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Friday, February 06, 2009

Eight Excellent Tips to Increase Metabolism and Maximize Weight Loss!

Everyone wants a faster metabolism, but many people aren't aware of how simple it can be to make your body burn extra fat and calories. Your body's metabolic rate is influenced by all of the seemingly insignificant choices you make throughout the day, creating a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's easy to fall into a routine that causes your metabolism to slow down. On the other, however, with a bit of education, it's simple to make the choices that will boost your metabolism almost effortlessly. Here are some simple tips you can follow to boost your metabolism with ease!

1. Drinking water has been shown to temporarily increase the metabolism and help the body burn extra calories. It is theorized that this is mostly due to the fact that the water absorbs body heat, and the body must then work to replenish the lost heat. Because of this, it is also theorized that drinking cold water can help you boost your metabolism even further. In one study, drinking water was shown to burn extra calories from fat in men, and form carbohydrates in women.

2. For higher overall, resting metabolism, nothing is as beneficial as lean muscle mass. This doesn't mean, however, that you need to rush out and join a gym or start drinking protein shakes. Simple muscle-building workouts that aren't stressful on your body are ideal for improving your metabolism. (Tai-Fit) If you can, work a few rounds of push-ups or sit-ups into your day. It's not really important where you tone – that added muscle is going to burn calories even as you sit.

3. Eat. A huge mistake some people make when trying to lose weight is starving themselves. Fasting is not only unhealthy, but it's also harmful to weight loss efforts, as it causes your metabolism to slow down. When the body doesn't think it's going to be getting enough food in the future, it goes into fat-storage mode, and this is the last thing you want. Healthy meal portions are a good idea, but keep it reasonable. To really boost your metabolism, try eating smaller meals, but have more of them in a day.

4. Avoid sugars whenever possible. Sugars cause the body to pull its metabolism way down and store extra amounts of fat. Because of this, foods that are high in sugar will actually have more calories absorbed by the body than foods with less sugar. It doesn't help that most high-sugar foods are already loaded with calories.

5. Get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Sleep is far more than a simple time for energy recuperation. Lower levels of sleep can cause the body's metabolism to slow down, and the body actually regenerates lean muscle during the last hours of sleep each night. Get enough sleep, and you'll keep all that muscle you've been working for, helping to keep your resting metabolism high.

6. Fend off unnecessary stress. Stress isn't only unpleasant, it's unhealthy and it slows your metabolism way down. (TAIslim weight loss and cortisol) The belly is the worst area possible to accumulate extra fat, and as you may know, stress triggers fat storage in this unhealthy place, putting you at a higher risk of heart disease. It's unrealistic to think you can always avoid situations that cause stress, but with a little bit of time management, you can find ways to relax and take your mind of things that are getting to you.

7. For a while after consuming spicy foods, your metabolism is increased. While spicy foods may not be a permanent fix for a slow metabolism, they are a great way to burn calories in smaller, shorter bursts. Studies have shown that eating spicy foods can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 8% for a while after consuming them. Spicy foods are also heavier on your stomach, leading to feelings of fullness quicker. - This helps in maintaining portion control.

8. One of the simplest and most effective ways you can boost your overall metabolism is to get up and move. You don't have to join a gym - simply take the stairs. Research has shown that minimal but consistent increases in physical activity can have a very positive effect on metabolism. Parking your car as far away from the door to the supermarket, for example, will not cause you to really break a sweat, but you will be getting more exercise.

Like all things in life, it's the small things that add up to big results. You don't have to morph your entire life to increase your metabolism and burn more fat. - These are all small and easy tips that will help to stimulate your body to shed away those excess pounds faster. And who doesn't want that?

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At 5:38 AM, Blogger Improvedliving said...

Thanks for sharing these tips. I love it.

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At 5:43 AM, Blogger megha said...

Metabolism is really important if you want to lose weight. I always tell my clients about the importance of metabolism.



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