As we bid farewell to the cold season that forced many of us to overindulge in comfort food, we also have to wave goodbye to the excuses for not being our optimal healthy self. Your metabolism is all the chemical reactions that maintain a living state of your cells and organism in your body. It is also the source of energy and balance within your body
1. Add Chili To Your Meal
Chili Pepper helps reduce belly fat and appetite so it’s the perfect way to boost your metabolism. Try adding some spice to your meals with chili, mustard sauce, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne pepper and you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
2. Drink Cold Water
It’s free, it’s easily available and really good for you so why not replace sugary drinks with water. Sweet drinks will not help you reach your optimal health and they only add more calories to the mix. Studies show that drinking 0.5 litres of water increases resting metabolism by 10-30%. Drinking cold water affects your metabolism even more because it heats it up to body temperature.
3. Don’t Skip Breakfast
This is a no-brainer because breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day after a long period of fasting while you sleep. If you skip breakfast your body goes into starvation mode slowing down your metabolism. Eat high protein food like eggs, nuts, and milk in your breakfast menu.
4. Drink Green Tea
Green tea contains an antioxidant called catechins, which helps increase your metabolism. The compounds found in green tea can boost metabolism for up to 24 hours increasing energy production.
5. Replace Cooking Fats With Coconut Oil
Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil contains a lot of medium-chain fats that boost your metabolism a lot faster than products like butter. More ways to stimulate your metabolism would be to stand up more, drink more coffee and lift heavy things.