High-quality weight loss is impossible without accelerating metabolism; the same applies to building muscle mass and normalizing hormonal levels—here are tips for speeding up your metabolism.
Make a whey smoothie
Use your favorite ingredients and add whey to it; it’s appropriate for any smoothie recipe. Whey contains a protein that provides energy and helps burn more calories, it oxidizes more fat than other dairy products, and you lose weight faster. If you are active in sports, you can add whey from sports protein blends to your smoothies.
Drink two glasses of water before each meal
Studies of American scientists proved this advice’s effectiveness; the subjects drank two glasses of water before meals for three months. During this period, they lost an average of seven kilograms more than those who did not drink water. A dehydrated body cannot maintain a normal metabolic rate; the same rule allows you to stay energetic throughout the day.
Be active every minute
At home, at work, anywhere. Do not be afraid of the reprehensible looks of colleagues, do the exercises at any free moment. Squat, rotate your arms, legs, and head, do bends, walk upstairs, take walks at a fast pace during breaks, do whatever you want to keep from sitting still. Such an unobtrusive workout throughout the day allows you to shed up to 350 extra calories.
It should be good coffee in its pure form. Without additives from cream, sugar, and syrups, it will give you vigor, beneficial antioxidants, and make your metabolism work faster by activating the central nervous system. If you drink coffee before training, it will increase endurance and allow you to exercise much longer. After training, a coffee cup will increase the level of glycogen in the muscles; that is, it will speed up recovery.
Remember that you cannot drink more than 2-3 cups of coffee per day, the last of which should be drunk at least four hours before bedtime.
Drink green tea
Coffee is a great way to boost your metabolism, but it has several contraindications. If, for some reason, you cannot drink coffee, then opt for green tea. This drink has the same properties as coffee and also contains the unique antioxidant catechin. Tea should be drunk only freshly brewed, without sugar and cream.
Eat fermented milk products
Fermented milk products contain probiotics that help women lose weight; this fact has been scientifically confirmed. The best choice would be natural Greek yogurt; in addition to probiotics, it contains linoleic acid, which has the ability to break down fats in both women and men.
It’s about cooking, ditch the usual mixture of salt and Provencal herbs, and discover Tabasco and cayenne pepper. Capsaicin, a thermogenic substance, determines the pungent flavor of any hot seasoning. Spicy food activates brown fat and also burns up to 90 extra calories after each meal. Be careful; overly spicy food is dangerous for people with stomach ailments.
A healthy little snack is insurance against overeating the next time you eat. Imagine that your metabolism is a big fire, your main meals are large logs, and small snacks are the brushwood you need to keep the fire going. Every time you have lean meat or complex carbohydrate snack, your metabolism shoots high.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle