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Rev up your metabolism with these simple tricks

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM PDT
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Metabolic Rate and Calorie Burning

If your metabolism rate is high, then you will torch calories even if you are resting, so follow these simple techniques to boost your metabolism.

No matter how hard you exercise or train, if your metabolism rate is low, you will not reach your weight loss target even if you try for it. If you want to burn more calories even while resting, you need to boost your metabolism rate, and for that a few simple tricks can do the trick.

The first and foremost thing is not to miss your breakfast, no matter how time-starved you are! Even having a slice of whole-wheat bread or fruit can do the trick, so be sure to put something in your stomach in the morning when you wake up, as this boosts your metabolism rate. Another thing which helps to burn more calories is drinking enough water. According to a research carried out by the University of Utah, being slightly dehydrated can slow your metabolism from two to three percent so be sure to drink up throughout the day.

You can even burn more calories if you do daily chores while standing up. According to a research, you burn around 25 percent more calories when you're on your feet, as compared to when you are sitting.

It is a proven fact that the more muscles you have in your body, the higher will be your resting metabolism rate. So try to lift weights even when you're doing simple chores like house cleaning by keeping small weights in your hands, like filled water bottles.

If you have cravings for salty things like a bag of chips or fries, try to take a step back, and instead of satisfying your cravings with these, try to grab a bag of air-popped pop corns instead. Not only do pop-corns have fewer calories, their fiber content helps the body in burning more calories during digestion.

Try to have as much natural source of vitamin C in your diet as you can, as low levels of this vitamin have been shown to decrease metabolism rate by as much as 25 percent. However, instead of just grabbing the supplements, try to include natural sources of vitamin C in your diet like broccoli, oranges and papaya.

Even coffee helps burn more calories, as two cups of coffee help crank up the metabolism rate by 16 percent. Also try to include some spices in your food, as they help burn more calories.

By following these simple steps, you can crank up your metabolism rate and get on to the road to slimming down!

Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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