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7 Ways to Boost Metabolism Fast and Slash Your Body Fat

Author: Jason Oh

The best ways to boost metabolism is to get the right nutrition to fuel your body, feed the muscle - and use 'Total Body' workouts to burn the fat and turbo charge your metabolism.

Fact is, if you don't eat in a healthy manner, your body will not respond to the way it needs to burn the body fat, and function. Good nutrition is the key to kick starting your metabolism and allowing the body to burn fat and develop strength.

Your well-being is the key to a healthier body, so focus on yourself and let the results take care of itself. Below are some tips to boost your metabolism now-

Ways To Boost Metabolism Fast

1. Never skip breakfast and try to get healthy carbs to power up your body before 2 pm - and lighten up on your energy meals towards the end of the day. For dinner go for lean meat and leafy vegetables.

2 .Downsize your treats - make treats miniature, instead of giving them up altogether. Instead of trying to live without dessert, choose smaller portions - like 1 piece of an apple crumble baked pie or a small bar of chocolate. Get your sugar hit without dangerous left overs.

3. Fiber fitness - because men eat less salad than women they are more likely to suffer constipation. Simple remedies are adding bran to your breakfast cereal, drinking more water, bulking up those lunch time with wholemeal sandwiches that includes salad and ensuring you include a range of veggies on your dinner plate. apart from cutting your bathroom time, fiber is filling and lessens the cravings. Reduce the cravings, you will reduce the belly fat. As always try to get your 2 servings of fruits and 5 servings of veggies a day.

4. Strength training - bigger muscles create a smaller body. Muscle burns calories so you can actually eat more food without gaining weight, and strength training is the only way to do this. you need to lift weights or use other equipment that forces you to work your muscles against resistance so that they work harder than they're used to. You don't have to spend hours working out to increase muscle mass - 30 minutes 3 times a week will do it. If visiting a gym is an issue, try body weight exercises like the push ups, the plank and lunges with little rest in between - it's a great way to measure and improve your strength.

5. Boring cardios, stay away! For beginners, any exercise is great - but the best way to slash your body fat is to look at High Variable Interval training and challenging resistance training. Studies have shown that a combination high variable training will boost your metabolism during and after a workout!

6.As your fitness improves, your body becomes more efficient, meaning you expend less energy in a 30 minute run than when you first started. So you've got to shake things up a bit. Play with intensity of what you're doing, and if you can, change your routine. For example, if you walk regularly, try breaking it up with spurts of jogging, or add hills and stairs to your daily walk. Switching intensity will challenge you more than just staying at the same pace. As well as increasing your likelihood of losing weight, you're most likely to stay motivated if you participate in a range of activities. So, instead of running four times a week, why not cycle, do some laps at your local pool or play a game of tennis!

7. Try to cut out or reduce the sugary drinks including the diet kinds. Those sugar fixes are not great for the body. Instead, just stick to calorie free water, green tea and low fat smoothies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a good yet inexpensive product to boost metabolism for women?
    I am looking for one that works, obliviously and if possible not make me hyperactive. I have enough trouble sleeping as is.
    I know that exercise and eating small meals throughout the day increase metabolism. I am just looking for something else to help those along. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Green tea should help you. Its all natural ;) !!!!!
      Try it.

    What is the best way to lose weight and boost metabolism?
    I know you need to burn more calories than you consume but how low can you go with calories before your metabolism is messed up?
    And just how much exercise should you do in one day? And do you have to do it all at once or can you break it up?
    And what are the best foods in the world to eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it depends on your build. You shouldn't go below 1200 calories, period, or your body goes into starvation mode. I'd suggest cutting out no more than 500 calories from your day, period.

      You should do your exercise all at once-- unless you're doing two longer sessions. For example, I do cardio every day (30-45 minutes straight), and then I every other day I do an hour, later, of weight training.

      As far as foods are concerned, there are too many. I personally love low-fat yogurt. :D

    How to boost metabolism back to normal?
    I am a 16 year old girl and 5'4 and around 123ish pounds. i am very muscular. though, last year i decreased my calories to betwwen 0 and 600ish on a particular day. i lost a lot of weight, but then my parents discovered what was going on and long story short i then had to eat more. after lots of research, i know this slowed my metabolism. i was unaware at the time. any tips on how i can rev my metabolism again, and how long it will take?

    • ANSWER:
      When you start eating more, the body (though not right away) will soon adjust to that calorie amount and your metabolism will boost itself so to speak.

      The best advice I can give you if you want to maintain a diet and still keep your metabolism revving is to eat say.. 600 calories one day, the next 1000... the next 1400. Then go back to 600 and start over. Because if you stay at 600 for a long time, your body switches to that mode. But this way it stays at 1400 (or whatever your top is).

      And of course.. exercise.. Nothing boosts metabolism like exercise. Especially cardio.

      You should also calculate your daily caloric requirement (its available everywhere online) because from that you will determine your max. I used 1400 in the above example.

    Any good ways to boost metabolism for a middle age female?
    I am beginning menopause and having a terrible time losing weight, it's coming off a pound a week but GAWD I'm working for that! Has anyone had any success with a metabolism accelerator actually working? Not looking for a pill to take, more along natural lines of diet or herbal supplements. Thanks!

    (I asked this yesterday but only got a few answers, was hoping some fitness people are on today that could help me, appreciate all the advice!)

    • ANSWER:
      While exercise and eating 5-6 times a day will help in not only boosting you metabolism and mitigating insulin secretion,drinking water has been proven to be helpful as well.
      Despite the fact that most diets call for drinking at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, few studies have been done to determine if the practice actually speeds weight loss. In an effort to answer this question, Michael Boschmann, MD, and colleagues from Berlin's Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center tracked energy expenditures among seven men and seven women who were healthy and not overweight.

      After drinking approximately 17 ounces of water, the subjects' metabolic rates -- or the rate at which calories are burned -- increased by 30% for both men and women. The increases occurred within 10 minutes of water consumption and reached a maximum after about 30 to 40 minutes.

      The study also showed that the increase in metabolic rate differed in men and women. In men, burning more fat fueled the increase in metabolism, whereas in women, an increased breakdown of carbohydrates caused the increase in metabolism seen.

      The researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increases his water consumption by 1.5 liters a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories, for a weight loss of approximately five pounds. They note that up to 40% of the increase in calorie burning is caused by the body's attempt to heat the ingested water. The findings are reported in the December issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
      You must maintain a healthy lower calorie diet.Eat less carbohydrates and more whole foods and protein.Protein is helpful because it's the highest thermic food.

      Going for a walk in the evening can be helpful but weight training is one of the best exercises you can do to lose weight.

      One of the ways this works is by stimulating new muscle growth thus metabolizing more calories even at rest(about 50 cal per pound of muscle).
      The fact of the matter is you MUST just stick with it.Following some of the guidelines here will help.
      It is also unnecessary to drink 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day.

      Calculate you BMR and consume less calories than you burn.

      Consider some low carb protein bars.Stay away from granola and those type snacks.
      This will dispel that stupid cabbage nonsense among other things.This is excerpted from a Yahoo! Health e mail.
      The following diet myths come up over and over again at my nutrition center. My next two blog entries will help set the record straight. Hope you find this helpful!

      If you eat late at night, the food turns straight into fat.

      Not true.If your overall calories are appropriate for weight loss, you certainly can eat something after dinner. Late night calories will ultimately get used the next day (and even while you sleep).

      However, for the sake of energy, it is always better to eat your calories during the day when your body needs the fuel. Plus, eating consistently throughout the day will stabilize blood sugar levels -- so you’ll feel energized and experience fewer cravings. If you are going to snack after dinner, I suggest choosing something 250 calories or less.

      Fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than frozen.

      Not necessarily. Frozen can be a great produce option (just avoid varieties with added salt, sugar, and sauce). Frozen foods are picked in the peak of ripeness, then frozen. You can eat them as you need them -- and most of the nutrients are locked in. On the other hand, fresh fruit and vegetables are typically harvested before they ripen, and can have nutrient variability. Also, the longer fresh produce sits around in your fridge, the less nutrients it will contain.

      Bottom line: Buy both fresh and frozen and eat as much as you can.

      Cravings are your body's way of telling you it needs something.

      This has never been proven. You normally crave what you like to eat (or smell or see someone else eating). Also, hormonal changes are sometimes responsible for food cravings. Ice cream and pickles anyone?

      Any type of water is always better than soda.

      No. There are a few caloric waters with sexy marketing ploys. In fact, some brands have quite a bit of sugar. Always check labels.

      Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup can burn fat and make you lose weight.

      These are anecdotal stories that have no scientific back up. It’s true these foods are low in calories, but they do NOT actually burn fat

      The combination of caffeine and aspirin before a work out will help to mobilize fat into your blood stream for use as fuel.Most herbal products with the exeption of ephedra do nothing for your metabolism.Ephedra has been banned by the FDA once again.
      Things like guarana and gotu kola only speed metabolism because of the caffeine they contain.Dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA) may help people above the age of 35 to regulate their endocrine system

    What natural things help boost metabolism?
    I know the obvious is exercise, but what foods and supplements can be taken to increase metabolism. What stimulates energy?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise helps with energy yes, but it does nothing to your metabolism. You also cannot effect your metabolism with food. If you eat health and exercise you will feel better and you might even lose some weight but your metabolism will never change.

    Is there a healthy way to boost metabolism and slim thighs?

    A teenager with a height of about 5'2" and a weight of 95 pounds. She has rather thick thighs. She has a slim upper body. Her hands and lips turn purple when she is cold (thirty something degrees F).


    Is there something wrong with her metabolism? Why can't she keep herself warm, and why can't she slim those thighs?

    Any solutions? Thank you.
    She's not very skinny. She's slightly fatter than the average person. I am not sure adding more calories would help her? Or am I not getting this?

    • ANSWER:
      There's nothing wrong with the girl's metabolism.

      The fact that her thighs are thick could be mainly due to her body shape - if she's prone to be pear-shaped, she would tend to have thicker thighs.

      Cardio exercise and thigh strengthening exercise can help slim down the size of her thighs. And eating a healthy diet low in fat helps too.

      Let her go running, walking, swimming, biking, jogging, dancing....(let her choose one exercise she loves and enjoys doing) to speed up her metabolism that would cause her to have higher fat-burning capacity to burn off excess fat from her entire body (that includes the fat in her thighs too....), to lose weight.

      Then this thigh strengthening program can help to tighten and firm up her thigh muscles, which can "show " after the layer of fat has been blasted away by the power of cardio exercise:

      The reason she's feeling cold - could be due to her being anemic (the condition of having lower than normal the number of red blood cells or lower than normal the quantity of hemoglobin in the blood; hence the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is reduced).

      Get her to eat food rich in iron (green leafy vegetables, lean cut of red meat, protein, beans and nuts....).

    Best time to drink grapefruit juice to boost metabolism and burn fat?
    ASSUMING that grapefruit juice DOES speed metabolism and burn fat, when is the most effective time to drink it?

    Morning? Night? Before meal? After meal?

    • ANSWER:
      grapefruits do have som ability to boost metabolism but it is best to actually have the grapefruit instead of grapefruit juice. Grapefruit is best in the morning as part of your breakfast. In fact i would discourage any citrus not on an empty stomach becuase it gives people gas... but grapefruit is best on empty stomach first thing in the mornng for weight loss benefit. of course you still need to eat healthy the rest of the time and also exercise

    Any good ideas to boost metabolism for middle age female?
    I am beginning menopause and having a terrible time losing weight, it's coming off a pound a week but GAWD I'm working for that! Has anyone had any success with a metabolism accelerator actually working? Not looking for a pill to take, more along natural lines of diet or herbal supplements. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i had better luck losing weight when i did an early morning workout. Vitamin b6 supports your metabolism i take it but i didn't notice a difference in weight but it does give you more energy.
      good luck and please stay away from things that can raise your heart rate such as stuff with caffiene or ephydrine.

    What are some natural/beneficial ways to boost metabolism?
    I have about 30 pounds to lose, and I'm well on my way. But i want to have a faster metabolism for AFTER i have gotten to my goal weight, so that my body will turn food into energy (more so than fat). I want to stay thin but still enjoy some of the foods I love (within reason) + exercise...

    SOO...what are some ways to make my metabolism faster? Anything helps. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

    What are good daily vitamins to boost metabolism?
    I am 22 and seem to get sick allot. What are some good vitamins to take?

    • ANSWER:
      Take a multivitamin and Vitamin C for immune system...Take Vitamin B-Complex for a metabolism boost....

    To boost metabolism, is it better to sleep 8hrs or 7hrs?
    I am currently trying to lose around twenty pounds. I'm a 5'8" nineteen year-old male.

    I know the right amount of sleep affects metabolism, but would it be better to get seven or eight hours? Or, maybe even a number I didn't post?

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    • ANSWER:

    What are the best foods to help boost metabolism?
    Just foods alone, not food with exercise b/c I already do all the right things. Any help is great.

    • ANSWER:
      protein and fiber rich foods. your body has trouble digesting them and therefore works harder to pass them through your system. also, if youre working out like you say, the added protein in your diet will help you maintain/build muscle.

      hope that helps

    What is the best supplement to boost metabolism?
    I have some green tea extract, but after a couple weeks I do not notice much.

    • ANSWER:
      Cinnamon is a great booster. A teaspoon in your morning coffee works wonders.

      Green tea has other benefits than as a booster - keep drinking it. BUT, as with all herbal regimens, take time off from it every couple of weeks UNLESS ordered otherwise by a Dr.

