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Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

Turn to (green) tea

Green tea has long been heralded for its antioxidant polyphenols. But new evidence shows the active ingredient, may crank up metabolism. Researchers conducted a series of studies in dieters and found that those who went green lost more weight than those who didn't, suggesting that catchins may improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis, your body's production of energy, or heat, from digestion.

Get your omega-3's

Why does eating lots of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, herring, and tuna) help amp up metabolism? Omega-3s balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation, helping to regulate metabolism. They may also reduce resistance to the hormone leptin, which researchers have linked to how fast fat is burned.

Eat Breakfast

I cannot stress how important eating breakfast is! If you do not eat breakfast everyday, your body goes into starvation mode because you have not eaten the entire time you have been asleep. This causes your metabolism to slow down because it is trying to conserve energy. When picking something to eat for breakfast choose foods that are substantial and going to fill you up for a long time and give you plenty of energy for the day ahead. The best choices are complex carbs such as wholemeal bread, protein such as eggs and healthy fats like avocados. You can also add veggies in for added fibre and goodness to help keep you fuller for longer. One of my all time favorite breakfasts is an egg omelette, filled with capsicum, spinach and tomato served on wholemeal bread. On other days I like to eat poached eggs on wholemeal toast served with spinach and avocado.

Try Interval Training

This type of training is awesome because it can end up burning more calories in less time than your regular workout. All you have to do is step up your intensity and train in short bursts instead of going steady for the entire workout. For example, sprint for 30 seconds on a treadmill, followed by a 30 second rest. Do this for 12-15 minutes increasing speed if needed. This will help boost your metabolism because sprinting increases your body’s ability to take up oxygen for several hours after you have worked out. This is helping replenish the body and aid in recovery, leading to metabolism of fat as oxygen uptake is increased.

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