5 Rules To Boost Metabolism

1. Eat Enough

When you starve yourself while dieting, your body metabolism slows as a survival mechanism. So don’t detox. Don’t do low calorie diets because within 24 hours your metabolic rate falls. you are then more likely to store any excess energy, and will find it much harder to get lean.

2. Master your Appetite

You’ve got dozens of appetite hormones and chemicals that go into overdrive when you over-eat. Don’t over-indulge, and you’ll get back in sync with your natural hunger chemistry, which will tell you when you really need to eat, and when you should stop.

3. Switch to Nutrient rich foods

Fad diets may cut calories which strips the weight off, but going without one or more food groups also starves your body of key nutrients that help you burn more fat. For example, dairy foods contain calcium and other chemicals that help fat cells release fat. Nuts, like almonds, cashews, and walnuts are hard to digest, and give your metabolic rate a slight boost. Wholegrain carbohydrates have antioxidents that fight low-level inflammation that can cause weight gain. So make sure your fat loss menu has vegetable, fruits, dairy, wholefood proteins, wholegrain starches and healthy oils.

4. Increase your Activity

This keeps the millions of tiny mitochondria in body cells firing and burning calories every second of every day. Sitting for too long turns off mitochondria, so if you have a desk job, jump up every 30 minutes for a stretch or a walk. Regular exercisers should get out of their comfort zone by increasing the effort even a little bit, as this greatly increases the metabolic effect.

5. Avoid Excessive Stress

Any biological stress, including emotional pressure, dietary deprivation, and excessive exercise triggers the release of the hormone cortisol. Known as the stress hormone, it can cause abdominal obesity, increased food cravings and inflammation. So make a little time for some “quiet” time, be it a short nap, or meditation each day, and take at least two weeks vacation each year to recharge your batteries.

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