Want to lose some weight? Then you have to boost metabolism first. So, how it can be done? Well, just go through with these following tips:
1. Revive yourself with a healthy breakfast
As it is the most important meal of the day, skipping it could lead your body to starvation mode. According to the nutritionist, your metabolism gets slow down while you're sleeping. So, it becomes crucial to eat a healthy breakfast to revive your metabolism. A better metabolism keeps your energy level high throughout the day. Studies have shown that women who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be obese. You can also try nootropics supplements which have a lot of health benefits. However, you must consult with your physician before you start taking nootropics.
Boost up your morning meal with oatmeal, fat-free milk, yogurt, almonds, one or two egg, a teaspoon of omega-3 fish oil, and frozen berries so that you can get an approximately 300-400 calories.
2. Gulp your water cold
Research shows that when you drink a glass of cold water, your body burns some calories heating up the water to your core body temperature. Also, sufficient amount (5 to 6 liters for an adult) of water revs up your metabolism causing you to burn around 100 calories a day. Since the number of calories, you will burn by drinking a glass of cold water doesn't seem much, but once making a habit, you'll be able to lose some pounds within two or three months.
3. Drink a cup of coffee and green tea
Studies have shown that a cup of coffee can boost up your metabolism by 4 to 8% and caffeine also promotes fat burning.
Green tea has active ingredients like ‘catechin' which significantly improve your metabolism and help you to burn some calories.
4. Eat protein rich meal
The human body takes more time to digest protein than fat or carbs. Your body uses only 10% of its calorie intake for digestion. But, when you eat a high protein meal, your body spends more energy regarding calorie to absorb the nutrients from the meal.
Protein-rich diets also greatly boost metabolism that helps you to burn an extra 100 to 150 calories per day.
5. Undertake a high-intensity workout
If you're a regular gym-goer, then you might know the benefits of the high-intensity workout. Studies have shown that a vigorous workout helps you to burn 200 to 250 calories. Try to mix up your workout routine with intervals; it will give a boost to your metabolism. You can also lift some weight to build muscle as muscles are metabolically more active than fat. Also during weight loss, your metabolism may drop a bit which you can resist by retaining muscles through lifting some weights.
6. Get a sound sleep at night
Sometimes lack of sleep becomes the cause of obesity; it also disrupts your metabolism. According to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology, 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep is necessary for an adult to have a healthier metabolism.