How To Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism or the rate at which your body burns calories, is like an engine, for instance the more often you give it fuel the better it works. Here is some simple facts for you to consider on how to boost your metabolism. Make one or two changes a week so you don’t get overwhelmed and give up before you have started properly.

What happens when you deprive your body of food

  • Your metabolism slows down to hang on to the energy to preserve it.
  • A slowed metabolism makes it far more difficult to lose weight and much easier to gain weight.
  • An irregular eating pattern, for instance not consistent in calories and nutrition intake will lead to a more rapid loss of muscle because the body is forced to take its energy from elsewhere.
  • Muscle loss is ageing.
  • Never skip breakfast because it gives your metabolism a boost.
  • Eat to keep your energy up and your blood sugar levels on an even keel. By doing this you will avoid overloading your system and in addition you should not feel hungry and therefore shouldn’t affect your performance.
  • Chew your food slowly because this enables more nutrients to be released and in addition helps to digest food.
  • Eating slowly helps you feel fuller faster and will help prevent overeating. When you eat too quickly your stomach doesn’t register that it is full until too late.
  • Replace normal dinner plates with a smaller one this will enable your portion sizes to go down, but your plate still looks full.
  • Try not to eat on the run. Sitting down to eat a meal means you enjoy your food more and you avoid upsetting your digestion.
  • Go to bed early because people who don’t have enough sleep have lower levels of leptin, a hormone that tells your brain you are full and higher levels of ghrelin a hormone that triggers hunger.
  • It takes 20 minutes for the stretch receptors in your stomach lining to send a message to your brain registering food.
  • You may also find this helpful. Are You Always Feeling Hungry?
  • Or this is easy to read information to help start you on your way to a healthier you The Basics Of Healthy Eating

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Why Should You Drink Green Tea?

Green tea is not just a refreshing drink, it is also packed with powerful healing nutrients.

It has lower levels of caffeine that black tea.

Green tea contains fantastic antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids. Flavonoids are used by plants to protect themselves against the damaging effects of UV light. Since green tea is packed with flavonoids, it can help protect the skin against ageing as well as reduce skin damage caused by the sun.

It has been shown to boost metabolism, increase energy production and breaks down the fat stored in the body. It is also known to be an anti-inflammatory.

The tea also contains vitamin E which is important for healthy glowing skin and boost immunity.

It even has a natural antihistamine which can help with hayfever.

Due to its anti-bacterial abilities it can help to fight tooth decay and gum disease.

You can enjoy the benefits of green tea by drinking 3 to 4 cups a day. To take advantage of all its nutrients leave it to brew for 5 minutes. I generally have 3 cups a day. I start my day with a cup of boiled water followed by a cup of green tea.

So as you can see there is so many benefits to drinking green tea give it a try you might enjoy drinking it as much as I do.

Karen x