You’ve probably heard the term “slow metabolism”, but what does it actually mean, what are the effects and is there anything you can do to speed it up?
Metabolism is natural process that is essential to helping our bodies to grow, repair, reproduce and adapt to our environment. People with a faster metabolism may find it easier to lose weight than a person with a slower metabolism. If that’s your case, we have good news! There are a number of ways you can give your metabolism a boost so that you start shedding those pounds and seeing lower numbers on the scales. Let’s take a look at what you can do.
Stop dieting – start eating healthily
Starving yourself or taking on too few calories can actually stop you from losing weight. When you don’t put in enough fuel, the body goes into starvation mode and this actually lowers your metabolism. By eating the right foods little and often, you’ll keep your digestion active and your energy levels replenished, and in turn speed up your metabolism and weight loss.
Go to bed earlier
Getting plenty of rest and sleep will ensure your body is refreshed and replenished and working at optimal levels. This is great for regulating your metabolism and you should aim to get at least eight hours of good quality sleep every night.
Don’t skip breakfast
And when you wake up refreshed, get straight to the kitchen for a good healthy breakfast. This will really get your digestion working and help to set you up for the morning ahead. Many studies have proved that those who take the time to eat breakfast in the morning have a more efficient metabolism.
Drink plenty of fluids
Studies in Germany have revealed that drinking six cups of cold water every day can boost the metabolism by about 50 calories. That actually amounts to five pounds a year, which might not sound like much, but when you consider you’re only drinking water, it’s quite significant.
Even better, Teami Skinny, our metabolism boosting tea, contains fabulous natural ingredients such as lotus leaf, ginger root and rhubarb root and it tastes great. It’s a great way to keep hydrated and to give your weight loss and metabolism a jump start throughout the day!