Five Simple Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism
1. Get regular exercise
Regular physical activity will help you speed up your metabolism and keep it at an elevated level, even after exercising. It’s easy to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, simply by walking to the store instead of driving, cycling to work and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
2. Get enough sleep
Research shows that lack of sleep negatively affects the way our body metabolizes carbohydrates. Aim to get six to eight hours of sleep per night.
3. Drink water
Drinking 500 ml of water can speed your metabolism up for half an hour. Try drinking a glass of wafer before and after each meal. Aim to drink two liters of water per day.
4. Eat small, regular meals
Aim to eat something small every 2-3 hours you are awake. Even if it’s just a small piece of fruit, it will prevent your body from going into a “starvation” mode, in which your body will hold onto the existing fat supply and burn muscle instead.
5. Drink green tea
Drinking green tea at morning slightly rises metabolic rates and speed up the oxidation of unhealthy fats. Green tea has other healthy benefits too, it’s full of antioxidants which can help protecting the body from disease.