10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Fast!

Many people have difficulty losing weight and it is often due to their sluggish metabolism. Nevertheless, there are some simple steps you can take to immediately give your metabolism a boost.

1.Eat breakfast

When you wake up in the morning your metabolism tends to stay sluggish until your first meal. Therefore, one of the best ways to kickstart your metabolism is to have breakfast soon after arising.

Eat Breakfast to Boost Metabolism

Furthermore, try and have whole foods for breakfast rather than a 'liquid breakfast' because your body will have to expend more energy through the process of digestion. This will help to boost your metabolism even more.

Also, researchers have found that people who ate significantly more of their daily calories early in the day tended to gain less weight over time compared to people who ate less early in the day. Therefore, it's definitely a good idea to eat more food earlier and gradually taper off your food intake as the day progresses.



2. Add more protein to your diet

Protein to Boost Metabolism Out of the 3 macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) protein has the greatest thermic effect of food, which means it burns more energy through the process of digestion and absorption compared to carbohydrate and fat.

The best way to add more protein to your diet is to simply try and have a small amount with each of your meals and snacks throughout the day.

For example, you may want to have an omelette for breakfast, some nuts and seeds with a piece of fruit for your mid-morning snack, diced chicken breast with a big garden salad for lunch, a protein shake, like BCN's ProBlend Dairy Free, for your mid-afternoon snack, and steak and vegetables for dinner.



3. Drink more cold water

Drink More WaterWe're always told to drink more water because of the health benefits it offers, and research from Germany has shown that drinking water, particularly cold water, can actually boost your metabolism too!

Furthermore, researchers from the University of Utah discovered that people who drank less than the recommended 2 litres a day showed signs of dehydration and a reduction in metabolic rate.



4. Add metabolism-boosting foods to your diet

Green Tea We've already mentioned that protein can help to speed up your metabolism, but there are many other foods that can also give your metabolism a boost.

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli, has been shown to be beneficial in giving your metabolism a boost so include it in your meals whenever you can.

Also, feel free to enjoy a regular cup of coffee, tea or green tea every day. Extensive research has shown that both caffeine along with compounds in green tea, called catechins, have metabolism-boosting effects. That is the main reason why they are included in supplements such as BCN's XLR8 Thermogenic.



5. Exercise regularly

We all know the benefits exercise offers not only for our health but for our metabolism as well. However, there are some forms of exercise that are better than others.

Interval training is a very effective form of exercise when it comes to boosting your metabolism and helping you lose weight faster. It involves interspersing steady-state exercise with sprints or at least higher-intensity exercise.

However, interval training may not be for everyone so as long as you simply perform some aerobic exercise regularly you will still get the metabolism-boosting effects that exercise offers.



6. Lift weights

Another form of exercise that is enormously beneficial in speeding up your metabolism and assisting your weight-loss efforts is resistance training (weight training). Not only do you get the metabolism-boosting effects from the exercise session itself, but when your muscles are recovering and rebuilding after a weight training session your metabolism remains elevated for quite some time.

Furthermore, since muscle is a metabolically-active tissue, increasing your muscle mass from lifting weights can help to keep your metabolism elevated indefinitely.

Lifting weights is definitely a great way to boost your metabolism and lose weight. Plus, it is important to keep in mind that if you control your food intake it is impossible to 'bulk up' from weight training so don't be afraid to go hard in the gym!



7. Take fish oil supplements

Take fish oil supplements It appears that supplementing your diet with fish oil may help to boost your metabolism via several mechanisms.

Firstly, since the fats we consume become components of all of our cell membranes, consuming more omega-3 fats, either through our diet or supplements, has the effect of improving cell fluidity. This ultimately improves the metabolic functioning of the cells by allowing better transfer of nutrients into the cells and wastes out of the cells.

Fish oil has also been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. By reducing inflammation the body is likely to function better so theoretically it will help to boost metabolism through that mechanism too.



8. Use XLR8 Thermogenic

XLR8 Thermogenic is a metabolism-boosting supplement. It contains natural, herbal ingredients that have been proven to boost metabolism, increase energy, and promote greater fat burning in the body.

What makes it different from other thermogenics (fat burners) on the market is the fact that it contains therapeutic levels of active ingredients rather than simply having a long list of ingredient in 'token' doses.

Plus, it also contains the herb, rhodiola rosea, which helps support adrenal function. It is so important to have adrenal-support herbs in thermogenics because the other ingredients promote adrenal output of the catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline). Over time, if a thermogenic has this effect without nourishing the adrenals at the same time, adrenal fatigue may result.



9. Use Thyron

Thyron is a thyroid and adrenal-support formula. It provides your body with the nutrients it needs to ensure optimum thyroid functioning. Since your thyroid gland controls the metabolism of all body cells it simply makes sense that you provide it with all the nutrients it needs every day. Thyron makes it easy to achieve this.



10. Improve your sleep habits

People who have good quality sleep each night tend to have healthier metabolisms. Reduced length of sleep or irregular sleeping habits result in greater levels of stress hormones in the body (cortisol), greater leptin resistance, and high levels of ghrelin (appetite hormone).

All of this contributes to a depressed metabolism, increased hunger and a greater likelihood to put on weight.

If you find that you're not sleeping as well as you would like, try BCN's Tranquil Mind and Rest and Replenish. Tranquil Mind contains therapeutic doses of Theanine from green tea. It has been shown to increase alpha wave production in the brain and can dramatic improve sleep quality. Rest and Replenish on the other hand, contains magnesium glycinate and taurine all of which can help you have restful sleep.

In summary, if your want to give your metabolism a boost, lose weight, and improve your health overall, give these 10 metabolism-boosting tips a go!

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