Guide to a healthy metabolism

Successful eating starts here!

Make sure you eat breakfast.

If you don't eat breakfast, you slow down your metabolism and send the body into "hoard mode," thinking it's starving because you're going a long period of time frequently 8 to 10 hours or more, without food. And will make it more likely you will snack later in the day. Try a protein shake packed with essential vitamins and minerals, hunger busting soy protein and complex carbohydrates instead of skipping breakfast. BBC Programme about the science of losing weight - practical demonstrations on the value of not skipping meals.

Don't starve.

 Dropping your calorie intake below 1,000 calories a day will signal to your body that you are in starvation mode, and will slow down your metabolism.

Eat smaller meals more frequently. 

Smaller, more frequent meals keeps your blood sugar stable and provides a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.

Get enough aerobic exercise.

As much as you can is really a help for your metabolism, and if you do it in the morning, you'll raise your metabolism all day.

Balance of carbohydrates and protein in your diet

What is the balance of your diet between carbs and protein? Cereals and toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, carbohydrate snacks including chocolate bars, rice cakes and fruit and then pasta for dinner? Excess carbohydrates are easily stored as fat. Feed the muscles with protein so they act as fat furnaces. Are you getting the right protein intake?

Build muscle with weight training or resistance exercise. At least two to three times a week, you should add weight training or progressive resistance exercise that builds muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest! Maintain a healthy muscle mass.

Water, water, water!!

You've heard it before, but drink those 6-8 ,8-ounce glasses of water every day. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively.

Avoid fizzy drinks

They interfere with the metabolism, that includes diet versions!

Support your metabolism

- Use products with natural thermojetic ingredients.
- Feed the muscles with protein so act as a fat furnace!

Herbal Vitality  programmes address the four common obstacles dieters face when they try to lose weight:

1. Loss of good nutrition as a result of dieting. They eat less depriving the body of essential nutrients.
2. Loss of energy (e.g. sofa becomes the sanctuary, leading to snacking. No energy to exercise)
3. Low metabolism resulting in slower weight loss
4. Cravings for snacks (especially carbohydrate ones)
and
5. Sensitivity to carbs, where relevant.

Additional Information:
Glycemic Index - avoid carbohydrate based snacks e.g. rice cakes
24 Fit Workout - Hit a weight plateau? Step up your strength training. It builds muscle & increases your metabolic rat


Article by Herbal Vitality.
All weight loss claims refer to the Herbalife Weight Management Programme which includes, amongst other things, a balanced diet, regular exercise, an adequate daily fluid intake and appropriate rest Foods that speed metabolism

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