Boosting your Metabolism
When it comes to really winning at weight loss, you have to create a calorie deficit. There are a couple of ways to do this – either increase the number of calories that you burn or decrease the number of calories that you take in on a daily basis. To get maximum effects in the minimum amount of time, combining both approaches is your best bet.
Boosting your metabolism is a lot easier than you think and is an effective way of getting your body to burn more calories, even when at rest. Here are some top metabolism boosting tricks.
Exercise Every Day
With the 7-min program, there are really no excuses not to exercise – you just need to find time to workout for 7 minutes a day. Your metabolism is boosted while you are working out and also for the 6 hours immediately following the session.
Green tea has been shown to boost metabolism by as much as 10% in people who drank just 3 cups a day. Green tea is preferable to coffee because it will give you a boost without making you jittery and packs a big antioxidant punch at the same time. For the best benefits you should always drink it without milk.
Are you Drinking Enough Water?
The body is made of 70% water. That means that water should be top on your list of health priorities. By the time you get thirsty, you are already mildly dehydrated so you should make a concerted effort to drink water regularly.
Add Some Spice to Life
Add chili peppers to your food will help boost your metabolism for hours after eating it. If you cannot manage very spicy food, work your way up to it by adding in small bits of chili here and there.
Alternatively, add some Cayenne Pepper or Paprika to the spice rack and use them regularly while cooking.
Add in More Protein
Protein is essential for the body in order to build muscle. If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, your body will not be able to repair itself after exercise. Protein goes one step further than that though. Digesting protein elevates the metabolic rate slightly. Protein takes more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fats. Including high quality protein at each meal fuels the metabolic rate with very little effort.
Never Skip Breakfast
Breakfast gets your body’s metabolic rate fired up for the day. Research has also found that those who tend to skip breakfast more than make up for the missed meal by consuming a higher number of calories throughout the day and by making the wrong food choices.
Get your Omega-3s
The Omega-3s won’t boost your metabolism by themselves but what they will do is help to balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can help to combat insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
There are very few shortcuts when it comes to the metabolism but fortunately the ones listed above are easy enough to incorporate. Combined with your 7-Min workout, you have the recipe for a better looking body and good health.