Eat Your Way To A Faster Metabolism

Fri, Nov 11, 2011

Weight Loss, Health & Fitness

  • SumoMe

Eating The Right Food Can Actually Help to Increase Your Metabolism

Losing weight can be hard work, but one way to make it a little easier is to boost your metabolism.   Contrary to what you may think, you don’t have to be stuck with a “slow” metabolism and there are little things you can do to help speed it up and, therefore, burn more calories during the day.

You’ve probably heard that one of those things is to build more muscle mass since it takes more energy to fuel muscle than fat and the way to do this is by beefing up your weightlifting programme, exercise regime and increasing your healthy protein intake.  However, you can also help give your metabolism a boost by eating certain types of foods and making sure you eat several small meals a day.

Your Metabolism Is A Calorie Burning Furnace

Your metabolism is the furnace for your body and when you starve yourself by skipping breakfast or any other meal, it goes into conservation mode and burns less calories overall.  So, what you want to do is eat several small meals during the day which will keep your metabolism burning at a steady rate.  If you do this, plus watch what you eat, you’ll actually be able to eat more while burning more calories.

The foods you want to stick to include fruits and vegetables along with whole grains.  You have to be careful with the fruits though because if you eat them in between meals your body will probably just turn them into fat as they are easy to digest.

Eating foods that are high in fibre will help you to lose weight in several ways because they are digested slowly and therefore reduce your sugar cravings.  High fibre foods will also actually encourage your body to absorb less fat because they bind with fat and help to escort it out of the body before your body can absorb and store it.

A great way to cut the calories but benefit from fibre is to add in a fibre supplement.  I shot a video with a live demonstration on how Herbalife’s Fibrebond can help you achieve this and help to reduce the amount of fat that your body absorbs.  Click here to watch the live demonstration.  Fibrebond is affectionately known as ‘Cheaters Delight!’

Metabolism Boosting Foods

There are actually some foods that take more calories to digest than are actually in the food itself.  These are great foods for weight loss since eating lots of them will help to boost your metabolism and can go a long way to helping you burn more than you ingest.  Some of these foods include broccoli, zucchini, asparagus and cauliflower.

It’s best to avoid saturated fats because they are just too easy for your body to turn into fat.  In fact, for every 100 calories of fat you eat, your body only needs to use 2 calories to store it.  On the other hand, for every 100 calories of complex carbohydrates and proteins you eat, your body needs to use 25 calories to store it.  So, you can see why most diet plans have you reduce fat, it’s not just because fat has a lot of calories but also because  your body needs to burn less calories to process it.

Having said that, there is one kind of fat that you do need to eat and that is omega-3 fatty acids. These can be found in cold water fish like salmon as well as flax seeds.  Most people like to get their omega 3s from flax seed oil because almost all the salmon you find today is tainted with mercury and the flax seeds themselves need to be ground up in order to be useful so buying the oil is an easier and less toxic way to make sure you get enough of this very important fat. Alternatively hereagain you could simply just take a supplement such as Herbalife’s Herbalifeline.

Metabolism Boosting Drink

Help is at hand in the form of a drink too, Herbalife’s Thermojetic Instant Herbal Beverage can help to stimulate your metabolism, breakdown body fat, provide you with a general energy boost, burns 80 calories per cup and if that isn’t enough, every cup or glass you drink counts towards your daily water intake. This is the perfect accompaniment to eating the right metabolism boosting foods.

Generally, eating a nutritious diet and making sure to eat steadily throughout the day will help give your metabolism a little boost which can make your weight loss efforts a lot easier.

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