7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Metabolism
Posted by dateshravani
Everybody benefits from having a quicker metabolism. Your metabolism is
responsible for many of the body’s major functions including how many calories you burn at a given time. Therefore, if your metabolism is fast, you will burn a lot of calories all the time…even while you sleep.
Here’s 7 easy ways that you can speed up your metabolism:
1. “Move around” more…
This one sounds a little strange I know, but from my years of experience I’ve found that most people tend to not “move around” much throughout the day.
Many people have jobs where they are constantly sitting down all day, and when they are done, go home, sit down some more to watch TV, and then they go to sleep.
Overall, they weren’t very active…
When I say to “move” more, I mean try to be more active whenever you can.
·Take stairs instead of elevators
·When you go somewhere, park farther away so you have to walk a little farther
·Walk your dog
·Go for a bike ride
These are just a few ideas…I’m sure you can come up with a lot more to suit your own lifestyle.
2. Take a Good Multi-Vitamin/Multi Mineral…
Vitamins and minerals help the body perform vital functions.
Most people don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need from the food they eat.
Most people are deficient in one or more vitamins and/or minerals and they don’t even know it.
Men and women can get specific multivitamins to suit their needs. Men need more of certain kinds of vitamins than women and women often need more of certain kinds of vitamins than men, like iron.
To get specific multivitamin packs specifically for men and women, you can visit your nearest nutrition/health store.
I have found that the vitamin packs made specifically for men and women are the best, and don’t cost an arm and a leg.
3. Don’t Go For Long Periods of Time WITHOUT Eating…
This lack of energy as food will make your body go into “starvation mode” In response to being in “starvation mode”, your body will begin storing fat as a fuel source.
This will lower your metabolism and also increase your body’s capacity to gain weight…
This is the main reason why when you come off of a diet, you gain back the weight you previously lost and many times even gain more weight than you had before you went on the diet…
4. Essential fat?
Yes-even some fat is essential.
There are fats found in nuts and fish oils called Essential Fatty Acids or (EFA’s). These fatty acids are actually essential for good health…
They make your hair stronger and shinier, as well as make our skin smoother.
They also help prevent fat storage throughout your body.
5. Do early aerobics…
If you do any aerobics, try to do them in the morning shortly after you wake up and before you eat…this is when your blood-sugar is at its lowest.
Your body will need energy to power the workout, and since you haven’t eaten yet, it will be forced to use stored fat as a fuel source instead of the sugar in your blood.
6. Water! Water! Water!
I can’t stress this enough…
Water does so many things for your body that it’s hard to know where to start! Try to drink at least 48 ounces a day…that is about 5-6 glasses a day.
Water helps to rid your body of harmful toxins and will also keep you hydrated.
Here are some interesting and informative reasons why water is so important for your health:
· 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (This likely applies to half the world population)
· Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by as much as 3%
· Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
· Research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
· A mere 2% decrease in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page.
· Drinking 5 glasses of water per day can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79% and bladder cancer by 50%.
You will be surprised at how much better you will feel by just following this simple step.
This seems simple enough right??
By simply eating more garlic and oregano, you are actually cleaning out your intestinal walls. Sounds gross right?
You might be wondering “How can cleaning my intestines help me lose weight?”
The intestinal walls are actually made up of many tiny pores that absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. These tiny pores are very good at absorbing nutrients and keeping out toxins.
When your intestines are “dirty”, these tiny pores actually get a little bigger and along with absorbing nutrients, they also absorb those toxins. Normally, these toxins are too big to pass through the pores.
When this happens you become “toxic” and it is VERY HARD for your body to lose weight and increase your metabolism.