Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ways You Can Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

Your metabolism is often an overlooked part of weight loss. There are many diets available, and in one way or another, they are geared toward reducing your calories. Although it is true that calorie reduction will help in losing weight, without addressing the issue of metabolism, you will likely stop your diet. The following is a quick explanation of what metabolism is, why it is an important issue to address and ways you can increase your metabolism. 

What is metabolism?
A quick, non technical, explanation is that metabolism is the process in which your body converts food into energy. Of course, this energy is then used by your body or stored as fat. By reducing your calories, there will be less food to convert to energy. However, there is a problem. The human body will reduce its metabolic rate as your calories are reduced. Although you cut back on calories with a diet, your body will also convert the food  slower. The result is that you will become weak, as your body instinctively conserves energy. The trick then becomes keeping your metabolic rate high as you cut back on calories. The good news is that there are good ways to do this.

This has to be mentioned because it is a great way to increase your metabolism, but as mentions previously, when you cut back on calories you will become weaker. However, it is still a good idea to use some form of exercise to bring up your metabolism a little. It is possible to incorporate light exercise that is not too strenuous that will still increase your metabolic rate. Things such as walking or light weight lifting will often do the trick. 

Eat more protein
Our body gets its energy from three sources: protein, fat and carbohydrates. The latter two sources do not increase your metabolism quickly. This is especially true of carbohydrates. Protein, however, increases your metabolism the fastest, and unlike the other two sources, it contains less calories per gram. This means that a diet high in protein has a better chance of keeping you slim or helping you to lose weight. In addition, protein will help keep your energy up so you can do more exercise.  

Drink green tea
This specific type of tea is as close to a magic elixir as can be found in nature. Not only does this wonderful liquid provide anti-oxidants to protect your body from disease, but it also increases your metabolism. It does this without you doing any exercise. Your body may attempt to slow down its metabolism, but the green tea will be working to speed it up. Green tea also contains caffeine, so it will perk you up in the same way a cup of coffee does, and most people find that green tea doesn't make them jumpy the way coffee often does. 

Prepared metabolism boosters
These products are dietary supplements that are formulated to increase you body's metabolism. They have a long track record of success, and are used by professional and amateur athletes around the world. They can easily be found online; health365 sell metabolism boosters and is one such example.

Remember, if you want to lose weight, cutting back on calories is not enough. You need to keep your metabolism high. 

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