Metabolism slows with age, weight and genetics. Losing weight starts with adopting a healthy lifestyle based on a varied diet – mostly of vegetables, fruit, and sport. What do you do, but when, despite all these measures fail to reach the desired figure or excess kilograms vary from month to month? The causes of weight gain or weight fluctuations can often hide certain medical problems or metabolic disorders that prevent the proper functioning of the body. Sometimes we blame the habits that we have no influence metabolism.
Metabolism, in short, is the rate at which our body converts into energy everything we eat and drink. It differs from person to person and can be one faster or slower one. Slow metabolism is rare and usually hides behind endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome.
Here are the most common mistakes that slow down metabolism
Sleep After Midnight
Our body needs rest. Many studies have proven, if you sleep 5-6 hours are more prone to weight gain, The body turns food into energy no longer, but in fat deposits. The ideal would be to catch an hour of sleep before midnight.
Another mistake is the neglect important meal because chaotic and stressful lifestyle. Our body is working properly only when one meal frequency is correct, i.e. Three meals and two snacks (preferably fruit juices, yogurt, buttermilk or milk).
Don’t Eat Enough
To lose weight you have to reduce calories. No need, however, to fall, to the other extreme. If you limit your calorie intake under 1,200 minimum necessary body function within normal parameters (for women), the metabolism will be messed up. In addition, to obtain the necessary energy will start to consume muscle.
Focus During Exercise and not Intensity
Women who do 20 minutes of intense exercise three times a week lost almost three kilograms more than those who do 40 minutes of moderate exercise as frequently. Strenuous exercise their effect and after so that you continue to burn calories throughout the day.
If you do not like coffee, green tea and drink choose two cups a day. According to studies, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and metabolism by 8%, which means 170 calories less each day.
Don’t Drink Enough Water
You eat less, do and movement, but rather look to drink water. The body needs fluids to perform at high throughput. Take therefore a habit of drinking a glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink teas, eat and soups. And these liquids should not be eaten hot, but at room temperature, even a little cold for metabolic stimulation effect to be as expected.