Lose Weight: Tips on Increasing Metabolism Naturally

Increasing your metabolism can help you to achieve your goals for weight loss. Some methods of increasing the metabolic rate have a short term effect. Some foods, for example lentils, require your body to burn more calories to digest them than the number of calories they supply.

The metabolic rate measures how fast the body burns calories. Some people naturally have a high metabolic rate, while some persons have a low metabolic rate. If your metabolic rate is higher, it is more difficult for you to gain weight.

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High intensity workouts can help to increase your metabolism. Low intensity workouts do not have this effect on metabolism. High intensity workouts are those that work your heart rate at around 75% of your maximum heart rate.

Although high intensity workouts increase metabolism, low intensity workouts burn more calories from fat. However, you burn more calories in less time with high intensity exercises.

Low intensity exercises only burn calories while you are doing them. High intensity workouts continue to burn calories after you have finished doing the exercises, because they raise your metabolic rate. You continue to burn fat hours after doing high intensity exercises.

Eating small meals throughout the day, instead of a few large meals with a large amount of calories, can help to boost your metabolism. Some experts recommend that we eat the same amount of food that we would for three regular size meals, but divide that into about six smaller meals that we eat throughout the day.

Eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast lowers your metabolism and actually helps you to gain weight. Have protein in your breakfast.

Eat more high fiber foods than processed carbohydrates which are low fiber. Generally, high fiber foods force your body to burn more calories than low fiber foods.


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Build more muscle mass. Muscle uses more calories than other tissue, so having more muscle can help you to burn more calories, even while you are resting. One extra pound of muscle burns about 50 extra calories a day. Persons who do weight training regularly boost their basal metabolic rate by around 15%.

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  1. well written

  2. A good share for them in the need Sharifa cheers

  3. A nicely written article

  4. Mine is low but I have good muscle mass! This was really interesting, I will be changing a few things that I do.

  5. Thanks for the tips and info.Just considering a quick drastic change to effect some of your suggestions.

  6. Good tips. I need to work on eating smaller and more frequent meals. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. helpful and informative post my friend..thanks:)

  8. Great health tips. I will try to breakdown the meals.

  9. I guess I have a fast metabolism since it is hard for me to gain weight but easier to lose one. These are great tips.

  10. My heart is at 75% just to keep me alive, haha.
    Its when it fools around at 0% for a minit that I start to worry.

  11. nice share!

  12. I never knew skipping breakfast could help me gain weight. Should I keep on skipping? I need to gain weight. lol. Thanks for this informative share Sharifa.

  13. well informed

  14. Thanks Corecz.

  15. Glad to hear Matt.

  16. Thanks Webs.

  17. Lisa, glad to know it was helpful.

  18. Hi Deeda. A few changes can produce the desired results.

  19. Hi Bloom again. It takes about 21 days to form a new habit. Let me know how it goes.

  20. You’re welcome Nz.

  21. I find that when I do small, frequent meals, it reduces my craving for sugary snacks Linda.

  22. It sounds like you do Cris.

  23. I would worry too Lew. Don’t want to lose you ;-)

  24. Thanks Jedpogi.

  25. Lol. Eat ice cream for breakfast instead Likha?

  26. Thanks Chipmunk.

  27. nicely presented post, though more on the feminine side, I guess men also must learn from this post.

  28. very good information. Instead of telling people not to eat this and that, this information is teaching us how to increase metabolism naturally, which is very good for those who want to reduce weight without suffering from hunger, well done, Sharifa.

  29. This is really good. These sound like great tips to speeding up your metabolism. Every bit of knowledge on this subject helps. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Men naturally have the advantage Papaleng, since you all have more muscle mass than us ladies.

  31. Thanks Star.
    Starving the body actually hinders the process of losing weight, experts say.

  32. Glad to hear C.A.

  33. Great tips! We need this as we continue our battle with the bulge.

  34. Thanks Gvg!

  35. Good health post.

  36. Thanks Lonelyplanet.

  37. Very well researched. Take care my friend.

  38. I do feel more hungry after having breakfast. It makes sense somehow. :)

  39. Great post! Natural is always best. Thanks

  40. Thank you Francois.

  41. Sharif, you exercise regularly, so I am sure that helps your metabolism.

  42. Useful information here Shariffa!

  43. You’re welcome Athena.

  44. Thanks Gaby.

  45. Great tips my friend.

  46. Thanks Jimmy.

  47. Very good tips.

  48. An informative article, well done.

  49. Perfect tips. I just finished reading about this and did not hear of lentils.

  50. Great article. Losing weight is not easy but, I’m sure with these tips there will be some success. Thanks.

  51. Good reminders

  52. Hi Elna.

    No, it’s not easy Tiki. Better to start working at it when we only have on a few extra pounds.

  53. Hi Elna.

    No, it\’s not easy Tiki. Better to start working at it when we only have on a few extra pounds.

  54. Thanks Minister, Val and Michal.

  55. Excellent article! I now know I have to do high intensity exercise.Think will turn on the music stations on cable and dance to the peppiest sound on the stations

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