A once in a while carb-craving may be normal, but when it happens too frequently, along with a massive craving for sugar and a general dip in energies, it’s safe to say something may be wrong with you. And no, we do not mean to say you’re getting lazy. According to nutritionists and specialists, a person’s metabolism or metabolic rate is responsible for the slow burn of calories. It also leads to other adverse side effects, like fatigue, mood swings, food cravings, and difficulty to lose weight. But thankfully, a slow metabolism rate is not permanent. All you need are a set of right changes, which you set you up for your journey towards fitness. Ahead are some changes you can make in your lifestyle, to reset your metabolic rate.
1. Drink more water
Water has always been the answer. It also helps in avoiding sugary drinks. Additionally helps to temporarily boost one’s metabolism keeping your body working smoothly while helping you feel full. Cold water is even better; as your body has to work to increase it’s temperature and burns more calories in the process.
2. Eat protein each time you eat
Eating food also affects metabolism positively. Called the thermic effect of food (TEF), eating food is characterized by the extra calories required to digest and absorb the nutrients of the food consumed. Because proteins are complex blocks of food, they have the highest rise in TEF. Protein is capable of increasing the metabolic rate by 15-30% as compared to 5-10% for carbs and 0–3% for fats.
3. Do high-intensity workouts
high-intensity workouts pack the most potent punch with a limited amount of time. With an alternation between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intensity, it is perfect for people pressed on time Not only does it cut the workout time in half, but it also boosts the metabolism and is vital for burning fat.
4. Sleep well
Studies have reported a direct link between poor sleeping habits and disrupted metabolic rate for both men and women. Women who slept five hours or less each night had a twofold higher risk of obesity than women who slept seven to eight hours each night. Our advice? Get to sleep on time and make sure you get enough shuteye to keep you at your fat burning best.