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Not Only Genetics Assure Fast Metabolism, But These 7 Things As Well
People with a fast metabolism are probably very lucky. It seems they can eat and drink just about whatever they want and still remain shapely. But having a fast metabolism doesn’t just come down to genetics and chance. There’s plenty of other factors behind-the-scenes which can effectively boost your metabolism or slow it down, in this case. Let’s take a look at our top 7.
1. Not drinking caffeine
Caffeine has made its way to most commercial fat burning supplements and for good reason. It is one of the few substances that is known to help mobilize fats from the fat tissues and increase metabolism. The higher our metabolic rate the easier it is for us to lose weight and the more we can allow ourselves to eat without gaining. It’s been proven that caffeine can increase the metabolic rate by 3-11%, with larger doses having an even bigger effect. So whip out your espresso cup and pour yourself some of that coffee goodness to rev up your metabolism!
2. Eating only refined (white) carbohydrates
Refined foods such as white bread, pasta, and rice are easily broken down by the body because the complex carbohydrates have been taken out of them. This means that your body doesn’t have to work very hard in order to digest the nutrition found in these foods, leaving your metabolism at a crawl. Refined carbs don’t offer a lot of nutritional value anyway, so you’re better off consuming whole wheat breads, pasta, and brown rice. These choices require your metabolism to work in order to digest the nutrients, so it helps to speed it up.
3. Not consuming enough iron
Iron-rich foods are essential for carrying the oxygen your muscles need to burn fat. Unless you restock your stores, you run the risk of low energy and a sagging metabolism. Shellfish, lean meats, beans, fortified cereals, and spinach are excellent sources or iron.
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