    How long should it take to boost metabolism by eating 6 small meals a day?
    my mestabolism is screwed dut to me not eating as musch as i used to. i only ate 1 meal per day or on certain occasions, i didnt eat at all. if yall could please tell me how long this will take or even if you have other ideas. thanx. much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I used to be in your exact same boat until about 2-3 months ago when I did start forcing myself to eat every 3 hours, it took about a month, but I started to notice that my body was getting hungry right at the 3 hour mark, so I would say give it about a month or two and you should definitely notice that your body is getting used to it

    What is a good diet aide to help boost metabolism?
    I am 43, post menopausal and seem to to keep gaining weight. I have to admit I am not a great exerciser, not that I am lazy, just not fun to do alone. I seem to keep getting a little belly, and it just bugs the crap out of me. Have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Diets DO NOT boost metabolism. They slow it down.
      Excercise is the key.

    What is something that i can buy otc legally that helps boost metabolism?
    Currently, I don't have any insurance so I can't afford a doctor's visit nor a prescription. I am always tired and could sleep 23 hours a day if I was able to.

    • ANSWER:
      dark chocolate.

    Is sugar free red bull a good drink to boost metabolism to lose weight?
    i heard that is is. Does it help make you lose weight in the process, and of course while still working out.

    • ANSWER:
      absolutely not. Good ole water is the best thing you can drink. Zero Cals to burn off later.

    What foods can help boost metabolism?
    Im dieting and want to try to avoid that plateau you hit after your body adjusts and your metabolism increases. My sisters doctor told her bananas help kick start the metabolism. What other foods get the metabolism burnin' the fat?
    I mean healthy things. Adding chemicals like caffeine is not a good diet choice.
    I am trying to maintain a nutritious diet without chemicals to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:

    my instructer tells me to have black coffee to boost metabolism?
    Hi, i am female 30 yrs on a plan to loose 10kgs exercise for 1.5hours everyday and follow a moderate diet.....but i am struggling to loose wt, so my instructor tells me to drink black coffee shots after lunch to boost this fine will it cause any damage?

    • ANSWER:
      ...and by the way, it's "lose". "Loose" is a different word.

    How much green tea a day will boost metabolism?
    and at what times? I am on weight watchers so am eating healthily and exercising quite a lot. I bought some twining pure green tea but am unsure whta to drink it with (on it's own?) and how often. Is it ok in the morning before the gym and at night, before bed?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I recall reading that three cups a day is helpful. But there are other ways to boost your metabolism too. Getting some omega-3's from fish or walnuts will help as will the exercise that you are currently doing. Don't push yourself too far though, your metabolism is only going to be so fast.

    Has anyone tried the Jillian Michaels Banish fat Boost Metabolism workout DVD yet?
    I just bought it because it says you will get mximum results with it; and you can lose up to 5lbs a week. Yes, I do realize this means with proper diet along with it.
    But, has anyone tried this DVD? Does it work; I am planning to lose 10 pounds within 6-8 weeks, so, I would like to know if this DVD will work.

    • ANSWER:
      ANY workout dvd will work..
      if youre moving
      youre burning calories
      burning calories =weight loss

      and keyword here: up to.

      also means you can lose nothing a week.

    When should I eat to boost metabolism before working out?
    I ride a stationary bike for 26 miles every morning. When I get up, I usually drink some diet coke and then hop right on before eating, but I usually eat immediately after. Would it be better for me to eat beforehand or is eating after better to burn more calories?


    • ANSWER:
      An hour or so before you begin exercise try eating foods that contain a balance 1/2 carbs, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 fat. This should provide a readily sustained energy for you long rides. There is also some support for the use of glutamine, an amino acid, which helps with muscular endurance and post-exercise muscle soreness. Eating a balanced diet and continuing a healthy lifestyle will turn your body into a calorie burning machine. Also, eat a similar type meal within 1-1 1/2 hours following exercise.

    What are the best snacks to boost metabolism without adding many calories?

    • ANSWER:
      Serve with dry fruits :)

      Fitness Expert

    Any products to help boost metabolism, suppress appetite, and increase energy?
    I saw a product before and it sounded pretty good but I cant find it anymore. It was like slice or shred or something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Arts, there are a lot of things that do what you ask however on their own they will not be noticable. Caffiene is the easiet for most people but can start to have negative effects if used too much. The smarter thing rather than use these as anything but an aid is just eat well and exercise.

    How to boost metabolism?
    Arre there any natural remedies to boost metbolism? I think I'm in starvation mode any need a meal plan. I'm a 15 year old girl, 5'2, 106/`07 pounds. Also, are there any natural laxatives?

    • ANSWER:
      Dieters often complain that they can’t lose weight because they have
      a “slow metabolism.” Unfortunately, many companies capitalize on this
      misconception by marketing products that promise to give consumers a
      so called “metabolic advantage” that helps melt away the pounds.
      They are useless. There are things you can't control about your
      metabolism, and no product ever will. On the other hand, there are
      simple natural techniques, which will allow you to do it.
      What you can’t control about your metabolism:
      Age: Metabolism slows about 5 percent for each decade after 40.
      That’s because as we get older, we tend to lose muscle and gain body
      fat. Lean muscle mass is more metabolically active than fat tissue. So
      when you lose muscle mass, your metabolism slows down.
      Gender: Men generally have faster metabolisms than women because
      they’re larger and have less body fat. Men’s basal metabolic rate is
      estimated to be 10 percent to 15 percent higher than women’s.
      Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid will slow down your metabolism
      and ultimately lead to weight gain. The good news is that a simple
      blood test can determine whether you have this condition or not. If
      you do, you can control it with the proper medication.
      Genetics: Some people are lucky enough to be born with speedy
      metabolisms — and others are not.
      What you can control about your metabolism: Diet

      Don’t eat fewer than 1,000 calories a day. Your body and metabolism
      thrive on food. When you fast or crash diet, your metabolism will slow
      down in order to conserve energy. Imagine your metabolism as a blazing
      fire. If the fire burns consistently with the appropriate amount of
      high-quality wood, it will burn at a steady rate. But if it doesn’t
      have enough wood, the fire goes out. If it has too much wood, it can
      get out control — just like your waistline!
      Eat every four to five hours. Our bodies work hard to digest and
      absorb the foods we eat, and your metabolism revs up in response.
      This is called the thermic effect of food. Take full advantage of this
      and schedule meals and snacks every four to five hours.
      Make breakfast a priority. Studies show that people who regularly eat
      a healthy breakfast within two hours of rising are more likely to
      control their weight. This may be because you’re lifting your
      metabolic rate after it’s been in a “resting phase” during the night.
      Eat protein with every meal: All foods create a thermic effect and
      will slightly boost your metabolism. However, eating protein gives
      your body a bigger metabolic boost than eating carbohydrates or fats.
      Plus, eating enough protein will ensure you’ll maintain and build
      muscle mass. (Remember, the more muscle mass you have, the greater
      your metabolic rate). Make sure to incorporate lean protein into most
      every meal.
      Best protein sources: fish, chicken breast, turkey breast, lean red
      meat, skim milk, nonfat yogurt, eggs and egg substitutes, tofu, beans,
      and lentils.

      Meal Examples:

      Breakfast: yogurt with fresh fruit
      Lunch: turkey burger on whole-grain bun and a salad
      Dinner: grilled chicken with vegetables and a baked potato

      Do aerobic exercise four to five days a week. Aerobic activities,
      such as running, brisk walking, swimming and bike riding, burn
      calories and increase metabolism while you’re working out. Several
      studies show that aerobic activities cause your metabolism to stay at
      an elevated level for a period of time after you have finished
      Work in strength-training exercise two to three days a week. Lifting
      weights and other strengthening activities, such as doing push-ups or
      crunches, on a regular basis will actually boost your resting
      metabolism all day. That’s because these activities build muscle. And
      once again, muscle burns more calories than body fat. In fact, if you
      have more muscle, you burn more calories — even if you’re sitting
      When it comes to supplements, I do not recommend them. The
      ingredients that are effective tend to boost metabolism only slightly
      and they can be risky. High doses of stimulants can make you jittery,
      and increase heart rate and blood pressure.
      The bottom line: The safest and most effective way to boost your
      metabolism is to eat an appropriate amount of food every four to five
      hours, incorporate a portion of lean protein into each meal, and
      exercise regularly!
      Senna, dry fruit and prunes are natural laxatives, but you do not need them.

    how to boost metabolism and work out BMI?
    I am 16 years old, im about 5"3 at the most and i weigh 9 stones.
    I want to know how much weight i should lose, if im classed as overweight or what ever?

    I would also like to know, what food, methods (apart from exercise, because i know that one) will boost my metabolism
    mine is quite slow!

    I also do not want to take diet pills!
    I just want to lose weight :( :( :(

    • ANSWER:
      First off, you are not classified as overweight.
      An adult who is 126 pounds or 9 stones
      and is 5 feet 3 inches tall has
      a body mass index of 22.4.

      That's great! An adult with a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered to have a healthy bmi.

      These numbers that are given for BMI can be totally wrong though, When I was 19yo and weighed 190lbs it said I was slightly overweight, it was because I had muscle and since muscle weights more than fat it was skewed!

      Foods, high fruit and veggy diets are always welcomed.

      Good for you diet pills are just marketing techniques.
      Your weight is fine, if anything tone up doing excerices you like high rep low weight, and switch it up with different rythem, like doing the rep really slow and such.

    what food boost metabolism and helps hypothyroidism?
    I have a slow metabolism due to border line hypothyrodisim, is there any food, drinks, natural products which can help to boost my metabolism, help the hypothyroidim without taking conventional drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention if you are on medication (like Tapazole) for your thyroid or if you are under the care of an endocrinologist? My mother had this and her doctor had her see a Nutritionist to get her on the right foods. She wasn't able to get off the medication, but with the help of the right diet she was able to take the smallest dose and she felt so much better!

      Good luck!

    What are some great ways to boost metabolism?
    With exercise and eating habits.

    • ANSWER:
      increase your muscle mass and try green tea and acai berry but remember everyone is different with their metabolism and what work for people

    Do biotin supplements really help to lose weight or boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      nope, biotin supplements will support your immune system, and give you a bit more energy. But your metabolic rate can only be changed with exercise, and only changes during exercise after which it returns to your normal basal rate. As for losing weight, the only way to do that is with a sensible low calorie diet, period, end of story. No quick fixes, just discipline and common sense.

    What are the best ways to boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise that suits your nature. The more conditioned your heart and lungs "cardio" the more efficiently your body will work. The more muscle tissue you have the more calories you will use on a daily basis.

      Walk/jog/run routines are best. for cardio for beginner to intermediate
      30 minutes total 5 days per week
      walk 10 minutes, run or jog for 1 minute then walk for 2 minutes. 3- 5x for a total of 9-15 minutes. then walk for 11-5 minutes. Eventually you will even out the intervals and actually run the 20 minutes. If you like to run, slow jog walk is fine.

      3-5 days per week a 30-60 minute toning routine. Weights, Yoga or Pilate's.

      Yoga can be done daily. The asana builds the muscles while lengthening them too. Pranayama the breath control can energize you, relax you, burn body fat and some can be used to Promote healing.
      Yoga is a science. Yoga Journal .com is a wonderful place to explore and learn more.

      B vitamins help you metabolize fats, B12 gives you energy. A good multivitamin may be all you need.

      Once you rule out thyroid or adrenal issues then you will have a better ideal were to start.

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Do Push Ups to Build Muscle Mass and Boost Metabolism

Author: Rick West

Having spent many years doing many different workouts involving weights, cardiovascular machines, and calisthenics, I determined that the best way to build mass and boost metabolism is by doing pushups. Lots of pushups! After less than three months training, I was able to complete a one-thousand pushup routine in exactly 80 minutes. I gained 15 lbs of solid muscle mass, lost a considerable amount of body fat and consistently ate 5000-6000 calories daily.

Calisthenics, like pull-ups and pushups, are commonly avoided because they can be extremely painful. Because strength training exercises are typically anaerobic, with few exceptions, the body produces a high amount of lactic acid, thus causing a burning sensation in the muscles. Coupled with physical and mental exhaustion, an abundance of lactic acid can persuade even the hardest of athletes to give it a rest. Remember that your body will prevail, as long as you maintain your mental strength.

To begin, I would recommend a routine consisting of no more than 100-200 pushups, spread out over an entire day. Break them down into even sets, of say 20 pushups per set. Whenever you feel confident in yourself, drop to the floor and pound out a quick set. If 20 pushups are too many when you begin, then do more sets consisting of fewer repetitions per set. Do not concern yourself with the amount of time it takes to complete the first few workouts, just make sure you drink a lot of water and eat a lot of high protein food throughout the day. The day following your first pushup workout, your chest, stomach, shoulders and legs will be sore. It will become apparent just how many muscle groups are worked when doing pushups. Take 2-3 days rest.

The secret to building the endurance strength necessary to do extremely large numbers of repetitions is to strategize with your own body. The workouts need to be strategically spaced apart and sometimes stacked together to maximize results.

The second workout should be the same as the first, however do not take a 2-3 day rest after the workout. Instead of taking a long break, work out every other day, until you no longer get sore the day after. It may take a few weeks in order to be comfortable doing 200 pushups every other day. Do not lose sight of your goal. Remember that pain is a result of muscle wear and recovery, and should mentally represent progress, not a limitation. It will never go away, but it will greatly diminish over time as your body adjusts.

