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3 Easy Tips To Lose Weight By Increasing Your Metabolism

Updated on October 20, 2008

What does your metabolism have to do with weight loss? Well they are quite related to each other. Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns fat. The faster your metabolic rate, the more fat you will burn and the more fat your body burns means you will be able to lose weight faster.

On the other hand, a slow metabolic rate means your body burns fat at a much slower rate. Therefore you will have to work much harder to achieve your weight loss goals. But don't worry because there are many natural and artificial ways to increase your metabolism. In this article I will give you three ways to start burning fat fast.

Weight Lifting

Weight lifting is one of the best ways to speed up your metabolism because it helps you to burn fat in more than one way. Weight lifting has a three-tiered effect - you burn fat during the workout, you burn fat while your muscles are recovering and you burn fat due to the increase of lean muscle mass that weight lifting has produced. The more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism will be and the higher your metabolism, the more fat your body is able to burn.

Studies have shown that weight lifting is far more effective than aerobics when it comes to losing weight. With aerobics you only burn fat during the workout, with weight training you not only burn fat during the workout but also for many hours afterwards.

Drink Water

You may not be aware that water can help you to lose weight as well. Without sufficient water, your body stores fat because it has no way of clearing toxins and waste products. Drinking plenty of water not only flushes the toxins,it also aids your body by preventing it from storing fat deposits. 2 - 3 litres of water a day will have you on your way to good health.

Weight Loss Supplements

Now there is much debate over weight loss supplements. Some people swear by them yet others will tell you to steer clear of them. If you have everything else under control such as your nutrition, exercise, water intake etc. and you have reached a weight loss plateau then supplements can sometimes give your body a nudge to continue losing weight.

There are a lot of weight loss supplements on the market and it is hard to know which ones work and which ones don't. I suggest you consult a health care professional to make sure what you take is right for you and that they will not have any adverse effects on your health.

Good Luck.

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