To many, the famed metabolism is no more than a metaphysical phenomenon, an ethereal concept, a sort of guardian angel, or a lucky break. Whether your metabolism id fast, or slow, it is not something we are stuck with, like a certain colour eyes or certain proportions, there are ways to affect it. Swide has some tips to speed up metabolism.
Here are some tips on how to give your natural engine that extra little push:
1. Make sure not to consume less than 1200 calories per day.
Though it may seem strange to eat more in order to lose weight, it is now a universally recognized scientific fact that for your metabolism to work it needs fuel. For a moderately active lifestyle, a person needs between 1400-1700 calories per day so that the body (and the metabolism) can function efficiently. Fewer calories will engage the “starvation mode” and the body will store all the calories it can. Of course this does not mean pigging out on cronuts and pasta, make sure to get your calories from nutritious ingredients like pulses, vegetable fats like avocado and olive oil, and lean meats.
Running is important for cardiovascular activity, and yes it burns calories, but it seems that the most effective way to speed up your metabolism is by working out with weights. Light weight lifting, composed of many repetitions will create lean muscle which synthesise proteins and helps burn calories. Remember, the more lean muscle you have the more you burn while resting, as well as while exercising.
Many of us have a sedentary lifestyle stuck to the office desk, wasting away on the chair. Experts advise to keep moving, anything goes, get up from your desk and walk about, go to the vending machines for some waters, take the stairs and cleaning the house will do the trick.
The algae called Fucus vesiculosus known as bladder wrack, which grows naturally in the northern seas contains mucilage, algin,
mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine, bromine, potassium, volatile oils, and many other minerals, all of which contribute to speeding up metabolism.
5. Choose Vinegar
According to the latest nutritional studies acetic acid, the component which gives vinegar its characteristic acrid taste helps to break down and burn fat.
Go for the fish option. Fishes rich in Omega 3 like mackerel, salmon and trout help the efficiency of the thyroid when breaking down fat.
7. Mix it up
The Fast Metabolism Diet is basically based on the idea that the body, and metabolism became accustomed to eating, digesting and burning the same foods. Therefore to keep metabolism going it is advisable to mix up the quantity of nutritional component. One day opt for a protein rich meal, the next for healthy carbs, and then even add some fat into the diet.
Though for a long time dairy has been considered man’s worst enemy, and the enemy of any dieter, in truth, dairy products may actually help loose weight (when consumed in moderation). Dairy contains Nicotinamide riboside, a pre cursor of Vitamin B3, which is said to help burn fat.
9. Watermelon is the way
Watermelon seems to be an elixir for those who want to lose weight. As well as being tasty and refreshing, the fructose it contains is well metabolised by the blood so it doesn’t cause peaks in blood sugar index, and many of its nutrients help synthesise proteins. Watermelon also harbours arginine, an amino acid which helps to burn fat, and prevents the accumulation of lipids.
10. Eat Biological
It is a well known axiom that natural is best. Therefore try to eat biological foods, not only for your health but also for your shape. It is said that many pesticides or preservatives like nitrates and sulphates slow metabolism down as they clog the system are difficult to synthesize.