Here are 10 ways to zoom your metabolism:
1. Eat several small meals a day, instead of the traditional 3 large meals.
Five or six meals a day is not too many as long as they're not huge. Even snacks are fine as long as they're healthy snacks. Include those in your 5 or 6 meals a day.
2. Don't Skip Breakfast.
For most people, breakfast can be the most critical meal of the day. After sleeping for a night, your body is ready to take in the nutrition that it needs for energy and a good metabolism.
3. Don't Skip Meals.
Another way of saying that is "don't starve yourself".
4. Have A Plan For Your Meals.
When you have a plan, you are less likely to eat bad foods that lower your metabolism, and are more likely to eat those foods that will zoom your metabolism.
5. Eat Spicy Foods.
Only in recent years have these been shown to zoom your metabolism. Hot peppers, cayenne pepper, and other spicy chili peppers boost that metabolism and help burn your fat.
6. Get Sugar Out Of Your Diet.
Almost all processed food has sugar of some kind in it. That's one good reason to stick to whole foods as much as you can.
One of the worst kinds of sugars is high fructose corn syrup. And it's in everything from Twinkies to bottled soda.
7. Drink Green Tea.
There have been several recent studies showing that Green Tea can increase your metabolism several percentage points in only 24 hours. It helps your energy and keeps that metabolism going.
8. Drink Plenty Of Water.
Water has dozens of benefits to your body. Metabolism is one of those. If you drink plenty of water, you'll have more energy and burn more fat.
9. Get The Right Amount Of Sleep.
If you get too little sleep, you will not only feel tired, but you will be tired, as your body is robbed of energy and your metabolism is slowed down.
An interesting side effect is that lack of sleep has been shown to cause you to crave sweets.
10. Build Some Lean Muscle Mass.
You don't have to work out hard at the gym. But do something to build strength in your muscles. This will help your metabolism immensely.