4 ways to boost metabolism and lose weight

Those lucky women, who eat what they want and do not gain weight, are beholden to their active metabolism for their good body shape. We will tell you how you can improve your metabolism!

DRINK COFFEE

Caffeine activates the metabolism dramatically, yet this effect is quite short-lived. A cup of coffee for breakfast will help your body to actively engage in work.

After 2 PM, however, the metabolism needs a new stimulus:

  • if you do not drink coffee in the afternoon, strong tea will also do the trick – it has a sufficient amount of caffeine to speed up your metabolism.

DRINK COFFEE

AVOID OVEREATING LATE IN THE EVENING

Metabolism slows down in the evening. It is a natural process, because our body should rest during the night time. This is where a vicious circle forms:

  • most of food consumed late in the evening is stored as fat, and the higher the excess weight, the less active metabolism.

OVEREATING EVENING

MAKE IT HOT

How else can you speed up the metabolism? Eat spicy foods! Capsaicin, the ingredient found in hot peppers, increases the rate of metabolism. Besides, hot dishes suppress appetite. Add some chili sauce to your:

  • omelet,
  • pasta,
  • stew.

hot peppers

STOP BEING LAZY

If you did a couple of abs exercises in the morning, it does not mean that you can spend the rest of the day without moving.

  • Every 2 hours, take a walk along the hallway or do some exercises right at your desk.

Now you know how to speed up the metabolism! Good luck! And to help you just a little more, we have prepared an exercise that you can perform directly at your office desk.

STOP BEING LAZY

This exercise will help you to strengthen the muscles of:

  • legs,
  • the front and inner surface of the thigh.

To perform it, you do not even have to get out of your office desk or change your clothes!

STEP 1

  • Move the chair 60-70 cm away from the work table.Take off your shoes and straighten your back.
  • Lift up the right leg bent in the knee, the toe pointing downward.If you do everything correctly, you should feel the tension in the muscles of the inner surface of the thigh.

STEP 2

  • Slowly raise your right leg until your foot is at the same level with your left knee or as close to it as possible – you should feel no pain!
  • Slowly lower your right foot to the floor. Make 19 more reps, and then repeat the exercise for your left foot.

IF MUSCLES ARE SORE AFTER A TRAINING, DOES IT MEAN THAT THE LOAD WAS TOO HIGH?

Not necessarily! If you feel a pleasant pain in the muscles the next morning after the training, it is a signal that the training was effective and everything went as it should go. However, if your arms, legs and back ache so much that you hardly get out of bed, the load was definitely chosen incorrectly.

  • Perhaps, you took a long break from exercising and your physical shape is far from being ideal.And maybe the training was too long or too intense.

Be careful! An alarming symptom that should put you into thoughts is pain in your:

  • joint,
  • neck,
  • lower back.

Most likely, you are not doing the exercises correctly, or the load that you have chosen is contraindicated to you. Consult your doctor before you continue.

If your muscles ache, do not give in to the temptation to lie on the couch all day and complain about your hard life.

  • First, this will negate the entire effect of training.
  • Secondly, when you move, the pain passes faster.

Any movement activates blood circulation, helps the muscles receive enough oxygen, and they are recover easily. When you are afraid to move, the pain can become even stronger.

Do not concentrate on uncomfortable sensations. Instead, convince yourself that you are becoming stronger, slimmer and healthier!