Tips to Turbo-charge Your Metabolism

Genetics do play a role in our metabolic make-up, but our metabolism is also strongly influenced by our body composition, diet and lifestyle.

These tips will help boost your metabolism into overdrive:

  1. Lift weights – build muscle with weight-bearing exercise. This increased muscle mass means we burn more calories even at rest.
  2. Choose clean food – avoid processed, refined, devitalised food that leaves you flat and low in energy. Fresh is best as it is wholesome, sustaining and nourishing and provides loads of unlimited energy!
  3. Add some spice – garlic, capsicum, ginger, turmeric and fresh herbs naturally boost satiety (a feeling of fullness) and thermogenesis (fat-burning). These natural flavour enhancers also stimulate digestion.
  4. Never skip meals – if you go for long periods of time without eating, your body will try to conserve energy by burning fewer calories. It can also make you hungry, leading to binge eating.
  5. Drink up – being dehydrated slows the metabolism.
  6. Switch to green tea – the catechins in green tea naturally increase metabolism.
  7. Eat good quality protein – this feeds your muscle growth and stimulates satiety. You will feel fuller for longer.
  8. Choose good fats – healthy fats promote lipolysis (breakdown of body fat). Good choices are nuts, seeds, deep-sea fish, avocado, olive oil, etc.
  9. Get your beauty sleep – 7 hours of quality sleep per night are just as important as eating well. We recover, repair (muscles grow) and recuperate while sleeping soundly.