No matter if you are thirty or twenty, if you are gaining weight then you are doing something wrong which slows down your metabolism.
Signs of slow metabolism:
- Electrolyte imbalance, especially potassium deficiency
- Bladder stones
- Hair Loss
- Irregular periods
- Hormone Imbalance
- Low pressure and bradycardia
- Brittle nails
What slows down metabolism?
-Seating: if you are not physically active most of the time then your body needs less calories and the metabolism starts to slow down.
-Diets: The metabolism also slows down if you reduce the calorie intake as well. Body needs certain amount of calories to function properly. Actually it needs up to 250-300 calories a day. Huge amount of calories will slow down the metabolism. Try to consume food rich in healthy nutrients like natural peanut butter, avocado, cashews, oily fish like tuna or salmon, etc.
-Aging: Metabolism slows down by 1% every decade. According to this fact, you should consume about 10 calories less per day if you want to maintain your desired weight. It is also proven that metabolism slows down in the evening so you need to keep away from the fridge a few hours before going to bed.
What speeds up the metabolism?
-Caffeine. This beverage will accelerate your heart rate and it will keep you awake. In this way your body will burn more calories. Drink coffee while you are at work.
-Proteins. Proteins are very important as they help in creating muscles. If you have muscle mass your body will burn more calories faster. Every meal should have 20 to 25 % protein calories.
–Spinach. This vegetable is rich in magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A and C and it is great if you want to boost your metabolism.
-Broccoli. It is a great immune-system booster. Broccoli will also keep your eyes and heart healthy as well as your nervous system. It is also rich in vitamin C and will boost your metabolism in no time.
-Spice your food. It is proven that spicy food will help you in losing weight and in boosting your metabolism.
-Eat breakfast. Healthy breakfast is very important for burning calories and reducing your appetite throughout the day. Oatmeal is a great choice.
-Small frequent meals. When we eat our meals we stimulate the metabolism as our body works to burn the calories. That is why it is better to have five smaller portions than two large ones.
-Green tea. This tea is proven to be very healthy as well as a great beverage that helps in losing weight. You should drink one cup of green tea after exercising.
-Exercise.We all know that our heart accelerates during exercise which stimulates the metabolism. The more you exercise the more calories you will burn. The regular physical activity boosts the metabolism. So even if you are on a diet your metabolism will not slow down.
If you really want to maintain your perfect weight start consuming healthy food, consume several healthy meals throughout the day and you must exercise regularly.