Written by: Darcy Macintosh
Everyone knows someone with flawless metabolism. No matter what they eat and if they exercise at all, they have perfectly slim waist and lots of energy. This has to do with genetics and you can’t change the way you were born or change your natural work of your metabolism.
However, here are 13 tricks you can use to improve your metabolism and burn more fat during the day.
- Don’t skip your breakfast
While you sleep, your metabolism slows down. Having a nutritious breakfast right away tells your metabolism that you are up and active and it should do the same.
- Vitamin D
Among other things, sunlight helps your metabolism remain its fast work. Vitamin D is connected to a healthy metabolism and easiest way to get it is to get under the sunrays.
- Eat more often
Don’t ever skip meals in order to save calories, in fact, consider increasing how much you eat. Three meals and two snacks in between are ideal for good metabolism work, and passing long periods of time without eating something will slow down your metabolism.
- Eat clean
Avoid processed foods that make your metabolism lazy and consume natural food like fruits, vegetables, protein and while grains.
- Exercise periodically
You don’t need to go to the gym a few times a day, just take quick walks around the office and take the stairs which will speed up your metabolism.
- Eat protein rich snacks
Protein does wonders for your metabolism. Snacks rich in carbs digest quickly and make you crave for more, so stay loyal to protein snacks.
- Short, frequent workouts
Short workouts are the best for your metabolism and burning fat. If you can, get a workout in the morning as soon as you get up to speed up your metabolism.
- Fill up on calcium
A study showed that people who consumed 1500 milligrams of calcium a day gained less fat than those who consumed less. So now you know that besides being good for your bones, it also helps weight loss.
- Eat like a European
Your metabolism is least active at night so eat large breakfast, medium-sized lunch and small dinner
- Epsom salt bath
Add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt to your hot bath. This is an ancient remedy for eliminating toxins from the body. One or two Epsom salt baths a week speeds up your weight loss.
- Cold shower
A morning cold shower shocks your metabolism and makes it work at high speed.
- Remain hydrated
Support your metabolism by staying hydrated all day.
- Get enough sleep
The stress hormone cortisol can cause imbalance of the blood sugar levels fait gain around the belly and the lack of sleep causes a spike in this hormone.