How to Get a Faster Metabolism
There are many metabolisms in the body, such as liver metabolism, thyroid metabolism or digestive metabolism. When we say something like, “I want to speed up my metabolism,” we usually mean the caloric-burning metabolism, or thermic efficiency. A speedier metabolism seems to be one of those unattainable life goals like subsisting solely on coffee and ice cream with no negative outcome, but it’s not. It is actually possible to give your metabolism a boost, and in order to do that, some tips must be followed. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Time Your Meals: From the time we wake up, our body heats up and our metabolism rises. That is one of the reasons to have breakfast. We can’t have our machine running on fumes. Our energy and metabolic power tend to peak between 12:00pm and 01:30pm. This is a great time to have your biggest meal of the day. Our calorie-burning capacity is optimized when the sun is highest in the sky. The day goes on, our metabolism slows, and through the night, our digestive system wants to shut down, so that the body’s systems for cell rejuvenation, detox and tissue repair can work their magic. This is why it’s not good to eat late at night. When we eat a big meal, our body needs to focus on digesting that meal and we may wake up feeling moody and sluggish.
- Relax: Relaxation is important. Many of us aren’t even aware of all the things that cause stress. For instance, negative thoughts like, “I shouldn’t be eating this,” or “I hate my body,” put us in a physical state of low-level stress response. This stress response inhibits our calorie-burning capacity, diminishes nutrient assimilation, increases cortisol (which leads to extra fat storage) and can lead to low immunity and metabolic function. The things we most want to avoid (weight gain, negative body image, low mood) are the very things we create with something as small as a negative thought. Eat slowly and mindfully. Relax!
- Eat Slow: Many of us go through our meals so fast that we barely know what hit our taste buds, and after that, we feel bloated, full and sluggish. We can optimize our energy, appetite and metabolism by sitting down to a meal, enjoying the food, breathing and eating mindfully. Start by taking in your meal with all your senses. Don’t eat as if it were a task.
If you follow these tips properly, you will surely get a faster metabolism in no time.