You can speed up you metabolism and burn many more calories by trying these daily weight loss metabolism boosters.
Step 1: Eat lean protein
It has been proven that eating lean protein such as skinless chicken or egg whites during every meal will help with losing weight and speeding up your daily metabolism. You want lean protein to be 30% of your daily diet. A Dutch research study found that people that eat lean protein daily did speed up their metabolism during the day and even when they slept.
Step 2: Select the right carbohydrates
Select complex carbohydrates such as whole-wheat bread instead of white bread and steel-cut oatmeal rather than those sugary cereals. Complex carbohydrates will boost your metabolism because they are harder for your body to digest than those refined carbs are.
Tip: Add spice to your food such as red chili pepper, black pepper, and ginger. These spices will help your body to burn more calories immediately after the meal.
Step 3: Do not skip regular meals
You should never go longer than 5 hours without eating a meal. The only exception is when you are sleeping. It has been shown that skipping meals will slow down your metabolism which will not help your easy weight loss.
Tip: Always eat breakfast in the morning to kick-start your daily weight loss metabolism.
Step 4: Build muscles by lifting weights
Building muscle through lifting weights will increase your resting metabolic rate and burn calories when your body is doing nothing at all. Some research has stated that lifting weight as part of a person’s training can raise their resting metabolic rate by 15 percent in about 12 weeks.
Tip: Lift free weights builds muscles because is has been shown it is more efficiently than lifting weights through use of a weight machines.
Step 5: Practice intense bursts of exercises
Practice short, intense bursts of aerobic exercise a few minutes each day as part of your weight loss exercises. You can consider sprinting for a few blocks or pedaling on a stationary bicycle set at the most difficult setting for short period of time. A study has proved that this kind of exercise can speed up your metabolism in about two weeks.
Step 6: Try moving around!
Move around or fidgeting more instead of always sitting still during the day. Even if the movement is small while sitting. Studies have shown that those that are naturally thin fidget more than people that are heavy. And guess what, you will find fidgeting is a lot easier than exercising!
Step 7: Take a cold shower
Research has shown that taking an occasional blast of cold water during your shower will improve your circulation which in turn will speed up your metabolism.
Metabolism slows down by about 5% for each decade after 40.