Metabolic processes in the body affect more than just the metabolic rate. However, speaking about the metabolism acceleration, we, nevertheless, most often talk about weight loss.
To “start” the fat burning process, experts recommend
- beginning your day with a nutritious breakfast (for example, oatmeal porridge), which will provide a long lasting satiety,
- combine power and cardio trainings,
- replace evening coffee with green tea, rich in antioxidants (in addition, this will improve your sleep).
What else? Below, you will find seven simple and understandable ways to boost your metabolism.
Consumption of a nutrient-rich breakfast within 20-30 minutes after awakening is a pledge of an excellent metabolism. Cereals and light protein will help you achieve longer satiety, which means avoiding harmful snacks that hide unexpected calories.
- porridge with nuts and berries
- omelette with cream cheese and fresh herbs.
The main rule of intensive training is ‘not a second without action’. “Exercising with increased intensity is an excellent way to accelerate metabolism and, in addition, to stabilize the heart rate and maintain muscle tone,” says personal trainer Christina Howells in an interview with Get the Gloss.
This strategy will also force you to consume more oxygen, which will positively affect your blood quality and overall well-being.
We have already mentioned that green tea has advantages over other types of tea due to the large amount of antioxidants it contains. However, nutritionists do not call you to give up coffee (especially if you can not imagine yourself without it). It is enough to replace one or two cups of coffee that you traditionally drink during the day with the same amount of tea.
You feel the need to try something unusual? Japanese matcha tea will help you out. This drink contains 15 times more antioxidants, compared with regular green tea, and therefore will be extremely useful.
Apple cider vinegar
Studies show that apple cider vinegar truly does speed up metabolism, if you comply with all rules for its use. However, the first and most important thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t start drink it mindlessly right now. First and foremost, you need to get a doctor’s advice regarding the intake of apple cider vinegar. If you have problems with the stomach or intestines, better give up this idea for good.
For everyone else, it works as follows:
Add 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and have this drink after dinner.
Regular physical activity is a condition for a normal functioning of the human body. Or, to put it simply: movement is life. “You can find the possibility to work on yourself everywhere, and even short 5-minute workouts a few times a day will bring you invaluable benefits,” says dietician Karen Cummings-Palmer, Get the Gloss.
Fats and greens
For an optimal rate of metabolic processes, nutritionists advise to ensure your menu with large amounts of greens and green vegetables, as well as high-quality protein, the first-choice in which should always be chicken. Keep in mind that the fatty layer in your body will not be burned as effectively without the presence of good fats in your menu, as it will be burned when these are included. You probably heard already that you need to dress vegetable salads with olive oil. Well, we just reminded you about this fact once again.
“Like many of my colleagues, I believe in bio-individuality. The point is that each of us has different needs, and the diet plan that works for my client may not work for me,” says Cummings-Palmer. She admits that she feels best when she eats three times a day, provided 2-3 healthy snacks during the day.
She also notes that perfect nutrition schedule for many people is split meals, which allows having a meal almost every hour, but in extremely small portions. So listen to the signals of your body to understand what is right for you.