Bumping up your metabolism can fuel weight loss. Use a combination of diet and exercise to stoke your fat burning furnace and to elevate your mood. By taking a combined approach to boosting your metabolism you can create a powerful synergistic effect toward fueling your metabolic furnace.
Follow these 5 tips to increase your metabolism.
Chow Down Frequently
Eat small, frequent meals to boost your metabolism. The act of eating burns calories. If you can feel satiated you’re far more likely to resist any late night snacking sessions. The trick is to feel full by eating smaller meals throughout the day. Space meals out every 3 to 4 hours. Visualize a fist-full serving of food. Eat lean proteins like turkey and chicken, complex carbs like fruits, veggies and brown rice and healthy fats like olive oil and peanuts to increase your metabolism.
Drink a detox tea to increase your metabolism and shed weight. Many detox teas help to purge your body of harmful impurities. This cathartic process can boost your metabolism while accelerating your weight loss. Drink 2 to 3 cups of detox tea daily to see the greatest benefits. Before taking any tea make sure to speak to your doctor.
Pack on Muscle
Increasing your muscle mass to body fat ratio boosts your metabolism. Muscle both uses more energy than fat and weighs more than flabby fat. Both of these factors aid your body in boosting your metabolism which helps you shed weight. Don’t try to become a mass monster by packing on huge amounts of muscle mass but do change your muscle mass to body fat ratio by using free weights at the local gym. Hit the weights 3 times weekly. Workout each body part once a week for optimal results. Consume a protein and simple carbohydrate rich shake immediately after your workout to aid recovering by replenishing your glycogen stores. Do compound movements like squats, dead lifts and shoulder presses to pack on some muscle and to give yourself a full body workout.
Down Your Omega 3’s
Eat omega 3 fatty acids to ramp up your metabolism. Tuna, herring and salmon help you to shed fat because each fish is rich with healthy omega 3’s. These fish cut down on inflammation and balance blood sugar levels. You can take supplements if you’re not the biggest fan of fish or if you’re a bit sick of chowing down on seafood. Visit your local wellness store or supermarket to find supplements. You can also consume eggs, walnuts or flaxseed oil fortified with omega 3’s if you’ve had it with fish.
Do Interval Training
Are you a bit bored of the same old steady state cardiovascular activity every day? Bump up your metabolism and make things interesting by doing interval training. Changing the intensity of your cardio sessions tricks your body into changing its fat burning strategy. Rev up your metabolism and throw your body off balance by sprinting instead of jogging for 10 to 20 seconds during your daily run, for 5 to 10 sprinting sessions. This creative, high energy way to shed fat also spices up your workout regimen.