At 18, our metabolism is fast. The older we get, the more it slows down.
It’s as if the rhythm of life, which helped us not to gain weight before, no longer has any effect on your weight. And then you quietly start gaining weight while staying more and more active. However, gaining and losing weight is not as random as tonybet gambling. You can control it and stay fit at any age.
Here are eight easy ways to speed up your metabolism:
Eat more protein
The main food that speeds up your metabolism is protein. Many kinds of proteins are enzymes that take part in our body’s metabolic process. Besides, proteins, like amino acids, are involved in cellular energy metabolism.
Make sure that protein is included in every meal you eat. It’s not hard, it just takes a little practice.
Here are the foods with the highest protein content:
- White fish
- Almonds and almond meal
The fact that spices speed up your metabolism has long been proven. But spices have other benefits for your health. For example, just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day leads to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as triglycerides.
Turmeric helps the body cope with inflammatory conditions, arthritis, hyperlipidemia, inflammation and exercise-induced muscle pain.
Cayenne pepper speeds up the metabolism and reduces appetite.
Just start adding spices to your meals and they will become your discreet helpers in the fight against extra pounds.
Eat enough food
The most common misconception is that to lose weight, you have to eat less. In fact, to speed up the metabolism, you need to eat quite a lot and often.
If you deprive yourself of food, your body will have no reason to work and expend energy – because it will not come from the outside, and therefore it can simply ‘go into hibernation’ until better times.
That’s not what you need. If you regularly eat the right foods (including protein and greens) without long interruptions, you will not feel cravings for sweets and fat, because your body will know exactly what it will be fed in time.
Establish a sleep schedule
Getting enough sleep is important in losing weight. Regular lack of sleep will ensure that you gain weight practically out of thin air.
If you sleep 7–8 hours every night, your body will be able to fully recover and not have cravings for sweets.
Regular lack of sleep disrupts our circadian rhythms, which are then difficult to adjust. And with disrupted rhythms, you aren’t in danger of losing, but rather of gaining excess weight.
Put healthy sleep at the top of your list of priorities, and your body will thank you with healthy weight loss.
Water is important. Every half liter of water you drink boosts your metabolism by 30%. It’s important to keep your water levels high.
Drink clean water regularly. If you need to, install an app on your smartphone that reminds you to drink water several times a day.
Remember about green tea and coffee
Coffee only affects weight gain if you drink it with cream and sugar. A pure quality beverage only serves as a source of caffeine and helps your metabolism speed up and accelerate.
Green tea is just as much a source of caffeine as coffee, just drink it pure without any additives and brew it properly with boiling water at the right temperature.
Support and motivation
You are a living person, and sometimes your motivation can wane. During these difficult moments, you need to take care in advance of those methods that will support you and help you not to snap.
Find a partner who has similar weight loss goals to yours, and agree to support each other.
If you have a goal for which you are losing weight, put a picture of it on the wallpaper of your mobile or computer – so that it is constantly in front of your eyes.
Whether it’s joining a marathon or a weight loss course, or just posting on social media that you’ve started the weight loss process, it’s important that you publicize your plans and that there’s a need to keep reporting back. This will keep you focused and keep you from falling off.
All in all, these eight points, if you start applying them to your life, will help you speed up your metabolism for real, and you will start to lose weight without titanic efforts, and without denying yourself food.
Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.