Easy ways to boost your metabolism

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The faster and more effective your metabolic rate, the better. Here are easy ways to get it going.

According to Dr. Oz “Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down food to produce energy. There are ways to rev up your metabolism and can happen in adjusting your eating plan. As by the time you hit 40, your metabolism starts to slow down 5% every decade, making weight loss particularly challenging.”

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Here are ways to boost your metabolism to work faster and keep the weight at bay:

Eat breakfast

It’s the most important meal of the day. It kicks starts your metabolism and helps in your quest in shedding kilos. It’ll also give you energy for the whole day.

Eat every 3 hours

When you cut calories drastically or not eat regularly, your body goes into starvation mode, which in turn slows down your metabolism. Instead, eat three regular meals with snacks in between to boost and keep your metabolism going.

Iced drinks

Coffee and green tea contains caffeine, a substance that naturally steps up metabolism. Add ice and you’ll boost it even more. Iced drinks force your body to work to warm up, which burns more energy.

Add protein

Why? Because your body burns twice as many calories by digesting proteins than it does when digesting carbs. Add more protein to your diet with two fish-based meals per week, packed with protein, fish such or salmon.

Mix up your exercise

Don’t stick to your regular gym routines. You're always looking for a way to shorten your workout, right? Well, step up your intensity and you'll burn the same number of calories or more in less time. Bursts of speed may stimulate a fat-burning response within the muscles.

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