The third stage requires that you compress your workout into a set time interval. For the sake of example, let's say one hour. Find a comfortable number of repetitions that you feel that you will be able to repeat until you have reached your daily goal of 200 pushups. In this example, we'll do 10 repetitions. This workout will consist of 20 sets of 10 repetitions. 20 sets, evenly divided across 60 minutes means that you will need to do one set of 10 pushups every three minutes. Make sure that whatever goal you choose is achievable, and also poses a challenge. Repeat this routine every other day, until it becomes comfortable.

Because your muscles will quickly become fatigued doing calisthenics, it is very difficult to continually add more reps or sets to your workout. The easiest and most successful method [in my opinion] for building endurance is stacking workouts. By stacking, I mean completing the same workout more than one time in less than a 24 hour period. During the fourth stage, complete a 200 pushup routine in the morning and in the evening, followed by a day of rest. Once again, just like the previous stages, do this routine until your body becomes comfortable- this should only take a couple of weeks. At which point, you will complete the workout stacking, by coupling the two sessions into one two-hour session, consisting of 40 sets of 10 pushups, totaling 400 pushups. My buildup workouts include two sessions of 300-500 pushups apiece, followed by a day of rest. Note that you should not work the same muscle group two days in a row without rest. This method gave my body time to rest and refuel between sessions without going completely into recovery mode.

If your body responds quickly and you start to build considerable muscle mass in a short period of time, which I'm sure you will, the next thing to do is increase the number of repetitions per set and decrease the amount of time between sets. I would recommend a goal of 25-30 reps per set, beginning one set every 2 minutes. If done gradually, the workout compression can be very smooth and your 400-pushup routine can be completed in 32 minutes. It sounds very difficult, but it is achievable.

Now that you have the tools; timing your sets, timing your workouts and adding reps, you can pull the strings and make the workout work for you. If you have any difficulty in any particular aspect that prevents further gains, use the other techniques to manipulate your body into cooperating. For example, if you cannot add more reps to your sets, do more sets, or if you cannot do more sets, do two larger workouts spaced apart from one another.

Two important things to remember when doing mass building exercises such as pushups are; drink lots of water and eat lots of high protein food throughout the day. When doing my one-thousand pushup routine, I drink at least one full gallon of water daily to avoid dehydration and joint fatigue. Good luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions

    boost metabolism?
    what can i do/take to boost my metabolism and burn fat ( herbal/natural foods remedies preferably)?

    • ANSWER:
      Dropping your calorie intake below 1,000 calories a day will signal to your body that you are in starvation mode, and will slow down your metabolism. So you won't want to do that.

      Eat smaller meals more frequently.

      Smaller, more frequent meals keeps your blood sugar stable and provides a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.

      Get enough aerobic exercise.

      As much as you can is really a help for your metabolism, and if you do it in the morning, you'll raise your metabolism all day.

      Build muscle with weight training or resistance exercise.

      At least two to three times a week, you should add weight training or progressive resistance exercise that builds muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest!

      Water, water, water!!

      You've heard it before, but drink those 8 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively.

      Get enough B vitamins.

      Among supplements, if you are suffering from flagging energy, you need to make sure that you are getting enough B vitamins. Vitamin B-12 in particular is one that is essential for energy. To ensure you're getting enough B vitamins, consider taking a B complex, plus a separate sublingual B-12.

      Try a supplement for fatigue.

      Another type of supplement useful for fatigue is in the area of substances that the body naturally produces for energy production. Supplements in this category include:

      * Co-enzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, which supplies energy to muscles
      * L- Carnitine
      * NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Finucleotide) which helps cells convert food into energy
      * Green Tea extract

      Try Chinese Herbs

      In terms of herbal remedies, while you should avoid ephedra and ma huang stimulants, you can ask your practitioner about schizandra--a Chinese herb that is used for fatigue. Ginseng is also popular for energy. Before trying any herbs, supplements, or vitamins, you should of course consult with your practitioner to ensure they are safe for you. Ginseng, for example, is not recommended for someone with high blood pressure and many herbs and supplements are not recommended during pregnancy.

      Try mate tea

      In the process of writing my book, Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know, I had the opportunity to interview herbal and aromatherapy expert Mindy Green of the Herbal Research Foundation. I asked her what, as a person with hypothyroidism, I should reach for when I'm just completely out of steam, and am ready for a giant double espresso in order to make it through the day. Mindy, said, unquestionably, mate tea. Mate, pronounced, "mah-tay," is an herbal tea native to South America. Mate is considered far more nutritious than black tea or coffee, and though it also has some caffeine, its effects are energizing, rather than making people jittery.

      Consider Energy Work

      Energy and bodywork , such as yoga, tai chi, qigong (pronounced chee-gung), and Reiki, can all help in adding and balancing energy. In qigong, tai chi, and yoga, gentle movements are used to move energy along the energy pathways of the body. In Reiki, a practitioner helps open up energy channels.

    Boost metabolism?
    What is a healthy easy way to boost your metabolism ?

    • ANSWER:
      This question is asked by a different person EVERY DAY! Try searching the questions and see what other answers you can get!

      The best way to boost metabolism is moderate aerobic exercise and lifting weights. Muscles burn more calories, even at rest, so increasing muscle mass slightly will increase your calorie burn. For the aerobic exercise, I recommend running, because your legs has the largest muscle group of your body. Also lift free weights 3 times a week to tone (not necessarily build) your biceps, triceps and shoulders. You can search for places on the Internet, or a women's magazine can tell you different techniques to use.

    Boost Metabolism?
    Does anyone know of any herbs, medication, etc that can help boost your metabolism. I seem to lack energy and other than having slightly high cholesterol, my doctor found nothing medically wrong as to why I am sluggish. I have begun exercising and changed my diet yet I have no energy. I am 44 yrs old, 5'5, 170 pounds african american female.

    • ANSWER:
      You dont need to really go out and buy anything actually...
      all you need to do is eat 6 times a day (3 small meals and 3 snacks in between each , aproximately every 2-3hrs you'll eat)
      so yea portion your food and doing this will keep you metabolism up and it will also keep you healthy and even lose weight if need so...
      so yea just eat every 2-3hrs ok
      just try it and if doesnt work (which it will) then you can go out and buy what you want

    what is the fastest way to boost metabolism?
    im 14 very active but have a slower metabolism...i want any ways to boost metabolism. any means necessary.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there is no fast way. Studies show that you can shift your metabolism more toward fat-burning away from carb-burning with an hour of cardio workout 3 times a week. But the shift isn't huge. Also, look into high-intensity interval training. Search that on google and you will find lots of info. It isn't magic, so don't let anyone talk you into buying anything. It is a workout concept where you go as hard as you can on most any cardio type exercise (running, elliptical, road bike, stationary bike, treadmill, stair stepper, etc.) for about 30 seconds. I mean really push yourself to the limit for that short time. Then back off to a slower rate of the same exercise until you catch your breath and you can go hard again (maybe 4 minutes, less when you get in better shape). Do that for 5 cycles or so, about a half hour total. Studies show that beginning exercisers respond more quickly to high-intensity interval training of this kind than to a more steady cardio training approach, like jogging or biking at one speed. That's true even if you work out for a shorter total time.

      But remember, there are no fast solutions or easy solutions, nor can you really change your metabolism a lot. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong.

    What is an excellent way to boost metabolism naturally?
    I am in a weight loss competition and I suffer from low metabolism. I am told it is because I have a tendency to skip meals and allow myself to become dehydrated.

    What is a great way to help boost my metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      To up your metabolism you need to exercise every day- since it's a competition, I'd do AT LEAST 45 minutes of cardio (I do an hour) and also strength training (weight lifting). Then, as far as eating, eat breakfast, as well as a small meal every 4 hours. As was said, don't eat "white" things (simple, refined carbohydrates). Eat only whole, natural foods. Stay as far away from sugar as possible. Drink only water and green tea (be sure to swish your mouth with water, or better yet brush your teeth afterwards because tea stains your teeth). Don't eat anything within 3 hours of going to sleep at night.

    Is it a good idea to boost metabolism to burn fat while asleep?
    Hey :)
    Is it a good idea to boost metabolism to burn fat while asleep?
    For example take green tea capsules before you goto bed?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a surplus of fat in all the embarrassing zones until I used acai berry, I know they say that pills do not work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they've been shown on CBS News too. There's a free trial on currently at , why not try it, why not?

    What are the best foods that boost metabolism?
    What is metabolism?
    What are the best foods that improve and boost metabolism?
    What are the factors that influence metabolism?

    A couple of paragraphs should help clear things up.
    Please & Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The undisputed champion of food that clears out your metabolism is a prune. That's right, prunes will empty you right out. This one time, Harold was sitting on his comfy sofa at home when he heard a rumbling in his tummy.


      It sounded like a ravenous ravenous rhinoceros. Something had to be done immediately before the new episode of Glee came one. So Harold went poking through his neighbor's cabinet (Harold has key for emergencies like these) and found some nice wrinkled purple fruit. Harold stuffed it in his mouth and let the sweet juices drip down his chin. Delicious!
      Suddenly, Harold felt the effects of this forbidden fruit. He dashed to his neighbor's master bathroom and set up camp there for the night. That issue of Reader's Digest was all that kept Harold company in those long hours of spicy diarrhea. Then Harold had to sacrifice it as toilet paper because his inadequate neighbor wasn't well stocked. It was painful. But afterward Harold felt sooooo relieved. Then he remembered that he missed Glee. Harold cried all night.

    What are the best foods to boost metabolism and to burn fat?
    Which foods are the best to burn fat and boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Gokor!

      For fat burning and increased energy, you can boost your metabolism in several good ways. There are foods to eat, foods to avoid, a pattern of eating, and specific exercises that will all work to boost your metabolism if done properly. The methods work well together and they are sustainable long term.

      First, eat a meal about every 3 waking hours (5 or 6 meals per day). You will not be eating more food; you will simply be spreading it throughout the day. Each of those 5 or 6 feedings should contain at least 15 grams of unprocessed protein (from natural sources) for a female or at least 20 grams per feeding for a male. Also, drink plenty of water. Increase your intake daily until you are consuming at least 3 quarts daily--and one gallon daily would be better.

      Second, eliminate processed (refined) carbohydrates from your diet. Processed (refined) carbohydrates have negative effects on health. They can also cause weight gain and slow down metabolism. When digested all carbohydrates turn into sugar, and sugar becomes fat. So, think of eating carbohydrates as eating sugar and think of eating processed (refined) carbohydrates as eating concentrated sugar.

      If you want to boost your metabolism to lose body fat, allow yourself only 40 to 70 grams of carbohydrates daily. Get those carbohydrates from natural sources such as (preferably organic) fresh vegetables and low carb fruits. There is no minimum daily requirement for carbohydrates, but they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber so eating some is fine (as long as they are unprocessed).

      Third, begin a program of mild fitness exercise (cardio) such as brisk walking. For example, today go for a walk at the best pace you can manage until you are comfortably tired. Note how far you walked. The day after tomorrow, go for another walk but increase the distance slightly. Continue walking every other day until you are walking 4 miles. Once you are able to do that, slightly increase your pace with each walk until you are walking those 4 miles in just under 1 hour every other day. This will burn many extra calories during an immediately after your walks.

      Fourth, begin a strength training program to increase your lean muscle mass. Lean muscle is a METABOLIC FURNACE that will burn extra calories 24 HOURS DAILY. Male or female, young or old, everyone can lose body fat this way.

      At the bottom of this reply, I have added page links to Internet resources for free lists of fat burning foods that boost metabolism, lists of foods that slow down metabolism, a choice of free walking for weight loss plans, and free strength training programs for beginners or intermediates.

      I hope this helps you, Gokor.

      All my best wishes.

    How many bottles of green tea does it take to boost metabolism?
    Or does it boost metabolism? If not, what is it good for health wise?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to boost your metabolism is to exercise. Try exercising for 20-30 min at a time, at least 3 days a week. Increase this in length and frequency.
      The muscle you're building requires more calories to maintain, even at rest.

    What are the best foods to boost metabolism?
    I was wondering what the best foods are too boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      peppers and green tea.

      that article gives some info.

    What are some things to boost metabolism?
    I have been drinking a lot of diet green tea and grapefruit juice, and I've been doing cardio for about 20 minutes 5 days out of the week. I haven't ate snacks either. But I have only lost 1 pound. Are there any specific foods or vitamins or other drinks or workouts that can boost my metabolism? Or should I just wait a little longer for results??

    • ANSWER:
      First off, snacks are important to speeding up your metabolism. You should be eating 5-6 times a day. Not full meals mind you. It can be either 3 regular size meals and 2-3 healthy snacks, or it can be 5-6 small meals. If you don't provide your system with enough nutrients then it thinks it is being starved and it will hold every calorie that you take it and store it for fat.

      So eat, eat often, just eat healthy. Also, you can take chromium picolinate. It's supposed to speed up metabolism and help to regulate blood sugar. I've had good success with it in the past and it doesn't have any bad side effects as it's natural, not a diet pill.

      Good luck.

    Will getting up in the middle of the night to eat something healhy boost my metabolism?
    Everyone says to boost metabolism, eat breakfast. But maybe metabolism could be boosted even further if I got up to eat a healthy snack in the middle of the night. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body has no TIME. No matter what time it is, it's not going to affect your metabolism like you think it would.

