Once you understand how you’re dieting and exercise habits influence the speed of your body's metabolism, along with your metabolic weight, you can practice these seven daily habits to influence the rate of your metabolism for even greater weight loss results.
Guzzle a cold glass of H2O
Drinking an ice cold glass of water with greater frequency can boost your metabolism. Researchers suggest that 8 ounce glasses of water daily will prompt higher metabolic rates in individuals.
Sip a cup of tea
Tea, often used in many diet fads is scientifically proven to boost your metabolism while trimming your waist line. The polyphenols compounds found in tea are said to be responsible for the enhancement metabolism.
Eat every three hours
Divide your meal into three with two healthy snacks between your meals in a day. To keep your metabolism up and running, you can adhere to the schedule below:
- 6-8 a.m.: Breakfast
- 10 a.m.: Snack
- 12-2 p.m.: Lunch
- 3-5 p.m.: Snack
- 5-7 p.m.: Dinner
- Don't eat after 8 p.m.
Increase your omega-3 intake
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been shown to increase the speed of your metabolism exponentially. The supplement can help you burn an extra 400 calories a day, or 25 percent of your daily calorie intake.
Eat organic when you can
Going organic can be costly and leave a dent on your wallet, but it can speed up your metabolism. The antibiotics and growth hormones found in conventionally farmed foods could hamper your immune system and slow down metabolism.
Exercise to gain muscle weight
Muscle is typically more denser than fat and uses more energy as a result. For every pound of muscle, the body burns 50 calories to maintain a person's BMR. Exercising to build muscle will help boost your metabolism as you get your body in shape.
Get more ZZZs
Late night snacking is clearly not recommended, but staying up late in and of itself directly affects the speed of your metabolism. Seven to eight hours of sleep a night for adults will help keep your metabolic rate at a healthy, steady pace.