Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Boosting your Metabolism

Eat Your Breakfast
    When you eat plays a major role in metabolism, especially when it comes to breakfast. After a good night's rest, the body needs fuel, but if you skip out on breakfast, it will conserve energy by slowing down your metabolism.

Spice Is Nice
    Incorporating spices like like chili, turmeric, and cinnamon to your food is an easy way to add taste and calorie-burning properties to your next meal
Warm Me Up foods
  • Soup, Chilli, Curry

    Vinegar packs a double whammy — not only does it help boost your metabolism, but vinegar can also act as an appetite suppressant



  • Go ahead, take a break. The caffeine in coffee and green tea has been proven to increase your metabolism. Dark chocolate can help

Get Proper Sleep

  •  Not catching enough Zs doesn't allow metabolism to function properly, and instead your metabolism slows down. Making matters worse, poor sleep causes an increase in the hormone ghrelin, which signals the body to eat more.

Intense Cardio

  • Some intense cardio workouts to try: running, indoor cycling, or interval training





Muscle Power

  •  While how much is unclear, one thing is known: muscle burns calories at a higher rate than fat. Depending on which study you read, a pound of muscle burns anywhere from 15-50 calories per day. Compare this to fat, which averages about two calories per day.

Hydrate With Water

  • Drinking water is rarely a bad thing, but it just got even better: a German study showed that after drinking 17 ounces of water, the participants' metabolism had an increase of about 30 percent.

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