    How much spicy food to boost metabolism?
    When people say that eating spicy food helps boost metabolism, how much spice do you need to eat in order for this to happen? I love spicy food, I'm just curious as how much you have to eat/what is considered a 'serving' .. and how much it boosts your metabolism?


    • ANSWER:
      If when you eat it you get a boost in your adrenalin, then I think that's enough to burn that meal..(as long as it didn't have too much coconut oil in it, like in coconut curry dishes) my favorite.

      a serving? I eat about a half tsp to a tbsp of cayenne pepper daily.

    I have heard hot peppers help boost metabolism?
    Do the jared ones count? I have these Vlasic pepperoncini ones, and they are pretty hot. How do peppers boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:

      that article had a lot about peppers and other foods that boost metabolism. about peppers it says:

      etabolism Booster Pack #2: Jalapeno, Habanero, and Cayenne Peppers

      Secret Ingredient: Capsaicin — the chemical in peppers that gives them their bite

      How it works: By speeding up your heart rate. A study from the late '80s found that eating a single spicy meal can boost your metabolism by up to 25 percent, with the spike in calorie burning lasting for up to 3 hours after you finish eating. More recently, a study from Laval University in Quebec found that men who consumed coffee plus red pepper-packed snacks and meals were able to burn nearly 1,000 more calories a day than a control group.

    What are good foods to boost metabolism?
    What are good foods to eat to boost your metabolism? Thank you!!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      no foods in general will boost a metabolism. you have to do high intensity cardio 5 times a week.. i run on the treadmill for 20 minutes a day and increase speed each minute for 5 minutes then drop back down to my starting point. this helps keep your heart rate over 150 which is when you start to burn fat and helps you burn fat up to an hour after working out. and make sure you are eating 5-6 small meals each day. this will build your metabolism so you can enjoy eating and not put on as much weight. try this and see what happens but you have to give it a week or 2. just remember eating less more often is the best diet.....

    how many almonds should i eat a day in order for it to boost my metabolism?
    i have SUPER slow metabolism. now im having 3-5 cups of green tea a day.60 calorie yogurt and oatmeal for breakfast. i LOVE almonds. but im trying to only have 5-10 a day because its 7 calories a nut! but is that enough for it to boost my metabolism by a little? im trying to have a lot of foods that boost metabolism now.

    • ANSWER:
      Buy emeralds 100 calorie pack almonds. Its helps keep control of portion size and you can eat them on the go :)

    Is it good to eat more calories on weekends to boost metabolism?
    I average about 1300 calories during the week, but on weekends, i totally pig out..especially this weekend, i ate over 2000 calories yesterday...mainly the ice cream. i was at 1500, but then had to eat a whole carton of haagen dazs. and today, i started off breakfast with more ice cream, turkey from dinner, and ...that's around 1000 calories? should i just eat regularly and gain the weight? or does it not matter? will it boost my metabolism eating this much? i'm 5'1", 95 pounds, 16 by the way and i'm interested in maintaining, but NOT gaining. (i'm like freakishly small boned so i look heavy at 100 believe it or not..ugh damn asian genes)

    • ANSWER:
      well it is good to eat different amount of calories everyday. if you eat the same amount of calories a day it could possibly slow down your metabolism.

    If I took an energy drink before bed would it boost my metabolism in my sleep?
    Usually energy drinks don't keep me awake, but they do boost metabolism right? So would it make sense that if you were looking to lose weight you drank an energy drink before bed every night?
    This drink, enviga "the calorie burner" only has 5 calories and says that it burns calories. So i'm not talking about the more caloric energy drinks.

    Also, I feel some sort of energy kick but not enough that would keep me awake.

    • ANSWER:
      A very light meal is even better....a half cup of fat free cottage cheese with some sliced peaches....lots of protein, natural sugar and it's enough food to give your metabolism something to do for a while...

    Do you know any ways that I can boost my metabolism?
    I am stuck at 95 pounds, and I can't get off of it.
    Do you know any good ways, or foods that boost metabolism? So I can start losing weight again.
    I am really short. So 95 pounds is perfectly healthy for me. I just don't like it there anymore.
    I am 17 years old.
    BMI 20.2

    • ANSWER:
      How to Increase (speed up) Metabolism

      To boost metabolism, do not skip any meals. Eat 5-6 small meals during the day. Starving will slow down your metabolism.

      Exercise daily

      Build your muscles. Do you Know: 1 pound of fat burns only 2 calories a day while 1 pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day !!! The more muscle you build, the faster your metabolism will be, and the more calories you will burn while at rest. When muscle mass decreases, the metabolic rate also drops.

      Avoid alcohol, sugar, and fastings

      Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.

      Eat foods with high nutrition values

      Take apple cider vinegar+honey+garlic. It is good for increasing metabolism.

    How can you boost your metabolism?
    any ways that can boost metabolism.

    • ANSWER:
      (1) Drink room-temperature water first thing in the morning. It doesn't have to be a lot, a couple of sips will do. This helps "prime" your stomach for the day. Ice-cold water is terrible, I repeat terrible, for your stomach in general.

      (2) Eat a healthy breakfast. "Healthy" being foods that your body doesn't have problems digesting. If you get gassy, stomach aches, or notice that you have terrible skin you're probably eating foods you're allergic to. Allergies wreak havoc on the digestive system and therefore your metabolism (because your body invests its energy supply in the over-taxed immune system instead of your metabolism).

      (3) Exercise. You don't have to work out a lot. In fact, walking for 20-30 minutes three times a week is good enough to jump start your metabolism. Unless you're not a lean or muscular person. Then you should work on strength training and muscle toning exercises. The more muscle you have, the better (faster) your metabolism is.

      (4) Don't starve yourself. When you starve yourself, your body stops burning calories - which causes your metabolism to slow down.

      Good luck.

    Is there a natural, unharmful (in any way) herbal supplement that helps boost metabolism?
    I have a very low metabolism despite eating fairly healthy and getting 20 min of cardio excerise everyday. Is there an herbal supplement (in capsule form- no horrible tasting liquid) that will give my energy a boost? Also, do you know of any healthy remedies for a quick-fix to low energy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hops are a very useful supplement. However, they are useless in their natural state.

      It is only when they have been through the beer fermenting process that their properties become apparent. Caution, it is only effective in liquid form and so must be drunk in large quantities.

      Apparently, there can unfortunately be some severe side effects such as dizziness, bloating, vomiting and headaches.
      It must help with the metabolism as having drunk this remedy I have often bounced around rooms and walls before running to the toilet.

      However, I have perservered with this natural treatment for many years and I seem to be in good health, so I presume it works!!

    Does eating every three hours really boost metabolism?
    I've heard that eating small meals and snacking on healthy foods in portions every three hours boosts the metabolism and helps you burn more fat than any other diet plan.

    Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's true. Although the boost isn't enormous, the benefits of adopting this habit are more than just higher metabolism. You also balance your blood sugar, which gives you sustained energy and endurance. It also controls hunger which helps you keep in control of your food choices.

      The most important thing to remember is to always have a source of protein with every meal. So like a slice of cheese and an apple. Or a handful of walnuts and an orange. Or a small salad but with a little skinless chicken thrown in. Protein is key.

    What is a metabolism boost to lose weight?
    I am trying to learn a lot about fat loss to drop some weight can Someone clear up what a metabolism boost is?

    • ANSWER:
      look on youtube for the worlds fastest work out (it gets your metabolism up to about 24-32 hours.) drink green tea and exercise in the morning. dont eat at night cuz you can burn it off easly. sleep up to 6 hours min it will get your body working faster.

    A good herbal supplement to boost metabolism/help shed 5lbs?
    I am a mom just trying to lose 5-7 pounds, struggling to find the time to exercise but I WILL do it. I do not want a fad diet or anything like that, just wondering if anyone can recommend a multivitamin or product that is safe, natural, good for you, to help maybe just give my metabolism a bit of boost or whatever.


    • ANSWER:
      The truth is, the only thing out there that is actually regulated by the FDA is Alli, and I don't recommend it for a low weight loss.

      Your best bet is to simply reduce what you eat for a week or two, cut out sodas, sugary snacks, stop eating when you are full.

      The problem with any diet pill or herbal suppliment, is that you'll have to stop taking it and go back to where you were before you took the suppliment to begin with. Exercise isn't even required, it's just a matter of cutting your calories a little bit here and there. If you start exercising later on, that should keep the weight from coming back at that point.

      You can safely loss 2 lbs of weight per week, so it'll only take you about 3 weeks to lose what you want. Since you're a mom, there's probably lots of tempting snacks around, but my trick is to drink water when I feel like munching on something, and it usually works. At dinner, I'll skip the bread rolls and butter or drink unsweet tea instead of soda pop. There are probably a few places that if you cut back just a little here and there, it'll help you lose the weight you want :)

      Best of luck to you!

    How does having 5-6 meals a day help boost metabolism?
    So, recently ive been trying to lose weight and everywhere i research, it says to boost the metabolism, however to do so, it says to have 5-6 meals....

    why is that?
    how does that help?
    thaanks :)

    • ANSWER:

    How do I boost my metabolism?
    Whats an easy cost free way to boost metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, there!

      Here are several good ways in which you can boost your metabolism. The methods work well together and they are sustainable long term. There are foods to eat, foods to avoid, a pattern of eating, and specific exercises that will all help to boost your metabolism. I'll begin with eating and then move on to exercise.

      First, eat a meal about every 3 waking hours (5 or 6 meals per day). You will not be eating more food; you will simply be spreading it throughout the day. Each of those 5 or 6 feedings should contain at least 15 grams of unprocessed protein (from natural sources) for a female or at least 20 grams per feeding for a male. This change alone, as long as long as quality, unprocessed, PROTEIN is included, such as wild caught fish, organic chicken, grass-fed beef, etc (unless you are vegetarian), will boost your metabolism and curb any food cravings.

      Second, eliminate all processed (refined) carbohydrates from your diet. Processed (refined) carbohydrates have negative effects on health. They can also cause weight gain and slow down your metabolism.

      Processed (refined) carbs are such things as ice cream, bread, rolls, buns, pasta, tacos, potato chips/crisps, pizza, cakes, sweets, candy, cookies, biscuits, chocolate, cereals, store bought cooked meats/cold cuts (they have added sugars and additives), sausages/hot dog frankfurters (they have carbohydrate fillers, additives, and sometimes sugar) all sodas (including diet sodas), sugars, and foods containing corn syrup, etc.

      When digested all carbohydrates turn into sugar, and sugar becomes fat. Therefore, think of eating carbohydrates as eating sugar and think of eating processed (refined) carbohydrates as eating concentrated sugar.

      If you want to lose body fat, allow yourself only 40 to 70 grams of carbohydrates daily. Get those carbohydrates from natural sources such as (preferably organic) fresh vegetables and low carb fruits. There is no minimum daily requirement for carbohydrates, but they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber so eating some is fine (as long as they are unprocessed).

      At the bottom of this reply, I have included page links for free Internet resources that will show you what foods to eat and what foods to avoid if you wish to lose body fat.

      Third, drink plenty of water. Increase your intake daily until you are consuming at least 3 quarts daily--and one gallon daily would be better.

      Fourth, begin a program of mild fitness exercise (cardio). At the bottom of this reply, I have added a page link to an Internet resource for a free Walking for Weight Loss plan. For example, today go for a walk at the best pace you can manage until you are comfortably tired. Note how far you walked. The day after tomorrow, go for another walk but increase the distance slightly. Continue walking every other day until you are walking 4 miles.

      Once you are able to do that, slightly increase your pace with each walk until you are walking those 4 miles in just under 1 hour every other day. This will burn many extra calories during an immediately after your walks.

      Fifth, begin a strength training program to increase your lean muscle mass. Lean muscle is a METABOLIC FURNACE that will burn extra calories 24 HOURS DAILY. Male or female, young or old, everyone can lose body fat this way. At the bottom of this reply, I have included Internet resources for free programs suitable for beginners or more advanced.

      Work out twice a week using as much weight as you can handle using perfect exercise technique. Concentrate only on the basic exercises such as squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, and chins. The free programs will give you specific routines as well as tips for exercising safely.

      There is more that you could do. For example, intense cardio for three minutes twice a week, but that may be too much for you too quickly. It is better to focus on making one major change at a time. Then introduce the next one. You could add intense cardio later. If you try to make too many major changes simultaneously, you will likely be frustrated and quit.

      (Before altering your exercise habits, you may wish to obtain the blessing of your personal physician.)

      If you want to use any or all of those methods to boost your metabolism, the links to the free Internet resources will give you more in-depth information, plus free walking for weight loss plans, mild and intense cardio exercise choices, free strength training programs, diets, fat burning foods, and carbohydrate charts. They are all good and they are all free.

      I hope this information helps you.

      All my best wishes.

    What kind of foods boost metabolism?
    I've tried many foods that I've heard boost metabolism like those super hot green peppers, green/ice tea all natural, lots of water, lots of different vegetables, spicy foods, energy drinks, and more but my metab never speeds up. I even got it checked and it's not fast and I'm only 18. Does anyone know any other foods that do a really good job on boosting metabolisms other than what I said?

    • ANSWER:
      Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories to sustain life. your body burns calories 24 hours a day, everyday – regardless of whether or not you workout. If your metabolism has slowed down due to improper dieting or lifestyle, then follow these speed up metabolism...

