When you are trying to lose weight, finding ways to speed up your metabolism is key. The faster your metabolism, the more calories you burn throughout the day. While genetics may certainly play a role, with a little help, there is no reason why we can’t keep the metabolism — and the body — of a twenty-something even as we age. If you are trying to lose weight, try these four secrets to speed up your metabolism and get your body right.
Workout In The Morning
When you workout in the morning, you melt away more calories throughout the day. Plus, when you exercise first thing in the morning, you are less likely to skip a workout because it is done and out of the way.
Pile On The Protein
Research shows that getting plenty of protein can boost your metabolism, causing you to burn an extra 150 to 200 calories a day. When compared to fats and carbs, the body uses more calories to digest protein. A minimum of 20 percent of your daily calories should be from proteins. In addition, you should strive to incorporate a protein into every snack and meal you eat.
Milk Does A Body Good
Load up on raw or lightly-pasteurized dairy. Calcium, along with other substances in dairy, actually revs up your metabolism, telling your body to burn excess fat faster. The best results come from actual dairy products instead of from other calcium-rich foods (like broccoli), calcium-fortified products (such as orange juice) or supplements.
Fish contain DHA and EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids can drastically speed up metabolism by around 400 calories every day. Try incorporating cold water fish like non-GMO salmon, tuna (specifically bluefin), and herring into your diet to rev up your metabolism and spice up your meals.
What are your tips for boosting your metabolism?