Metabolism affects how efficiently you burn calories. No two people burn calories at the same rate. People with high metabolism burn more calories than those with low metabolism. Metabolic rate is influenced by age, sex, weight and heredity. While many factors are unchangeable, there are ways to increase your natural burn rate and increase weight loss. Follow these steps to increase metabolism while dieting
How to Increase Your Metabolism While Dieting
Get moving. Aerobic exercise 30 minutes every day is the best way to burn more calories, but any movement will increase metabolism. Find opportunities to get your body moving — walk more, take the stairs, perform tasks energetic and fidget while sitting. The key is to increase your heart rate for sustained periods.
Add muscle. Fat does not burn calories effectively (2 calories per kilogram of fat), but muscle does (35 calories per kilogram of muscles). Use weight training to add muscle mass in your body and burn more calories-even while at rest. An additional 3 pounds of lean muscle will burn an extra 100 calories each day.
Get a good night’s sleep. Adequate sleep levels promotes metabolic function. Getting only four hours sleep instead of the recommended eight hours mimics the effects of advanced aging on metabolism. Make sleep a priority when dieting to maintain a healthy metabolism.
Eat high-energy foods. Prevent fatigue by eating energy food increases. Using diet to maintain proper energy level, it is more likely to increase mobility and burn more calories. Fuel up with complex carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables), lean proteins and fiber cereals.
Eat more often. Your metabolism slows between meals. Eat small, frequent meals maintains a high metabolic rate. More calories are burned if metabolism are not able to slow down between large meals. Skipping meals is very damaging to your metabolism levels.
Drinking water. Water utilities all chemical reactions in your body, including calorie burning. Without water, your body can not perform its metabolic functions effectively. Deficient levels of water can lead to calorie hoarding instead calorie burning. Drink at least 8 glasses or 64 fluid oz. every day.
Avoid supplements. The Food and Drug Administration does not require metabolism-boosting products to prove their claims. Some supplements produce dangerous side effects, offering only minimal benefits at best.
Tips and Warnings
Metabolism slows slightly with age, so increasing physical activity or decreasing caloric intake to avoid weight gain.