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My Health Speed Up Your Metabolism

Posted Nov 2009

What determines the rate of your metabolism? How can you speed up your metabolism?


 

The speed of our metabolism is genetically determined and is dependent on your genetic factors and gender. Still, you can do a lot to boost the speed up your metabolism.

Several recent scientific discoveries can help you.

Upon waking up

Have a breakfast every day

If you do not breakfast, your body goes into a mode of fasting, so that you metabolism slows down to conserve energy. Therefore early meal will do opposite. In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, volunteers who were taking from 22 to 55 percent of total calories for breakfast gained an average of 800 g in a period of four years. Those who ate up to 11 percent of total calories for breakfast gained almost three pounds. In another study published in the same journal, the volunteers were regular skipping of breakfast had 4,5 times greater risk of obesity.

What should you eat?

In the morning you should eat breakfast, which is more slowly digested and leaves you feeling full. Try a mixture of proteins with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, such as from an egg omelet
with one whole egg and two egg whites and half a cup of peppers and onions, plus a half cup of cooked oatmeal mixed with a quarter cup of frozen berries and spoon omega-3 fish oil.

Drink coffee

A study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that the average metabolic rate of people who drank coffee with caffeine increased by 16 percent as opposed to those who drank decaffeinated coffee. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system increases heart rate and breathing.

Drink cold water

Researchers from the University of Utah University found that people who drink eight glasses of water a day have higher metabolic rates than those who only drink four cups. Your body can burn calories
by warming up cold water on its temperature.

At work


Select proteins for lunch

Proteins in each meal help
s you build and maintain muscle mass. Muscles burn more calories than fat tissue. Target about 30 grams of protein, the equivalent of about one cup low-fat cottage cheese, or chicken breasts without bones, at every meal.

Drink green tea


Green tea contains a substance which stimulates the fat burn. In one study, people who consumed three to five cups a day during the twelve weeks reduced their weight by 4,6 percent. According to other studies, two to four cups of green tea a day can burn 50 extra calories. In translation - about 2 kg per year. For maximum effect, let your tea stay for three minutes and drink it while still hot.

Nullify the harmful effect of dairy products

If you can not resist the baked potatoes, you can repair damage to foods rich in calcium, like milk or low fat yogurt. Calcium helps the body metabolize fat more efficiently and increase the rate at which fat is released, reports the study undertaken at the University of Copenhagen.

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