Last week we discussed the different things you may be doing in your everyday life that could hurt your metabolism. This week we will talk about ways that you can reverse the effects of those habits and speed up your metabolism.
1. Exercise more
Add interval training to your cardio routine and burn more calories in less time. For example, run for a minute, then walk for two minutes. Repeat this pattern for 20 to 30 minutes
2. Weight train
Add muscle mass to your body and you can burn more calories at rest. Make sure you choose a total body strength routine.
3. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast
You need to keep the furnace burning and you actually burn calories as you digest food.
4. Eat fat-burning foods
Fat-burning ingredients like protein, spicy peppers and green tea have been proven to bump up metabolism. Eat some form of these foods, especially protein, at every meal. Protein is especially important. It takes more calories to digest than other foods and also helps the body build fat-burning lean muscle tissue.
5. Get a good night’s sleep every night
Studies have shown that lack of sleep affects activity in the brain’s frontal lobe, which may decrease your impulse control and decision-making ability.