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Does Your Metabolism Need a Boost? Follow These Tips

Does Your Metabolism Need a Boost? Follow These Tips

If you are on a weight loss journey, you may wonder if your body’s metabolism plays any kind of role. One study from Harvard Medical School suggests there is some correlation between metabolism and how difficult it might be for some individuals to lose weight, If you want to give yours a boost and be a bit more proactive about shedding some pounds, we at Nu Image Medical have some tips that may help.

Work on Building Muscle 

Your body is constantly working on turning food into energy, even when you are sitting down or sleeping. However, if you have more muscle than fat, it may help increase your metabolic rate. Muscles use more calories than fat, which tends to store rather than expend caloric intake.

Weight training can be an effective way to build muscles, even if you have never tried in the past. Consult your personal trainer at the gym or follow along with some online videos to learn how to handle weights, which style is simplest for beginners, and how to develop a muscle-building program that is right for your weight loss needs.

Ramp Up Your Exercise Routine 

If you have already lost some weight and discover that you have reached a plateau, then adding some new, high-intensity moves to your workout regimen may help you push past it. For example, if you take power walks three times a week, try to push forward with a few short periods of jogging during your walk. If you exercise on a treadmill, use programmed workouts that include inclines and faster rates of speed to give your metabolism the extra boost it needs for further weight loss.

Eat More Protein 

If you are trying to lose weight, you may already be counting calories and trying to avoid dieting issues that create roadblocks to better health. One way to consume fewer calories during the day and promote muscle growth may be to add more protein to your diet. Shakes, power bars, and foods that contain protein, such as eggs and lean meat, can all help you increase your protein intake.

One of the most beneficial aspects of adding protein to your diet is that you may feel fuller longer when compared to eating empty calories. This can prevent you from overeating and derailing your nutrition and diet plans as well as giving your metabolism the necessary boost to get you through your workouts.

Stay Hydrated 

When you become dehydrated, it can have a negative impact on different bodily systems, including your metabolism. The less water you drink, the slower it may become, making you feel sluggish and contribute to brain fog, the sensation that you are not mentally alert.

You can stay hydrated by drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day; you may need more or less than that depending on your weight, height, and activity level. Let your physician know about your workout regimen and how much water you need daily to keep your metabolism high. You may want to avoid sugary energy drinks and diet soda, as their contents may actually contribute to further dehydration.

Carry High-Protein Snacks 

Because protein can help you feel fuller, carrying snacks that have a high concentration may help you avoid junk food as well as give your metabolism a kick start. No-bake bars made with protein powder or low-fat cheeses can allow you to snack without feeling guilty about eating overly-fatty foods or sugary favorites like donuts.

Learning which foods to add to a protein-rich diet may be puzzling at first, especially when you first encounter the wealth of dieting and fitness information available online. However, working with your physician or a dietician may help you form a sensible metabolism-boosting plan that includes grilled or baked fish, turkey, tofu, and low-fat dairy options. If you enjoy yogurt, take care to read nutrition labels so you can avoid added sugars and high-fructose corn syrup, both of which can contribute to weight gain.

Move More Often 

While you may already know that living a sedentary lifestyle can damage your health, it may surprise you to learn that you may not be leaving your seat often enough. Standing tends to burn more calories than sitting and taking the stairs instead of the elevator to mail that inter-office packet can kick start your metabolism and help your body burn more calories.

Add a Supplement To Your Regimen 

If you are struggling with weight loss, then our HCG diet supplement plan may help. This product, along with an accompanying regimented diet, can increase metabolism and give your efforts a boost. As with any supplement, it is wise to consult your doctor before beginning this program.


Weight loss can be a daunting challenge, especially when you have a low metabolism. Diet changes, along with exercise and the right supplements, can give it the boost you need for future weight loss success.


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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