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.

Exercise
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. 

18 comments:

  1. I'll remember this. My metabolism started dying on me at 20, and I love my sweets, so I had to start jogging so I could fit into my pants. I also like green tea!

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  2. It took me a long time to let this sink in. For a long time I didn't change any of my eating habits and I was exercising very religiously. Once I change my eating habits the weight finally came off.

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  3. Protein for the WIN! But seriously! I always recommend people eat a lot of protein, it just keeps everyone fuller - LONGER!

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  4. These are really great tips. Including more metabolism boosting foods in my diet has really helped me with weight lost.

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  5. Thank you for these tips because I have been stalling in my weight loss challenge.

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  6. Green tea is something we don't drink but I will drink natural herb tea that I grow and make which helps. More protein for sure and of course get up and moving.

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  7. These are some great tips, I have an awful metabolism so I'm all for good ideas on how to make it work better and faster.

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  8. My metabolism used to be amazing when I was younger. Now I feel like it's non-existent. I thought it just goes away as you get older.

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  9. Great tips, I am in the middle of figuring out how to eat better and exercise more. These tips will help thanks!

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  10. I love taking green tea with kombucha not boost metabolism and ease digestion especially when we eat lots of food in our cheat day.

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  11. My metabolism tanked with my breast cancer, so these tips might help me gain it back. Thank you.

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  12. These are some great tips. I need to work on my metabolism, it used to be so much better when I was younger.

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  13. I need to try some metabolism boosters for sure! I need to do something to help me out! LOL!

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  14. These are awesome tips and advice. I should start drinking more green tea. I need to replace it to the coffee. I drink too much coffee now!

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  15. I am already skinny so I don't need to lose any more weight. :) But these tips would be helpful to those who are in the verge of losing weight for sure. - Lynndee

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  16. I'm over 50 years old and my metabolism has slowed down tremendously. I never had to watch my weight, but now I do. I haven't tried green tea (I will start!), but I do eat a lot of protein and exercise every day! Thanks for the tips!

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  17. These are all such good ideas. I know that exercise is probably one of the most important ones. That and making sure you're eating healthy.

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  18. My body is much happier when I eat mainly protein. It is a drastic shift.

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