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Metabolism Hacks to Drive Your Weight Loss

August 24th, 2015

When it comes to speeding up your metabolism, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is working out. Of course, this is not the only option, but is probably the best one.

If you are a regular at your local gym, you’re definitely on the right track to get rid of that extra weight. Actually, even jogging is enough to keep those toxins and acids under control. A recent study confirms that exercising can outweigh the harms of breathing in polluted streets, let alone keep your body toxins in check.

It’s official! You need to hit the gym today if you want to drop some weight and speed up your metabolism to turn food into energy faster.

But what else can a person do to increase their metabolism?

Move around

Standing, alone, will help you burn more calories, build muscles, improve your blood flow and consequently increase your metabolism. It is highly recommended to stay active and on your feet even during your working hours, especially if your line of work implies that you have to spend most of your day in front of a computer device.

Designers, architects, writers, all office workers are constantly exposing themselves to the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and something called the sitting disease. Although this article implies that exercise is not the answer, don’t believe the hype.

Staying on your feet is essential for your metabolism, so since you are in front of a computer screen right now - stand up! Get a glass of water and return to this article.

Drink Water

Drinking warm lemon water helps you clean your digestive system, and the best time to drink it is right after you wake up, before breakfast. If you manage to implement this habit into your daily routine, you will have no problem kick starting every day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You can even pour some honey into it, and this drink will still be beneficial for your metabolism.

One can simply drink a lot of cold water, and his/her body will have a reaction which will result in weight loss. Fluids are very important for our bodies, so drink at least 0.7 gallons of water per day.

Not only water, but drinking caffeine is highly recommended as well. It is known to increase athletic performance, so consider doing your workout after inserting a certain amount of caffeine, since it can be extra beneficial.

If you are not a coffee person, green tea is a great alternative as well. It is an antioxidant, a fat burner, it is good for your heart and it even helps fight anxiety.

Have this in mind and drink coffee or tea during the day, to help you increase your metabolism. This hack, combined with a proper nutrition, is all you need to stay fit and healthy.

Proper Nutrition

Eating veggies is a crucial factor for losing weight. Veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower are known for their ability to overclock the digestive system, which makes your metabolism super-fast.

If you do work out (and as we established you definitely should), organize your meals before and after each session. You should insist on this particular system, since fueling up before the work out is essential for your energy levels. Having a snack after your session will repair your muscle fibers and replenish your glycogen, but be careful and avoid eating fatty foods for at least an hour. Fat causes slower protein absorption, which is not good news for your metabolism.

One last piece of advice, when it comes to nutrition, is to mind your spices! Spicing up your food can be a risky move, for some are rich in calories, but it can be a good investment in the long run. Ingredients such as chilly, cayenne and ginger are going to overheat your digestive tract, and turn you into a walking furnace. Your metabolism will go crazy, and you will soon start sweating and detoxifying.

As a special treat for all sugar craving individuals out there who wish to stay fit but indulge their appetite as well, here is a syrupy and nutritious recipe that will increase your metabolism, burn calories, but still keep your sweet tooth contented!

Blueberry French-toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fat-free milk
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 8 slices of wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon of herbal oil.

Preparation:

These ingredients are enough for 4 servings, and it only takes 20 minutes of prep time!

The first thing that you have to do is put the blueberries in ½ cup of milk, add cottage cheese and sugar, and mix it all in a blender until it gets smooth.

Combine the egg whites and the whole egg with the rest of the milk in a shallow bowl. You will have to whisk that mixture until it gets smooth as well.

While you are making final preparations, put a pan on the stove. Once the pan is heated, pour in a half a cup of herbal oil.

Place these “sandwiches” in the egg mixture, let them soak in, and after that simply throw them on the skillet. When you are sure that they are brown and done on one side, pour the rest of the oil over the top and flip them.

There you go! This is a perfect, nutritious recipe full of proteins, beneficial for both your metabolism and your sugar craze so it will keep you fit and happy.

The amount of weight lost simply by having a fast metabolism is outstanding, and that is the main secret of all those slim people. We all have those friends who can eat as much as they can, and still remain fit and without extra body weight. Well, those people naturally have a very fast metabolism, which can also be achieved by applying the above mentioned tips.

Author bio: Mathews McGarry is passionate about many forms of strength training, and spent years lifting, dragging and flipping all manner of heavy objects. After graduating from the Faculty of Health Sciences, he started writing about his experiences, and sharing tips for better life at highstylife.com and other health blogs. Follow him on Twitter.

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