Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. A high metabolic rate results in more calories being burned and therefore not stored as fat.
As we get older, our bodies do not burn calories as they used to and coupled with a decrease in physical activity, our metabolic rate can drop as much as 25% over our life. So here are some of our top tips to boost your metabolism naturally:
- Exercise regularly:
Do more strength training and be more physically active. A generally more active lifestyle, getting up after every half an hour in case of a sitting job, walking more etc.
- Improve you Nutrition:
Eat healthier fats and prefer to eat home cooked food. Eat less sugar and less processed food and add more of protein sources in your diet.
- Add Fiber:
Make sure to consume 3-4 servings of fruits & vegetables and also include more complex carbohydrates, so that you get enough fiber, which will help considerable with the bowel movements.
- Eat more frequently:
The simplest way to minimally boost your metabolism is by eating smaller meals every 3–4 hours.
- Get adequate sleep:
7-9 hours of sleep a night is ideal — helps ensure that your metabolism regulating hormones are working optimally.
- Drink Plenty of Water:
Drinking enough water is a simple way to speed up digestion and burn calories. Also, include green tea in your diet, as it contains catechin, which may speed up metabolism.
Do not follow fad diets or eat foods that will not benefit your body. Take the time to sleep well, eat well and workout well and you will notice a difference.
Your metabolism is largely determined by your genetic, however start implementing these techniques to increase your metabolism and watch as your fat melts away!