Metabolism is the chemical process in your body that results in the production of energy. To lose weight or to maintain your physique, boosting your metabolism is never a bad idea.
There are a number of ways to boost your metabolism and keep it at optimal levels. It is sure that with growing age, along with other changes in your body, metabolic rate also decreases. Many women unintentionally further damage their potential to burn calories by certain ineffective exercise patterns, crash diets and so on.
Although nothing can increase the metabolism in your body overnight, there are a lot of ways by which one can boost his/her metabolism.
Increase in metabolism means burning calories at a higher rate, which means if a person has high metabolism, he/she burns calories even if he/she doesn’t work hard at the gym. And quite opposite is the case, in slow metabolism where you tend to gain weight as you are consuming more calories than what your body is burning.
Dietary ways to increase metabolism:
Breakfast should be that meal of the day which you should never skip. ’Breakfast’ as the word suggests, break the fast. After a good night’s sleep, one should have a good breakfast. It helps your body launch your metabolism.
Eat frequent meals:
Eating more often throughout the day, eating frequently has its own benefits. By dividing your meals of the day to smaller portions and eating after shorter intervals helps you increase the metabolism and also maintain a healthy body. Eat those foods that speed up metabolism.
Spice up your food by adding the wonder spice like cinnamon which helps you to increase metabolism rate. Kiwi, a fruit, has lots of vitamin C and also helps you to burn more calories while exercising.
Consuming diet rich in chromium is helpful in burning extra calories in your body. Food sources which are good in chromium are tomatoes, eggs, meat, banana, apples, spinach and many more.
Intake of water:
Drinking a lot of water helps you to lose those extra pounds and also boosts your metabolism naturally.
Interestingly apart from what you eat, where you eat is also equally important. Bright light of the sun at the early hours in the morning is believed to boost your metabolism, increases muscle and bone strength.
The key formula to maintain weight is what you take in should be equal to the calories that you expend. Always mind the amount of your calories that you take throughout the day.
The two forms of physical exercises that increase the metabolism and help you to burn calories are strength training and cardio exercise (fitness training).