Our bodies run on calories which are units of energy. Most of these calories are burned through your body simply doing its job. For example, fueling your cells and keeping your heart pumping, keeping your blood circulating, keeping your lungs breathing, and keeping your digestive system working and your brain neurons firing.
Simply put, here’s how metabolism works:
• You eat food.
• Your body breaks it down into its simplest forms of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
• The calories in those components are converted to energy, used by your cells and tissues to grow and repair themselves.
Here’s some tips to get a faster metabolism:
Tip #1: Genetics – A person may have a naturally faster or slower metabolism which is their genetic make-up when they were born.
Tip #2: How Stressed You Are – Long-term stress releases hormones that screw with your digestion so your food isn’t used as efficiently.
Tip #3: How Well You Sleep – When your body is shortchanged on sleep, it’s pushed into conservation mode, so you burn fewer calories.
Tip #4: How Much You Eat – Consistently take in more calories than you need, and a lot of what isn’t used gets stored as fat.
Tip #5: When You Eat – Eating every three to four hours keeps your metabolism working so don’t skip any meals throughout the day.
Tip #6: What You Eat – Skip low-nutrient simple carbs in your diet. They’re digested so quickly that they set off a “I’m still hungry” feeling. Instead, choose complex carbs and protein which will keep you full longer.
Follow these tips in order to boost your metabolism and potentially lose weight.