Improving your metabolism


Like our cars need fuel to work, our bodies need to be fuelled too. The car performs well when we put in good fuel in the engine, and we work actively when we consume healthy and good food.

If one wants to loss weight, then, amount of calories play an important role. One is required to consume fewer amounts of calories. But the other factor involved in weight control is exercise. Fat loss depends on the amount of exercise done and what impact it has on one’s metabolic rate.

Metabolic rate: – exercise helps increase our energy output. It also improves our metabolic rate which helps us to burn excess calories for 24 hours after an activity or exercise. More over, exercise also helps in building muscle mass. The more muscle mass one has, the more calories one will burn through out the day.

We should always remember that our weight depend on our metabolic rate. Sometimes, we come across a person who eats large amounts of food and yet remains slim while another person, who eats less, tends to gain more weight. This is because of the metabolic rate. The person who gains no weight has a high metabolic rate while a person who gains more weight has a low metabolic rate.
Tips to increase one’s metabolic rate:-

-    the first most important thing to start is to drink at least a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water ever day, And of course, the more the better. Water is good to drink and it increases the metabolic rate of a person’s body. It also helps in removing fat and toxins.

-    Your daily calorie intake should only include 10% of carbohydrates and sugar. A good diet to increase the metabolic rate is that which is less in sugar and simple carbohydrates and rich in complex carbohydrates. This is because a diet rich in complex carbohydrates is low in calories and fat and has a large amount of vital nutrients.

-    Proteins help in improving one’s metabolic rate. They require more calories to digest and so keep the metabolism at work, through out the day.

-    Replace foods that are rich in fat with those which are rich in proteins and complex carbohydrates. Fat calories should only count up to 25% of the total calories while less than 10% of these should come from saturated fats.

-    Eat small meals frequently through out the days, with a gap of 2 hours, at least, so that your metabolism is always busy.

Exercise-good for your metabolism:-

-    Exercise is good for people who want to loss some weight as it improves the metabolic rate and so help the body to burn calories even after an exercise.

-    It increases energy output.

-    It also increases body muscles which burn up more calories even when the body is at rest, that fat.

-    Exercise helps in digesting the food as well as burning calories.