8 Different Ways To Boost That Metabolism!

1. Eat Breakfast — Skipping breakfast encourages weight gain and slows down your metabolism. Start your day with lean protein and fiber to fill you up!

2. Add fiber — Fill up on high-fiber carbs, such as brown rice and wheat bran, which leave you feeling full for longer periods of time. The average American only gets about 10 grams daily, but you should be aiming for a minimum of 30 grams.

3. Eat small snacks — Eating a small, healthful snack between meals will help keep your blood sugar stable and your metabolism going strong. Choose snacks that are 200 calories or fewer, and combine fiber and protein for satisfaction and blood sugar control. Some great snack options are an apple and nuts or whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese.

4. Don’t eat meat for a day — People who consume the most meat eat more calories daily and have a greater likelihood of being obese than those who limit the amount of meat they consume. Try sticking to other protein sources as often as possible, such as whole soybeans, hummus, Greek yogurt and fish.

5. Weight Lift — It  increases muscle fiber size, which results in a boost of metabolism. This allows you to eat more without gaining weight, because your body will burn calories at a faster rate.

6. Stay hydrated — Before you reach for a snack, first drink 8 to 16 ounces of water to see if the symptoms of hunger go away. Water also helps rid the body of toxins and chemicals that may be slowing down your overall metabolism. Aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

7. Lean meals at night — Dinner should be the leanest meal of the day: high in protein and vegetables, lower in high-calorie carbs. The majority of your calories should be eaten at breakfast, allowing more time for your body to burn off the calories consumed.

8. Be conscious of alcohol consumed — Calories can add up, and moderation is key. Great options are red or white wine, and spirits on the rocks or mixed with club soda.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sc-health-0321-10-things-nutritionist-20120321,0,7315902.story?track=rss

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13 thoughts on “8 Different Ways To Boost That Metabolism!

  1. Awesome blog. Where do you go to get all of your info? It seems like you pull it from a ton of different locations. Also, I really like that you have sources at the end of every post. Thanks!

  2. Once you reach your 50’s it is so difficult to keep your metabolism working properly. If I look at pizza I gain weight. Thanks for the information, keep it coming.

    • Thank you for the comment! As you age, your muscle mass diminishes and your resting metabolic rate slows as well.This is why your calorie requirements decrease as you age, making weight gain easier and weight loss more difficult than in the past. Though you can’t control your age, you can control how well your body ages. If you need to lose weight, focus on it so you can preserve your muscles. Keep as active as possible and periodically alter your exercise routines to maximize your metabolism’s potential! And as always.. choose to eat healthy foods and choose the not so healthy foods in moderation!

  3. Nice work, Danielle! Usually posts about boosting metabolism end up talking about the wonders of acai berries or something (And it’s only $19.95! ::insert cheesy grin here::).

    It’s great to see a dietetics graduate blogging! We both love your site. 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment Tyler and Lisa! I’m glad to see that you appreciate my posts! All my information comes from great credited sources, so you can rely on them! Hope you come back to visit soon!

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