6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism as You Get Older

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When you are aging the losing weight is not as quickly as it used to be. Your metabolic rate declines as you become older. This phenomenon is due to the slowing of metabolism in your body.

Follow this advice in order to take the right steps in giving your metabolism boost and keeping it humming. By following it in 8 weeks plan you can lose up to 25 pounds in 2 months—and look more radiant than ever.

  1. Eat breakfast.

Some of the people are tempted to skip breakfast, but the experts recommend to have a meal within 30 minutes of waking up. The breakfast will replenish your body from the sleeping, helping you to set all of your systems up to function appropriately. The best time to eat breakfast is until mid-morning when you’re already hungry. When you’re hungry your metabolism has dramatically slowed down, and your body stops burning calories.

  1. Lift weights—preferably in the morning.

The exercises play a key role in boosting your metabolism. For instance, weight training helps you build muscle, which helps to improve metabolic rate and increases your fat-burning potential, according to Tanneberg.

The scientists estimated that every pound of muscle uses about six calories a day, while each pound of fat burns only two calories daily. Tanneberg suggests his patients do their weight training in the morning, as by lifting first thing, your metabolism will be higher throughout the day.

  1. Eat protein at every meal.

Research shows that protein has an important impact on metabolism. In one study, researchers conducted a study on 16 healthy adults to follow a high-cal diet for eight weeks. They were divided into 3 groups, one with low protein (5 percent), second with moderate protein (15 percent), and the last with high protein (25 percent). They all gained similar amounts of weight, but the 2nd and 3rd group stored a whopping 45 percent of the excess calories as muscle, while the 1st stored 95 percent of their excess calories as fat.

Tanneberg recommends having some protein every time you eat (having eggs in the morning, a protein shake for a snack, grilled chicken or nuts for lunch, and a lean protein for dinner).

  1. Drink plenty of water.

Consumption the water is good for you on so many levels and staying well hydrated helps boost your metabolism, too.  According to Tanneberg, all cells need water to operate. The estimated amount of normal intake of water is eight to 12 glasses (8 oz.) of water a day.

  1. Eat enough food.

Some who try to lose weight can be tempting to skip a meal or only restrict calories drastically. In the case your body is hungry, it stops burning calories because it’s tempting to conserve everything you have. Your metabolism slows down and it starts breaking down metabolism-boosting muscle for energy

  1. Meditate.

When we age, the stress becomes more complexed, which can slow our metabolism. Meditation is a great way to combat stress which has a hugely positive impact on everything from our metabolism and eating habits.