Each person who treats training seriously wants to have a fast metabolism. Of course, each person who treats training seriously also wants to have effortless six-pack abs.
However, if your genetics did not bestow upon you the world’s resting metabolic rate, you are going to have to start paying attention to details in order to give your metabolism a boost.
Luckily, there are some things which you can do in order to get your metabolism moving in the right direction and they are not that difficult to implement into your daily routine. Without further due, here are several simple ways to boost your metabolism.
Use interval training
If you walk for the same amount of time each day at the same intensity, your body will get as bored with your training as you do. However, if you throw in some variety with interval training, including changing the intensity of your workout throughout the exercise session, you will see the improvement.
You should jog for about 1 minute, every 5 minutes of your walk. Also, shift into a higher gear and pedal harder for a minute, every 5 minutes of your bike ride. In addition, if you swim, speed up every other length. By doing so, you will burn more calories in the same amount of time.
Don’t starve yourself
If you cut out too many calories it can backfire in more than one way. If you subsist on morsels your metabolism will slow down so much that you will not only stop losing weight, but you will be lucky if you can get up off the chair.
There are many studies which have shown that very spicy foods can temporarily increase your metabolism. Specialist grocers usually stock a lot of different kinds of peppers. Make sure to buy one type a week and add some to your meals. Add minced jalapeno to your scrambled eggs.
Eat five small meals
There are many people who think that eating less often will help them to lose weight. However, that is not the case. If you eat every few hours, you will keep your metabolism fired up and also ensure that it doesn’t slow down between your meals in order to hang on to calories. One meal can be as small as two eggs.
Drink a couple of cups of coffee
Several studies have found out that the caffeine found in coffee increases the rate at which your body burns calories. However, this doesn’t mean that you should order a fancy Frappuccino, which is full of calories.
Increase the protein in the diet
Some studies suggest that if you increase your intake of protein to the upper end of the recommended range, the amount of energy which you expend at rest will remain the same even when you are losing weight. It is normal, as you lose weight, that your body adjusts and your burn fewer calories at rest.