Boost your metabolism with these tips and tricks

Even if you have inherited your family’s metabolism, you are not condemned to settle for it and live with overweight and the discomfort that comes with it. It is always possible to modify our metabolism and have it work with us, to achieve weight loss.

Studies have shown that each of these tips speeds up your metabolism, making your body lose weight faster, healthier and more naturally in less time and with less effort.


1. Eat a nutritious breakfast every day

Eating something nutritious at breakfast will get your metabolism working right away. You can have something like a spinach and feta omelette with a slice of whole wheat toast soon after you get up…

According to a study conducted by the U.S. National Weight Control Registry of 5,000 patients who implemented healthy breakfast in their daily lives, weight loss can be as much as 30 kilos in 5 years.

This is because breakfast gives energy to the body and it stops accumulating fat, instead begins to work with the food we feed it and naturally loses weight. In addition, it is recommended that you eat light meals, as we spend several hours fasting at night and your body will accumulate as much fat as possible.


2. Add green tea to your weight loss diet


Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties, but it has also recently been discovered to help speeding up your metabolism, and thus help you lose weight quickly.

Researchers from various universities have conducted studies with various groups of people to determine the benefits of this infusion. One of the results obtained was that those who started the habit of drinking green tea lost weight more quickly than others, because it facilitates fat oxidation and thermogenesis.

The ideal amount is 5 cups of green tea per day, which significantly increases the body’s energy with just 90 calories.


3. Eat foods rich in omega-3s


We already know that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon or tuna) speeds up your metabolism, regulates blood sugar levels and reduces other problems such as inflammation. But some studies have shown that these fatty acids also help reduce resistance to leptin, a hormone that facilitates weight loss.


If you don’t like eating fish or prefer other alternatives, you can add a daily omega-3 supplement containing between 1,000 and 2,000 milligrams. You can even eat some nuts to get the same benefits.


4. Don’t eliminate all the calories from your diet


We have the idea that those who eliminate more calories from their diet can lose weight more easily. Although this may be true at first, when our body realizes that we give it fewer calories it begins to accumulate fat to increase its energy reserves. So eating more accelerates your metabolism, as long as you choose healthy, nutritious foods.

It is also important that you do not spend long periods of fasting. Ideally, you should eat 6 times a day (300 calories each time), instead of two meals that are too heavy or high in calories.


5. Adds different intensities to exercise


The next time you do exercise (walking, swimming, running, etc.) add a few 30-second intervals at which you increase the intensity and then return to normal intensity. These slight changes will cause your body to consume more energy, considerably strengthen the cells’ ability to regenerate and help them to have greater oxygenation.

With this you can also exercise less time but achieve your desired goals much faster. These intervals can be added to any sport you play.


6. Take a break after exercising


Exercise is a gift we can give to our body and health, but it can also cause severe tiredness when it is too intense. Although exercise helps us to accelerate our metabolism, a key element is adequate rest, which allows our body to return to its state of total calm.

It’s important to keep in mind that the amount of calories burned with exercise should be more than the amount you consume, this will help you lose weight more effectively.


7. Avoids trans fats


We’ve all heard how bad this type of fat is, but it also reduces your body’s natural ability to burn fat. This is because they alter our cells and lengthen our metabolism.

As if this were not enough, they can also generate insulin resistance and inflammation. So eliminate trans fats from your diet, speed up your metabolism and lose weight.


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