Losing weight requires calories cut down and regular exercise. But there are some people who are still not losing weight following this principle. Most of the time it happens due to weak metabolism system. Although, many people have little idea regarding the term metabolism.
Metabolism is a sum of a chemical process, which goes on frequently in our body, and it keeps our organic function like digestion, breathing, cell repairing process smooth at the same time it helps us to stay alive. To continue this system or process, it needs energy. The required amount of calorie to keep this process on is called basal metabolic rate. Around 40%-70% of your daily energy consumption is account for metabolism process. You can calculate the required energy for your metabolism process online.
The BMR varies with people to people depending on the age, gender, weight and genes factor. As you are aged, the BMR also tend to decrease. On the other hand, men require more energy as they have fast metabolism process than that of the woman.
How to increase metabolism to lose weight
Have protein diet
You have already known that protein-rich foods take more time and digestion effort so it helps to burn more calories than other foods. Even it resist your appetite so that you lose weight faster.
Keep dairy foods in your meal
Metabolism is boosted if you include dairy foods in your meal as dairy foods are loaded with calcium. When you consume more calcium, it helps to stop emitting hormones that cause fat production. You can burn some extra pounds of fat by just including some low-fat dairy foods such as yogurt, cheese, skim milk in your daily meal.
Workouts are the primary activity for losing weight but if you perform some heavy exercise you will have higher metabolism for rest of the day.
Workout less but frequently
You can raise your metabolism by doing workouts for less time but frequently. Do three smaller 5 minutes workouts with high intensity.
Drink ice-cold water
Water not only promotes better digestion but also helps to boost metabolism. When you drink ice-cold water, your body has to raise metabolism rate to make the water warm.
Drink green tea
Your metabolism will be boosted by 4% with a simple green tea. Green tea breaks down fat elements of the body. In an experiment, it is seen that some people decreased their weight by two times by taking green tea supplements.
Do you like spicy foods? If you don’t, then start loving spicy foods. From a recent study paper, it is known that you can boost your metabolism 8%-20% within half an hour of eating spicy foods. You just add some cayenne pepper or mustard in your daily recipes.
Besides, your thyroid function also regulates your metabolism process. If you improve your thyroid function including more seafood, nuts, seeds, your metabolism rate must be increased. Develop drinking habit of caffeine as it improves fat burning metabolism.