Boosting your metabolism is a "magic pill" to weight loss; a faster metabolism will naturally burn more calories. Your metabolism is dependent on several factors, some of which you inherit and some that you can actively change. Since you can't change your age, gender, or genetics, at least you can control your weight and boost your metabolism with these five tips.
1) Eat a Solid Breakfast
Believe it or not, when you skip out on breakfast your body freaks out and goes into starvation mode; it slows down to save as much energy as possible. On that note, be sure to enjoy a healthy and substantial first meal of the day. Studies show the risk of obesity increases if you skip breakfast. Try having lean protein mixed with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
2) Sip on Some Green Goodness
Green tea contains a plant component called Epigallocatechin Gallate (ECGC). This component encourages fat burning and all it takes is 2 to 4 cups a day. Let the tea steep for about three minutes and then try and drink it while it is hot.
3) Pump Some Iron Into Your Body
Iron carries oxygen to your muscles; for women, a lot of that necessary iron is lost during each monthly cycle. Without enough iron, oxygen can't be delivered to your muscles, which leads to low energy and a slower metabolism. Be sure to load up on beans, leafy greens, and iron-fortified cereals, especially during that time of the month.
4) Mix Up Your Workout Routine
Bring on the intervals
. Intervals amp up your workout and help you burn more fat. The wonderful thing about intervals is that they are versatile. Apply intervals to basically any type of work out and see maximum results.
5) Get Enough Sleep
Eight hours of sleep may seem like a lot to ask, but it will make a world of difference when it comes to boosting that metabolic rate. By skipping a full nights rest, leads to leptin and ghrelin imbalances. Leptin and ghrelin are important hormones that regulate your appetite and amount of energy.
Multiple studies have shown that those who get less than seven and half hours of sleep, have a higher body mass index in general.
Each of these tips will help boost your metabolism.
Gradually add these tips to your daily routine and you'll recognize those calories burning off much faster.
Get your metabolism going in a fitness class.