Before we discuss methods to improve metabolism, let us take a minute to define that word, ‘Metabolism’.
The word metabolism also refers to the sum of all chemical reactions which occur in living organisms, including digestion and the transport of substances between different cells, in which the set of reactions within the cells is called intermediary metabolism or intermediate metabolism.
- Drink coffee: Caffeine in coffee can boost metabolism by 3-11% and like green tea, also promotes fat burning.
- Eliminate stress: Stress wreaks havoc on the body and makes it harder to metabolize food. This creates a cycle of eating that will increase weight gain. We should always ensure to incorporate stress-relieving exercises every day.
- Stay Hydrated: water not only keeps you full, but also increases your metabolic rate. Drinking 17 ounces of cold water can increase your Basal Metabolic Rate by an average of 30%.
- Get Enough Rest: Proper rest is one area of fitness many people neglect, however, over-training and failure to get enough sleep can slow down metabolism and reduce the number of calories you burn during workouts.
- Avoid Restrictive Diets: Avoid diets below 1350-1500 calories a day for women depending on height.
- Eat small meals: Eating every three or four hours can help develop a great relationship with food and keep you burning fat for hours.
- Eat Healthy Fat: Examples of healthy fat are: dark chocolate, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed, fish foods, soybeans just to name a few.
- Enjoy the After-burn: Exercise is a gift to yourself that keeps on giving. I The windfall: Your body is actually burning more calories than it normally would—even after you’ve finished exercising. There’s a catch, though. The better shape you’re in, the less benefit you’ll get, because your fit body will replenish its energy stores efficiently.