      * Eat 6-8 small meals per day.
      * Skip the fast food.
      * Eat balanced meals..find the fat burning foods here...
      * Drink Green Tea.

    does green tea really boost metabolism?
    just wondering,
    and same with water,
    if i drink alot of green tea and water will that boost my metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Metabolism --- as in burning calories. No. Green Tea, however has antioxidant qualities. You can undoubtedly Google that, or go on Andrew Weil's website... he's rather the guru on health stuff... wrote a great book called Healthy Aging. You can sign up for the e-mail letter too. Dump the idea of signing up for his vitamins... vitamins are vitamins, so anywhere is cheaper. But the book is good. As well, he wrote a cook book too. Well educated doc, Harvard trained.

      One of the things that you might remember is that colorful foods are healthy. Try to eat 5 colors every meal.

    How to achieve a metabolism boost?
    I know working out and building muscle enables you to have a faster metabolism. I also know Green Tea gives it a boost (does anyone know of a good, diet sweetened one that will still do the trick?). Anyway does anyone know any other ways to boost an otherwise slow metabolism? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat small meals a couple hours apart all throughout the day. It will raise your metabolism. As for the green tea, the sweetened part kind of cancels out any good you could be doing. Uuuk. Just force yourself to drink regular green tea, it's better for you in SO many ways.

    which foods or drinks can boost metabolism?
    I know that green tea boosts metabolism but what other foods can boost metabolism ... i have heard that black pepper also boosts metabolism are there any other fat burning and metabolism boosting foods ?

    • ANSWER:
      bake potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, oranges, tomatoes. onions grapefruit. and i do believe other green vegetables as well all of these listed will burn more calories then they can give, they are also known as fat burners. They burn more because they are you complex carbohydrate which recycle them selves such as the B complex vitamin. which give you longer lasting energy. They also detoxifies, drink the water with them and you will see. parsley, blueberries. melon, garlic, and mango's oatmeal not instant are also good not coffee cafine is not good

    How can I boost my metabolism without pills or weird diet drinks?
    I've decided to take a 4 month long diet challenge to see how much weight I can lose my August4th (my brithday)
    Is there any way I can boost my metabolism naturally (fruit veggies so on) without costly pills and gross diet shakes?
    :) Any other tips on weight loss (again no pills or shakes) are totally welcome. :)

    I'm 16 by the way and havent been eating right. I'm trying to change that now.

    Any diet pill or tea add will be ignored

    • ANSWER:
      A diet low in (or free of) starch and sugar will definitely boost metabolism. In fact, you can consume about 300 calories more per day while eating this type of diet.

    what are some pills to boost metabolism and other stuff?
    ok I'm 13 and I do have some low self-esteem and when I get really stressed out I usually I eat a lot so then I gain weight! so I'm looking so some good and SAFE pills to boost metabolism and fat burning stuff for teens ( that are cheap and are easy to get like right out this in the store) please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You do not need to take pills to boost your metabolism. It will do it's job all on it's own if you do your job. Your job is to eat healthy and exercise and you will be rewarded with an increase in metabolism and a healthier body. You can not eat junk food then take a pill to counter the effects...that just does not work.

      The article below spells out the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to help boost your metabolism naturally and best of all they are healthy and free. Good luck!

    What are some ways to boost your metabolism?
    What are some foods and activities that can boost your metabolism? Other than vitamins.
    Please, no lame or immature replies.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Exercise
      Exercise will help you burn excess calories and fat, increase metabolism and will also help to tone and build muscle.

      2. Drink lots of water per day. Water keeps your body hydrated, removes wastes and toxins and aids the process of food digestion.

      3. Eat high fiber food, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes (such as beans and lentils), and whole grains. The fiber in whole grains and fruits will make you feel fuller longer, helping you avoid overeating and maintaining a healthy colon.

      4. Do not eat any meal at least three hours before bedtime. When sleeping, the body’s metabolism is slower, so the nutrients and calories that may be produced end up being stored in some body areas as fat deposits.

      5. Don’t Skip Meals. By skipping meals, Your body goes into starvation mode and the body’s metabolism slows down during the long gap in between meals. Thus, there is more time for fat production.

      6. Eat slowly. Eating slowly also helps with digestion and gives your brain time to realize that it is full, which will keep you from being hungry after you’ve just eaten.

      7. Eat small meals throughout the day. Every time you eat something, your metabolism ramps up to process the food. The more frequently you eat, the more frequently your metabolism will get a boost.

      8. Reduce Your Fat Intake. Fatty foods take longer for your body to digest and they leave you feeling fuller longer

      9. Get Enough Sleep. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body never gets the chance to refresh itself in preparation for a new day and you end up being too exhausted to function efficiently. As a result, your metabolism slows down.

      10. Increase the protein in your diet. When the body is metabolism and burning fats, it naturally burns up carbohydrates first so that there would be energy to keep on going. So when carbs run out, the body would use other sources. It can use muscles in replacement for carbs. Thus, increasing protein is recommend in order to prevent muscle loss and shift your metabolism to fat burning instead. Eating more protein will also help regulate your appetite.

      11. Limit sugary foods, salt, and refined-grain products. ugar is added to a vast array of foods. In a year, just one daily 12-ounce can of soda (160 calories) can increase your weight by 16 pounds.

      12. Low glycemic carbohydrates will increase your metabolism, and they have less calories per unit volume of fat. Some foods with low glycemic load include broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, peanuts, low-fat yogurt, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peas, grapefruit, canned peaches, soy milk, pearled barley, dried apricots, cooked carrots and spaghetti.

    What can i do to boost my body metabolism?
    I want to boost my body metabolism.Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a post off my blog that may be of help to you it about Fat Burning Foods...

      Fat burning foods refer to specific type of foods that either burn fats accumulated in the body or improve metabolism. Adding these types of foods in your regular diet, you can easily wash out the fat from your body and keep yourself fit and healthy.

      Fat burning foods and exercises are the ideal solution for individuals who are on a weight loss program. Foods that burn more calories than the amount of calories contained in the food itself are also known as fat burning foods.

      fat burning foods that burn more calories during digestion then they contain are generally high in two things, fiber and water. Celery is a good example. fat burning foods, or negative calorie foods, are supposed to be so low in calories that digesting these foods burn more calories than they contain.

      Fat burning foods are readily available and will definitely fit into your budget as well. Fat burning foods not only helps us to lose weight naturally but also increase our body rate of weight loss. So include these foods in your daily diet helps speed up weight loss, build a healthier body and put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

      Plus eating every 2-3 hours is the basis of a good fat burning diet because it helps keep your metabolism burning your fat stores and also you do not have to concentrate on the food you’re taking in. Lack of activity combined with lack of attention to diet causes your body then ignores fat stores and works on what you are eating, packing the rest of the excess calories away for a rainy day since it feels you are not eating frequently enough.

      Try eating some of the following fat burning foods and do some exercise, it will boost your metabolism and burn calories (fat) at a faster rate for several hours even after exercise.


      Apples are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants need to fight disease. Apples are a fat burning food which will help shed and maintain extra pounds. Apples are simply terrific to deal with losing the fat. Pectin in apple restricts the cells to absorb the fat; and also encourages water absorption from the food which helps in releasing the fat deposits from the body.


      Beets are a strong diuretic that focuses on the liver and kidneys. Beets flush out floating body fats. Beets flush out floating body fats and cleanse blood corpuscles that can contain fat deposits. Beets also contain chlorine that stimulates the lymph, which helps flush out fatty deposits.


      Garlic is known to break down fat deposits and is also an antiseptic and an antibiotic, making it a good component of any diet. Chili and cayenne peppers are considered fat burning foods and will also spice up some otherwise bland dishes. Garlic – A natural diuretic containing mustard oils that create a cleansing action in the body.

      Green Tea

      Green tea burners and diet supplements have been found to be very effective in lowering cholesterol so as to reduce the chances of stroke. By increasing the rate of calorie burning, green tea also helps in weight loss. Green tea is often cited as having the most potential. Although it is somewhat unclear as to weather it is the ingredients in the green tea that give benefits, or the green tea as a source of caffeine.


      Grapefruit has been shown to reduce insulin levels. If you are one of the many who are insulin resistant and your body is overloaded with insulin, try having half a grapefruit before each meal. Grapefruit may bring back memories of fad diets-gone bad, but the citrus fruit may actually help improve insulin levels, making us feel less hungry. Big on satiety from its high fiber and water content, grapefruit’s low in calories and can aid weight loss when incorporated into a healthy diet.

      Eat More Fruit

      In studies of peoples eating habits it was noticed that fruit eaters ate fewer calories overall, this could be because having a snack a couple of times a day with three reasonable meals will help to maintain a good blood sugar level, which helps to control your hunger.

      So, next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack. Fruits like apples, peaches, grapefruits, and oranges, at only 60-80 calories apiece (or less), are a great addition to almost any nutritional plan. Just make sure the majority of your carbohydrates are of the complex type. Fruits make for great snacks and should replace the high fat snacks that we normally eat.

      Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. Some of the other fat burning foods are asparagus, beet root, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, apple, blueberries, and watermelon.
      Eat More Protein

      Eating protein can help you burn fat. One of the reasons is that it requires a lot of energy to digest protein and the body burns calories to get that energy.


      Don’t expect fat burning foods to be

    How can you boost your metabolism without food?
    I don't want foods that boost your metabolism, i just want drinks and exercises that boost your metabolism. I am REALLY desperate because I am REALLY fat (5'9 178.2 pounds!). Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Interval training is the way to go. You'll burn more calories than any other workout both during the workout AND for 24 to 48 hours after. It gives you a great afterburn as well as stimulate your muscle building hormones.

      Definition: Interval training involves alternating high intensity exercise with recovery periods. There are different ways to do interval training. One option is measured periods of work followed by measured periods of rest. An exampe would be 1 minute of high intensity work (such as a sprint), followed by 2 minutes of low intensity exercise (e.g., walking) and alternating that several times for 15-30 minutes.

    How can I boost my metabolism for weight loss?
    I am trying to lose weight. I need to boost my metabolism.
    I currently workout 3 times a week for 30 minutes. I eat three meals with 2 snacks. I usually eat fruits and fresh vegetables.

    • ANSWER:
      Our own metabolism system play a vital part in controlling the amount of body fat burned in the process of providing energy to the body. Knowledge about our own metabolism function is the mother to all weight loss programs. With the knowledge you not only reduce your weight but able to maintain an ideal weight and living a healthy life. Best of all you can eat what you most enjoyed without gaining any weight. This website is dedicated to expose the risk of diet pills and highlight the criteria of a safe & effective weight loss program. Probably it could save your life.

      Since 2005 I have tried reducing my weight using most of the so-called popular weight loss program from the internet but with no avail until I meet the following weight loss program that is finally worked for me with all the above criteria. I am confident that it will work for you too.

    What kind of food will boost your metabolism?
    I know EGCG which is found in green tea is supposed to boost it, but besides that i havent heard of anything. answers would be appreciated. i have gotten in the habit of eating very little, which also slows my metabolism, so i need something that will boost it back up there lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this link, it should be helpful

    What type of foods boost your metabolism rate?
    I would like to know which types of food and drinks boost your metabolism rate?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know but I would say high protein foods

    How much does running in the morning boost your metabolism?
    I'm 20 and 138lbs so my regular metabolism is around 1500 calories a day. But if remain on a treadmill for an hour every morning within 1:30 after I wake up and burn (according to the machine) 650 calories in an hour, how much does burning that boost my metabolism? I also eat breakfast right away after I wake up so my metabolism starts up right away.

    • ANSWER:
      Metabolism is the burning of calories from food and converting it into energy which your body needs, to function healthily.

      So when you exercise, you need energy to do it so your body draws it from food you consume or from the fat stores.

      The fact that you're burning calories tells you that you've boosted your metabolism.

      By how much your metabolism boosted? Well, it's by the number of calories you burned during exercise.

      Here's a guide on metabolism which might help you further:

    What can a person with hypothyroidism do to boost their metabolism?
    I am already taking thyroid medication - but would like to lose weight, and have more energy! What else can I do to boost my metabolism? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I just lost 100 pounds...I ate an apple and coffee first thing in the am....had a high protein breakfast and about 10 am I had another apple...all the rest of the day i ate normal but portion control......tried not to touch sugar.

      took me a year but I am 100 pounds lighter....

    What is the best/fastest way to boost your metabolism?
    Mk I'm not going on all those silly diets and stuff what is the best and fastest way to boost your metabolism? Me and my friend are wanting to raise our metabolisms together so we can help one another. So we're doing it now, but we dont know how. A little help Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1. Eat breakfast! Food first thing in the morning kick-starts your metabolism and keeps it going, so the body won't think it's being starved.

      2. Drink tons of water! This one's self explanatory.

      3. Don't skip meals to diet! The body will then think it's being starved, so the metabolism slows down in order to save the remaining food left in the body. (reference to number 1)

      4. Do lots of exercise! The extra muscle built up from the exercise will burn/replace any fat in the body and helps increase the metabolism.

      5. Eat small meals between every 2-3 hours! This keeps the body's digestive system busy with digesting food, so the metabolism quickens. I suggest a 300-500 calorie breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a 100 calorie snack between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner.

    How can I boost my metabolism?
    I am 29, severely overweight, and have 2 special needs toddlers. I need an extra energy boost to keep up with them, and hopefully to help me lose weight. I have practically NO metabolism, and haven't since I was a teenager. Any natural remedies? No insultive answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to boost metabolism is to work out, focusing on strength training. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn regardless.

