In our previous post, we went over the basics of a healthy metabolism and some tips anyone can use to boost this important system in their body. The best thing about a metabolism is that no matter why it is working slowly, there is always something you can do to get it back into gear.
Here we continue with our list of additional tips and tricks that will help boost your metabolism and support your weight loss.
It’s always important to stay hydrated, but you don’t always have to concentrate on water! Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, most notably catechin, which has been shown in many studies to crank up metabolism. Plus, green tea is full of caffeine which will give you an energy boost, while helping with digestion.
Don’t go on fad diets
Fad diets such as liquid cleanses can be exceptionally harmful to a healthy metabolism as they can really throw your body for a loop. They focus on fast weight loss instead of sustainable weight loss and their plans are set to rev up your metabolism at first and then when it can’t sustain itself, have it decline rapidly. So stay away from fad diets and eat wholesome foods to lose the weight and keep it off. Just keep in mind that researchers believe you have to burn roughly 3,5000 calories to lose a pound of fat, so try to balance out healthy foods with some indulgences.
Don’t forget breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — And there is a reason behind that saying. A good breakfast gives your body fuel to start the day off right, and if you skip this meal, your metabolism can crash. This can leave you feeling like you’re in a slump.
Focus on smaller meals more often
Losing weight is easy when you graze and have smaller meals more frequently. This is so your metabolism doesn’t rise then fall dramatically within a few hours, and so you eat a balanced meal when you truly feel hungry. Balanced meals full of fiber and wholesome fats will help sustain you for longer than snacking on empty calories.
With these tricks in mind, your metabolism will be back to normal in no time. Losing weight will never be easier, and you’ll be able to feel like you again!
As always, please contact a medical professional with any questions you have before starting a diet routine.