Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose and maintain weight.
Burning off extra fat can be difficult, whether you are working to improve your overall health or solely to slim down. Various factors, in contrast to diet and exercise, may affect weight and fat loss.
Here are the 6 easy ways that help you boost metabolism and burn fat:
- Try intermittent fasting
Several different types of intermittent fasting, including somewhere you eat only certain days of the week and others where eating restricted to specific hours of the day. It has been shown to reduce body weight and body fat, and may even help preserve muscle mass when combined with resistance training.
- Exercise right (HIIT & Strength Training)
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is a form of exercise that can help increase fat burning and burn more calories in a shorter amount of time than other forms of exercise. Jumping jacks and sumo squats are good examples.
Strength training has been shown to increase resting energy expenditure and reduce belly fat, especially when combined with aerobic exercise.
- Fill up your fiber
A high fiber intake of foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds can boost fat burning and weight loss.
- Eat enough high-quality protein
Eat high-quality protein foods including meat, seafood, eggs, beans, and dairy products may lower the risk of belly fat, decrease appetite, lower calorie intake and preserve muscle.
- Improve your sleep
Have enough sleep, restrict caffeine consumption, and limiting mobile device usage can all help to improve fat burning and avoid weight gain.
- Eat enough calories
Skip meals can negatively impact metabolism. Eating too few calories can cause a person’s metabolism to slow down so the body can conserve energy.
Other than these 6 ways, there are several easy ways, including add probiotics to your diet, increase cardio workout, cut down on refined carbohydrates, drink green tea or oolong tea, and so on. These ways also help you too boost your metabolism and burn fat.
Written By: Ng Kai Wen
BSc.(Hons). Food Science with Nutrition
Reviewed By: Jasmine Lim
Love Earth Organic Nutritionist
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Dietetics (major) & Food Science (minor)
Iowa State University, USA
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