October 14, 2022 2 min read
Metabolism is the amount of energy or calories our bodies need to function on a daily basis. Metabolism transforms the food we eat into usable energy for our bodies. The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn at rest which is the healthiest way to lose weight.
Exercise and strength training play a key role in boosting metabolic rates’ says Keiana Armanicertified personal fitness trainer and CEO of Indigobluestyle. A session of strength training and HIIT workouts are some workouts that you can try to rev up your metabolism, that can help you burn more fat by increasing your metabolic rate, even after you’ve finished your workout.
Eating more protein can boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories. It can also help provide you with a greater sense of fullness and prevent overeating. Good sources of protein include lean beef, turkey, fish, white meat chicken, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products.
Your body needs water to process calories. Water aids in increasing metabolism so drink more water per day to hydrate your body.
Don’t skip breakfast! Eating breakfast first thing in the morning jump-starts your metabolism. It also sets your body up to continue burning energy all day long. Try eating oatmeal with fruit, or eggs with vegetables to get more out of your day.
Lack of sleep can cause a person to be hungrier and can cause cravings for sugary foods. This energy surplus will lead to a gradual weight gain by affecting the metabolism.