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Two types of metabolic process take place in our body. The first is catabolic, which provides energy for our daily activities, while we perform our daily activities during the day time. This process breaks down the food, and provides us the energy required. Our body also stores some amount of energy or fat, which can be absorbed during a famine period (meaning dieting). When one goes on a diet, which is the low calorie intake phase, the body utilizes this stored up fat and thus, we lose weight.

However, this means the body will now set-up a new metabolic rate, which is slower to previous food burning rate. So, in case of another famine period the body can burn fat slowly, thus retaining it longer. So, if one follows a diet, one will lose weight, but losing it next time will be difficult, as food we take will be burning slowly, due to a slower metabolism. Hence, it is very important not to follow fad diets. Rather, stick to healthy foodstuffs, indulge in a workout daily for around half an hour, and keep your body's metabolic rate fast so that you don't put on. The reverse is true too, if you are overweight, this means you may be having a slower metabolism, due to which the food you consume doesn't get digested at a faster rate. Hence, by speeding up your metabolism you can increase your weight loss, without having to cut down on calories.

Important Measures You Need to Follow

» Eat Your Breakfast

It is very important that you have your breakfast, because breakfast is an important meal of the day. Did you know, that people who tend to skip breakfast tend to be heavier, than people who have it regularly? So, have some cereal with milk, fruits, boiled egg, or omelet in breakfast. In the morning our metabolism is very fast, and hence we tend to burn the breakfast faster. It also helps to avoid binging during other meals.

» Have More Meals

A secret to having a fast metabolism, is to have frequent and smaller meals throughout the day. So, make a meal plan that includes 5 - 6 small meals in a day. Make sure you have a salad and fruit serving before your lunch and dinner meals.

» Fiber Rich Diet

It is important to load yourself on fiber, as fiber-rich foods are great metabolism boosters that improve your digestive health, and moves fat out of our body. Fat also stays in your body longer, thus making you feel full for longer.

» Exercising and Rest

If you wish to lose weight fast then, you can indulge in an exercise for 45 minutes daily. Apart from following a fast metabolism diet and exercising, make sure you give the body adequate 8 hours sleep too.

Superfoods

Here are some superfoods that help to burn fat fast, and work as great metabolism boosters.
  • A glass of fresh lemon juice with cold water in the morning, can greatly boost your metabolism.
  • Green tea is great for detoxification and weight loss, so keep having 2 - 3 cups of green tea daily.
  • Another simple but effective booster is water, so have 2 - 3 liters of water on a daily basis. This will keep your body flushed and your skin glowing.
  • Grapefruit is rich in fiber, so a grapefruit for breakfast or snack is great. Other green leafy veggies and legumes also make an excellent source of fiber.
So, follow the important measures mentioned above. And include the above super foods in your diet to improve your metabolism and lose weight.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.