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In today’s world many of us are looking for ways to look better and feel healthier. To that end new trends are always appearing. Remember the grapefruit diet? Or the cabbage soup diet? How abou the lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper cleanse?
While some people may find they lose weight very quickly with these kinds of diets, they also find they gain it back even faster. That’s because these fad diets achieve only superficial results. If you really want to get into better shape, you need to make real lifestyle changes.
These changes don’t have to be huge. In fact, you can make small adjustments that cumulatively have big impacts. One of those small changes can be finding natural, and easy, ways to boost your metabolism. Below I’ve listed several metabolism boosters. Try one, or try them all! If you stick with them I’m betting you’ll see a positive change in your health.
METABOLISM BOOSTER #1 GET REGULAR EXERCISE.
Most people know that they need more exercise, but still find it difficult to implement. They’ll buy sneakers and never take them out of the box. Or pay for gym memberships they don’t use. Make an investment in your health and get exercising. Start small by taking walks around the block. If you have a gym membership, use it. Ask a trainer to help get ypu started. Regular exercise will naturally boost your metabolism, so get those sneakers out!
METABOLISM BOOSTER #2 BUILD MUSCLE.
Building up more muscle is the best way to get your metabolism to go faster. Instead of just doing cardio exercises, work some weight lifting into your routine. Even simple pushups will help build muscle. And muscle will burn calories even when you’re not exercising. The more muscle on your frame, the more calories you burn.
METABOLISM BOOSTER #3 CHANGE YOUR DIET.
To boost your metabolism, you don’t necessarily need to cut your calories. You can simply replace some of the foods you eat with foods that help your body burn more energy. Eat fresh fruit for breakfast and snack on lean proteins like nuts. Spicy foods also provide a bit of a jump to your metabolic rate.
METABOLISM BOOSTER #4 DRINK MORE WATER.
Drinking water is healthy for a lot of reasons. It’s good for your skin, your digestive system, and your overall health. It also helps keep your metabolic rate up, so be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Your urine should be clear and not yellow. (Though you may want to stop drinking water after 8p.m. so you don’t have to get up at night to go to the bathroom.)
METABOLISM BOOSTER #5 GREEN TEA. NOT, COFFEE.
Green tea is a great natural metabolism booster and has enough caffeine to maybe replace coffee for that energy lift. In addition to helping you burn more calories, it also may help fight diseases like heart disease and cancer. Start your day off right with some green tea tomorrow.
METABOLISM BOOSTER #6 YOGA ETC.
Energy and body work, including qigong, tai chi, yoga, and Reiki, can all help your body achieve better balance and energy. It involves using your body’s gentle movements to move energy through your body in a healthy way. Many claim it also boosts metabolism.
About the Author: Rose Marie Baker is a nutritionist who believe is a healthier lifestyle through more responsible eating. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find Rose reviewing herbs and spices online. Check out the Spice House for some of her recommendations.