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Metabolism and Weight Loss – How To Improve Your Metabolism

Metabolism and weight loss go hand in hand. Not only can you burn more calories with a well-functioning metabolism, but you can consume more food for your body to turn into energy. But, if your metabolism is not performing as well as it can, changing your habits can help it.

So, let’s go over how you can improve your metabolism to help you lose weight.

Build Muscle

Your body is constantly burning calories. This includes when you are sleeping, eating, or just sitting on the couch. However, your metabolism functions better when you have more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses 6 calories a day to sustain itself. But, a pound of fat burns only 2 calories per day. So having more muscle will result in your body burning more calories every day. Additionally, after doing a strength training workout your metabolism increases, which can help burn even more calories.

Hydration

Without water, your body is unable to process calories. If you are dehydrated, your metabolism slows as a result. The more water you drink, the faster your metabolism can break down calories and burn them. One way to help your metabolism is to have a glass of water before every meal or snack. This way, your metabolism can break down foods easier and faster. You can also snack on foods, such as fresh fruits, that have water in them. This will help keep you extra hydrated without having to drink water.

Spice Up Your Meals

Did you know that spicy food can help boost your metabolism? Well, it’s true! Spicy foods release chemicals when broken down in your body that speeds up your metabolism. So, adding spice to your meals can help burn more calories.

If you have any questions or concerns, stop by, call, or email your Herbal One centre and our qualified counsellors will be happy to give you tips and some great ideas that will help reach your weight loss goals.

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