7 ways to boost your metabolism without exercising

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Torch the fat and boost your metabolism without breaking a sweat with these easy fixes!

 

Metabolism stands for the rate at which your body converts calories from the foods you eat to energy. The faster your metabolism rate, the more calories you lose and, possibly, the more weight you shed. While there are uncontrollable factors attributed to your metabolic rate (such as genes, age and gender), there are other controllable factors that you can work on to help achieve your target body weight and size.

Working out, for one, can really rev up your metabolic rate. But hitting the gym isn’t the only way. We found seven fixes that can help you boost your body’s metabolic rate to burn calories faster, without breaking a sweat.

Drink up

Dehydration makes your metabolism rate slow down. 

Drink up! Any sign of dehydration means that your metabolic rate starts to slow down and it can trick your mind into thinking you are hungry, rather than thirsty. One study showed that adults who drank eight or more glasses of water a day burned more calories as compared to those who only drank four. Not only that, drinking water before a meal will fill you up so you naturally eat less.

Get your caffeine fix

Caffeine also alters our fuel used so we burn fat for energy rather than glucose.

Studies have shown that caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by around five-to-ten per cent for two hours. Caffeine also alters our fuel used so we burn fat for energy rather than glucose. Moreover, the antioxidant catechins in tea work to enhance fat oxidation and thermogenesis, which aids weight loss by increasing the heat production in our body after eating. More reasons for you to ditch the coffee and grab a cup of Morning Boost Tea now!

Go pro(tein-rich)

More calories are burnt when you eat proteins as compared to fat or carbs. (Credits: @dinneratthezoo)

Proteins take longer to digest in your body, which means that more calories are burnt when you eat proteins as compared to fat or carbs. Up your metabolism game by incorporating good protein like lean meat and fish into your diet or try including these metabolism-boosting foods into your diet as well.

Don’t skip meals

Skipping meals can slow down your metabolic rate.

Skipping meals can slow down your metabolic rate.

If you want to boost your metabolic rate, eat clean and regularly. Skipping meals can have a negative impact on your body. Not only does your body not get enough nutrients, your metabolic rate actually slows down! You body won’t need to store calories if you consume your meals regularly instead of skipping meals to achieve weight loss. However, keep in mind that the meals you consume should be healthy and of reasonable proportions.

Spice it up

Consuming spicy dishes can give your metabolism rate a temporary eight per cent increase. (Credits: @@phoeberosewood and @groundedpleasures)

Spicy dishes contain natural chemicals that can enhance your metabolic rate. Studies have shown that consuming spicy dishes can give your typical metabolic rate a temporary eight per cent increase. Imagine what regular, moderated consumption can do for a metabolic boost!

Just keep walking

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Regular movement like walking raises your metabolic rate.

You probably don’t count walking as exercising, but regular movement not only raises your metabolic rate, it also keeps it elevated for hours after. If you do it regularly, it will keep your metabolic rate at a more constant high. So take a stroll after dinner or get off the bus one stop earlier and just walk. A little goes a long way.

Drink green tea

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Morning Boost Tea contains green tea which can help to speed up your metabolic rate.

Did you know our Morning Boost Tea contains green tea? Though the benefits of green tea depend on each individual, green tea is widely known to boost metabolism and inhibit fat absorption. It is packed with antioxidants and nutrients which are good for your health. Yet, another reason to grab our awesome Morning Boost Tea!

Combine these tips for a higher metabolism and a healthier you. What other ways can you think of to increase your metabolism? Share with us by commenting below.

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