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10 ½ Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

Cherry Juice and Weight LossIncreasing your metabolism is an ideal way to burn more fat and lose weight fast. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Basically metabolism is necessary burning of calories so your body has the energy to function. Fortunately, your body is burning calories throughout the day and night. It doesn’t matter if you are sleeping, eating, walking, sitting, etc. your body is constantly burning calories. However, depending on your body make up and the amount of muscle compared to the amount of fat, largely determines your metabolism rate . Muscles burn more calories than fat. So if you are more muscular with less fat, you’ll naturally have a higher metabolism rate than a person with more fat than muscle. Thus, having a higher metabolism rates means you'll burn off more calories. If you are burning more calories, you’ll also be shedding extra pounds, too! In fact, raspberry ketones has been shown to increase metabolism and burn fat naturally. Here are some other factors that may also affect the overall metabolism of an individual.
  • Muscle tissue
  • Stress levels
  • Frequency of meals
  • Diet
  • Heredity
So let’s take a closer look at some ways to increase one’s metabolism 1. Focus on building up lean muscle mass. The overall amount of muscle on a person has a direct connection to an individual’s ability to burn more calories. This doesn’t mean you have to go the gym five times a week, but it does mean to enjoy more physical activity. Simple tasks like taking the stairs at work or parking a little further out in the parking lot when you go shopping. Both of these encourage you to start building muscle. 2. Begin a low-impact workout routine Click Here to watch our video series on low-impact, at-home exercises 3. Eat breakfast. “Breakfast is the important meal of the day” That may sound like a cliché, but it’s true. Your body needs those calories to start the day. 4. Avoid sugar. Did you know that sugar encourages the body to store fat? So consider eating foods that are low in natural sugar and avoid high sugar foods that don’t spike your blood sugar levels. An excellent guide is to consume low glycemic index foods. Many diabetics follow the glycemic index to help them maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Check out this introduction to the Glycemic Index. 5. Eat spicy foods. Spicy, but not hot foods, actually help to increase metabolism. Start cooking with jalapenos and other spicy ingredients. 6. Get More Sleep. The average person needs approximately eight hours of sleep nightly. According to published research, people who don’t get enough sleep tend to gain weight. Also, sleep helps the entire body, including your muscles to rejuvenate. 7. Drink more water. By increasing your daily water intake, it helps to flush out toxins produced in the body. Having excess toxins in the body produces excess stress on your system. 8. Eat more frequency and eat smaller meals. Research has shown it is better to eat 4 to 5 smaller meals throughout the day than three big meals. 9. Never skip meals. The first step many people take if they want to lose weight is to start skipping meals. However, it may be a mistake since skipping meals actually slows down metabolism. 10. Reduce your stress levels. Stress, either physical or emotional, causes the release of a steroid called cortisol. When this happens it decreases metabolism. Combine this with the fact that many people eat when they are stressed. 10 ½ . Enjoy a cup of green tea. Tea is an excellent substitute for coffee. Green tea helps to stimulate metabolism without the caffeine effects of coffee. 11. Eat more foods like berries, vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains.
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