5 Tips for Boosting Your Metabolism and Controlling Your Appetite
If you’re trying to lose weight, you should know that counting calories is not enough. Metabolism and appetite plays an important role in the success of any weight loss efforts.
Metabolism refers to the rate at which your body burns the calories you consume. Ideally, it should be fast enough to burn all the calories that come from the food you eat. At the same time, you should not feel loss of control of your appetite.
How to Increase Your Metabolism
Find below five things you can do to ensure that your metabolism and your appetite are working to your advantage.
1. Always eat your breakfast. No matter how busy you are in the morning or how much you like to cut calories, don’t be foolish to skip breakfast, which is your most important meal of the day. Your body is on a fasting mode all night without food. If you do not break this fasting state by eating breakfast, your body will enter the starvation mode and your metabolism will slow down. What will happen is your body will burn off the next meal you eat more slowly.
2. Don’t consume high-fructose corn syrup. Sugars are different in properties or attributes. The reason why this new research recommends avoiding high fructose corn syrup is because it is associated with the decreased production of a particular hormone that prompts the brain to send the person a message that he is already full.
Recommended Foods to Eat
3. Include protein in your breakfast meal. Eating protein rich foods, such eggs or egg whites, seem to help you stretch the time period until you will feel hungry again.
4. Eating beans is good for you. Because beans are made of resistant starch, the body needs to work extra hard to digest it. This results in a more active metabolism.
5. If you don’t like eating pepper, you better get used to it. Studies have given the impression that black pepper contains a substance that stops the formation of fat cells and that jalapeno peppers can melt away belly fat.
Do these five tips to help boost your metabolism and control your appetite until you achieve your weight loss goals.
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