5 ways to boost your metabolism

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Eat breakfast

‘Breaking the fast,’ tells the body to relax and not go into survival mode, which slows down metabolism in order to conserve energy. So ensure that you eat a good breakfast, and avoid skipping other meals.

Reduce stress

Stress comes with high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which is can result in a slower metabolism. Keep stress levels down by dedicating some time to yourself to breathe, meditate and slow down the pace of life. Try talk therapy if you find yourself overwhelmed, it may provide a great outlet. It doesn’t always have to be with a professional. Speak to a friend who understands your daily struggles.

Get enough sleep

Research shows that lack of sleep does not only alter levels of hormones such as leptin, which controls hunger, it also slows down metabolism. A good night’s sleep helps your body recharge, reduce stress and it boosts metabolism. If you’re struggling with insomnia, try and look at your diet, stress and exercise. Eating the right foods, and forgoing others at night may be the remedy you need. While also exercise may also leave your body wanting to sleep at the end of the day. Plus, exercise also has an effect on your metabolism.

Eat the right foods

A healthy diet is very important for anyone that wants to maintain a healthy body, and anyone that wants to lose weight. So start with a healthy diet, ditch all the junk and add these metabolism boosters: Lemon, apple cider vinegar, hot chillies, and green tea. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Check your portion sizes

You know how tired and sleepy one can feel after a eating a huge meal. From that huge meal, the body also only uses what it needs and stores the excess as fat. So portioning your food correctly is important if your want to turn your body into a fat burning machine. Instead of a few large meals, rather go for smaller portions that will keep you from getting hungry in the first place.

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