Your metabolism is the set of processes in which your body converts food into energy. A high metabolism helps with a healthy life but also with weight loss. How can you speed up your metabolism? We give you five tips.
1. Sufficient calories
Calorie deficiency may cause your body to sense that food is scarce and slow down the rate at which it burns calories. Make sure to consume at least 1,000 calories a day.
2. Sufficient proteins
A high protein intake can significantly increase the rate at which your body burns calories. It takes the body twice as much energy to break down proteins than carbohydrates, for example. This gives your metabolism a boost.
3. Plenty of water
Leave sugary drinks and drink water. High intake of fructose-containing drinks can slow metabolism and promote fat storage in your stomach and liver. Drinking water, on the other hand, increases your metabolism by about 30%, according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
4. Get plenty of exercise
Sedentary work or a sedentary lifestyle have negative consequences for the metabolism and overall health. Try to sit for as little as possible and increase your general activity level with movement. Exercise is of course important and weight training is also a great way to boost your metabolism.
5. Get enough sleep
Several studies show that insufficient sleep can lower your metabolism and increase your risk of weight gain. Broadly speaking, most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep. In addition, high-quality sleep can help maintain your metabolic rate.