6 Easy Tips for Boosting Metabolism Naturally
It is pretty common knowledge these days that a fast metabolism is what keeps a person more fit and energetic, but is it so common as to why? Metabolism isn't simply a tap into the fountain of youth; rather, it is the whole of all biochemical reactions and exertions of the body. Boosting your metabolism can not only speed up your weight loss, but can also add a few healthy years to your life. The best part? it is not overly difficult to speed up your metabolic processes. Here are a few ways:
1. Eating Carbs
This one may seem counter-intuitive for weight loss, but making sure to eat a balanced amount of carbohydrates throughout the day will allow your body the energy it needs to go about your activities without crashing or depleting precious energy from the brain. After all, your brain relies solely on carbohydrates to function. Having two small snacks between your three meals will make it easier for your body to maintain its "energy levels" which literally just translates to keeping your metabolism consistent. Ever wonder why the 3 0'clock blues always has you looking for a nap or more coffee? It may be time to add some yogurt and an apple into your afternoon regimen. Look for complex carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, nuts and nut butters, whole fruits, and foods containing wheat/whole grains.
2. Drink Water
...And this one seems like a no-brainer, but drinking at least 64 oz of water every day not only keeps your metabolism running smoothly throughout the day without dips and dives, but also staying hydrated will make it easier on your organs when ridding your body of toxins and old foods. This eases the burden on your energy levels by preventing your body from taking water out of your blood and tissues to conduct its normal functions. Lastly, your body is going to expel water in sweat or to remove toxins whether you stay hydrated or not (although at a slower pace if you don't drink enough), but it will be easier all-around if you give it the means to cleanse itself.
This sort of touches again on the complex carbohydrates, but getting enough fiber will keep your stomach full and working on your digestion for longer periods of time. Most Americans - 97% - fall short of their necessary fiber intake. Not only is getting enough fiber an almost complete mitigation for colon cancer, it will keep you from overeating. Eating too much will put strain on your metabolism, forcing your digestive tract to work harder than it should. This, in turn, will add to increased fat stores which p