If you want to make sure that your body is burning the highest possible amount of fat throughout ever day then you are going to need to take action to send your metabolic rate skyward. Fortunately, this doesn’t need to mean that you will be spending hours of every day at the gym. That simply isn’t realistic.
Instead, use the following lifestyle changes to help to get your metabolism working harder, and if you start now, you’ll start making a difference before the end of the day.
• Boost your smoothie with whey protein – when you make yourself a smoothie after your workout, today, add a bit of whey protein to help to boost your calorie burn, enhance your fat burning, supports lean muscle maintenance (or even growth), and it helps you to feel fuller, longer. This helps to keep hunger under control so that you will be less likely to overeat, while at the same time your body will be effectively burning its way through calories.
• Drink water before meals – drink a glass or two of water throughout the half hour ahead of every large meal that you eat during the day and you will speed up your metabolism and reduce your appetite at the same time. Proper hydration means that your body will run at its best, including your metabolic rate.
• Drink green tea – there are two primary reasons that green tea can be great for weight loss. The first and most immediate is that it contains some caffeine, which helps to combat fatigue, making it easier to keep up with an active lifestyle. The more active you are, the healthier your metabolism will be. The second is that green tea, itself, has been shown in studies to boost the metabolism so that drinking it can help a dieter to lose more weight when dieting than they would through diet and exercise, alone.
• Choose yogurt as a snack – probiotics make a wonderful snack because it can help you to boost your ability to lose weight through a healthy metabolism and healthier digestion. Probiotics can be found in yogurt as well as other fermented foods such as pickles and sauerkraut. Just make sure that you are careful with the foods that you choose, because many foods that are high in probiotics can also be high in sodium. That can be unhealthy and it can cause water retention so that you will look larger than you are. Be careful with your choices and you will give yourself a great metabolism boost.