Boosting your metabolism is a great way to lose weight and also maintain your sleek physique.
There are a number of ways to do this which include exercising early in the day and also your eating habits.
By increasing your metabolism this means that your body is burning calories at a faster rate.
If you have a high metabolism this means that your body is still burning calories even when you are not at the gym!
If you have a slow metabolism this means you are likely to gain weight as your body is not burning enough off.
Even if you do not like eating breakfast in the morning this is really important and one of the first things you need to change.
It will give your body the boost it needs in the morning to start your metabolism. Simply eating a 250 calorie snack/cereal bar in the morning will do the job.
The U.S Agricultural Research Service say that having a ¼ to 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon a day increases your metabolism drastically, therefore you can try adding spices to your foods as a method of increasing your metabolism.
Also add kiwi fruit to your diet as when your exercising you will burn up to 39% more fat if you have 500mg of kiwi a day.
It also contains lots of vitamin C. It is important not to have too much vitamin C though as more than 2000mg mark will make you feel bloated, have gas and diarrhea.
Take note of what you drink! Most of us probably didn’t know this but by adding ice to a drink makes your body work harder as it has to heat it up in your stomach and this increases your metabolism.
Drinking caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee can increase your metabolism as it can increase your heart rate.
Bright sunlight will boost your metabolism and increase your bone and muscle strength so try and eat your meals outside whilst catching some rays.
Also try having a multivitamin every day and this will help your body burn more calories. If you add 120 mcg a day, this boosts your body’s metabolism.
The chromium that is found in tomatoes (and also in supplement forms) also boosts the way the body burns fat.
This may sound too good to be true but eating regularly not only helps you lose wright but also maintain a healthy weight.
Eating smaller portions regularly will kick-start your metabolism as every time you eat something it helps your metabolism to rise.