If it’s time to improve your health or lose weight, your metabolism is key. Some people have metabolic dysfunction and that can actually cause excess weight. Here are a few tips to boost your metabolism:
Our body expects to be fed at a certain times, so it uses most of its energy by this time, knowing that it will receive more energy soon. If your meal schedule is irregular, your body will store energy instead of using it, because it’s not sure if it’s getting any new energy soon. Eating every 3-4 hours will help your body to use all of its energy.
Drink more liquids
Good fluid intake contributes to good metabolism. If your body is deprived of water, you will burn less calories. Your liver is concentrating on restoring your water supply and not paying much attention to burning fat.
Dairy is your friend
Dairy contains a lot of nutrients that are essential for burning fat and building muscle. The calcium contained in dairy plays a significant role in metabolism. The more calcium is contained in fatty cells, the more fat is going to be burned.
Be physically active
Physical activity, be it jogging, walking, dancing, or exercising in a gym, always contributes to a faster metabolism. The best exercises are strength, as they promote faster growth of muscular tissue. Muscles require energy even when we are resting. The best way to speed up your metabolism is to do your resistance exercises regularly.
Wake up early
Sunlight has an impact on your metabolism, and the morning sun helps your body regulate those biological processes that depend on the alteration of day and night, which, in turn, are vital to your energy consumption.
Don’t cut out carbs
Don’t go crazy with diets that lead to zero carbohydrates. In order to properly synthesize serotonin, you need sufficient levels of carbohydrates. A lack of carbs may have a negative effect on your brain activity, and it’s very stressful for your body.
If you are a fan of chips, sandwiches, and sweets, you should be aware of the fact that frequent snacking slows down your metabolism. The energy that we get from food usually lasts for 3 or 4 hours. Then your body starts to consume its proper energy by burning its own fat. If you’re constantly snacking prevent, this prevents your body fat from being burned, and that’s how you gain weight.
Use iodized salt
Sea salt is not a supplement for good old iodized salt. An iodine deficiency adversely affects your thyroid, which has a negative impact on your metabolism.
Nonorganic products made with various additives, animals fed with antibiotics and growth hormones, plants grown with synthetic mineral fertilizers and pesticides… that’s how most of the things we eat are made. Start eating smarter!
Keep your iron level up
Iron deficiency leads to muscles lacking oxygen, which can undermine your health. If you are lacking iron in your diet, eat more meat, fish, and apples.
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