There are many little things you can do during the day to increase your metabolism – from being more fidgety to ensuring that you stay hydrated. The following suggestions can help you rev up your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight and get healthy.
1. Drink Cold Water
Drinking cold water forces your body to heat up the water to digest it properly, thus using more calories and boosting your metabolism.
2. Start Your Day with Exercise
Movement increases metabolism during the activity and long after you’ve stopped the activity. Start your day with exercise and find other times during the day to keep moving.
3. Use Caffeine
Many people balk at the idea of purposely ingesting caffeine but let’s be honest – it’s in many supplements and drinks, and most of us use it. If you have no health issues that make it impossible to use, realize that it does boost metabolism but be careful.
4. Eat Healthy Lean Protein
Don’t add protein powders and processed ingredients to your food. Instead, eat healthy lean proteins which can be found in vegetables, fruit, legumes, fish, and lean meat.
5. Drink Green Tea
This is loaded with antioxidants, caffeine and something called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which is thought to boost metabolism.
6. Use Gym Machines
Sometimes it can be hard to exercise at the gym and the machines look scary. But some machines are extra good at burning calories with less work, such as elliptical machines.
7. Eat Omega 3s
These are found in salmon, hemp seeds, flax seeds and chia seeds, and are all great ways to get in your Omega 3s which help lower the risk of heart disease, depression and dementia.
8. Try a Juice Fast
This consists of juicing vegetables and fruit for three to seven days instead of eating regular food. It’s important to ensure that you drink the juice whenever you are hungry and still get in your normal amount of water each day. A juice feast is a good way to jump-start your metabolism in a way that fills your body with nutrition.
9. Take Resveratrol Supplements
This ingredient, found in red wine, grapes, cherries, and cranberries, reacts on the body a lot like caffeine. It increases motivation and revs up the metabolism. It may be a heathier option than caffeine.
Whichever methods you chose to incorporate into your life, it is important that you talk to your health care provider to make sure that you are generally healthy. Adding supplements and even exercise can be dangerous for some people, especially if you’ve been sedentary for a long time. So it’s important that you go to your doctor, get a clean bill of health, and then work toward revving up your metabolism in the healthiest ways that you can find.