With the increasing age our metabolism doesn’t work that effectively plus there are other factors that contribute to weight gain, and sluggish metabolic rate which are your body composition, gender, hormones, and finally, your genes.
So, what you can do to raise your metabolism?
Interesting question. It’s very easy.
You need to do these.
1) Drink Green Tea:
Drinking green tea before meals works wonders for your metabolism. Green tea is rich in polyphenols like ECGC which activates calories burn. Plus, it is also mild thermogenic agent which used instead of other strong stimulant is highly beneficial. As green tea doesn’t raise heart beat, and blood pressure, and doesn’t cause nervousness that other metabolism booster supplements can do.
2) Eat Small but Frequent Meals:
This approach of eating helps you to have steady metabolism going plus a contant calories burn is possible.
3) Eat Protein:
Eat small amount of protein with all your meals. It is an excellent metabolism booster.
4) Have More Spices:
Having spicy foods rich in capsaicin like red chilies, or black chilies, or ginger give a warming effect to your body, and as a result you end up burning more calories.
5) Eat Complex Carbs:
Avoid refined, and high glycemic carbs they just make you fat. Instead focus on complex carbs like whole grains with low glycemic index. If you will do that their will be less fat storage in your body as there wont be much sugar spikes or crashes that promotes fat storage, and obesity.
6) Stay Hydrated:
Drinking atleast 8 oz of water is excellent. Reason being that water is an excellent appetite suppressant . I suggest you drink a tall glass of water before every meal. It makes you eat less.
7) Do Exercise:
Did you know that you don’t only loose while you are exercising but the metabolism keeps on running faster even after you have settled on your couch? The body thermostat keeps on running much more longer than the exercise period meaning you keep on burning more calories. So, because of this I suggest you to do a minimum of 30 minutes moderate paced exercise daily.
8) Intermittent Fasting:
Eating your last meal at 8 pm, and take your breakfast the following day after a fast of 12 hours. It will promote weight loss, and is great for your overall health.
9) Do Thyroid Test:
If you are following a healthy diet, and are busy doing exercise in your daily routine. With help of my above mentioned metabolism boosters. And still you can’t loose a single pound then I highly recommend you to get your thyroid function test done.
Disclaimer: My blog is for informational purpose. People with special problems or on medications might take advise from your physician.
Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain