Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday fitness post: Boost your metabolism

I have so many ideas for future Fitness posts, but today somehow I didn't find the right words to express myself. Then I went out, froze, came back, unfroze and now I hope I manage to put this post together :P Today we talk about how to boost your metabolism.

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To boost your metabolism you need to workout. With that I don't mean like low-intensity slow easy walk or moderate-intensity jogging. You need to step up your workout. High intensity workouts have longer after burn and they increase metabolic rate even in resting mode. Key is to push yourself during a workout. When you gain more muscle your metabolic rate in resting mode is much higher. We always burn calories, even when we do nothing.

It's important to stay hydrated. Water is your best friend, even just slightly dehydrated body slows down your metabolism. Coconut water is a great for rehydration as well. Great metabolism booster is also green tea, helps burn fat cells and detoxifies. Black coffee and unsweetened cocoa are another two healthier options that contain caffeine and boost your metabolism.

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Forget about crash diets, fast fixes etc., because they will slow down your metabolism and you'll need much longer time to fix that mistake. Start eating healthy, 3-5 times per day. If you eat less calories, your metabolism will eventually slow down. I wrote about calories previous week: here. Another tips to boost your metabolism is to add spicy food into your diet (red or green chili pepper for example).

Last tip I need to mention is to get enough sleep. If you're sleep deprived, you're tired and ineffective, you are most likely to indulge on food, gain more fat, workout is less intense ... Eventually your metabolism will slow down ... And we can return to the point one ;)


Do you have any more advice how to boost your metabolism?
Thank you for reading and commenting.

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5 comments:

  1. Superduper! <3 Zmrznila, odmrznila me je nasmejalo tako, da mi je kr pospešilo metabolizem :D heheheh :D

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    1. Haha, I only speak the truth! ;) Če je pa fakin mraz! (piha in dežuje občasno pa še sneg mamo). To je triple trouble :) Hvala za komentar!

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  2. Fantastic post. Always look forward to your Sunday fitness posts. Xx

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  3. Spices, green tea and pleny of sleep will prove to be a challenge...

    Teja

    http://www.soulfishingblog.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for the info. This post is very helpful to someone who is trying to lose weight.

    Candace Powell
    http://www.easyfatlossfactor.org

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