      Drinking ice cold water rather than room temperature burns extra calories as you body brings its temperature up.

      Green tea is supposed to boost metabolism, and some vitamins can help as well. Check out One-A-Day to see what they have.

    How often and how much should i eat to boost my metabolism to lose weight?
    Ok I hear that you have to eat every so often to boost your Metabolism. So i Need to know how many minutes between meals there should be.

    • ANSWER:
      You should definatly start with a small but healthy breakfast. If you skip that, you're metabolism does not start.
      Then eat 5-6 more small meals throughout the day.
      There isn't really a time frame to put on it. I eat about every 3-4 hours, like a baby does, it keeps your body going and I don't stuff myself at any time ever!
      Just eat enough to feel not hungry any more and make sure it's healthy foods not junk!

    What foods and excercises boost your metabolism very quickly?
    What foods, should I consume, and what excercises, should I do, to boost my metabolism extremely quickly???!! (I know that drinking water boosts your metabolism quickly, so from now on, I only drink you don't need to mention drinking water since I already know this fact).
    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

      To increase your metabolism is to stop eating the traditional three meals a day and start eating several smaller meals a day. A good way to do this is to eat small meals composed of a lean protein such as fish or chicken and vegetables or fruit.

    Example of daily diet to boost metabolism?
    I am well aware that in addition to regular exercise, one must also eat about six smaller meals per day to aid in boosting metabolism. I've been told this by many people. I would just like some examples of a daily diet that would help one to boost their metabolism.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's my recipe for my high protein complex carb shake:

      1 banana
      1/4 teaspoon vanilla
      1 cup skim milk or soy milk
      1 Tablespoon bee pollen
      Ice blended to desired consistency.

      I have a shake first thing in the morning. Then I have a protein bar a couple hours later. Another shake around noon. Some fruit a couple hours later. A healthy meal for supper. Then I have another shake about 30 minutes before bed. This will keep your metabolism up.

      The reason I use bee pollen is for the natural B vitamins and it is also higher in protein than whey. It contains vitamins C and E. Plus trace minerals and contains complex carbohydrates. So you see you have a complete food in one tablespoon mixed in a shake. It will give your shake kind of a nutty taste. I get my bee pollen from because I have found they have the freshest and purest on the market. Also this is where I got the

    How much do I need to eat in order to boost my metabolism?
    I've done lots of research into fitness and such over the past few weeks and one theme I've noticed is the idea of eating every 3 or so hours to keep your metabolism high. However, what is required to boost it? For instance will a box of raisins be enough? How about liquids, would soup or milk have the same effect?

    • ANSWER:
      I eat as much as a want every day and i maintain a healthy weight and figure. I at least have a protein shake for breakfast that way my metabolism gets started then I consume mostly meals containing meat and i have a few snacks throughout the day, and i only weight-lift for like 20 minutes a day. By gaining muscle a human body naturally uses more calories. So you don't need much to get a faster metabolism a box of raisins will do but in order to maximize eat protein and weight-lift on top of that.

    What is the most effective diet pill to control hunger and boost my metabolism ?
    What is the most effective diet pill to control hunger and boost my metabolism ?

    • ANSWER:

      If you are looking for the fastest way to lose weight with diet pill. I suggest doing what this mom did

      Combining the Acai, Cleanse and Rezveratrol to get the best diet result

      Hope this help,

    How many cups of green tea should you drink to really boost your metabolism?
    I have been eating really healthy, mainly fruits and vegetables and I exercise for about 1-2 hours per day. I drink about 3 cups of green tea a day but I didn't know if it was enough. I bring my green tea with no sugar, honey or anything added to it. How much does each cup boost your metabolism? And to be really effective, how many cups should I be drinking?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont think u should drink dat much green tea. because green tea is like coffee but without caffeine(i think) so green tea keeps u awake and full with energy more. i think u should drink only 8 fl. oz. of green tea sometimes not everyday. because most drinks says u should only drink 8 fl. oz. i heard this one tea (i forgot wat its called, srry) can help u concentrate on things and help u study better. some tea have there own special effects.

    What are some ways to help boost my metabolism?
    I have a medium, almost high metabolism and I wanna boost it so it is easier to cleanse myself inside and help loose weight.
    Okay, anything other than exercise. Like drinks or shakes and stuff plz ♥

    • ANSWER:
      the best, most healthful way to increase your metabolism is with exercise. if you are trying to lose body fat by boosting your metabolism to boos the metabolism of your muscle cells which can be trained to burn fat. One good way to teach your muscles to burn fat is to do high intensity interval training (HIIT)

      HIIT is 20 seconds of exercise and 10 seconds of rest, repeated 5 to 8 times. (sometimes called the Tabata method) Only 3 sessions per week should be done to let your body recover between sessions. There are many scientific studies using this method after the first study by Tabata in 1994. Tabata demonstrated significant body fat loss using HIIT after 2 months of 3 times per week workouts.

      If you search YouTube for High intensity interval training you can see the wide variety of exercise that can be done during the 20 seconds of exercise. Most gym workouts are not intense enough to burn significant fat. The lower intensity gym exercises are good for other things and are not necessarily designed specifically to burn fat.

      Dieting will not trigger your body to burn fat, in fact, cutting back on calories will cause your body to store fat and only give it up with extreme reluctance, and your body will pack on fat as soon as you eat a little extra. Stay away from any food or drink that contains high fructose corn syrup because HFCS is very easy for your liver to turn it into fat.

      the video link below has a nice explanation of the Tabata method with some sample exercises.

      I've been doing HIIT for about a year and it works great, I don't have much fat. I jump rope and do some of the other exercises in the video. I've managed to get up to 20 jumps for the 5 repeats. I jump with both feet together to get high off the ground. It is amazing how much effort it takes to jump rope this way! (male, 5'10" 145 pounds) and I am active all day and sleep very well.

    How do you boost your metabolism?
    I have been eating way more healthy and have lost quite a bit of weight. but are there any tricks that can help boost your metabolism even more then it already is?

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a link that has a list of foods that are proven to boost you metabolism

      Hope this helps sounds like your of to a good start :)

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After a week you can lose 5 pounds with just 30 minutes of exercise per week and with great tasting meals that take just minutes to do. People often end up using more difficult methods which is why they never succeed, they give up half way through and end up getting back to their "old bodies" leading to depression and feelings of guilt. To avoid this, you need to be sure you are using a proven plan that will give you everlasting results, stay away from gimmicks and extremely strict methods otherwise you will get burnt out and say "I quit!". Learn how to lose weight quickly in 7 days with this metabolism boosting diet plan and exercising system today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Do (Metabolism boosting) diet pills work?
    I don't want people, who have never used these pills, leaving answers saying not to try them because its a waste of money.. please. I would like to hear answers from those who have used them personally.

If there is any that works, please tell me what you use.



    Metabolism boosting?
    I'm an active, 25 year old female. It's been suggested to me to try a three day metabolism boosting 'diet' of mainly lean ground beef and green veggies to 'flush' out the carbs and get my body more focused on burning those last stubborn 3 pounds. Does this work? Will you put the 3 pounds back on the 4th day when you reintroduce you carbs? I'm not looking for a lifestyle change to low-carb dieting... I don't buy into that at all. But will a 3 day program offer a boost?

    I work out 6 days a week for at least 1.5 hours (including cardio/strength training/stretching) with a goal to (besides kill those last 3 pounds) tone up my muscles and it seems like my body may suffer without the carbs with that routine.

    any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the diet you are talkign about is the TNT diet. In fact this diet is actaul a 12 week plan during whihc the first 4 weeks advocates mow carbs via eating only vegetables and some fruits. Then as you move into 5th week on, you introduce a few meal of normal carbs from grains.

      The thing is if you reduce the amount of protein you eat and increase the carbs the equation remains the same if you substitute in the right quantities. Both have 4 calories per gram so if you just keep the amoont of grams the same but change the protein for carbs you should not get any weight gain.

      I would like to highlight to you that wiht oyur exercise routine and should have some carbs before your exercise and some after, They should not be unhealthy but quick absorbing sugars like fruits. Also low ccarb does not mean no carb. You can eat as much vegeatbles as you can without feeling stuffed. vegetables are full of water and fibre and low incalories, You feel full but wihtout the calories. Good Luck

    13year old girl serious about dieting & boosting metabolism, I need a good diet plan?
    im a 13 year old girl, 5'1 and 90 lbs. YES i am very aware i am not overweight. that's because i went on a crash diet for about 6 months. but now my metabolism is slow and messed up. i really need help boosting it with out the extreme weight gain. so if anyone will be nice enough to give me info and write me a good schedule for eating that would be fantastic! :) this is what im eating now, i dont know if its good though...

    6:00am-Breakfast: big bowl of honey nut cheerios(330) with 1 cup of skim milk(90k) and a light&fit yogurt(60k)
    9:00am-Snack: 90 calorie chewy quaker bar
    12:30pm-Lunch: fiber1 yogurt(50k), apple slices(30k), 1/2 cup of blueberries(40k), juice box(100k)
    3:00pm-big bowl of honey nut cheerios(220) with 1/2 of skim milk(50k)
    5:30pm-Dinner: mini can of tuna(no mayo)(80k) with steamed veggies; broccoli, collie flower, and carrots(45k)
    Total: 1,190 calories.

    is that enough?
    am i eating healthy?
    what should i change?

    EXERCISE: i dont really have time for exercise. the only exercise im doing is walking up and down stairs in school and walking from class to class. but i do own a stair master...if i have time at least 4 times a week to use it ill use it for 5 minutes then do 200 jumping jax, 15 push ups and 40 crunches. is that enough exercise?

    any other tips would be great!!

    • ANSWER:
      well, firt off that is a very good weight! i mean if your that shortish you are a cute weight!
      secondly: more muscle it will help you have a faster matabolism
      heres my schedule it works!:
      excersize(2-4hours daily)
      50-100 crunches
      20-50 situps
      200 jumping jacks
      get a hobby like cheer, dance(extreme), or gymnastics works!
      if you would rather attend those classes, do like me and just practice them for fun, at home
      100-200 squats
      running boosts it up!

      now eating:
      your eating is good enough protein, good calories, and it is healthy!
      congradulations!!!! i wish you luck!!!

    Is there a diet pill that actually works in boosting metabolism?
    I already work out and eat pretty well, but I really do have a slow metabolism. I'm not looking to lose any major weight, and I'm not looking for a pill that promises huge results. I also don't want a diuretic. I basically just want something that helps metabolism.
    • ANSWER:
      I have found that getting the proper amount of vitamins and exercise is about the only way. Exercise everyday and building a little muscle is about it. I take Women's one-a-day weight smart and it does seem to give me a lot more energy so think it may be working alongside exercise. Green tea and caffeine does give you a slight metabolic boost but exercise is the only way to permanently change your body's chem. It is hard at first to get into the rhythm of daily exercise but once you get in the hang of it you will see your metabolism and health sky-rocket!
    Foods and exercises that boost metabolism? Diet sodas and dieting. Fast weight loss?
    I would like to lose weight quickly and was wondering how diet sodas affect diets. I love diet sodas. I know that when you drink them they can make you want to eat more because it makes your body think that it had more sugar since diet sodas are sweet. Is there anything else they do to ruin diets? Let's say I drank diet soda and tryed really hard not to eat too much because of the diet soda, and I succeeded. Will it still affect my diet? How?
    • ANSWER:
      > Is there anything else they do to ruin diets?

      The real culprit is not the sugar--artificial or not.

      It is one's addiction to sweets. The habit.

      If one's craving does not go away, eventually he finds himself back to the same pit. The dieting cycle is endless. Taking up diet soda is only addressing the end of the problem, not the root of the problem. And manufacturers understand this fact, so they appease their consumers. They keep consumers wanting sugar so they can profit.

      In America a lot of things are designed to the effect of dependence.

      One day you drink diet soda, the other day you want brownies, another day you get fat-free ice-cream. You are convinced you will not gain weight because, on paper, you cancel out all the sweet calories with that diet soda. See how this doesn't work? The whole regime keeps you coming back. It robs your focus. Instead of focusing on the positive image, your focus is on "How to not gain weight from EATING SUGAR." Your mindset still depends on consuming it.

      If you can quit anything for 30 days, the rest is easier. And you begin to focus on something else, and eventually you forget about it. Come on, you can do it!!!!!

    how much kelp per day in your diet to get the full benefits of boosting metabolism?
    recommended daily quantity of natural kelp in your diet to take advantage of all the benefits of this food. I do not want to take pills. I want to buy it at a health food store ...which typically sells it by the sheet or by the pound in its dried form
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    Would this diet work for boosting metabolism and losing fat?
    Breakfast (at around 7)- Kashi Lean cereal with low fat organic milk + piece of fruit
    Snack (at around 11)- 8 to 10 almonds + bottle of water
    Lunch (at 1:30)- chicken sandwich or pizza (not much choice here cause I have to eat school cafeteria lunch)
    Snack (at around 4)- piece of fruit + sandwich
    Dinner (at around 6)- whatever my mom prepares (usually healthy)

    I've been told to spread out my meals into 5-6 meals instead of 3 a day (counting snacks as small meals) in order to speed up my metabolism, so that's what I did.

