you are not exercising. If you need some inspiration to get moving our go-to Healthy Man Trainer Ed Stephenson offers a range of tips and advice.
4. Turn green (well, the tea version anyway)
Research shows that the active ingredient Catechin, which is an antioxidant ingredient found in green tea, ramps up the body’s metabolism.
Don’t like the taste of green tea? Try mixing it into your Healthy Man Replacement or morning smoothie or even find a great recipe you can mix it in with.
5.Never (ever) skip breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast as soon as you get up in the morning kick starts your metabolism for the day ahead. Think of it like fuelling a car each day and giving it the power to run.
We understand that many people don’t like eating first thing, which is why our The Healthy Man Meal Replacement is perfect for this. The Smoothies act as a meal replacement but also give you the nutrients you need and will keep you going all morning. To read more about what’s in The Healthy Man Meal Replacement, click here.
The body digests protein much slower than carbs and fats, which makes you feel fuller for longer. This means the body uses up more energy breaking the protein down and extracting the nutrients, giving your metabolism a boost.
You can boost your protein through meats such as poultry like chicken and turkey, as well as fish, skimmed milk and cheese, beans, nuts and seeds and tofu.
By increasing the intensity of your workouts or just by increasing your movement or steps, you can actually trick your body into boosting your metabolism and burning calories.
8. It’s not about reducing your calories
If you cut down too much on your daily calorie intake your body will think it’s time to hang on to its energy stores. This puts the breaks on fat-burning because your body thinks it needs to conserve energy.
Eat enough calories to match your resting metabolic rate, (that’s the amount of energy you would burn a day if you did no exercise at all).
9. Eat a smaller meal, but more often
Eating smaller portions of healthy food throughout the day keeps your metabolism going by keeping your blood sugar levels stable. It also prevents large spikes in insulin which can result in a slower metabolism.
Fruits and vegetables that are organic keep your metabolism going at full speed. Pesticides and toxins interfere with your body’s thyroid function which slows down fat burning.
An easy and yummy way to sneak organic vegetables into your diet is by mixing them into your favourite recipes.
11. The gift of post-exercise
One of the greatest things about exercise is post-exercise after-burn. It takes hours for your body to return to its resting metabolic rate after a high energy workout, and during this time your body is still burning fat.
So essentially you’re burning calories while resting.
12. Spice up your life
Research suggests that adding cayenne pepper to your diet can decrease appetite, leading to a lower calorie intake. Cayenne is also a great metabolic booster, helping the body to burn excess fat. Cayenne Pepper belongs to the same family as chilli, which is another great metabolism booster.
These 12 tips will certainly help you rev up your metabolism in no time and help you keep the weight off!
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