You are really trying hard to shed and keep off those extra unwanted pounds, but still not able to succeed, might be it’s your metabolism which is not supporting you. A healthy metabolism is your body’s best fat-burning friend. Metabolism is affected by genetic factors as well as a complex interaction of lifestyle, nutrition and exercise habits.
There are some lifestyle habits which can make or break your body’s ability to produce energy from would-be pudge.
Fitness and exercise: Different types of exercise enhance your metabolism in different ways. Heart-rate, or zone-based, cardiovascular training is one of the best metabolic boosters. Not to forget, Rest is equally important because the growth-producing, strength-enhancing changes that exercise stimulates occur during rest, not during exercise itself.
Diet and Nutrition: Foods like whole grains, fruits like blueberries, vegetables like dark leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, nuts and seeds helps in increasing the metabolism. Green tea and cinnamon are also great metabolic boosters.
Lifestyle: While fitness and nutrition are big pieces of the metabolic puzzle, don’t forget that how you live the rest of your life matters, too. A healthy sleep of 8 hours helps your body regulate the levels of hormones which control your hunger and metabolism levels. Eating 5-6 meals a day, with intervals of 2-3 hours will keep your metabolism up by actively digesting and metabolizing foods. Eating every 2 to 3 hours feeds muscle and starves fat. Reducing stress also helps in increasing the efficiency of your metabolism.