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Which metabolism boosting foods will help you to lose weight?

Updated on December 30, 2013
Lean meat and vegetable helping you to increase metabolism
Lean meat and vegetable helping you to increase metabolism | Source

What is metabolism, and how high metabolism helps you to lose weight?

Understanding how your metabolism works is one of the key factors to lose some weight. What is metabolism?

Simply put, metabolism is the way your body converts food into energy that keeps you moving, stay active all day long.

The higher the metabolism rate, the more calories you burn. The more calories burned, the easier it is for you to lose some weight. Your body needs foods just like cars that move because of the fuel.

If you fill in the fuel in your car more than the tank's capacity, the fuel will be spilled. The same analogy happens if you give your body excessive food, the extra calories will be stored as fat.

When you do not drive your car, the fuel will remain in the tank. If you do not practice, the extra calories in the body will remain in your belly.

If you are not getting enough fuel, which often happens when you follow a strict diet program, your body does not work the way it should be.

You will feel exhausted and unmotivated. There are metabolism boosting foods out there that you can consume on regular basis and help you to speed up your metabolism rate.

Losing weight will helps you to maintain metabolism rate
Losing weight will helps you to maintain metabolism rate | Source

What are the causes of slow metabolism?

There are some factors that make the metabolism process in your body to become slower.

When you grow older, or gain some weight and perhaps consuming the wrong type of nutrition make your body metabolism rate to decline.

Other surprising factors you might need to know that slow metabolism:

  • Alcohol – if you drink too much wine you will slow metabolism up to seventy percent.
  • Not enough Caffeine – If you avoid coffee then your metabolism might be decreasing, caffeine can increase your metabolism rate up to five percent when consumed moderately.
  • Lack of Vitamin D – you need vitamin D to help you to absorb calcium that enhances metabolism process.
  • Not enough milk - calcium as mentioned above, plays an important role to accelerate metabolism inside your body
  • Iron Deficiency - iron needed by your body to carry oxygen to the working muscles to help burning fats.
  • Lack of Protein - protein can increase metabolism by 30% as it maintains healthier muscle.

Growing more lean muscles help you to maintain good metabolism level and keep burning fat even when you are sleeping
Growing more lean muscles help you to maintain good metabolism level and keep burning fat even when you are sleeping | Source

Speeding up metabolism and burn those fats out off your belly

How to get fast metabolism? The more activities you do on daily basis the bigger chance for you to burn more fat.

In addition here are some other tips to increase your metabolism level:

  • Drink more water, plenty of them. The more water you drink the better your body metabolism to perform.
  • Get plenty of rest. Lack of sleep will disrupting body metabolism. You might need to get enough rest for at least about 8 hours at night.
  • Burn fat by increasing your muscle mass. Developing muscle will burn fat slowly and continuously without any effort, so you might need to go to the gym now and lift some weights.
  • Consume organic fat burning supplements. Check and consult your doctor for the safest fat burning supplements to increase your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help your body burn fat.

Green vegetables contain antioxidants and high in fiber helping your weight loss program
Green vegetables contain antioxidants and high in fiber helping your weight loss program | Source

Finally eat more metabolism boosting foods and get healthier for the rest of your life

One of those things that will help you to maintain higher metabolism rate is to watch what you eat.

The more you eat high metabolism diet the better will be to maintain your ideal weight.

In order to help you to speed up metabolism, you can eat some of the following foods:

  • Spicy hot foods – chilies and peppers that contain capsaicin can help your metabolism to work faster
  • Green tea – not only because of its antioxidants and anti-aging benefits, green tea can also increase your body metabolism
  • Chicken breast and other types of white meats like fish - will supply you with enough protein and promote lean muscle growth.
  • Green vegetables – eat more high fiber and antioxidants source of foods such as spinach
  • Apples and pears – eat one apple that is low in calories with the skin on will help you to cut weight
  • Other high fiber food – brown rice in this case a fine example of food with higher fiber content just like oatmeal or whole wheat breads

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Giving up caffeine definitely lowered my metabolism and energy levels with it but water and exercise do provide a boost. Excellent suggestions since everyone is looking for more ways to boost their metabolism.

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      Hi healthylife2 and I’m glad you like this Hub! I'm certainly not an expert, but it was fun writing this Hub. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment

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      daisyjae 4 years ago from Canada

      Interesting stuff. I am always looking for ways to increase my metabolism. I will follow your tips.

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      Hi daisyjae, glad that you find this hub useful and thank you for stopping by.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Very useful information. You might want to add that some prescriptions will slow down the metabolism and cause weight gain.

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      Hello Sandyspider , thank you so much for additional info, I've just found out that some prescriptions will slow down metabolism, appreciate..

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      I will have to try some of these techniques, especially the food to see if I can get my metabolism revved up!

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Nice advice. I regularly eat most of the metabolism-boosting foods on your list. Maybe that's why I've never been overweight!

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      Millionaire Tips , thank you for stopping by and leave a comment, really appreciate

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      Om Paramapoonya, good for you, it is nice to know that you already much aware about this whole situation and able to keep your ideal weight for so long, thank you for sharing and left a comment.

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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      greeneryday, thanks for writing this hub because I know several people who have issues with their metabolism so the information you include is helpful. Thank you.

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      greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

      ytsenoh it's my pleasure to write this hub thank you for visiting, cheers...

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