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7 Natural Metabolism Boosters That Work 100 ...

By Neecey

Natural metabolism boosters can be a great way for you to maintain a healthy bodyweight – let’s face it; any extra help in getting our body to burn off the calories is greatly appreciated! Whether you are unhappy with your thighs or would love to get rid of that tummy so that you look fantastic in your summer bikini, this list of 7 Natural Metabolism Boosters That Work 100% is sure to help you in achieving your goal.

1 Breakfast - Not to Be Missed

Breakfast - Not to Be MissedIf you are looking for one quick natural metabolism booster, eating breakfast is the easiest way for Mother Nature to aid your body. It is absolutely necessary for your body to have some fuel in it at the beginning of the day so that it can start working on breaking down the calories – if you don’t have breakfast and wait until lunch to eat something you are missing out on hours of crucial time to get your metabolism started and working.

Although it may seem to make more sense that if you eat less you will lose more weight that is completely untrue – fasting will encourage your body to slow down its metabolic rate and therefore hold the calories that you want gone in reserve!

2 Beauty Sleep Really Does Exist

Beauty Sleep Really Does ExistA shocking statistic from the British Sleep Council says that only 10% of the population actually gets a good night’s sleep. Research carried out by New York’s Columbia University revealed that those of us sleeping for less than 4 hours a night have a 73% more chance of becoming obese.

Sleep is a natural metabolism booster. Why? Because lack of sleep will stop your body from being able to carry out basic functions that it performs, i.e. burning calories. A slow metabolism will not only cause you to burn fewer calories but will also lead you to have an increased appetite. Think about it logically – if you are awake for a lot more hours there’s also more chance of you being hungry.

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3 Drink Some Ice-cold Water

Drink Some Ice-cold WaterWe’ve known for years that we should be drinking at least 1.5 liters of water a day. However recent German research has shown that you could burn up to 50 calories more a day by drinking six cups of ice-cold water due to the body’s need to increase your body temperature.

Although 50 calories may not seem like a huge amount, it can equate to a total of 5 pounds of body fat over a year period – certainly worth it!

4 Feast on Iron

Feast on IronIron (chemical symbol Fe, hence my awful chemistry-joke title) deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies among women, with around 10% of us suffering from it. Iron is particularly important in transporting blood around the body, so without enough iron in our bodies our metabolic rate starts to fall. Red meats, dried fruit and spinach are all high in iron, so if you are lacking in iron you could find that increasing your intake is an easy natural metabolism booster.

5 Tea and Coffee Are Your Friends

Tea and Coffee Are Your FriendsIt has been reported for a long time now that coffee can cause heart disease and cancers. However it has been recently found that coffee and tea’s caffeine can seriously boost the metabolic rate of your body, by giving it a kick-start. The antioxidants in green tea (along with regular tea) can also help to raise the metabolic rate of your body by around 10%, meaning an extra 100 calories burnt a day.

6 Smaller Meals at Regular Intervals

Smaller Meals at Regular IntervalsIt is recommended that you eat at least 5 meals a day opposed to the typical 3 meals a day. Nutritionists say that this will cause your metabolism to stay active – if you have too much space between eating the ‘fire’ of your metabolism will die out and need to be restarted again.

7 Exercise!

Exercise!We are constantly told that we must exercise to burn calories. However it is often overlooked that hard exercise can cause your metabolism to speed up when resting for a total of 24 hours. Not only will you be burning the calories exercising, you can burn them the next day without doing anything else!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my list of 7 Natural Metabolism Boosters That Work 100% and have found them useful. It should, of course, be stressed that although you can use natural metabolism boosters to aid your weight loss they should be in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise regime. Please do comment if you have any additional ways to naturally boost your metabolic rate.

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