Do you remember our post about metabolism boosters? We picked some new metabolism increasing tricks to help you lose weight faster and healthier!
But first, let us remind you of the main tips:
- stay away from crash diets…
- …as well as from sugars and trans fats
- eat wisely
- drink more water (you can explore our tags #diet and #nutrition)
- sleep well
- do not try to skip exercising (and try this metabolism increasing workout, for example).
Metabolism increasing tricks to go for
Good metabolism not only helps lose excess weight, or maintain healthy one. It makes you feel more energetic and healthy. So, what other metabolism increasing tricks you may try?
Stop counting calories
In fact, in many cases counting calories may help lose weight. But only if you exercise enough, spend more energy than you consume, and do not feel stressed about it all the time.
On the other side, restricting calories decreases your metabolism. Because they are actually the energy that fuels your body, therefore helping your metabolism run efficiently.
So, better set nutrition goals if your metabolism needs a boost. Stick to lean proteins from fish or meat, good fats like extra virgin olive oil, and healthy carbs from vegetables and fruits.
Eat proteins in the morning and in the afternoon
Choose lean meats, fish, eggs, yogurt, and legumes. And eat these high-protein meals for breakfast and for lunch. Also, it is better to consume protein before exercising.
Drink coffee and tea (but not instead of water!)
Seems like coffee may raise your metabolism by 8%, and tea by 12%, according to a study.
Consider taking fish-oil supplements
Because it increases the activity of your fat-burning enzymes. Find a supplement containing at least 300 milligrams of the fatty acid EPA and 200 milligrams of the fatty acid DHA per pill. Better take it before working out.
Cut your work stress
According to studies, more stressed people burn less calories. Seems like it happens because stress can change the way your body metabolizes fats.