Stimulate your metabolism - 6 helpful tips
Some people have a naturally fast metabolism, others an extremely slow one. This depends on many factors. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get a sluggish metabolism going. In our new blog post, we have summarised 6 tips on how you can boost your metabolism.
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Why stimulate the metabolism at all?
The term metabolism refers to all biochemical processes in our organism. Metabolism thus regulates, for example, the absorption, transport and conversion of substances as well as the removal of metabolic end products from our body. Energy from food is provided from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. To ensure that all metabolic functions and processes run smoothly, hormones and enzymes as well as various micronutrients are also required.If you want to lose weight or maintain your weight, a well-functioning metabolism is essential.
Stimulate your metabolism: 6 tips
1. eat a protein-rich diet
The so-called food-induced thermogenesis describes the additional energy that the body has to expend in order to digest the nutrients in a meal. This proportion varies: it is 4-10% for carbohydrates, 2-4% for fat and 14-20% for protein. The body therefore needs the most energy for proteins in order to process them.If you consume 1,000 calories from protein, for example, only around 800 calories are available to the body as energy. If the calories come from fat, on the other hand, it is approx. 996 calories.Proteins are therefore ideal for losing weight as they are well satiating, counteract the breakdown of muscle mass and provide few calories.
2. minimise stress
It is quite clear that stress over a longer period of time has a negative effect on health. In stressful situations, the body releases more of the hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. The breathing and heart rate increase and blood pressure and muscle tension rise. If the hormones are not broken down again through exercise, for example, they remain in the body and can cause it to become unbalanced in the long term. Stress also causes blood sugar levels to rise, resulting in more insulin being produced, which transports the sugar into the cells where it is converted into fat. Stress is therefore often associated with metabolic disorders such as diabetes or increased body weight.
This is why it is important to integrate sufficient relaxation into your everyday life. Relaxation promotes fat loss and helps you lose weight. Relaxation exercises and yoga are particularly suitable for this.
3. don't eat too little
It is particularly important that you don't eat too little. If you eat too little, your body switches to energy-saving mode and your metabolism slows down. The body stores more fat in order to prevent another period of hunger, so the yo-yo effect is inevitable. You should therefore always cover your daily basal metabolic rate. You can find out how to calculate your basal metabolic rate in our blog.
4. exercise yourself
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to really get your metabolism going. Exercise burns energy and leads to muscle mass being built up. This causes the basal metabolic rate to increase, as muscles use more energy at rest than other tissues.
In order to build muscle mass, strength training is of particular importance. In combination with endurance training, both types of training are important to really boost the metabolism. Endurance training in particular burns a lot of calories. It is also important to incorporate more movement into your everyday life. This means: walk short distances instead of driving, take the stairs instead of a lift or escalator or go for a short walk during your lunch break.
5. take one capsule of our Metabolism Active every day
Our Metabolism Active contains a combination of important vitamins and minerals that are essential for a well-functioning metabolism. The B vitamins it contains are involved in various metabolic reactions in the body. They play a particularly important role in the production of energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Vitamin D, iron, zinc and chromium are also essential for various metabolic processes and are therefore part of our Metabolism Active.
6. stimulate metabolism through sufficient sleep
Sufficient sleep is particularly important for our health and can stimulate the metabolism. Disturbed sleep can stimulate the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin and at the same time reduce the satiety hormone leptin. People who frequently suffer from sleep disorders are therefore often overweight and have difficulty losing weight. As poor sleep also increases blood sugar levels, diabetes can occur.Important: Older people and people with certain illnesses (such as hypothyroidism) generally have a slower metabolism.