So, what can we do to speed up our metabolism?? The $1,000,0000 question! Well, if it is you can give us £1,000,000 because it really is quite simple. You can all do things to increase your metabolic rate and small consistent changes will make all the difference.
New You Boot Camp highlights 3 ways you can adapt your diet to help you speed up your metabolism
Use coconut oil: Studies show these fats are easily digested, which stimulates metabolism by burning 3 times more calories than other oils for six hours after meals. This supports weight loss and improved thyroid function. There are 101 reasons to use coconut oil as it’s heath benefits are simply endless. Take a look at this fabulous article – http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
Increase quality protein intake at each meal, 3x/day. Animal protein increases and supports a sluggish metabolism. Our nutrition squad have seen fast increases in poor energy states.
Decrease white refined carbohydrates. Research shows that carbs promote sluggish metabolism, and contributes to weight gain. Switch to smaller amounts of quality carbs.
Your own hand indicates portion management per meal – Palm indicates protein. Fist indicates quality carbohydrate.
The top 5 foods to speed up your metabolism are:
Eggs (quality free range/organic)
Oily Fish (like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, kippers, herring, anchovies)
Nuts (like Brazils, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, cashews, walnuts)
Seeds (like sesame, sunflower, linseed. Also Pumpkin seeds, which have relaxing, calming properties, and supports sleep, which research shows improves metabolism and weight management)
The above foods contain both the quality fats and protein that supports improved metabolism
Pulses (like lentils, chickpeas and beans)
Hummus or nut butter on oat cakes is a great example of ways to improve metabolism and is a great pre-exercise snack
Other things that you could do to improve your metabolism and general health and wellbeing is to embrace the recent research about exercise: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or complete rest. Research confirms that HIIT improves metabolism in the fat-burning muscle cells. This type of training not only helps weight management, but studies show, coupled with 4-6 hour gaps between eating, up to a 32% reduction in cellulite (those dimply bits!) through the unavoidable lymphatic improvement.
Just these simple changes will make the world of difference to your metabolism and to your weight loss goals. Make the changes today and watch the difference in you!