Easy Ways To Increase Your Metabolism

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
 I am finding as I get older my metabolism is getting slower and slower. It is hard for me to burn the calories I need to keep the weight off, not to mention wanting to still eat the foods I love. Especially during the winter time I find I am even more sluggish. Here are some tips I found on the Reader's Digest website, which includes a video, I thought made sense, looked doable, and could be helpful to us all.

1. Put 5 rubber-bands around your wrist every morning to keep track of your water intake. That is how many 16 oz bottles of water you should be drinking each day in order to help burn more calories. Research shows that if you increase your water intake by 1.5 liters a day over a year you will end up burning 17,400 more calories. Since a lot of the calories burned when you drink water is because your body needs to warm the water up, make sure your water is nice and cold when you drink it.

2. Sip a couple of cups of coffee throughout the day. Studies find that the caffeine in the coffee increases the rate at which your body burns calories.

3. Turn up the heat with hot peppers. Very spicy foods can temporarily fire up your metabolism.

4. Eat 5 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals. By eating every few hours you keep your metabolism revved up and ensures your body doesn't slow down to hold on to calories between meals.

5. Don't starve yourself. Eating less can often back fire by causing your metabolism to slow down and burn less calories.

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