To lose weight, all you need to do is speed up metabolism. Such a stereotype exists among those who have set a goal to get rid of extra pounds. And part of the thesis is true: the more actively the body processes food into energy, the easier it is to evaporate from the surface of the body excess fat deposits.
On the other hand, metabolism is a complex, extremely individual and not fully studied thing, not always subject to effective correction.
However, to temporarily spur metabolism there is still a chance.
Eat black chocolate
That chocolate with elevated (from 70%) cocoa content is great for coping with stress, many people know. But it turns out that this is not all the magic that lurks in the chocolate bar.
Scientists have found out
This is also due to the normalization of the sensitivity of cells to insulin
Give the sport a minimum of time
10-15-minute active training in terms of speeding up metabolism is often more effective than an hour-long jog or some thoughtful yoga of the same duration.
High-intensity interval training has long been popular in the U.S.
Fast-fastly pressed off the floor 20 times - rested 20 seconds - again pressed 20 times. Jumped the rope for a minute with maximum speed - rested 15 seconds - again a minute of jumping. 4-5 such cycles once a day (or even once every couple of days) is enough that after two weeks the metabolism has accelerated significantly
The reasons for the acceleration are different. In particular, the absorption of lipids and glucose is improved
Sometimes you read about the next diet - and you just want to breathe. And rightly so! Deep breathing is a much more effective way to lose weight
And the logic here is simple: the deeper you breathe, the more oxygen gets into the blood and the more active the process of processing food, including fats and sugar, into energy
Drink cold water
Every thinner must have heard: if you drink a glass of water 20 to 30 minutes before eating, eat less. But did you know that if you drink water directly from the fridge, it will at least double the effect?
Cold water will not only fill the stomach (which means you will feel full), but also make the body spend extra calories on warming. Half a litre of such water - and the metabolic rate will increase
Eat before bed
From the point of view of those who seek to maintain or lose weight, this sounds blasphemous. But scientists at the University of Florida have discovered
The study involved men who were obese and certainly needed to be re-tested on more average people, but still its results make sense to take into account.
Yes! A light snack in this context is a serving of no more than 150 kcal with a predominance of protein.
Get a good time
Lack of sleep is the right way to slow down metabolism
In order not to insert sticks into the wheels of your own metabolism, try to regularly and properly get enough sleep. Remember: in the cause of weight normalization it is just as important as regular exercise and a balanced diet.