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Lose Weight Faster! How to Rev Up Your Metabolism All Day

Have a sluggish metabolism? Fight back by doing these things throughout your day to boost your metabolism from morning till night.

  1. Choose these every time you eat: Sounds crazy but the chewiness of fruits, veggies, and whole grains makes your mouth work harder, and the high-fibre content also takes more energy to digest, which combined adds up to a 10 percent increase in calorie burn. Choose these foods in their whole, natural state to reap more of the metabolism-boosting benefits.
  2. Lean protein, too: Protein also requires more energy to digest while keeping you feeling full and satisfied, so be sure to include this essential nutrient in every meal and snack.
  3. Drop and give me 20: Right before every meal and snack, get on the floor and do 20 to 50 push-ups (choose the amount for your strength level). Short bursts of exercise can lead to an afterburn of 200 calories throughout the day, and lean muscle also burns more fat.
  4. Sip green tea or water: Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant that raises resting metabolism by four percent (about 80 calories a day). If you're not into this beverage, sip plain old water throughout the day to avoid dehydration, which can slow down metabolism.
  5. Take five: Stress not only leads to high-calorie snacking, it can actually slow your metabolism down. So it's important to take regular breaks from your busy day. If you have a desk job, meditating may not be the best choice as studies have shown that sitting for an hour or more reduces the fat-burning enzymes in your body by as much as 90 percent. Get up and dance to your favourite song, go for a quick five-minute brisk walk, or move through this de-stressing yoga sequence.
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