Have you been trying to lose weight, but not seeing any results? It could be your metabolism to blame. As you age, your body requires less food as it slows down its fat-burning process. So what are you supposed to do when you’ve hit this road block? The following are helpful ways to rev your metabolism back into gear!
Drink Lots of Cold Water
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Water is healthy for you. Not only will it boost your energy, but it will increase your metabolism. Particularly cold water as the body requires extra energy to heat it. Just by drinking six cups of water, you’ll be losing an extra 5 pounds per year. It doesn’t sound much but they do add up!
Always Drink Tea
Found in every brewed tea are antioxidants called catechins which provide an extra kick to your metabolism. In fact, a Japanese study has shown that about 12% of study participants were able to lose 3 pounds in a duration of a 12-week program.
Your Morning Meals
Yes, breakfast is still very important to you. You might not have the appetite to eat in the morning, but because your body is low on energy, a healthy-balanced meal can make up for that. So, start cooking those eggs and cut up those fruits to help you lose excess weight.
Laugh it Out
Did you know that you could lose as much as 40-170 pounds just by laughing for 10 to 15 minutes? According to the International Journal of Obesity, laughter can increase your basal energy expenditure by 10 to 20 percent.
Add Spice Into Your Life
Seriously. Instead of relying on salt to add flavor to your meals, use peppers. From ginger to cayenne, they come with capsaicin which is an important compound to weight loss. But don’t just rely on pepper to lose the weight. This metabolic kick will only last for about two hours!