By eating breakfast, we kickstart our metabolism, start burning calories and provide our body with energy for the rest of the day.
It’s no secret that, for many of us, it’s hard to get up and exercise. Perhaps you also let the holiday weight pile on. So keep reading to find out how to naturally boost your metabolism through healthy diet and exercise.
It’s important to have a healthy physique. If we can learn to control our metabolism, we can become more fit and healthy, gaining self esteem and reducing depression in the process.
Why boost my metabolism?
That’s a great question, and we have the answer. The faster your metabolism is, the more fat your body burns. If you have a naturally slow metabolism, it won’t matter if you take pills or go on a diet, those won’t help you lose weight. That’s why it’s so important to read on and find out how to boost your metabolism!
Tips on how to boost your metabolism and lose weight
Never skip breakfast
Eating breakfast helps kickstart our metabolism and helps our body burn more overall calories throughout the day. Eating breakfast also helps our body maintain glucose and insulin levels, so be sure to eat the healthiest foods you can get your hands on!
Control your fat intake
Scientific studies have proven that your body burns much more calories when you feed it with healthy foods that are low in fat. It’s recommended to eat foods high in protein and healthy carbohydrates, which help burn more fat. These will also help you feel fuller all day long, and provide more energy than fatty foods.
This explains why people who eat very little can’t lose weight… the less you eat, the less nutrients your body has to run on, especially if you are eating fatty foods instead of protein.
Exercise on an empty stomach
Take extreme caution when exercising on an empty stomach; it’s best to first seek advice from a healthcare professional. We recommend doing this only on weekends, while otherwise maintaining a well-balanced diet. This will help you avoid feeling sluggish, agitated, and hungry during the work week.
This type of exercise is good to help reduce glucose and stored fat.
Say no to low-calorie fads
If you really want to lose weight, then you should aim to exercise and eat foods that naturally help you burn calories and speed up your metabolism (i.e. not low-calorie or fat-free foods that are processed and difficult for your system to digest). Below we list a few of the foods that can help you achieve the desired effect, boosting your metabolism between 8–16% for up to three hours after eating.
Eat smaller meals, more frequently
After incorporating breakfast into your daily routine, it’s important to add 4 more mealtimes to your day. This will help provide you with sustained energy all day long, and boost your metabolism greatly. Choose foods rich in fiber and low in calories.
Drink lots of water
Water helps clean your body and eliminate toxins, which can help you avoid storing and accumulating fat in the body.
Proper hydration can help boost your metabolism; you can speed up your metabolism up to 30% in one hour after drinking water, for example – burning 24 calories easily!
Spice it up!
Adding spicy foods like curry, cayenne pepper, cumin and others can help the body burn fat. These nutrients help expend more energy simply by making you sweat!
You don’t have to be one of those chiseled fitness models with 1% body fat. You can lift weights daily, even without intense cardio, and build more muscle, which in turn speeds up your metabolism, helping to burn more fat.