Tips to Boost Metabolism

Ever wonder why your best friend can go through a pint of Ben & Jerry’s without gaining a pound while just one spoonful goes straight to your hips? The answer lies in your metabolism, that little engine in your body that burns calories all day, every day. Because of genetics, some people burn fat faster than others. But age, weight, diet, and exercise habits also play a role. But there are easy things you can do to stoke your fat-burning potential. There’s no reason you can’t have the same metabolism in your 30s and 40s that you had in your 20s.

Here are some experts’ tips on how to boost your metabolism — so you, too, can guiltlessly binge on Ben & Jerry’s every now and then :

  • Add omega-3 to your diet in the form of fish oil supplements, flaxseed oil, walnuts or eggs fortified with omega-3.
  • Get in shape and maintain a lean muscle mass. This will increase your resting metabolism by about 100 calories.
  • Drink about five 8oz cups of green tea a day.
  • Eat a nutrient-rich breakfast in the morning, which will keep your metabolism stabilised throughout the day.
  • Speaking of meals, consume proteins in subsequent meals in the form of lean meats and/or egg whites.
  • Keep your body hydrated. Drink cold water, which makes your body use more calories to warm itself back up.
  • Exercise using high intensity interval training regularly. Even after exercising, your body will continue to have high metabolism.
  • Avoid drinking as much as possible, alcoholic drinks make it very easy for you to gain weight.
  • Drink coffee in moderation, which will add short term boosts to your metabolic rate.
  • Add cayenne pepper to your meals.
  • As much as possible, choose organic fruits and vegetables. Among other harmful effects. Pesticides found on non-organic produce can her an adverse effect on your metabolic rate.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Making small changes in one’s lifestyle, getting good rest, getting rid of unnecessary stress, better food habits can help improve one’s metabolism rate to a great extent. This article is quite informative and I will make sure to follow these tips and get rid of few pounds

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    1. GS says:

      Adding citrus fruit to your water can speed up the fat burning process and help you feel more energized. Lemons and oranges in particular are a great source of Vitamin C, and assist in fat burning at the cellular level. Another tip.


  2. nutritioncoach4women says:

    Great article. The one thing I would add is that a slow metabolism is often linked with hormonal imbalances which impact how efficiently our metabolism runs. If you struggle with cravings, fat gain, low energy and weightloss plateaus, getting a blood test to check your hormones can help set you on the right path to healing them and improving metabolic function.

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    1. GS says:

      You are absolutely right. Insulin resistance is the leading cause of a slow metabolism. Excess insulin builds up a coating on every cell in the body and brain so that sugar cannot get into the cell to be used for energy; instead the sugar gets stored as body fat.


    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing


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