7 important metabolism boosters
Many of us have sedentary jobs and not enough physical activity, so trying to boost a slowing metabolism can be challenging. These tips will help boost your metabolism, lose weight and feel amazing.
1. Vary your foods
If you eat the same meals repetitively, it can slow down your metabolism. Every food has a unique nutrient and bacterial profile, which works to determine your metabolic rate. Think about having 5 different breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that you can rotate to help keep your gut challenged. Or try one new food at every meal.
2. Add apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar made from fermented apples plays a significant role in metabolism. Apple cider vinegar is able to improve gut bacteria, altering your metabolic rate. Some studies indicated that apple cider vinegar showed improvement in blood sugar levels and reversal of fatty liver. Sprinkle ACV on your salads or drink a few ounces of it diluted in water.
3. Drink water
Water is the best for improving the digestive process and metabolism. Drinking enough water improves digestions, keeps us satiated, and prevents the overeating (many people confuse dehydration with hunger). Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day.
4. Drink tea
Drinking warm, green tea is an easy and effective way to boost your metabolism. Green tea helps increase energy expenditure and fat metabolism. Green tea is rich in catechins, a family of powerful antioxidants, which we can thank for its fat burning properties. Three cups of green tea per day can help burn stubborn belly fat and boost your metabolic rate.
Fasting can surprisingly help your metabolism – short fasts give the digestive process time to rest and clean the guts. If you want to try, stop eating by 7 pm and do not eat again until the following morning (7 am). This 12-hour fast helps prepare your belly for another round of food, helping digestion, which ultimately impacts your metabolic rate.
Yes, sleep affects your metabolic rate. Sleeping at least 7 to 8 hours per night helps to balance the hormones involved in appetite regulation and keeps insulin, the main hormone of metabolism, regulated. If you don’t sleep enough, this delicate hormone balance is disrupted and metabolism slows down.
Many people think that they should exercise at least an hour and their workout should be super intense, and that’s the only way to boost metabolism. But moving throughout the day counts, too: walk, take stairs, take breaks from sitting in front of the computer. Make your workouts efficient by adding weight training, varying and challenging your heart rate and changing your workout.