Boost your metabolism with these 7 essential tips for quick and effective fat loss.
If you have gone without exercise for some time, chances are that your metabolism is rather low. This can make it very difficult to lose weight and stay in shape even with a healthy diet. The better your metabolism, the leaner your body will become. Below are some tips on how to boost your metabolism and get back to the real you.
START AN EXERCISE ROUTINE
Nothing keeps the body’s metabolism boosted like a proper workout routine. You will want a workout routine designed specifically to build muscle, because muscle burns even more calories than fat does–use one that caters to your own body. Therefore, a lean muscular person sitting still burns way more calories than an obese person sitting still. This is partially why some people get so big. Once you get to a certain fat level, your body burns even less calories and has less energy, thus perpetuating the cycle.
DO SOME CARDIO
Cardiovascular exercise such as running on the treadmill or cycling the elliptical will help your body boost your metabolism, and will keep your heart and lungs healthy. Take a look at our popular High Intensity Interval Training article.
If you are on an exercise regimen, you need to be drinking at least 72 ounces of water a day. Water is essential to life, and transports nutrients to all parts of your body. A hydrated body is healthier, happier, and more efficient than a dehydrated one. Also, once you succeed in raising your metabolism level, your body will burn through more water so it’s important to keep it replenished. Read all the benefits of water here.
If you are trying to lose weight, you need to do it safely. “Crash dieting” is not only a dangerous method but it results in a physique devoid of muscle mass. You do not want this. Also, if your body senses that it is getting WAY LESS calories than it should then it will change into a state of significantly lowered metabolism. To lose weight safely, eat within proper guidelines.
Without all the added sugar that typically comes with it, caffeine can prove beneficial to temporarily raising your metabolism. There are many ways to get caffeine without sugar, coffee being one of them. Just make sure to stay away from sodas, as they are counter-productive to our cause.
DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Have you ever noticed that when you skip breakfast you kind of have a drag on you for the rest of the day? That’s the body shutting down its metabolism because its low on calories. The word breakfast is a joint form of the two words “break” and “fast.” Your body is breaking its the fast it endured when you were sleeping. Also, eat a balanced breakfast that includes some kind of fruit. This will help you with boosting your metabolism, and will make you feel good as well.
Eating right, drinking water, and exercising will ensure that your metabolism regains its strength. It should be noted that getting enough sleep can have a major impact on your metabolism for the day. Not too much sleep though, as over-sleeping can have the opposite effect. Stay fit my friends!