What do you need to increase Metabolism?
You need Protein.
Protein increases your metabolic rate by 15–30%, compared to 5–10% for carbs and 0–3% for fats. Eating protein also helps you feel more full and prevent you from overeating, and the best news is one small study, which we
are totally going to trust, found that people were likely to eat around 441 fewer calories per day when protein made up 30% of their diet!
You need to drink it cold!
We are talking about water! Your calorie-burning effect may be even greater if you drink cold water, as your body uses energy to heat it up to body temperature. Studies have shown, and we love these studies, that drinking 17 ounces (0.5 liters) of water increases resting metabolism by 10–30% for about an hour. Water can also help fill you up. Drinking water half an hour before you eat can help you eat less.
You need to be intense.
Quick and very intense bursts of activity can help you burn more fat by increasing your metabolic rate, even after your workout has finished Back to our favorite studies and one such study in overweight young men found
that 12 weeks of high-intensity exercise reduced fat mass by 4.4 pounds (2 kg) and belly fat by 17%.
You need to Stand.
Just like in life. You need to take a stand! Some health commentators have even dubbed sitting at your workplace the whole day as the new smoking." This is partly because long periods of sitting burn fewer calories and can lead to weight gain. In fact, compared to sitting, an afternoon of standing up at work can burn an extra 174 calories. Be Uber cool and order yourself a standing work desk! Yes, they are available!
You need to keep it Spicy.
Peppers contain capsaicin, a substance that can boost your metabolism. One study of capsaicin, at acceptable doses, predicted that eating peppers would burn around 10 additional calories per meal. So try and keep it hot and steaming and your body will thank you for it.
You need to Sleep.
Sleep your way to healthy babies! Because lack of sleep is linked to a major increase in the risk of obesity. This may partly be caused by the negative effects of sleep deprivation on metabolism. It is also been shown to boost
the hunger hormone ghrelin and decrease the fullness hormone.