First things first. To understand what natural remedies are available to help one speed up their metabolism, one has to understand the meaning of the word metabolism. Simply put, metabolism is the complete process whereby the body changes nutrients that are partaken via what we eat as food into energy. The energy is what one operates on to carry on day-to-day activities.

Therefore, a faster working metabolism means that food is converted into energy much faster and, hence, less likely to be sluggish.

That said, anything ranging from growing older to have a medical condition to lack of exercise can contribute to one having a slow and sluggish metabolism.

Here are some natural ways one can embrace to speed up their metabolism and have a fuller and more energetic life.

To start, be wary of what you eat. Ordinarily, the body uses fats and carbohydrates as its primary sources of energy. It is essential to mention that the body breaks up fats into energy much faster than it does carbohydrates. It is necessary to stay clear of foods that have excess carbs. Picture this; garbage in equals garbage out. What you give your body is what it will provide you with in terms of energy. If you find that you are running low on fuel, you need to change something in your diet.

It is a fantastic idea to drink enough water along those lines. The eight glasses of water a day are an excellent way to start. You can never go wrong with that.

If you are the kind of person who leaves their house in a mad dash only to get to the office and begin a mental countdown to when the day will end, you need to re-evaluate. In terms of your body, it’s murder to skip the most important meal of the day, which is your breakfast. Ensure that you have a king’s breakfast to speed up your metabolism. Having a good breakfast has the ripple effect of ensuring that you do not binge through the day. It makes more sense to have small and light meals spaced out throughout your day instead of having one giant serving. It will be much easier for your body to break up the mini-meals instead of a mega meal all ingested. You stand to benefit more in terms of having more energy if you eat in bits since it means that all you eat during a mini-mean will be broken down into energy. The body cannot do the same for one giant serving. It will only break down what it needs to operate at that time, and the rest is deposited as fat to be used at a later time when necessary.

Another sure way of speeding up your metabolism is to stay clear of diets that promise instant results. There is no magic and instant way to lose excess weight. Something else, starving yourself does no good for your metabolism. Ensure that you eat healthy even when trying to shed off some extra weight.

In the same spirit, exercise. Cardio exercises are a great and fun way to improve your metabolism. Not to mention the immense health benefits that come with exercising. Suppose you can sign up at a gym, the better for you since you can get expert advice from a trainer. If it is not possible for you to sign up with a gym for any reason, find ways that you can work out in your day-to-day schedule. Walk to work if you can. Take a flight of stairs to your office instead of using the elevator. Walk the dog when you get home. If you do not have one, volunteer to walk the neighbor’s dog. Work towards a goal that you can set for yourself, for instance, running a local marathon. Your body will be glad you did. You will tell this from the new sense of rejuvenation you will feel.

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David Grisaffi is a Sports Conditioning Coach and is the author of the popular selling e book, “Firm and Flatten Your Abs”

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