Last updated on – May 13, 2019, 12:39 IST
01/5Boost that metabolism. Here’s how
A once in a while carb-craving may be normal, but when it happens frequently, along with a massive craving for sugar and a general dip in energies, it’s safe to say something may be wrong with you. And no, we do not mean to say you’re getting lazy. According to nutritionists and specialists, a person’s metabolism or metabolic rate is responsible for the slow burn of calories. It also leads to a other negative side effects, like fatigue, mood swings, food cravings and difficulty to lose weight.But thankfully, a slow metabolism rate is not permanent. All you need are a set of right changes, which you set you up for your journey towards fitness. Ahead are some changes you can make in your lifestyle, to reset your metabolic rate.
02/5Drink more water
Water has always been the answer, hasn’t it? Obviously, it also helps in avoiding sugar drinks and additionally helps in boosting one’s metabolism temporarily by keeping your body work smoothly, while helping you feel full. Cold water is even better; as your body has to work to increase it’s temperature and burns more calories in the process.
03/5Eat your protein each time you eat
Eating food also affects the metabolism positively. This is called as thermic effect off food, which is characterised by the extra calories required to digest and absorb the nutrients of the food consumed. Because proteins are complex blocks of food, they have the highest rise in TEF. It is capable of increasing the metabolic rate by 15-30% as compared to the 5-10% for carbs and 0–3% for fats.
04/5Do an HIIT workout
An HIIT workout packs the strongest punch with a limited amount of time. With an alternation between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intensity, it is perfect for people who’re pressed on time. Not only does it cut the workout time in half, it also boosts the metabolism. An HIIT is key for burning fat.
Studies have reported a direct link between poor sleeping habits and disrupted metabolic rate for both men and women. In fact, women who slept five hours or less each night had a twofold greater risk of obesity than women who slept seven to eight hours each night. Our advice? Get to sleep on time and make sure you get enough shuteye to keep you at your fat burning best.