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7 Methods To Boost Your Metabolism

March 2, 2010 by Coach Ronda in Weight Loss with 0 Comments

We have all heard about how important it is to boost our metabolism (particularly as we get older) if we want to lose weight. But, do you know what metabolism is? To put it simply, metabolism is a process of converting food into energy. The metabolic process happens inside your muscles and organs which results in the burning of calories, so in other words it speeds your body up so it can burn off fat and calories at a faster rate.

Below are 7 methods to help you maximize your metabolism.

  1. The first way to boost your metabolism is to make sure that you always eat breakfast. Many people are busy and rushing around in the morning and skip the most important meal of the day. When you don’t eat for long periods of time, like after sleeping and skipping breakfast, your metabolism begins to slow down to protect itself.
  2. Another way to increase metabolism is to eat several healthy snacks between meals every day. You will want to concentrate on complex carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and vegetables for maintaining a high metabolism and keeping your meal portions at a moderate size. When you eat more frequently your metabolism never gets a chance to slow down as it needs to keep up to digest what you are eating.
  3. Do some form of aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling, jogging or dancing every day. The best time to do this is in the morning if at all possible to get your metabolism supercharged at the beginning of your day. Try to stay active as much as possible throughout the day so that your body will operate more efficiently and burn off calories.
  4. Take a brisk walk, in addition to your other aerobic exercise, at lunch or at night. This is another activity that is easy to do that will help to keep your metabolism running high. It can also give a nice energy boost and you may find that it will not only help you to lose weight but also improve your productivity.
  5. Weight training is another thing you should try to do about three times each week. This will help to strengthen and tone your body as well as help you to lose weight. Not only will you burn calories, but tone muscles also help to raise your metabolism and keep your body burning calories and fat effectively.
  6. You should also be drinking about 60 ounces of water on a daily basis. This helps to keep you well hydrated and is vital for the proper functioning of your metabolism. A convenient way to make sure you drink enough water is to carry around a water bottle so that you will always have water on hand to drink.
  7. You should try to eat your large meals earlier rather than later. Most of us eat small breakfasts, medium lunches and big dinners. Try to eat in reverse and have lighter meals at night and eat your dinner as early as you can to help in losing weight.

Following these seven guidelines will not only maximize your metabolism, but will help you look and feel great in no time at all!

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