8 Ways To Speed Up Your Metabolism

Your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns energy at any given time and often plays a role in weight management. When you speed up your metabolism, you can burn more calories and this makes it easier to get rid of any unwanted body fat. 

Here’s 8 of my tips to rev your metabolism and help you lose weight:  

1. Drink water - Water is great for you and you should be drinking a minimum of 8 to 10, glasses daily, of course, more is better. It will help increase your metabolism, remove toxins and fat. Drinking water before meals will shrink your stomach so you feel full quicker, and the cold water also helps to increase the metabolism.

2. Eat every three hours - Eat a small balanced meal every three hours, including snacks. Meals and snacks should be balance, meaning they should contain a complete protein, carbohydrates, as well as natural fat. Failure to eat consistently can lead to a slower metabolism and fat storage. Skipping meals slows down your metabolism. To ignite weight loss you need to be consuming the right foods throughout the day in a balanced manner.

3. Don't skip breakfast - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it gets your metabolism running in high gear. You wouldn't drive to work on an empty tank and you shouldn't start your day without adequate nourishment. Your first meal sets your metabolism for the day and keeps it going.

4. Don't fear fat – Good fat is needed by the body. Choose natural healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, various nuts, flax, and natural peanut butter. Try and stay away from Trans-fat as this is the bad fat, they cause weight gain, low energy, depression, cancer, and heart disease.

5. Be active daily - Stay active at least five days a week. Take the stairs when possible or park further out to get that little bit of extra movement and keep the heart and lungs working optimally.

6. HIIT It - Blend some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into your cardiovascular program from time to time to give your body and metabolism a good shock. The body is programmed to adapt. Therefore, the same cardio day in and day out can become stale real fast. Take one or two days a week and implement some HIIT to give the body an added shock.

7. Weight train - Resistance training builds muscle, which is metabolically active tissue. The more muscle you acquire, the faster your metabolism.

8. Listen to your body - Killing yourself with workouts is just as dangerous as not working out at all. Listen to your body and get proper rest. Don't train if you are ill or just simply too tired. Training in such a state can cause more problems than it solves.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, 
Take control of your life, rock on!

Until next month, Evie xx

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