Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Metabolism, Naturally!
Our metabolism is what helps turn our food into fuel.
That’s why you might often hear someone say that their slow metabolism is the root cause of them not losing weight. While there are other factors to not losing weight, it is true that metabolism plays a part.
We believe that the best thing you can do for your body is learning how to speed up your metabolism naturally. In fact, some of the best ways to give your metabolism a boost might already be in your kitchen.
While there are plenty of supplements on the market that promise to rev up your metabolism, finding natural ways is not just better for you overall, but it is also more sustainable in the long run.
1. Green Tea
Green tea is great for our metabolism and overall weight loss goals in general.
First of all, green tea increases metabolism by 4-5%. Studies have found that green tea (as well as oolong tea) can help convert stored fat in the body to free fatty acids, increasing the body’s fat-burning potential by 10-17%.
Green tea, with its metabolism-boosting abilities, can also help prevent the common weight loss plateau that is the result of a slowing metabolism.
So if you want to speed up your metabolism, consider adding some green tea to your daily routine.
Food has an increasing effect on your metabolism for periods of time. The process of your body using energy to digest and absorb nutrients from what you eat is called the thermal effect of food. Naturally, some foods take longer to digest than others, resulting in an elevated metabolism for extended periods.
Protein causes the most considerable rise in the thermal effect, lasting anywhere from 15-30% longer than carbs and fats, aka your body burns more calories from digesting protein.
Plus, protein also promotes weight loss in another way. Since it takes the body longer to break down, you feel fuller for longer and end up not eating as much in the long run.
You’re gonna hear us talk about this until the end of time:
Water is vital, and yet, people still don’t drink enough of it.
If you want to speed up your metabolism, then water is your best friend. Studies show that drinking 17 ounces of water can increase your metabolism by 10-30% for about an hour.
Drinking cold water will utilize the effects of water on your metabolism even more because your body uses more energy to heat the cold water.
Also, water is filling. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can go a long way. Studies found that people who drank full glasses of water before eating were 44% more likely to lose weight than those who did not.
Bottom line: Drink water, then drink some more.
The truth is, your body already knows what to do; it just sometimes needs a boost to utilize those natural abilities. So work with what you’ve already got because, in the long run, you and your body will be glad you did.