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If you are seeking to lose weight you should also be concerned about maintaining a high metabolic rate. Crash diets or losing weight the wrong way can have a negative impact on your metabolic rate, so, you need to be aware of the factors and the common mistakes that affect your metabolic rate while losing weight.
Firstly, you have to know that your metabolism reaches its highest rate in the early hours of your day as the denied food in the morning will slow down the metabolism translation. Secondly, if you skipped breakfast or waited for a long time between meals, your body will store more calories that are taken during the next meal.
Here are 7 tips to follow while losing weight to help you lose weight without slowing down your metabolism
1. Include small snacks daily in between your meals.
Having small healthy snacks can help improve your body’s metabolism after having your meal. When the stomach digests the food and the blood distributes nutrients to the whole body, more calories are being burnt during this process. Repeating this process several times means increasing your metabolism over the day. In addition to it, you will not feel hunger.
2. Don’t starve yourself.
Waiting for more than five hours between the snacks makes your body stores fats instead of burning them for the fear of being deprived of food and starvation.
3. Mix protein, meat, legumes, low-fat dairy with healthy carbohydrates.
Why is it necessary to vary ingredients in one meal? The answer s very simple because your body needs different types of protein [animal and vegetable], which are absorbed by the body through translation of different amino acids types.
4. Stay away from fried food.
Fried food is among the most dangerous types adding more fats around your functional organs in your body, especially in your stomach, around your waist.
5. Increase your intake of fibre-enriched food.
High-fibre food helps you lose your weight, slow down your cholesterol in blood, and prevent the possibility of constipation. Foods such asand vegetables like broccoli, berries, avocados, apples, and lettuce are high in fibre content.
6. Do cardiovascular training.
Cardiovascular training is just as important as being on a diet. It has tremendous benefits such as losing weight, improving your heart and breathes, enhancing the body immunity especially amid the coronavirus pandemic, and improving the shape of your body.
7. Do not skip breakfast.
As previously mentioned, having your breakfast in early hours of your day increases the metabolic rate and gives you more energy. Additionally, it helps you concentrate more in your daily duties.