Having a supercharged metabolism takes a few things to make happen. What are these things? There are certainly more things than will be listed here, but these are a great start. So, what is the big deal about having a fast metabolism? It’s the fact that a higher metabolism makes you burn fat faster and helps you keep it off better than having a slower metabolism. It can be an uphill battle when trying to lose weight with an underactive metabolism. Also, having a higher metabolism often means having more energy which is a great feeling. Let’s see some of these tips and maybe you can find some to help you on your way to supercharging your metabolism.
Stay lean and build muscle – Having a more muscle than fat body ratio means more energy and faster metabolism. Being overweight will slow down your body in many ways, getting leaner and lowering your fat ratio will help dramatically, you will find that as you drop in your weight and fat tissue that you will have ever increasing metabolism.
Eat healthy - When I refer to staying lean it means more than just you being lean, it means eating lean too! It is tempting to skimp on the snacks and meals in order to loose weight but that is not the way it works, you body needs healthy meals as well as snacks to keep it going and keep your metabolism up. When you starve yourself your body goes into a calorie hoarding mode designed for survival, that means a slower metabolism.
Take you vitamins and minerals - Eating foods with B complex vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and taking a multi vitamin and mineral supplement will give your body all the nutrients it needs to get that boosted metabolism and extra energy.
Try metabolism boosting foods - There is some research that is suggestive of certain foods being able to boost your metabolism, if for only a little while after eating, but it is not known whether the boosting effect last longer than a day. So, eating it or drinking once a day might just help, it is worth a try, right? Green tea and hot peppers are just two of the super foods that people have found some benefit from.
Have your thyroid checked – An underactive thyroid can dramatically slow your metabolism and cause very slow weight loss and sluggishness. See your doctor and get the proper tests to find out if you think you may need testing, you will be amazed at the difference in how you feel and your metabolisms change if that is the situation. It generally can easily be changed with a prescription, but sometimes surgery is needed for certain conditions. Hypothyroidism an easily be diagnosed and treated.
These tips can be made more appealing by getting a workout partner or taking a fun exercise class or new sport and by trying new and healthy recipes. Enjoy discovering how to supercharge your metabolism.