Metabolism Movers

Some women seem to be blessed with a fast metabolism that allows them the pleasure of eating anything they want without putting on a pound!

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The good news is that if you are not blessed with a fast metabolism you do have the ability to speed it up. Yes, it’s true you can burn an extra 500 calories every day simply by making a few pain-free lifestyle swaps.

Here are a few metabolism hacks that you need to know…

  1. Always have a hearty breakfast: avoiding breakfast means that your metabolism goes into starvation mode and slows down.  Try to eat protein with complex carbohydrates like an omelette made with one egg and two egg whites, plus a handful of sliced mixed peppers and onions.
  2. Elevensies: According to research those who drink caffeinated drinks metabolise faster by increasing your heart rate and breathing. Try to make the most of this by having a glass of ice cold water.
  3. Lunchtime Workout: Swap a long haul on the treadmill for interval training. Do as many reps as you can of the first exercise in 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, then repeat eight times. Rest for two minutes, and then do it again for the other two exercises. Got it?
  4. Diner Date: Pile your plate with protein and chase your meal with a cup of green tea.

With each passing decade, your metabolism slows down by about 5%. This is largely down to hormones and the typical drop in physical activity, which can cause a loss of muscle mass, a major calorie consumer. So make sure you work on the above to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep you metabolism moving as quickly as possible.

 

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