Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: Becoming fitter and slimmer is everyone's in-built desire in the present days where junk food and fast food are a big rage and our metabolism is taking the slow road.
Many people complain that despite a significant amount of workout and a healthy diet, they are not able to maintain a slim and fit body.
But in the race to become more toned, we forget that our lifestyle choices have a lot to do with our metabolism.
Time for a few simple hacks to get that metabolism up and running, we think! Look no further! Mentioned below are such simple and effective hacks:
1. Water breaks:
One of the simplest and most effective ways to spur your metabolism is drinking water before every meal. Normally, two glasses of water before every meal is good enough to kickstart your metabolism in a significant way. However, restrain from drinking water after or in between meals. That will just cause your body to bloat.
2. Green tea:
Green tea is a very good source of antioxidants, especially catechins, which really kick starts your metabolism. A cup of green tea without any sugar fires up your metabolism causing your daily calorie burns to increase by 100 calories.
3. Walk the talk:
Literally! Since many people spend a lot of their time everyday talking on the phone, the best thing is to stand or walk while answering your calls. If you walk as you talk, you can burn about 20% extra calories than what you burn while standing. So, make sure every time your phone rings you take a small stroll or at least stand while you attend the call.
4. Lentil's the way:
An iron deficiency negatively impacts your body's capacity to burn calories. Lentils are a good source of iron as about 355 of your daily iron needs can be provided by them. Thus, having lentils can help you keep your your iron levels at optimum, helping your body function more effectively and burn calories faster.
5. Increase probiotic consumption:
Food products like yogurt and pickles, which are high in the healthy bacteria – probiotics, are again a good way to set your metabolism off and help you in burning a few extra calories.
Make your metabolism happy!