“I have a slow metabolism, and THIS makes me fat”, she complained eating up the last piece of cake. A lot of people think that’s true, but actually, everything is quite the opposite. The studies proved that fat people have a faster metabolism than thin people because their bodies require more energy to accomplish basic functions. Metabolism helps our body exist and simply stay alive while requiring energy that is counted in calories. Every day we burn calories simply to live. The higher this burning rate is, the more calories are burned, the easier you get rid of excess weight. The sad thing is that with age our metabolism slows down and we have to more carefully choose what to fill our body with.
Yet there are some tips on how to boost this chemical process and to tie up a speedy metabolism to yourself. The main and most effective thing is to grow your muscles while eating more protein food. These two things are directly connected to each other. For example, 1 kg of muscle burns 12 calories every day simply by existing while 1 kg of fat only 4 calories. That’s why most men have a faster metabolism than women — they have bigger muscle mass. Protein food helps to build your muscles faster and, therefore, boost your metabolism.
Drink a lot of water. Actually, you have to fill your body with plenty of water every day not only for speeding up your metabolism but to function correctly in general. Our body NEEDS water to stay healthy, and its amount settles a lot of other things such as skin and hair condition, etc. When you drink this transparent liquid, you stay hydrated and burn more calories. Otherwise, it works backward: if you are poorly hydrated, your metabolism slows down.
Add food rich in iron, zinc, and selenium to your daily menu. Spicy food also is a cool booster as it has natural chemicals that can really kick your metabolism to a new level. While paying attention to your food (which it’s better to consume every 3-4 hours), don’t forget about HIIT training. Oh, this kind of workout is a real thing! It delivers a longer rise in resting metabolic rate, and you’re still burning your calories even an hour after the training. Combine the tips above and implement them into your daily life now to enjoy the desired results later!