Factors that affect metabolism

metabolism

We can often hear that for weight loss we just need to boost the metabolism. Let’s see what factors influence it.

The balance of three main components of our lifestyle has the greatest effect on our metabolism. These factors are:

  • proper nutrition,
  • physical activity,
  • healthy sleep.

There are several universal rules that each of us can follow without any problems. In the absolute majority of people, metabolic processes take place in an identical manner, under well-known general laws. Knowing how the system works, it can be controlled quite well.

First of all, try to diversify your nutrition as much as possible. Do not eat just pasta or porridge for a whole week. Buy different products and do not be lazy to cook. Ready-to-eat semi-finished products pass through such production processes that destroy the majority of vitamins.

Forget about weight loss diets in any of their manifestations, forget about them as of a nightmare. Lack of certain substances in the body will necessarily affect your physical appearance. Do not forbid yourself anything.

diversify nutrition

If you do, you simply create unnecessary stress for the body, and you are bound to cave in sooner or later. You can eat everything in small amounts. The keyword is “small amounts”, because the excess is not a bit better, than the lack.

Here are TOP-3 ways to accelerate metabolism, which work both together and separately:

1. Water

Water is a natural, safe and simple way to accelerate metabolism. Surely, you heard about the recommendation to drink 1.5 to 4 liters of water per day, but, unfortunately, not all people follow it.

You probably heard that even if you do nothing for losing weight, yet start drinking more water, a certain number of kilograms already goes away. This is because all our metabolic processes occur only in the aquatic environment. If your cells are in a state of chronic dehydration, then the body works in such a way that all metabolic processes slow down.

water

If you just add a little more water to your lifestyle, the metabolic processes are accelerated accordingly and you slowly lose weight.

2. Diet

It is perfect, if your lifestyle includes 4-5 meals daily. What happens if it does?

The digestion process itself is quite an energy-consuming process, and if you regularly add a certain amount of food to your organism, some amount of food, that is, eat something with a certain periodicity, this process is systematized and the level of metabolic processes increases.

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Therefore, the simplest advice that any nutritionist or any doctor can give you is certainly split meals, which is useful both for the gastrointestinal tract and for weight loss.

3. Physical activity

There are two types of physical activity: cardio load and strength training.

  • If you do cardio workouts for the purpose of burning fat, you need to exercise at least 1 hour.This helps to speed up metabolism and burn fat.
  • If you are engaged in strength training, strength training increases the speed of metabolic processes not only during the training, but during about two days after the training.

Physical activity

Therefore, your life should include both strength loads, which increase metabolism, and cardio loads, such as:

Walking

Running

Biking

Swimming

If you introduce these methods into your life by one, then your metabolic processes will accelerate. If you apply all of them at the same time, the you will be able to lose weight fast.