How to Boost Your Metabolism:
11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Metabolism
Eat breakfast. People who eat a hearty, healthy breakfast increase their metabolisms for the whole day ahead. Here’s how to pick a good breakfast!
Chug caffeinated coffee. Just a few cups of coffee can increase your metabolism up to 16%!
Snack often. Eating small meals or snacks consistently throughout the day keeps you blood sugar levels and hormones in balance. So, make sure to eat within an hour of waking up to jump-start your metabolism and then every 3 to 4 hours up until an hour before you go to sleep.
Go for Green Tea. Green tea contains ECGC, a plant compound known to increase your metabolism, making this the closest thing to a metabolism boosting potion out there.
Load up on H20. Drinking 8-12 glasses of ice-cold water not only keeps you hydrated so that your body works optimally, but also requires your body to work to warm the water too.
Eat iron rich foods. Loading up on iron-fortified cereals and dark leafy greens like spinach and kale will boost your energy levels and increase your metabolism!
Interval train at the gym. Instead of logging miles on the treadmill, do intervals instead to boost your metabolism.
Lift weights. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism. So hit the weights – or the floor and do some pushups.
Get 8 hours of sleep. When you get less than 7.5 hours of sleep, you throw the hormones that regulate energy, appetite and metabolism off balance.
Take a Vitamin B-12 supplement. Make sure you’re getting enough of Vitamin B12 or think about adding a supplement to your diet. Vitamin B12 is not only important for energy, but also a key player in your metabolic rate.
Eat more protein. Protein boosts your metabolic rate while it’s being digested more than fat or carbohydrates. Plus, it contains leucine, an amino acid that prevents muscle loss, ensuring your muscle mass is maintained – and that your muscles keep your metabolism in high gear.