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    who knows a good product for boosting metabolism?
    I am exercizing and eating a balanced diet but my metabolism is sluggish.I am looking for a product/products that anyone out there has tried that works to boost the metabolism that you would share.
    • ANSWER:
      eating more often, smaller meals. i found that eating 6 times a day helped my metabolism. this has worked for a few of my friends too. i heard that a glass of red wine a day helps too. stay away from any drugs that are supposed to help. stay healthy the natural way and there will be no suprises later on. good luck
    How can I boost my metabolism after taking prescription diet pills for several years?
    I'm a mother of 3 who just recently gave up several bad habits including smoking, drinking energy drinks daily, and taking prescriptionn diet pills. I decided that I need to clean up my bad habits for my children's sake, but of course my metabolism is crazy!!! I am gaining weight really fast. What can I do to kick start my metabolism before it's to late?
    • ANSWER:
      its going back to what it would be.. you cant without going back to old habits. it would be this way if u never started... metabloism raises with drinking alot of water though, slightly but decreases with age is natural
    What is the best diet pill that will boost my metabolism?
    I will be starting Weight Watchers and exercising next week. I was wondering which diet pill will help my metabolism so I'm motivated to exercise longer than 10 minutes?
    • ANSWER:
      pills Don't work I used them , many different ones. Smaller more frequent meals (or meal bars or fruits for snacks). Get an MP3 player and find exercise that works for you. For me it was biking, I love it! I can do about an hour each day and I look forward to it.
    What diet pills are the best for my metabolism?
    I have a very slow metabolism and have tried everything to lose weight, I'm at the end of my road I've tried going to the gym every night to eating as little as possible nothing seems to work, I would like to know if anyone has used any diet pills to boost their metabolism that have actually worked. I would really appreciate any feedback. Thank You
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      No pills. Your body thinks You are starving it - so now it is storing every bit of food it can. You need to eat fresh- several times a day and drink lots of water. keep working out. Spicy food boost your metabolism. Do not eat prepackaged foods. Fresh is best - no sodas and watch your salt intake. You body is smart-- if you feel hungry- then you are not eating often enough. Same if you are thirsty - you aren't drinking enough - once you feel these- you are losing the battle- and your body goes into survival mode- afraid you won't give it the fuel it needs to survive.
    How long will it take for my metabolism to adjust to a regular Diet and exercise program?
    I am 40 years old and diabetic and have decided to start a diet and exercise program in order to lose weight and get healthy. I was wondering how long it would take for my metabolism to adjust to the diet and exercise program? Since I am 40 and diabetic will my body automatically boost my metabolism because of the diet and exercise program or will I have to take drastic measures in order to boost my metabolism?
    • ANSWER:
      The best place to start would be light exercises until your ready to do more than say 10 minutes or so, second eating the right food like fruit and vegetables, and most of all don't give up hope, it will happening one day and unfortunate it can't happen overnight it takes time. I weigh 257.9lbs and am trying desperately to lose weight so I know were you come from. Try this website for low fat recipes.
    Do energy drinks really boost your metabolism? Which diet drinks work the best?

    I really like some of the diet/low calorie energy drinks out there but am sceptical as to whether the REALLY up your metabolism. Has anyone had a positive experience with them boosting metabolism, or are they just a tasty way to get a daily dose of caffeine?

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      Energy drinks like tab monster red bull etc they speed ur metabolisum but then it slows down ur heart rate and eventually it will stop so I wouldnt recomend drinkin them
    what is a good diet pill that boost your metabolism?
    i dont need a an appetite suppressant, i want something that will help shed the pound as i work out. i've heard hydroxicut was a good one. what do yall think.

    and i am eating healthy and exercising. i want to go from 130 to 120 before i go to italy this summer.

    • ANSWER:
      None are good. You want to lose 10 pounds by summer. That's 24 weeks, or 1/2 pound per week.(very easy) Just watch what you eat, quit soda, and kick up the exercise a notch and you'll reach your goal without introducing that artificial crap into your body. Your body will thank you for it...
    What kind of diet can boost your metabolism?
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      a diet that makes u eat regular basis : like every three hours, that would be 6 times a day. 3 meals and 3 small snacks , I even eat a 4th when I´m awake for too many hours. And you want to make sure you get enough protein to feed your muscles well....CARDIO EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LIFTING WILL BOOST YOUR METABOLISM WITH THE RIGHT DIET! ....thats why athletes have such a great metabolism! you can make your body a fat burning machine eating and exercising right! Good sleep also.....I once read that people that don´t sleep much or less than 6 hours each day , their metabolism become slower...interesting uh?
    Do prescription diet pills really boost your metabolism?
    A friend took some for a couple months and lost over 80 pounds and said she had no side effects and it just boosts her metabolism. Is this true?
    Also, should I be proud of her for loosing so much weight for taking this pill? Thanks.
    • ANSWER:
      The problem with pills is...when you stop the weight comes back. Pills are never the answer...exercise is the only real way to lose weight. On you being proud of her....sure why not....make her feel good til she gains it all back
    Diet pills and protein bars?? Or just stick with a healthy diet?
    I've been in the gym, working very hard for five weeks. I've also incorporated a very healthy diet. I've lost 12 pounds so far, and Im thrilled with the results. However, a trainer at the gym explained that the first 10 lbs. are easy, it becomes a true effort after that. She suggested eating protein bars or shakes after my workout, and even a metabolism boosting diet pill each day. First, is this info correct, and second, there are so many bars and pills out there, what should I take??
    • ANSWER:
      AS a personal trainer, I would NEVER suggest a client take a weight loss pill. ANd I don't subscribe to the fact that the first 10 are the easiest...... if you are following a sensible diet, and change your routine every 8 weeks or so, you will continue to see results.

      protein bars, are, in my opinion, nothin more than glorified candy bars... there are a few good ones, but I would rather see a client eat a real meal of HEALTHY food that a bar.

      protein shakes are very good post workout... amke sure the one you use is not full of sugar and other junk. Syntrax makes a great one called Nectar, which has 0 net carbs, 28 grams protein, mixes instantly with water, tastes great, ( I like the fuzzy navel), and has only 90 calories per serving. Try mixing it with 1 cup non fat plain yogurt and 1/2 cup berries for a nutritious post workout snack.

    If I drink Diet Green Tea to boost metabolism do I still need a ton of water a day ?
    Or does the water in the bottle of tea count towards my daily water?
    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you should still be drinking water. I've been taking a diet green tea that I got a free sample of from and it has definitely helped my metabolism but I still am drinking TONS of water!
    How to boost metabolism while on the crash diet?
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      You probably won't like this but the who concept of a diet slows down your metabolism. When you don't eat what your used to the body will slow itself down (metabolism included) in order to preserve fats and nutrients. When people eat 8 small meals a day their metabolism sky rockets, so here is the best I can tell you. There are pills that are made to give temporary boost to metabolism but they are not supposed to be used while on a diet. When your metabolism increases your body consumes nutrients and if your not taking in enough calories you run the risk of passing out or worse. I don't recommend doing this but it is basically the only way if your dieting.

      If your interested the best path would be to increase what your eating but just make it healthy, fruits, veggies and lean meats (turkey and chicken). And don't eat it all at once, eat a bunch of small meals through the day and you will start dropping weight faster than you will on a diet.

    what is the most effective diet pill to control hunger and boost my metabolism ?
    I am asking for my daughter she is currently only seventeen , and has struggled with weight her whole life. She has tryed everything, now just wondering which diet pill is best to aid her in her quest of a healthy weight. Please do not answer with diet and exercise as the only way to go , i know that people say there are risks and i understand that.
    • ANSWER:
      Please do not let your daughter take diet pills. That will be the worst decision. I have tried at least 10 different ones and none of them worked. They just made me very sick and miserable.

      If you can afford it then enroll her to a weight watchers class.

    Does fasting and metabolism pills help you lose weight?
    If i was on the lemonade diet, taking metabolism boost pills and excercising? Please help. I urgently need to lose weight. Im like depressed! I dont care about health and stuff.. If someone has a better way for me to lose weight please reccomend something!
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      I haven't heard of metabolism pills -- but there are natural ways to speed up your metabolism, mostly involving herbal teas and stuff like that.
    i was really stupid and decided to crash diet, which gave me great results but ive been binging so bad! and i really need to start eating like a normal person. but i cant with my extremely slow metabolism from crash dieting. so can someone be helpful enough to give me a diet plan to help boost it? and approx. how long will it take? btw, im 13 5'2 and 90 lbs. im not really a fan of meat but i will eat lamb from this greek restaurant that my mom gets a lot.

    this is pretty much all i have in the house(mom doesn't buy a lot)

    steamed broccoli
    fresh strawberries
    fresh blueberries
    60 calorie light & fit yogurts
    skim milk
    honey nut cheerios
    plain oatmeal
    nutri-grain granola bars
    and that's about it.

    also, i do own a stairmaster so i can use that for some exercise. i can do jumping jax, and crunches. but how many a day?!
    I'm going to be join track in the spring, if that matters.
    as of now, im TRY OUT for girls basketball(but i may not make the team)
    so i have some sort of exercise.

    make sure this diet plan includes snacks, like fruits or 100 calorie packs that my mom can buy.

    THANKS SO MUCH, you guys are really helpful :)

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      Here is a day. Message me for a week. Mark me as best answer for a month plan.

      One day meal plan:

      Breakfast - Smoothie with 1 cup of mixed berries, half a cup of milk, half a cup of ice cubes, and 1-1 and 1/2 scoops of protein powder. I use power bar vanilla flavor.

      Snack 1 - Protein bar. I use "23 grams of protein".

      Lunch - Sandwich with low fat meat, low sodium cheese, and whole wheat bread. Vegetables, or salad with low fat dressing.

      Snack 2 - Cooked soy nuts (salt them to add flavor).

      Dinner Option 1 - Cooked fish (halibut preferably) with low fat lemon sauce and long grain rice, plus mixed vegetables or salad. Add bread or a roll if you need more calories.

      Dinner Option 2 - Hard noodles that you boil, plus low fat meat sauce or tomato sauce. If neither appeals to you add pesto sauce. Plus bread or a roll for extra calories.

      Remember to drink 64 ounces of water per day, approximately 8 large glasses. This helps to make you feel full, quench thirst, and flush out any bad stuff inside you.

      This meal plan will not only help you build the muscle that you want, but shed any fat off you may have.

      Goodluck on your diet.

    What about if you take some pills to boost your metabolism along with diet pills? how fast would that work?
    can you mix the two? and what ones of each are actually going to work and work fast?.....preferably with NO dramatic side effects
    • ANSWER:
      No this doesn't sound like a good idea. it might be too much for you it's like double the dose. Sounds pretty risky.

      If you need to lose weight fast and have no medical issues. Drink lots of water, eat a diet of lots of greens anyway you want to make them and exercise or walk for an hour morning and night. The exercise speeds up your metabolism, morning and night, keeps it going strong all day. Drinking water will help to keep you felling full and the greens are normally free foods, not many calories, and not too bulky. Add to this a filler of whole grain cereal and an apple--You'll be pleasantly surprised--Most people can't stick with this though--it takes incredible willpower.

    What are some good supplements for boosting metabolism and burning fat?
    I am going to start eating better, drinking water, and working out, so i dont want a diet pill i want something that will help me burn fat. I am 13 so i dont want anything to cause health damage to me
    • ANSWER:
      Anything with Caffeine will speed up your metabolism. If you drink about two cups of Green Tea a day or take a Green Tea Extract supplement that will help a great deal.

      Remember not to starve yourself; you just need to eat less more often. Aim for at least 6 small meals a day. This will keep your bodies metabolism in full gear.

      Stay away from quick carbs and eat plenty of protein and you will be looking great in no time.

      Look here for some great workout videos that will get you started on the right track.

    What is a good diet, and exercise program, that will give me a higher Metabolism?
    I'm looking to get on a diet, and exercise to lose weight, and also boost my metabolism. Any ideas?
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      Intentional weight loss is a deliberate attempt to lose weight. Although there are many programmes to help lose weight, the only proven long-term and safe method is to burn more calories than are ingested. This is achieved either by reducing the caloric intake (eat less food or healthier food) or by increasing the energy expenditure (exercise more). Often, behaviour modification techniques like eating smaller portions are also used to help control eating habits. Once the weight is lost, these habits can be modified slightly for weight maintenance.

      One pound of fat contains approximately 3,500 calories, so to lose one pound a week, a person should consume approximately 3,500 fewer calories per week. This can be done by reducing the daily intake by 500 calories per day (500 x 7 days will provide a deficit of 3,500 calories per week). To lose 2 pounds per week, a deficit of 1,000 calories per day is required. If this seems impossible, physical activity also contributes significantly to weight loss. The deficit of 500 to 1,000 calories can come from a combination of increased physical activity and reduced intake on a daily basis. Therefore, one does not need to experience significant food deprivation. The lowest intake per day recommended for females is 1,200 calories, unless they are in a medically-supervised, very low-calorie regimen which may have a daily level of 500 to 800 calories per day. The lowest level recommended for males is 1,500 calories per day. A very low-calorie diet can also be used by males if they are in a medically-supervised programme.

      A key to weight maintenance and weight loss is to increase daily activity - things like taking the stairs, rather than the elevator or walking rather than driving when possible make a real difference.

      Few tips to bring about weight loss as well as ensuring good health:

      1.Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products like wheat.

