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IN Lifestyle ON 18 May, 2016
Everyone wants to look slim and lose those extra pounds. The long-term approach to losing weight is fine because it helps you to shed weight, and also you are more likely to stay fit even after stopping it. It will be slow and steady, but it will work. There are ways to speed up the metabolism so that we can burn calories more quickly.
These are the easiest and science proven ways which won't fail. They are listed below.
Research shows that drinking green tea helps to reduce 70 additional calories in a 24 hour period. These 70 calories sum up to a massive total of 7.3 pounds of fat a year. This is possible due to catechins (metabolism-enhancing antioxidants) which are found in green tea.
There's a difference between liquid calories and solid calories. If you take solid calories in the form of pasta or any other solid food you'll feel satiated but the same is not the case with liquid calories. If you have a cup of cafe mocha or any other liquid, you'll feel like having one more cup and you don't feel satiated. So this is the major drawback behind liquid calories and so it should be prevented.
Buy a set of five-pound weight. It'll be a wise decision, trust me. You can exercise using it wherever you feel like and whenever you feel like exercising. No need for complex exercises, instead go for simple biceps curls or triceps pulls right in your workplace or home. Do these simple exercises 4-5 times in a week and the results will surprise you.
Salt contains sodium which is a major reason for bloating. Not more than 2400 milligrams or one teaspoon should be consumed in a day but you'll be surprised to know that most of us consume more than twice that amount. You might not be knowing it but there are many hidden sources of salt like soups, canned food and drinks. So keep an eye on your salt intake.
Eating hot peppers can boost your metabolism and also your ability to burn calories. It also helps to reduce your appetite. What else do you want? So spice up your food and watch the weight come off before your eyes.
Sleep deprivation may make you fat and I am not kidding. According to a study conducted at the University Of Chicago, women who have less than 4 hours of sleep have a slower metabolism than those who sleep for complete 8 hours.
Exercising is good for you, no matter at what time you do it but evening has its own significance. Most of us have a slower metabolism towards the end of the day. Exercising for 30 minutes before dinner raises your metabolism level and keeps it elevated for the next 2-3 hours even after you've stopped exercising. This means your dinner calories will have a lesser chance of staying permanently in your body.
Skipping meals will not make you lose fat faster. It backfires because our body thinks it is in short of food and so in order to conserve the energy it slows down the metabolism. Over time, it will result in the storage of unwanted pounds even if we start eating regularly again because of a slower metabolism. So if you have a hectic day, just grab a fruit or an energy bar to keep you from going hungry.
You are probably exercising right now if you are on a diet ( if not you should start). But in order to get the edge over other people who wanna lose weight too, you will have to do something extra. It should be from your routine, like taking the stairs instead of the lift, walk to the bus or train, walk towards your workplace etc. It will be a moderate exercise and will help you burn almost 700 calories.
We hear it often and it is true that drinking plenty of water helps you to reduce weight. One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to drink 64 ounces of water daily. Water is essential to efficiently metabolize the stored fat. If we decrease the supply, it is likely to slow down the metabolism which means it will be more difficult to burn the calories.