5 Metabolism-Boosting Tips
Everyone knows that losing weight depends largely on a healthy metabolism, and that regular exercise is a key factor. But there are additional ways to keep your metabolism revved up throughout the day - long before or after hitting the gym. Metabolic Research Center offers five easytips:
- Eat breakfast: Breakfast is the most skipped meal in America - a huge mistake, particularly for those looking to lose weight. A healthy, high-fiber breakfast can kick start your metabolism and help you to feel fuller throughout the day.
- Stay hydrated: Even mild dehydration will slow down your metabolism by as much as three percent. But a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking just 17 ounces of water can increase your metabolic rate by 30 percent.
- Spice up your meals: Eating spicy foods flavored with jalapeños, chili peppers, curry and cayenne will temporarily boost your internal body heat. This can lend a metabolism boost and stimulate the use of stored fat as energy. Plus, spicy foods tend to make you feel fuller quicker, reducing the chances of overeating at meals or snacking throughout the day.
- Boost your calcium intake:Research shows that getting plenty of calcium each day can increase your basal metabolic rate, which can significantly aid in weight loss. One study funded by the National Dairy Council showed that a high-calcium, low-calorie diet boosted fat loss by 42 percent, compared to only 8 percent for with a low-calorie diet that lacked in calcium.
- Get your Zs:Research by the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University found that adults who regularly slept for only five hours a night saw a 14.9-percent increase in their levels of hunger-inducing ghrelin and a 15.5-percent decrease in their levels of appetite-suppressing leptin. As a result, they felt hungrier throughout the day, which led to overeating during meals and snacking between them. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
For more weight loss tips and guidance, call 800-501-8090 and schedule a consultation with the Metabolic Research Center in your area.
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