Did you ever wonder why some skinny guys eat tons of junk and trash, but gain no weight at all? On the other hand you eat very less, still gain weight?
The answer is slow and fast metabolism!
Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be conveniently divided into two categories:
- Catabolism – the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy
- Anabolism – the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells
Metabolism is closely linked to nutrition and the availability of nutrients. Bioenergetics is a term which describes the biochemical or metabolic pathways by which the cell ultimately obtains energy. Energy formation is one of the vital components of metabolism. Article source
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A sluggish metabolism can make it extremely easy to gain weight and very difficult to lose weight!
It can also make you tire out easily thereby denying you the chance to enjoy all that life has to offer. The good news is that if you know how, you can effortlessly boost your metabolism naturally. Below are the top 5 ways to increase your metabolism.
Drinking lots of water– drinking lots of water will automatically increase your metabolism because generally, the metabolic process requires water to fuel it. For better results, take alkaline water instead of plain water.
Intense exercises in early morning– about five minutes of intense exercise after you first get up from bed can do magic to your metabolism. Try simple exercises such as jumping jacks, lunges, or running in place to get your heart rate up for about five minutes and you will enjoy the benefits all day. Personally, I prefer doing 2-3 rounds of push-ups or squats.
Ensure you take breakfast-make sure that you always start your day with a healthy, energizing breakfast. This should include lean protein, whole grains, and some fruits or vegetables.
Do not eat much too late in the day– to speed up your metabolism, eat earlier in the day and less at supper.
Take more spicy foods– hot spices such as black pepper, cumin, curry, and turmeric assist the body to speed up your metabolism.
Don’t think that you are gifted with fast-metabolism forever. It can slow-down as age or due some other medical conditions.
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