When most people think of metabolism, they tend to associate it with weight loss. While one of the goals in weight loss is to increase your metabolism, it is vital to eat nutrient dense foods and exercise daily. Doing both will help you maintain your goal weight and live a healthier life.
A portion of your metabolism is ruled by genetics however, nutrition is key in metabolism. I view calories as energy points. Each calorie you consume contributes to your overall energy. This is why I stress the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
Here are some of my recommendations for naturally increasing your metabolism:
Eat Small Meals and Snack Throughout the Day
By eating smaller portions you are giving your body a chance to burn off each meal successfully. Overeating causes the body to slow down, which decreases metabolism.
- Lean Meat- Lean meat is rich in iron. Any deficiency of iron will slow down metabolism.
- Water – Dehydration will slow down metabolism. Drink a lot of water to keep your metabolism going!