If you’re trying to lose weight and wondering why your body isn’t burning calories quickly, maybe the reason behind it is your metabolism. But you don’t have to worry because you can control your metabolism speed. It majorly depends on your lifestyle and your food intake. So, we have listed 7 super easy and simple ways to fasten your metabolism. Check ’em out!
1. Sit Less, Stand More
It’s that easy! A lot of studies revealed that an afternoon of standing up can help burn more than 170 extra calories, as compared to sitting.
2. Cold Water FTW
Drinking water in general speeds up your metabolism temporarily. But drinking cold water burns much more calories as your body uses energy to heat it up to the body’s temperature.
3. Lotsa Protein
To maintain lean muscle, your body requires protein! It amplifies the post-meal calorie burn by almost 35% and also helps you feel full, thus avoiding over-eating.
4. Lift Heavy Things
If you compare muscle and fat, the former is much more metabolically active. And what better way to build muscles than to lift heavy weights!
5. Drink Green Tea
Some studies have shown that drinking green tea or oolong tea helps speed up metabolism by 4-5%. Basically, drinking these teas helps in converting fat into free fatty acids in small amounts by anywhere between 10% to 17%.
6. Get A Good, Sound Sleep
Lack of sleep is one of the many reasons for obesity. The science behind it is simple and can be observed easily. If you sleep lesser, it decreases the leptin hormone—which makes you feel full and boosts the ghrelin hormone—which makes you feel hungry.
7. Don’t Starve
Skipping meals is bad for metabolism. It slows down and instead starts saving calories to compensate for the deficiency of food. This happens because—when you finally do eat after starving, your body is reminded that it was functioned for a long duration without food and so will store more calories to be ready for the next time you’ll starve yourself again.
Now that you know how effin’ easy it is to boost your metabolism, which of these tips will you be following? Let us know in the comments below.