Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to Speed Up Metabolism

How to Speed Up Metabolism

High level of metabolism is the key to lose weight as metabolism helps to break down nutrients in your bloodstream. Although genetic plays a big influence of your body metabolism level, there are still other ways that can be done to speed up your metabolism.

The most basic way is by drinking a lot of water. You must drink 8 glasses of water a day to maintain an optimal metabolism rate since the fat burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively. Water also helps to clear your digestive system and eliminate accumulated toxins of excess substances. It is proven too that drinking cold water can boost your metabolism temporarily!

Eating breakfast also can encourage your metabolism level as your metabolism rate is rather slowed in the morning which will make it less productive by the time you have your lunch and dinner if you don’t eat breakfast. Try to eat 5 to 6 small meals a day to keep your metabolism remains working thoroughly and steadily burning calories instead of storing it as fat.

As you maintain your eating schedule, bear in mind of your food intakes too. Try to eat more whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables and balance your meals with protein and healthy fat. A study showed spicy foods can increase metabolism too! But if you don’t eat spicy food, it is enough to speed up your metabolism by just adding a little bit of pepper or cinnamon to your recipes.

The last thing you can do is of course exercising. Exercise will reduce your body fat and this increases lean muscle mass that aides your metabolism.

You can start speed up your metabolism now through diet and exercise, and this will give you a healthier lifestyle too!

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