A lazy metabolism comes with many consequences, including rapid exhaustion, a general feeling of fatigue and difficulty losing weight. Even though you might think it is not your fault because you were born with such a metabolism that does not mean you cannot change it. The process can be strenuous and slow, but in the end the results will satisfy you utterly. Here are some ways to boost your metabolism:
- Never skip breakfast. If you do, you basically starve yourself by not eating for 8 or more hours and your body will act accordingly, slowing down your metabolism.
- Drink plenty of water daily, at least 2 liters. By staying hydrated you give a helping hand to your metabolism, since it needs water in order to function.
- Exercise daily, preferably in the morning in order to raise your metabolism the moment you wake up. And we’ll give you another tip: if you exercise before eating breakfast (but don’t exercise for too long), you will burn more calories than exercising any other time of the day.
- Eat smaller portions but more frequently. By doing this, you “train” your metabolism by providing valid sources of energy more often.
- Don’t eat too late during the day. Your last meal should be the lightest and should be eaten before 8 p.m., or if this is not possible, at least no earlier than 4 hours before you go to bed. This way you will burn calories while you are awake and aware.
- Don’t undertake rapid weight loss programs. This will damage your metabolism radically, and even if you lose some pounds at first, you will gain more soon. Should you try to boost your metabolism losing weight will be a slow, yet steady and reliable way to lose weight without gaining it back.