11 ways to boost your metabolismby Vincent Wright on 12/05/10
*Build lean body mass - as we age our bodies metabolism or ability to burn calories decreases. You can offset this problem by exercising , lean muscles burn calories! The more you have the more calories you burn.
*Eat Breakfast- Many people ignore eating breakfast . its a common mistake for someone who is either trying to lose weight or gain weight . Selecting good choices of foods for breakfast gives your metabolism a boost and provides a consistent energy supply throughout the day .
*Complex Carbohydrates over Sugar - carbohydrates are a better energy source than sugars . The human body just isn't built to deal with large amounts of refined sugars . Sugars cause many serious heath issues including obesity and diabetes.
*Spicy foods- please choose these they boost your metabolism.
* Get a good night sleep - The body uses sleep to heal and regenerate itself , people who doing get enough sleep tend to gain weight .
*Drink more water - Water is a lubricant for the body . It flushes toxins out of the body keeps kidneys operating properly .
*Eat small meals- Eat 4 to 5 meals per day ,meals spaced 3 hours apart give the body a steady supply of energy and keeps the metabolism high.
*Drink green tea - tea is a metabolism booster
*Don't miss meals - Skipping meals in order to loose weight actually slows the metabolism down . it also leads to over eating .
*Plan your meals - If you have a daily or weekly menu you are more likely to stick with you weight loss plan
* Whole grains - Selecting whole grains keeps the body full longer .... fiber makes you full faster so you want consume large amounts of foods. PICK IT!