We all know one of these people. He or she buys a box of powdered donuts for breakfast and washes them down with a regular (not diet) coke. Lunch is an individual pepperoni pizza dripping with whole milk cheese and oil. Later in the day, you see him/her carelessly walking down the street casually sipping from a tall vanilla frappuccino with whipped cream. And this person is thin(ner than you). What’s going on? Is this person have some superhuman exercise regimen, or does he/she just have a fast metabolism?
If you are not one of us who fits this description, join the club. If you are one of these people, this is your heaven and you are going straight to hell after this. If you are one of the less fortunate, you may never be able to accomplish the gastronomic feats of the unfairly advantaged, but there are some ways to increase metabolism of fats and proteins, which are integral to a healthy diet, but not so easy for the body to burn.
1. Eat Breakfast
Never underestimate the power of a good breakfast. Eating a meal as soon as you wake up gets your metabolism working early. Otherwise, it will stay sluggish until lunchtime.
2.Eat fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables contain digestive enzymes to help your body break down food. Green vegetables are especially helpful because they contain chlorophyll which helps to get rid of bodily toxins.
3. Drink Coffee
Caffeine is not only good at waking your brain it also revs your metabolism. Although experts advise a three cup limit, coffee, in moderation, can be a great tool in accelerating weight loss. Green tea will give you the benefits of caffeine along with providing powerful antioxidants.
4. Take Vitamin B
In addition to supporting nervous system function, vitamin B can help metabolize fats, carbs, and protein.
High-intensity interval training is the new way to work out. It consists of a few seconds of high-intensity exercise followed by a few minutes of lower intensity exercise done repeatedly in a short time period. It is known to burn fat more quickly than longer periods of slower exercise. Obi Obadike, otherwise known as ” The World’s Most Ripped Fitness Model,” recommends doing the routine on an empty stomach, but to be sure to keep your sessions down to 25 minutes due to the intensity.
6. No Alchohol
Because the body processes alcohol before it processes fat, it makes it more likely that the calories from food will be stored as fat. In addition, studies show that if you drink, you’re likely to eat more-200 calories more! Add that to the calories in the alcohol and it’s enough to go cold turkey. However, if you don’t feel quite ready for that, go for wine which typically contains 70-80 calories in one glass.
Studies from the University of Chicago concluded that less than four hours of sleep per night will lead to trouble breaking down carbs. A tired body equals a tired metabolism.
8. Increase Muscle Mass
Muscle can burn nine times the calories of fat, even when you’re resting. Weight training done regularly is capable of boosting your metabolic rate by 10%. That means that a person who lifts weights can burn about 100 calories sitting still.