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Think you know about metabolism? Chances are, your understanding varies greatly from reality. Throw aside the common excuses attached to metabolism and learn how to finally get your under control, once and for all.

Keys to Increasing Metabolism Naturally

By practicing the following metabolism boosters, you will engage your metabolism more throughout the day, which will help you burn more calories.

Keys to Increasing Metabolism Naturally

Have you ever religiously stuck to a diet, but to no avail?  If this sounds like you, you may be in need of metabolism boosters.  Metabolism boosters are simple changes you can do to promote metabolic function, which will lead to more active weight loss. 

By practicing the following metabolism boosters, you will engage your metabolism more throughout the day, which will help you burn more calories.

Don’t skip meals including breakfast

The key to boosting your metabolism is to keep it working.  By starting your day with a high protein breakfast, you are already kick starting your metabolism.  Examples of high protein breakfasts, that make your metabolism happy, include eggs, protein shakes and yogurt.  For more high protein metabolism boosting breakfasts click here.  After breakfast, keep your metabolism working by eating light and healthy snacks in between meals.  Keep in mind, however, that these snacks should not be too high in sugar.  Examples of healthy snacks include almonds and other nuts, hummus and carrots, and granola.  Other healthy snacks can be found here.  For lunch and dinner, make sure you eat balanced, portioned meals to help your metabolism stay working to the best of its ability.   


By adding exercise into your routine, you’ll burn calories during your workout and long after you’re done.  Because of a concept known as after burn, your workout could still be boosting your metabolism hours after you’ve left the gym.  When exercising, remember to find something you enjoy. It’s important that the gym doesn’t feel like a chore or else you won’t keep going back.  Some find it helpful to work out with a partner or experiment with various classes and routines, so you may want to keep that in mind.     

Get enough sleep

Did you know that you burn calories when you sleep?  It’s true. This is because your body still needs to perform functions such as temperature control, circulation and respiration—even while it’s asleep.  However, even with the calories you burn from sleeping, there is a more compelling reason to hit the hay.  Research has found that those who get eight or more hours of sleep each night have fewer cravings and will eat fewer calories throughout the day.  Who knew sleep could be a metabolism booster? It’s definitely the easiest one so far.

Eating balanced, properly portioned meals

Each time you eat, you stimulate your metabolism for a short period of time. For this reason, it is recommended that you eat every 2-3 hours. Make sure you have protein with every meal and snack as well as fruits or vegetables.

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If you are ready to make a positive health change in your life, start today.  Start by eating breakfast and making healthier dietary choices.  Next, hit the gym for an extra five minutes, walk up the stairs, or even park your car further away from your office.  And lastly, turn off the lights five to ten minutes sooner. 

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Written By bistroMD Team. Published on June 28, 2013. Updated on October 22, 2019.


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