boost metabolism

When you want to lose weight, you do not necessarily need to keep to a weight loss diet. The main thing is to establish “your relationship” with the metabolic process in your body. Namely your metabolism is responsible for burning calories and accumulating fat.

We inherit the metabolism with its speed and productivity, yet this does not mean that we are its slaves. We have asked for an expert opinion from a licensed therapist, who provided us with 7 proven ways to get your metabolism up and running.

1. DRINK WATER ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

A glass of warm or hot water 30 minutes before breakfast will drive out the remains of sleep from the body and make it work actively. Water, in general, is our most important “food”. It helps to break down fats and removes excess substances from the body.

If you drink less than 1.5 liters of water a day, fatty tissues will grow actively. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to your morning glass of water (only if you do not have stomach problems). Lemon improves the digestive system perfectly and contains the following useful substances:

  • organic acids,
  • group C and B vitamins,
  • essential aromatic oils.

DRINK WATER

2. EXERCISE IN THE FRESH AIR IN THE EVENING

Morning warm-up provides an energy boost for the whole day. By the evening, though, the metabolism slows down. If you provide your body with physical load, the metabolism is activated and works in the “daytime” mode at least an hour after the training.

Go to the gym no later than 3-4 hours before bedtime. Otherwise you will not be able to fall asleep. By the way, any physical activity accelerates the metabolism:

  1. taking the stairs in the office,
  2. walking home on foot in a fast pace,
  3. a promenade for lunch outside the office.

Such simple physical activity can accelerate the digestive processes in the body. Besides, exercising or outdoor activities will bring a double benefit.

  • First, oxygen is one of the main stimulants of the activity of all human organs and systems. When it enters the brain in a limited quantity, both metabolic processes and mental activity slow down.
  • Secondly, the fresh blush and healthy skin color, which inherently follow the walk in the street, is better than any cosmetic products.

FRESH AIR IN THE EVENING

3. HAVE SEX REGULARLY

During sex with your loved one, we bathe in endorphins – the hormones of happiness. Good mood, positive emotions and lack of stress set the body to a normal working mood. In addition, during sex:

  1. all organs and systems work in an accelerated mode,
  2. blood flows faster,
  3. oxygen and all nutrients are absorbed better,
  4. fat is burned more actively.

Moreover, having sex is an excellent physical training for all muscle groups, which allows you to keep your body in a good shape “free of charge” and enjoy it at the same time.

HAVE SEX REGULARLY

4. TAKE BATHS AND VISIT STEAM SAUNAS

Hot steam:

  1. warms up the body,
  2. accelerates the heartbeat,
  3. accelerates the blood flow,
  4. opens the pores,
  5. helps remove harmful substances (toxins).

STEAM SAUNAS

Visiting the sauna once a week or every other week will also improve your immunity and help maintain the skin’s water balance. If you have no time for sauna visits, take hot baths at home for 5-10 minutes, 3-5 days every three months.

If you have problems with the heart or blood vessels, consult your doctor before doing such procedures. Whatever the case, do not immerse the heart area in hot water.

5. MASSAGE

Massage helps maintain the muscles toned. The trained muscles take the incoming calories to themselves, while weak muscles give the calories away to fatty tissues. Massage provides the following benefits:

  1. accelerates blood circulation,
  2. makes the skin taut,
  3. fights the osteochondrosis.

MASSAGE

Osteochondrosis prevents the flow of oxygen into the blood and thereby slows down the metabolism.

Besides, massage oils and creams provide a strong moisturizing effect and a velvety tenderness to your body. Should we even remind you that massage helps us relax in spirit and body, so why would anyone give up extra moments of tranquility…

6. GO TO BED BEFORE 12 O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING.

Only from 00:00 to 3:00 am, in our sleep, the growth hormone, also called the hormone of youth, is produced in both children and adults. This hormone:

  1. is responsible for the recovery function,
  2. prevents premature aging,
  3. speeds up the metabolic process.

GO TO BED

If you do not sleep during this period, the growth hormone is not produced. Besides, the later you go to bed, the more time you need to sleep, to restore strength.

If your sleep is short, and restless as well, your body produces little melatonin – the sleep hormone, and your sleep gets worse. It turns into a vicious circle. Scientists also found that hunger increases in people who suffer from insufficient sleep.

7. EAT FISH, MEAT, APPLES, OATMEAL

Oatmeal for breakfast will ensure that you will be capable of labor and other feats for at least 4 hours. Oatmeal contains plenty of slowly absorbed carbohydrates, which:

  1. maintain a constant blood glucose level,
  2. prevent the slowdown of the metabolic rate.

EAT FISH

Fish, in turn, contains omega-3 fatty acids, which regulate the level of leptin in the body, and it is responsible for the rate of calories burning. Our body spends twice as much energy to digest the proteins that meat contains, compared to foods with digestible carbohydrates and fats.

Add a little more meat to your nutrition, and the level of burning calories will increase. Organic acids and minerals, which are found in green apples, grapefruit, leaf lettuce, contribute to the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates.