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5 Ways to accelerate weight loss by boosting your metabolism

February 1, 2024
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Weight loss is one of the most common health goals. And while there are many ways to lose weight, one of the lesser known methods (although most effective) is boosting your metabolism. 

Here are five scientifically-backed methods that will help boost your metabolism in a healthy, natural way, and contribute to your weight loss. By implementing these methods, you can kickstart your metabolism and become the best version of yourself. 

Stay active throughout the day

Obviously it’s cliché to say “you have to exercise to lose weight!”, but did you know that exercise boosts your metabolism for hours after working out? 

It’s not just exercising, either. Just staying active: walking around, cleaning up, etc teaches your body to burn calories instead of storing them, contributing to a more efficient metabolism. 

Build lean muscle mass

Try to build lean muscle mass. Muscle tissue is metabolically active, meaning it needs more energy to maintain than fat tissue. So when you’re working out with muscle-building exercises, you not only burn calories during the workout but also increase your resting metabolic rate. That means more calories are being burned even when resting, which let’s face it, is amazing.

Here are a few exercises you can try out, two or three times a week: 

  • Squats: stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, lower your body by bending your knees, and push your hips back as if sitting on an imaginary chair. Keep your back straight and chest up. Return to the starting position by pushing through your heels.
  • Bench Press: lie flat on a bench with a barbell above your chest. Lower the barbell to your chest, keeping your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Push the barbell back up to the starting position.
  • Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups: grab a pull-up bar with an overhand grip (pull-ups) or underhand grip (chin-ups). Pull your body up until your chin is above the bar, then lower yourself back down with control.
  • Lunges: take a step forward with one leg, lowering your body until both knees are at a 90-degree angle. Push back up to the starting position and switch legs.

Prioritize protein in your diet

Your diet is the main player in your weight loss journey, as I’m sure you know. To help boost your metabolism through your diet, you should aim to include lots of protein in your calorie injection. Protein has a high thermic effect, which means your body needs more energy to digest and process it. This boost in energy burn is what helps your metabolism work better and more efficiently. 

Also, protein is known for its satiating properties, helping you feel fuller for longer periods, which helps with weight loss.

Here are a few examples of protein-rich ingredients: Lean Meats: Chicken, turkey, and lean cuts of beef are excellent sources of protein that can help accelerate your metabolism. They also provide essential amino acids necessary for muscle repair and growth.

  • Fish: fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which boosts metabolic health and reduces inflammation.
  • Eggs: eggs are a complete protein source and contain nutrients like choline, which supports liver function and fat metabolism.
  • Legumes: foods like lentils, chickpeas, and black beans are not only high in protein but also rich in fiber, which aids in digestion and supports a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Dairy Products: greek yogurt and cottage cheese are protein-packed options that can contribute to increased metabolic rate and make you feel fuller for longer.

Nuts and Seeds: almonds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds are nutrient-dense options that provide protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.

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Stay hydrated

It sounds silly but drinking water is key to losing weight and boosting metabolism. Drinking water can temporarily boost your metabolism, especially if you drink it right before meals. Being properly hydrated is good for the entire body. It helps keep your organs well lubricated, contributes to nutrient absorption and helps your digestive trac making for a nice, smooth waste removal ride. 

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Get enough sleep

Sleep is often the forgotten trick to weight loss. Getting enough sleep, and especially good quality sleep helps with hormonal balance, in particular hormones that participate in hunger and satiety. 

Not getting enough sleep sends those hormones in a whack, making you feel hungrier and disrupts your metabolism. 

You should aim for 7-9 hours of restful sleep each night to optimize your metabolism and support your weight loss goals. Seems impossible? You can use self-hypnosis to get a good night’s rest. 

What is self-hypnosis?

Self-hypnosis is a method of relaxation which uses the power of your subconscious mind to help you let go of bad habits and embrace new ones. It has been scientifically proven to work for various aspects of well-being: 

  • Weight loss
  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Self-confidence
  • Focus and concentration
  • Even to quit smoking!

By entering a deeply relaxed and focused state,you can reprogram the part of the brain responsible for the issue you have, and adopt healthier, more sustainable habits. For example, using self-hypnosis for weight loss helps transform your eating habits by creating a healthy relationship with food. By working on the subconscious, it addresses emotional eating triggers, promotes healthy eating, and strengthens the commitment to a balanced diet.

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As a sleeping aid, self-hypnosis lulls the mind into tranquility, easing stress and anxiety for better a nice, restful night. Guided self-hypnosis sessions improves the quality of your sleep and helps you establish bedtime routines that eases the mind into Morfeus’ arms.

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By practicing self-hypnosis daily, you can create real change in your routine and your wellbeing. Self-hypnosis helps you become your best self. 

💪 I am ready to lose weight!

Incorporating these five scientifically-backed methods to boost metabolism can kickstart your weight loss journey and lead to a healthier, slimmer you. If you want to go the extra mile to lose weight, you should look into self-hypnosis for weight loss

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