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Are you on a diet but not losing any weight?

You might be on a diet but not losing any weight due to a slow metabolism. In order to lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in. It is also much more complicated than that. You need to make sure you are also eating enough and often enough along with getting enough activity every day in order to lose weight. This will allow you to boost your metabolism and lose more weight.

What is Your Metabolism?

Metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates and fats to use as energy in the body. Our metabolism makes up for the entire range of biological processes that happen within our body. The rate of metabolism depends on the interaction between the number of calories you take in and the number of calories you exert.

Here are 15 ways to boost your metabolism for maximum calorie burn and weight loss.

    1. Eat more (but eat well, meaning less sugar and more protein and veggies).
    2. Eat often.
    3. Move more.
    4. Drink water.
    5. Drink green tea.
    6. Perform metabolic exercises – This means using both your upper and lower half of your body for maximum burn, such as jumping jacks or burpees.
    7. Perform short bursts of intense activity such as walking for 1 minute then sprinting for 1 minute.
    8. Avoid trans-fats.
    9. Weight training – Every pound of muscle gained increases your metabolism 30 percent.
    10. Stretch every hour.
    11. Eat a big breakfast but a light dinner. Keep the food rich in protein and iron. Protein is the main tissue builder in the body. Iron is an essential mineral required for transporting oxygen to tissues throughout the body.
    12. Stress less – Stress and anxiety can interfere with the efficiency of metabolism process.
    13. Drink coffee – Coffee and other caffeinated drinks have been found to stimulate metabolism. Make sure you do not drink too much coffee as it can make it difficult to sleep and cause irregular heart beats.
    14. Try some spice – Eating spicy foods increase the body’s production of heat and promote the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Chili peppers contain bio-active chemicals called capsaicin. Capsacin increases energy expenditure by 50 calories a day.
    15. Make sure you get enough Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral used by 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, soybeans and legumes can provide you with enough magnesium for a metabolism boost.

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46 Replies to “15 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism”

  1. I didn’t know eating spicy food could increase your metabolism. That’s really good to know! I remember when I was running 3-4 times a week my metabolism was crazy good. I could eat so much and still be hungry…I kinda miss those days! Great post! 🙂

  2. A welcome checklist, I have a lot of people who I know can benefit from this list. Magnesium is new to me, surely will look up the food source of it.

  3. I’ve found doing intermittent fasting has also helped my metabolism. I stop eating at a certain hour during the evening and don’t eat again until breakfast, about 12 to 14 hours later. It’s not difficult to do, but it’s helped me lose weight.

  4. Wow, thank you for sharing. I am ashamed to say I do so few of the things on this list. I will pick my top 5 and work my way from there. looking forward to better metabolism ^^,

  5. This was very helpful! I put on oodles of weight because of a health issue, which also happened to kill my metabolism. I just recently started working out again, and I’m almost all of this. It helps greatly. 🙂 Lovely write-up!

  6. Oh great tips!! Water is a huge factor I think people take that for granted. I use to do green tea but stopped. However I found doing Apple cider vinegar and honey on a morning really helped for me. 🙂

  7. Not going to lie. I feel a little guilty reading this having just finished my Burger King. But in another sense, it could be perfect timing as my metabolism could definitely do with some stimulating right now! Thanks for the motivation.

  8. It’s crazy but eating more definitely does work!! You need the extra calories some times to get the metabolism moving. And yes, water, water, water!

  9. Great list: short and to the point. Increasing the body’s ability to burn fat is the key to achieving and maintaining am optimal weight. I know for sure that green tea is very effective at flushing fat cells from the body, I drink it almost daily.

  10. Thank’s for the tips. I can handle all of them except the burpees lol I hate those! On a serious note, I agree with a low carb diet and magnesium!

  11. GREAT read. People do not realize how important magnesium for loosing weight and just in general! It helps relieve muscle pain, cramping and makes you feel relaxed. Love the water and CAFFEINE! Caffeine is not the devil when consumed in moderation. It actually helps get things moving!

  12. Thanks for the tips. I’m really trying to up my water intake; it can be difficult sometimes. I’ve never been a HUGE drinker, so it’s not just that it’s water and not something else. lol

    -Lauren

  13. I love this. I definitely am needing to boost my metabolism. I can see it starting to slow down already.

  14. I feel like I’ve hit a plateu when it comes to my fitness and I’ve felt like its because my metabolism might be low. I’m not sure, but i am so glad to have read these tips. Very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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