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5 ways to increase your metabolism

Updated on March 26, 2013

Foods increase your metabolism


Do you want to lose weight and get lean and ripped? Well, you can start by increasing your metabolic rate. Here are five good ways to help you start it off the right way.

Eat small and frequent meals

You need to constantly feed your body nutrients that will help stimulate more burn action. Having a small meal every few hours will greatly help you. Your body needs nourishment regularly and it helps to burn a lot of fat because your body does not go into place where it thinks the fat will be long term. You'll burn it off as active energy. 5-6 times a day will help you nourish your body and you'll be less tempted to fill your body with junk food. It also helps to drink water to keep you more filled.

Eat clean foods

Clean foods are foods that are the least processed. Pretty much any food that is grown naturally in the soil are the best for your because they provide all of the vitamins and nutrients your body actually needs. Some great foods to eat are broccoli, spinach, and kale. They work wonders for your body and help to increase your metabolism while being low in fat and low in carbs and calories. A great idea is to drink a smoothie mixed with these great veggies, some apples and bananas with some almond butter to replenish your muscles after a long workout. Fiber is also very important to regulate your sugar levels and help cleanse your body of toxins by better bowel movements. Oatmeal every morning is a great plan to have because it's hot, it sticks to your stomach, and it's an easy thing to make before your day starts.

Less Sugary Drinks

Soda, Alcohol, Fruit Juices (on a regular basis) only aid in decreasing your metabolism. There's nothing wrong with having a bit of fun because life would not be so fulfilling without it but making sacrifices is a great character trait to have especially when you want something so badly. These sugary drinks build up liquid calories that only do nothing but increase your appetite and aid in dehydration. Water is your best bet. There are no calories in water, it helps to cleanse your skin, aids in your metabolic rate, amongst other benefits. Also, Green Tea is great because it's less processed than other teas and you'll increase your metabolism as well as help your immune system.

Train harder; add more resistance

Not only will your build more muscle, but you will help speed your metabolic rate. Your heart rate will increase with great training. You want to do different exercises that will help your body stay constantly challenged and invigorated so it does not plateau. Hard training will help break through your muscle fibers and force your body to create bigger muscles. Different exercises such as dips, presses, squats, lunges, and curls incorporate several muscle groups. The more resistance means your body will have a bigger challenges and in it helps to create a better metabolism.

Interval training

This is great for increasing your heart rate, cardio, and creating afterburn. Afterburn is key to building a long term metabolism. Training your body in a way where it constantly breaks through plateau will help your increasing your metabolic rate over 24-48 hours after your workout. Running and jogging are fine ways if you do it regularly and at different places, but it gets boring and your body plateaus quicker. By utilizing in a high intensity interval training with different muscle groups, you'll ensure a much more filling and efficient workout.

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    • shin_rocka04 profile image

      shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks for the comment and vote up! Keep that metabolism running!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Voted up. You have given us some great ideas to increase our metabolisms. Think I'll go get a healthy snack right now! :)