20 Simple Ways To Boost Your Metabolism And Burn Fat Without Exercising

Years of sedentary lifestyle, in the office or at home, combined with lots of unhealthy food can only make your body weak, fat and unhealthy.

In order to lose the excess weight you need to burn more calories than you consume, and the best way for this is a strict diet and exercising. But if you don`t have the time or the money for the gym, you can try these 20 simple ways which will boost your metabolism and help your burn more fat without exercising.

1. Don`t skip meals: The most common mistake, when you try to drop a few pounds, is not eating enough and skipping breakfast. While evolving, our body learn how to store fat and water for the times when food is scares, so eating only 2 meals a day and skipping breakfast will only slow down the metabolism and make it conserve the calories you intake, thinking that food is scares. If you eat protein within 30 minutes of walking, you`ll signal your body that it does not need to store fat, so the metabolism will continue working as normal and you`ll be able to burn the calories faster.

2. Start the day with tea or coffee: Caffeine stimulates the nervous system and increases the metabolic rate by 5-8%, which means 100-150 calories burned a day for an average person. Green tea contains a compound called catechins, which can speed up the metabolism by 12%. As insignificant as it may seem, these number are actually quite substantial, because you burn 150 calories by walking 2 miles.

3. Lots of water: Lots of water will help you lose the extra pounds, because it will speed up the metabolism by up to 30% for an hour. A glass of water before the meal will reduce the intake of calories and help digestion. How much water should you drink? Weight yourself and drink 1 ounce of water for every pound.

4. Eat organic and clean: It`s not only important what type of food you eat, but also how was it produced and made. Non-organic vegetables will cause your body to store toxins and pesticides in the fat cells, which slows down the metabolism. Also, if the healthy food is not clean, you won`t get the wanted results. Only clean, organic food can help you with this.

5. Lots of proteins: Consuming lots of proteins will help you burn the fat because they are needed to build lean muscle and they make you feel full longer. Research shows that meals heavy in proteins can increase the post-meal burning of calories by 35%.

6. Eat fibers: Cutting our carbs and proteins is a bad idea when you are on a diet. As a result, fiber suffers a lot. This non-digestible material passes safely through the digestive system and it`s very important for our health. Fibers make you feel full longer, boost the metabolism by 30% and they are important for healthy intestinal flora. You need to consume at least 25 grams of fiber a day, from fruits and vegetables, not shakes or supplements.

7. Unsweetened Greek yogurt: High in protein and healthy probiotics, important for the intestinal health. A study on women who took probiotics regularly showed that they lost twice the fat as the ones who were given placebo. In men, probiotics don`t have this effect.

8. Replace regular with coconut oil in cooking: Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which the body breaks down and consumes in a different way than most fatty acids. The fatty acids from coconut oil go directly to the liver from the digestive system, where they are turned into energy or ketone bodies, which has a very positive influence on the metabolism. According to a study, consuming coconut oil can improve the process of burning calories by 120 a day.

9. Sleep enough: Get 8 hours of sleep, or more. Not enough sleep has negative effects on the metabolism. Whey the body is tired from not having proper sleep, it releases hormones which cause the fat to stick to some body parts, especially in the area of the triceps. The 8 hours of sleeping may interrupt the normal routine for some of you, but it`s very important if you want to lose some weight. How to get your beauty sleep- turn of the TV and the smart phone, drink some valerian tea, and get s white noise machine if you need to.

10. Ginger and cinnamon: Cinnamon makes you feel full longer, does not allows blood sugar spikes, helps with cramps and nausea and stabilized the energy levels. Ginger can ease the stomach, which is helpful in situation when your stomach has a bad reaction to some healthier dietary change. In this situation, the body is wondering why it gets only broccoli and chicken, instead of burgers and fries.

11. Add grapefruit to your diet: Grapefruits contain enzymes which help the process of fat burning, plus they are very rich in vitamins A and C, important for healthy skin and nervous system. During mid-day, we often suffer from “hanger” (hunger anger) and grapefruits can solve this problem. This fruits also contains enzymes which speed up the process of metabolizing proteins

12. Spice up your food: Super spicy food boosts the metabolism and makes you drink lots of water, which is very important for losing weight. Hot peppers can reduce obesity by increasing the energy used for fat oxidation. Also, they improve circulation and digestion. Hot peppers are very rich in vitamins A and C. Feel free to add cayenne pepper to any food you can, as much as you can tolerate.

13. Garlic: As much as it smells, garlic is great for burning fat, because it boosts the metabolism and maintains proper blood sugar levels, which helps prevent highs and crashes. Garlic curbs the craving for unhealthy food, plus it improves the immune system, lower blood pressure and prevents blood cloths. The antioxidants from garlic help you fight off infections, keeping you healthy and strong.

14. Stress relief: Stress is not good for weight loss, because it increases the production of cortisol which prevents the body from burning fat. Although stress is part of our life, you need to find a way to de-stress; meditate, do yoga, eat healthy food, it will help you reduce stress. Also, try sleeping enough, plan your days ahead, stay active, this can help you reduce the stress levels.’

15. Dark chocolate: It will help you tame the craving for something sweet, plus it`s good for losing weight. It contains catechin and caffeine which, as we mentioned before, are great for boosting the metabolism. But don`t eat too much, it will have the opposite effect. Treat yourself with a few chunks of dark chocolate a day.

16. No more processed food: The carbohydrates from processed food are awful for your body and your health. It will cause weight gain because the processed food and carbs tell your body to start storing fat. Processed food is ineffective nutrition because you feel hungry only an hour or 2 after eating a whole pizza.

17. Nuts: If you want to lose some weight, go nuts! Nuts will help you lose the unwanted pounds, but only if consumed in moderate amounts. They are rich in magnesium, which will active the metabolism and they contain healthy fat. A fistful of walnuts or almonds every few days will be enough.

18. Snack before going to bed: It may seem like a sin, but it`s actually a good idea, if you have a healthy snack before going to bed. 100-200 calories before going to bed can keep the metabolism working even while you are sleeping, which results in burning more calories. Just be careful, don`t eat too much, too late or any unhealthy food.

19. Plan the meals: Planning the meals the day before and knowing what you`ll eat tomorrow can be the key to sustained weight loss. This way know ahead what will happen if you get hungry at some specific time of the day. Prepare your lunch from home, to avoid the temptation of eating a few slices of pizza at work.

20. Blueberries: These berries are excellent for burning the extra fat, plus the contain lots of antioxidants, important for your health. Blueberries are very rich in anthocyanin, a compound which makes it hard for the body to store fat. If you have cheated during you diet, blueberries will help you with the caused damage. Eat them alone or with a Greek yogurt.

Source: www.simpleorganiclife.org