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How To Safely Kick-Start Your Metabolism

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Supplement your diet with foods that are high in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (butter, beef, button mushrooms, cottage cheese, sunflower oil). Make interval training a part of your exercise routine. Drink green tea, lots of water and consume hot spices (cayenne pepper, curcumin). Get enough sleep and sunlight in the morning. Laugh more and stand/walk vs sitting.

This week we will discuss boosting a slow metabolism. There are many reasons for slowed metabolic activity and almost all of them correspond to lifestyle practices. Read on to learn about the safest, most effective ways to boost your metabolism for good.

People who are facing weight loss challenges may be helped by the dietary supplement conjugated linoleic acid, known as CLA, which is reported to help body fat in people who are overweight.

In my practice, I have found that most people with slowed metabolisms have extremely high body fat percentages. CLA in conjunction with an exercise program, appears to help some, but not others, and its greatest value may be as a natural component of a healthy diet.

Along with CLA, check out these surprising tips for helping with your weight loss program.

9 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism And Aid Weight Loss

1. Supplement Your Diet With Foods That Are High In CLA

Conjugated Linoleic Acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. It has become well known in recent years as a weight loss supplement. Some researchers believe CLA inhibits fat cells from getting larger by affecting the specific enzymes that aid in fat storage.

Studies have shown that CLA could be effective in short-term weight loss, and spot reduction. But, CLA can also be derived from food itself.

The best sources of CLA are found in butter, beef, veal, button mushrooms, sour cream, lamb, cottage cheese and safflower/sunflower oils.

2. Make HIIT A Part Of Your Exercise Routine

Do interval training during your cardio for 60-90seconds by turning up the volume of your workout. Research shows this can raise your metabolism for 14 hours after your workouts.

3. Drink Green Tea

Dump your java in the morning and go for the green. Green Tea offers several health advantages. Green tea extract may increase metabolism (energy expenditure) enough to assist with weight loss and fat oxidation.

Some of the weight loss benefits of green tea stem from caffeine in the product, but other healthful attributes go beyond that.

Assisting with daytime alertness, and with healthy compounds of its own, green tea has no known adverse side effects – a real bonus for a weight loss aid!

4. Eat Spicy Foods

Hot spices like cayenne pepper and curcumin raise the thermogenic effect of food and raise your basal metabolism. They can wreck havoc with some digestive complaints so be careful to be mindful and moderate.

5. Get Sunlight In The Morning

It will raise your metabolism and mood all day.

6. Get Enough Sleep

At least 8 hours. Too little sleep will lower your metabolism and raise your stress levels and result in an extremely unhealthy combination.

7. Keep Yourself Hydrated

You have heard it all your life, drinking plain ole water is a healthy habit. Water contains no sugar or added ingredients, can aid in digestion, helps you feel full longer, and is a super substitute for pop.

Add a twist of lemon for taste. Drinking less sugary drinks and more water may help you enjoy the more subtle tastes of your food a little better.

8. Laugh More

You will burn up to 20% more calories every day.

9. Stand versus Sit

I try to stand or walk versus sitting. It again will burn many more calories per day.

There are many factors which can make or break your metabolism. Just getting conscious is an excellent first step.

Taryn Decicco

Taryn DeCicco is a well known Naturopathic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Chinese Herbalist who has practiced at Apple-A-Day Clinic for 16 years and writes weekly Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine articles on her blog at www.apple-a-day-clinic.com

Taryn Decicco

Taryn DeCicco is a well known Naturopathic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Chinese Herbalist who has practiced at Apple-A-Day Clinic for 16 years and writes weekly Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine articles on her blog at www.apple-a-day-clinic.com