7 Ways to Increase your Metabolism After 40

Slowing metabolism.  It’s so frustrating.  For most people, metabolism slows steadily each year after age 40.  Though you can’t control the aging process, you can do some things to speed up your metabolism.  Here are 7 of them.


Drink Water

Your metabolism slows down even with mild dehydration.  Studies show us that people who drink more water burn more calories.  Stay hydrated.  Keep a bottle of water with you throughout the day.  Make it a habit to drink a glass of water before each meal or snack.


Eat Small Amounts – Often

Your metabolism slows down when you eat large meals and wait several hours to eat again.  Try eating a snack every 3-4 hours.  This keeps your metabolism churning throughout the day.  Researchers found that people who snack eat less at mealtime.


Rev it up with Green Tea

Did you know that research shows that drinking 2-4 cups of green tea    encourages the body to burn 17% more calories during moderate exercise like walking at a brisk pace?  Drinking green tea combines the benefits of both caffeine and catechins, both known to rev up metabolism for up to 2 hours.


Supplement with Amino Acids

Amino acids naturally occur in many foods. As with most nutrients, the average American diet does not contain adequate amounts of amino acids. Certain amino acids directly effect metabolism. Studies reveal that amino acids assist in fat break-down, reduce cholesterol, aid digestion and boost metabolism.  Taking an  amino acid supplement, like Sculpt Away’s Intense Fat Burner or Sculpt Away’s Slender Sleep, make it easy to ensure you obtain the metabolism-boosting effects of amino acids.


Add Spice to your Diet

Preparing your foods with a tablespoon of chopped green or red chili pepper leads to a boost in your metabolic rate.  Though short term, spicy foods contain a chemical that kicks your metabolism into high gear.


Build Muscle

Every pound of muscle burns about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself.  Compare to a pound of fat burning only 2 calories.  That difference adds up over time.  Speed up your resting metabolic rate with strength training.


Pile on the Protein

Replace carbs with lean proteins and boost metabolism.  Your body works harder and burns more calories digesting proteins.


For more information about boosting metabolism, losing weight or sculpting your body, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051 or visit www.SculptAway.com.

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