Yes, you read that right. While I have to concede that your own metabolism level plays a huge factor in this, it is still not impossible to eat more of what you want without suffering from a massive weight gain. Many studies have shown that you can speed up your metabolism by eating more often throughout the day. And another disclaimer before you read on – this is not to say that skinny is beautiful, this article is here to prove that healthy is beautiful.
Eat small meals throughout the day
If you eat about 4-6 small meals throughout the day, you’ll rev up your metabolism and keep it working throughout the day. Keeping your metabolism going is like keeping a machine going, a steady stream of energy is all it takes to keep it running smoothly and to your advantage.
Every four or five hours, or about two hours after a bigger meal, have a piece of fruit, some yogurt or veggies and hummus. Anything healthy that will tide you over for a little while.
Add more veggies
Vegetables are great because they’re super healthy for you and fill you up fast. If you fill up your plate with vegetables you’re doing something healthy for your body, and at the same time taking up room with healthy foods instead of unhealthy snacks.
When it comes to vegetables the possibilities are limitless, feel free to eat as much as you want without fear of fitting differently into your favorite pair of jeans.
Eat a little something before bed
If you go to bed without having eaten something, then your metabolism has nothing to break down for at least 10 hours, which is sabotaging your entire day with the amount of time and food it would take to get your metabolism running efficiently again. When your metabolism is running smoothly, it burns more calories than it would otherwise. So go ahead and enjoy that bed time snack!
Enjoy more lean fats
And by lean fats I mean lean proteins and healthy fats. Think avocado, nuts, fish, flaxseeds or granola. Your body needs healthy fats, they keep our brains and intestinal tract in working order. Anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of your daily calories can be from healthy fats, which is a healthy range if you’re wondering how much is too much.
What do you think?
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