No doubt you have heard the term ‘slow metabolism’. What does this mean exactly? In layman’s terms, the definition of metabolism is the rate that your body burns calories. If you have a slow metabolism, you will burn calories slower which means you have a tendency to store (not burn) excess fuel – unfortunately this leads to weight gain. If you feel your metabolism is ‘slow’, here are some natural ways to improve it.
1. Don’t skip meals!
Skipping meals is a no-no for a healthy metabolism. Your body needs constant level of fuel and nutrients to keep it going. Eating regular meals will help to give a more ‘constant’ source of fuel which helps to ‘feed’ your metabolism. .
2. Some like it hot
You might want to try a little spice for the sake of your metabolism. Cayenne pepper is thought to stimulate metabolism for at least ten minutes after you eat it. A couple of teaspoons of chopped chilli or chilli powder has a similar effect by raising your body temperature, therefore helping you to burn calories faster. If ‘hot’ spices are not for you, try ginger as it also has a metabolism enhancing effect.
3. Flex those muscles
Lean Body Mass (LBM) describes all of the essential tissues that make up your body, including muscles, bones, organs and essential fat. The more total muscle tissue you have in your LBM, the higher your metabolic rate, and the more calories you burn. This means you should regularly do some type of weight resistance exercise as even slight improvements in muscle tone and build will improve your metabolism.
4. Water you Metabolism to Help it Grow!
Most of the body’s chemical reactions take place through the medium of water, so to keep things ticking you need to keep your water levels up. Where is your water bottle now? Drink up!
5. Something fishy
Not all fats are bad, indeed, some can help to increase your metabolism. Omega-3 fats have been shown in several studies to help overweight people burn more calories. Fish is a great source of omega-3 fat. Boost your metabolism by eating fish at least twice a week.
The Natural Way also have their own metabolism boosting secret: Formulation C1000. This formulation naturally helps to ‘normalise’ the function of the thyroid which will enhance the metabolism.
If you want to find out more about how we can help you to improve your metabolism and lose weight, call 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and make a FREE appointment to speak to one of our experienced consultants. Having a ‘slow’ metabolic rate is not something you have been ‘born’ with – you can turn into a calorie burning machine with The Natural Way!