How often do you hear people say, “I lost my metabolism in my 20’s”? All too often we blame our age for the fact that it isn’t so easy to burn off the excess calories. But if there were a way to reset your metabolism, would you give it a go?
As you grow up and various factors in your life change, such as getting a driver’s licence, or working at a desk job, it’s harder to maintain your weight. Coupled with the fact that take away food is so easily accessible, thanks Uber Eats, sticking to a healthy diet isn’t always easy.
So how do you reset your metabolism?
Director of Real Nutrition in New York Amy Shapiro, claims that your metabolism can be “reset” at any given point. The key is to maintain habits to influence your body to break down food efficiently. Sounds simple enough?
Eat protein with every meal
Your body burns more calories digesting protein, but that doesn’t mean you must eat meat. Protein can come from nuts and supplements such as vegan protein powder. If you’re ok with meat, salmon is a great source of healthy protein.
You’ve probably heard this one before but your body needs hydration to function at optimum levels. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found 500 milliliters of water increased the metabolism of both men and women by approximately 30%.
Get a good night’s sleep
We’ve spoken before about how to get a good night’s sleep, but in case you missed the blog it’s here. When you are sleep deprived, your metabolism is out of sorts. This can lead to bad food choices and a craving for carbohydrates.
Don’t under eat!!
If you’re feeling the pressure to lose weight, your first thought maybe to eat less. WRONG. If you are trying to reset your metabolism you need to eat food or you may lose muscle mass or end up binge eating. Increased muscle mass boosts your resting metabolic rate, which is often why men can naturally burn calories faster than women.