7 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism Before Summer
Health and Beauty Oct 15, 2020
Oh, it’s so hot, and losing more layers of clothing is not an option; otherwise, we’ll all be roaming the streets naked… Then there’s also the embarrassment of having put on a lot of weight during the winter and with the lockdown on top of that, that we feel too uncomfortable with last summer’s wardrobe. The clothes that fitted perfectly. Now it’s almost time for the holiday season, and if possible, you’d probably want to head to the coast or the bushveld, but not how things look like now?
So, the first thing everyone does just after booking a vacation is to try every single slimming product there is on the market and starving themselves on some military diet or cut out certain foods which your body actually needs to function.
On the contrary, with small lifestyle changes, you can lose weight and keep it off by getting into the routine of increasing your metabolism. Not only will you slender but also have loads more energy to have more fun adventures during your break.
We suggest no to waste money on melt-off products that won’t work anyways and stop starving yourself because it will only lead to dizziness, fainting, constipation and headaches, to only name a few. Follow these tips on how to speed up your metabolism.
7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
- Eat consistently: Don’t skip meals to lose weight. If you don’t get the calories in your body needs, it’ll slow down the body to conserve energy. The body also relies on balance and regularity, preferably small meals and snack every 3 or 4 hours apart
- Drink more water: You’ll lose a lot more weight when you drink more water instead of sugary drinks. Water reduces your calory intake, and when it’s cold water, your body uses energy to warm it up to body temperature. Studies show drinking water half an hour before meals will also help you eat less.
- Consume more protein: Protein requires a lot of calories to digest, absorb and process the nutrients. It has also shown to help you feel more full and prevent you from overeating.
- Drink green tea: Green tea may play a role in promoting fat metabolism and can be an excellent alternative to sugary beverages. It also helps to get enough water in during the day. It’s recommended that 1 to 2 cups can be a healthy addition to a well-balanced diet.
- Do high-intensity training: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an alternative to steady training (running, swimming or cycling) and can increase metabolism. Try a routine with alternating routines of higher- and lower-intensity exercises.
- Get some shut-eye: A lack of sleep is linked to obesity as the hormone, ghrelin, which can make a person feel hungry, is released. And the hormone, leptin, that helps you feel full is released less. Enough sleep can help your hormones to balance and prevent you from overeating. Research suggests 7 to 8 hours of sleep is sufficient for adults.
- Add healthy fats to your meals: Replace cooking fats with coconut oil which is a medium-chain fat that can increase your metabolism more than other fats like butter. Other healthy fats to include are avocados, nuts and olive oil. Studies show that medium-chain fats increase metabolism by 12% when compared to long-chain fats.
These healthful changes to diet and lifestyle can increase their metabolism. There are many more ways to help with the improvement of the positive performance of your metabolism, but these 7 points will be sufficient.
Good luck with experimenting, Rosebank Mall!