Unlucky it may seem, there are really some people that no matter how much they eat, they end up not getting fat. While there are actually some who rarely eat a lot but end up gaining too much weight. As much as possible, all of us want to be at the optimum size not just to be appreciated by many but it is really much easier to do certain tasks when your body is not too big as what you think it is. So how come that we have to suffer all the weight gain while others doesn’t have to give a damn about it? The whole issue rounds up to the fact that some have fast metabolic rate while some are slower. If you are among those who easily gain weight, your metabolism might be slower such that calories are not automatically converted to energy but are rather stored as fats in your belly. You have to speed up that metabolism if you want to have your optimum size. Here are certain tips to help you out.
Do some intense exercise early in the morning. You do some running in place, jumping jacks, lunges, jogging outside, or any exercise that can make your heart rate increase. This will already help in regulating and can even help speed up metabolism. It is always best to do exercise before you start your day as it also help set your mood for the whole day.
Spicy foods can also boost metabolism. Hot spices like curry, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric all help the body speed up your metabolism. There are also other “hot” spices that you may not think of as hot but they react in the body in this way. They include cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Using these spices to soups, stir-fries and other dishes, and you are rest assured that what you eat can help speed up that metabolism of yours.
Water works its own magic for your metabolism. Metabolism is a process that requires a lot of water to fuel up. It would be advisable if you choose alkaline water as it helps transport nutrients better to the whole parts of the body. Try drinking a lot of water and see how your metabolism speed up like magic.
Provide yourself with essential minerals such as zinc, copper, selenium and iodine. This will help keep your thyroid healthy. A healthy thyroid will work efficiently for digestion and metabolism. You can acquire these minerals in seafoods and nuts.
Don’t skip breakfast. No matter how much we want to lose weight, never let breakfast be left behind. No matter how busy you may be, make it a point to have something healthy to eat for breakfast. If not, your metabolism will go havoc and will ruin your diet making you fat. Always eat a healthy breakfast. This should include a healthy protein like eggs from pasture raised chickens and fruit bursting with antioxidants like blueberries or strawberries.
Resist eating too much at dinner time. Most of us eat more during dinner. However, our metabolism slows down by the time we reach bed time. If you like to eat more, try to take an early dinner or at least eat dinner three hour before bedtime.
Do weight training exercises. This will help your body gain muscle instead of fat. For women, it can make your body lean and strong. This will serve as a good way to consume energy in your body and prevent calories to become fats.
With all of that said, you are now ready to enjoy your life without worries on gaining weight. Just make sure that what you eat is just enough to what your body can consume for the day.