Your metabolism does not stop on the day you turn thirty, nor it is extremely fast in your twenties. If your weight is increasing and you are getting fat, probably you are doing something that slows your metabolism.
Signs of decreased metabolism:
- -Low pressure and slowed heart rate
- -Heart rhythm disorders
- -Impaired electrolyte balance, especially potassium deficiency
- -Stones in the bladder
- -Hair Loss
- -Brittle nails
- -Skipping menstrual cycle in women
- -Disruption of hormonal balance
What slows down metabolism?
-Seating.The less you move, the less calories your body needs. As a result, your metabolism slows temporarily.
-Diets. Reducing calories slows the body work, and thus calories burning. Calories are body fuel. Your daily intake should be up to 250-300 calories, instead of huge amounts of calories that will slow down the organism. Remember, always look for a healthy source of calories like: avocado, oily fish such as salmon, tuna, all natural peanut butter, almonds, cashews and other nuts.
-Aging. Metabolism decreases by 1% per decade. This means that, each year you should reduce the number of calories by 10 per day, in order to maintain desired weight.
Metabolism slows down in the evening. Try to stay away from the fridge few hours before you go to bed.
What speeds up the metabolism?
-Caffeine. It speeds up the heart rate, maintains your alertness and gives motivation to burn more calories. It’s recommended to drink coffee while you are at work.
-Proteins. They help in creating muscle tissue. The more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism is. Each meal should contain at least 20 to 25 percent protein calories.
—Spinach is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A and C and spinach is perfect booster for your metabolism.
Broccoli. Boosting your immune system, broccoli can be considered as eye-healthy, heart-healthy vegetable which affects the nervous system and can be considered as as good source of vitamin C and broccoli can also boost your metabolism very fast.
-Spice your food. Studies show that spicy food help you boost your metabolism and weight loss.
-Eat breakfast. A healthy AM meal sparks your body’s natural cal-burning power and keeps your appetite controlled all day long. Oatmeal is a perfect booster.
-Small frequent meals. Eating stimulates the metabolism, because we are giving it some work. Five small healthy meals a day are far better than two large portions.
-Green tea. Mood-enhancing tea boosts metabolism and may aid in weight loss. Have a cup after your workout.
-Exercise. Exercises speed up the heart rate and stimulate metabolism while you are active. With more exercise, you will burn more calories, even after the exercise, while resting. Regular exercise speeds up the metabolism, so even if you are on some specific diet, it will not slow down.
Healthy eating habits like boosting your metabolism, consuming less heavy meals and having more physical activity are most likely to maintain an ideal body weight throughout your life.