      2.Increase the consumption of complex carbohydrates like whole wheat, millet (jowar) and barley (bajra)

      3.Restrict refined products such as flour (maida) and its products such as bread, noodles, macaronis and pastas in regular diet

      4.Restrict fat and cholesterol rich foods. Only non-vegetarian foods (like eggs and dairy products) are good sources of cholesterol, however saturated fatty acids present in butter, ghee, vanaspati and coconut get metabolised to cholesterol in our body

      5.Reduce the amount of sugars consumed

      6.Consume raw fruits and vegetables in form of salads and raitas in every meal. These provide adequate vitamins, minerals and fibre. Fibre is essential as it aids in digestion, has an effective role in managing obesity and cardiovascular problems

      7.Limit salt intake

      8.Have small portions of food at a time

      9.Do not skip meals

      10.Have regular meal timings

      11.Do not eat while cooking and watching television

      12.Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses) in a day

      13.Exercise regularly. Do brisk walking at least for 20-40 minutes in a day
      The best exercises that are sustainable and safe to loose weight are aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises usually involve vigorous exercises sustained over a period of several minutes and their effect is to increase the efficiency of the lungs, heart and blood circulation, which are collectively known as the aerobic system. Short and sharp bursts of activity which rely on the body's reserves of oxygen do not produce a similar improvement. Exercises should increase strength and mobility and also aid relaxation. You can choose walking, swimming, bicycling as per your fitness level and increase gradually. You should plan on 20-minute sessions at least 3 times per week. Gradual changes in eating habits will help encourage a permanent lifestyle change. A slow weight loss of 1 or 2 pounds a week, until the desirable body weight is reached, is best.

    Im trying to loose weight through diet and exercise can anyone recomend any supplements to boost my metabolism?
    Im aware alot of people don't agree with diet pills but that's not what im looking for. Im looking for something i can combine with my diet and exercise to give me a little boost. Im currently on weight watchers and going to the gym several times a week.
    • ANSWER:
      I finds it..because i also like you..this info good for we..
      i always control my diets..i also try to use supplements..BUT it not good for a log time said doctor.. Doctor suggest and recommend to control my i get information diets from like this from this info..
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    what can help you boost your metabolism?
    When you're on diet shouldnt boosting up your metabolism help? Well i was wondering if anyone knew of any drinks or foods that make you speed up your metabolism? Or any good diet pills that do it?
    • ANSWER:
      Hi I work for a health video website called Here is a link to a video we created on metabolism- boosting foods:

      Hope this helps!~

    Diet Pill Metabolism Boost after Celexa Weight Gain Suggestions?
    Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations to the road back to my original weight.
    I had been on Celexa medication for 8 months, in this period of time I have gained 15 pounds. I have been off the pills now for 2 months and am trying to shead the weight but am struggling. I am not overweight and others wouldnt think Im fat but for me personally I have a really hard time accepting the extra weight .
    It seems my metabolism has totally stopped and slowed to a hault.
    I have never had an issue with weight before.
    My eating and exercise habits have not changed so it's really difficult to understand and accept.
    Does anyone have any recommendations regarding ways to help improve my metabolism and internal balance?
    I know that the SSRI inhibitors affect metabolism, after having done some research wondering what was going on.
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    I dont know how to comment after someone's post.
    THank you for the suggestion but it appears that suppliment is not available in Canada.
    Looks like it's been banned.
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    i need a list of meal that can boost metabolism. a diet. i skip meals.:( help thank you?
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    Are there any small size diet pills or vitamins I can take?
    I am not particularly looking for diet pills but more-so multivitamins that are about the size of Tylenol or Advil. Even when i cut the pills they are still too thick for me to swallow, so if there are any suggestions for working multivitamins (hopefully some with green tea or boosting metabolism) or even diet pills (just to consider) it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!
    • ANSWER:
      Check with the pharmacist at your drugstore. They can look up the size of the pills so you don't end up spending money on pills you can't swallow.
    Is there a diet pill or vitamin that can boost my energy and metabolism?
    i am 20 years old and obese. I want to loose weight and get down to a healthy weight. I've been exercising and started watching my proportions, however i was wondering if there was something safe to you that could help me w my energy and metabolism.
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    boosting my metabolism after dieting...?
    i didnt really mean for it to happen but i ate until i was full and such and i ate healthy but all the healthy food didnt have enough calories so i am only eating about 800-950 calories a day. ): and i dont want my metabolism to be slowing down.

    i do exercise 5-7 days a week and i drink the recommended 64 oz. of water. but i'm scared that i slowed down my metabolism ):

    btw: i'm fifteen. female. and 130 pounds. i recently lost about 40 pounds... over a 5-6 month period.

    • ANSWER:
      congrats on losing 40 pounds! As for your question. Your metabolism has already slowed down! Between the combination of your diet and exercise. You're simply not getting enough calories for the amount of physical activities you engage in.

      Sedentary folks need about 1200 to 1300 calories a day. Seeing that you're active you should at least be getting this amount I just stated.

      Here's one way to quickly get your metabolism back in sync. Add some snacks in between meals. Apples, yogurt, nuts, are great choices.

      So here's what you could be doing:

      mid-morning snack
      mid-afternoon snack
      after-workout snack

      This will help you give fuel to your body. You don't want to pass out on the treadmill after all. Your body burns calories for fuel. So you need to make sure you have enough fuel.

      With the amount of exercise you are doing even if you increase your calories to 1300 you should have no problem keeping the weight off.

    Does Diet coke boost your metabolism, slow it down or nothing at all?
    because I have two friends, one of thems pretty fat and he eats lots but drinks just diet coke, and my other friend eats lots as well but hes thin as a rake
    • ANSWER:
      Drinking diet coke will not affect your metabolism.
      But diet coke (or any other drinks that have sugar) can make you gain weight. Diet coke might have lower calories but something is making that drink sweet. Your body will take that sugar and convert into fat and store it if you are not exercising and burning it off. (eating alot does not help either)

      Metabolism largely dependent on how you eat,and how much you exercise. (genetics also plays a role). I also read somewhere that the types of food and amount of you food you consume during your childhood will dictate your weight as a grown up. (But everything can be reversed with hard work and training)

    im going to start drinking green tea so i can boost my extremely slow metabolism from a crash diet and lose some weight.

    but what are good green teas i can get easy acsess too?
    Arizona Green Tea? is that a good one??????
    list more

    best list 10 points!!!!!

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    Boosting Your metabolism?
    Up until a few months ago I was in good shape 10.5 percent body fat and exercising everyday but I lost my job so I couldn't pay for my gym membership. During that time I was stuck at home and kept eating like I always did around 3200 Calories per day now I'm up to 18.7 percent body fat and I have no energy to do anything. I got my membership back so it's a start. I'm wondering what is the best way to boost your metabolism, I've heard about the all protein diet to boost your metabolism but I don't have the money to spend on steaks everyday. I really hate feeling lazy like this, any help would be greatly appreciated.
    • ANSWER:
      Besides exercise, there's plenty of ways to modify your diet to increase your metabolism.

      First, you need to eat about 6 or 7 small meals throughout the day instead of just 2 or 3 larger meals. What this does is gives your body fuel to keep your metabolism up, but not too much food so that it has excess it needs to store.

      Second, drink a lot more water. Keeping hydrated naturally prevents your metabolism from slowing down.

      Third, there's some supplements you can try like green tea.
      Not only is it loaded with antioxidents, but naturally helps speed up your metabolism. Caffeine does that also, but its not worth drinking soda because of all the sugar, and coffee isn't worth it unless its black.

      Otherwise, try to get back to doing more exercise.

      Good luck!

    if im becoming hungrier, is my "metabolism boosting pill" working?
    kay so i bought these weight defense pills, to aid in my diet. they're multivitamins and say they can also help boost my metabolism. i noticed that when i eat a normal breakfast, and then take these pills, my stomach begins to hurt with hunger in just a couple hours. does this mean they're working?
    • ANSWER:
      Mia's Girl,

      Primarily, that's what the metabolism pills will do, is amp up your natural metabolism, and tend to make you more hungry. So eat up and put them to good use!

    Starting my diet tomorrow, trying to boost metabolism & lose weight!?
    im starting my big diet tomorrow to try to lose some weight and boost my metabolism after my not wise, crash diet. i was on it for about 6 months, so you can imagine how messed up my metabolism is right now/

    how many calories should i consume?
    im 12, 5'1 and 90 lbs.

    i also own a Stair Master, so i can exercise a bit on that as well as crunches, and jumping jax.

    and what should i eat for dinner? I'm a vegetarian!

    thanks so much :)

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    The 6 meal a day diet only good for people who want to become muscley?
    Ive heard about this 6 meal a day diet. Aparently it boosts metabolism, helps you loose weight, sustains appetite.
    But is it only a good diet for guys who want to weight train and want bigger arms? and so on.
    Because i want to loose weight but i dont want to gain huge biceps and muscles.
    anyone done it or know much about it?
    • ANSWER:
      I eat about 6 meals a day. This is because I reach my satisfaction point very fast each meal and will get hungry every three hours or so. It does help to boost metabolism, helped me and others lose weight and remove hunger pangs.
      More importantly it is the type of foods you are eating.

      If you eat 6 meals of simple carbs, the above benefits are not going to happen.

      This diet does not build muscles. It is great for burning fats. To build muscles, you have to weight train.

      I am on low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein and a hour brisk walk 5 times a week, and I have lost 31lbs/14kg and gained better health. I am now maintaining my 108lbs/49kg for more than a year, with more fruits and complex carbs.

      Details such as my experience, meals, recipes, foods to buy, reading labels, walking as an exercise and to shape the body etc etc, are in my blog.

    is this a good eating routine for a 12 year old girl who's trying to boost her metabolism after crash diet!?
    12 year old girl, 5'2 and approx. 82lbs.
    i know im skinny but i want to remain skinny eating what a normal girl eats my age, NOT CRASH DIETING, i was so stupid for even doing it. now my metabolisms messed up ):

    im trying to boost up my metabolism because i was on a crash diet for 5 months and my metabolism is messed up so bad. im starting off kind of light because i don't want to gain weight so rapidly. also, im trying to fit in some kind of exercise; 100 jumping jax, 40 crunches, 2min on stairmaster. is that enough or more? i cant really do much exercise until spring because in spring, im joining my school track team. anyways, this is my eating schedule:

    breakfast(6:00am) big bowl of honey nut cheerios with skim milk(285k)
    snack(9:40am) 1 strawberry pop tart(100k)
    lunch(12:30pm) light & fit yogurt, 1 cup of blueberries.(165)
    snack(3:00pm) mini light & fit yogurt, 20 grapes(120k)
    dinner(5:35pm) big bowl of honey nut cheerios with skim milk(285k)

    is this good?
    give me any tips.
    if this isn't so good, correct me!

    thanks so much i REALLY appreciate it! (: x

    • ANSWER:
      No. That diet is absolutly awfull and if anything it will make your metabolism WORSE. It's ALL carbs, no protein at all. Carbs make you gain FAT. So it's stupid eating a load of them whilst trying to maintain your weight. You should add more calories into your diet, for example increase your calories by 100-200 every week. This WILL repair your metabolism as this is what anorexics have to do during recovery. Gradually your body will be able to handle around 2200 calories without gaining.
    Metabolism boosting pills?
    About a week ago, I decided I absolutely need to do something about my weight. By June, I am planning to lose 40 lbs through diet and exercise. All healthily! I am currently watching what I eat more intensely than I ever have, and after a few weeks of diet, I am going to join a gym. I'm a young (19) female, and I've had problems in the past when I've tried. I was wondering if there were any HEALTHY non-miracle promising pills that could help boost my metabolism?
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    does diet green boost your metabolism speed???
    i herd green tea but what about diet?
    • ANSWER:
      Yes. As long as it has actual green tea in it and not just green tea flavor. The diet green tea is a lot better since there isn't any (or much) sugar in it. Although green tea works much better if it's hot.
    Best diet to stick with to lose the most fat?
    Which is the best diet to burn fat. I already have an exercise regimen, and I started dieting and staying at about 1,300 calories daily, but I need to know a diet plan that I can stick to. One with the best metabolism boosting benefits or fat burning benefits! Thanks.
    • ANSWER:
      Low Carb Dieting Tip
      Your rate of metabolism dictates how many calories you burn. Heredity, gender, age, body size. diet and nutrition, activity level, and your overall health factor in on determining how high or low your metabolism is. It is normal for metabolism levels to lower as a person ages. Because of this it is important to begin stepping up your exercise routines in your thirties and forties.

      Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

      Eat Regularly - Eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day will give you energy throughout the day--helping you to burn calories. Whereas, calories eaten during larger meals tend to get stored as fat.
      Maintain a Balanced Diet - Not only how often you eat is important, but your food choices are equally as important. Nurture you body with the appropriate balance of protein and carbs.

      Eating whole foods rather than processed food gives your digestive system a workout that burns calories. For example: choose an apple over apple juice.
      Workout with Weights - Building muscle mass will replace stored fat. As you build muscle tissue your metabolism increases.
      Don't Forget Cardio - You need to get that heart rate up and breathe a little heavier. Twenty to thirty minutes of cardiovascular activity 5 days a week is recommended. Brisk walking or swimming are good. Or utilize exercise equipment (exercise bike, treadmill, or elliptical trainer)
      Fruits and vegetables are clearly an important part of a good diet. Almost everyone can benefit from eating more of them, but variety is as important as quantity. No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. The key lies in the variety of different fruits and vegetables that you eat.

    What's a good diet to kick off weight loss?
    I want to know of any good diets that boost your metabolism. Rigth now I'm 175-176 and would liek to get back down to 145-140 range.
    • ANSWER:
      There are SOOO many, you have to look online, to see which one matches your expectations.
    I'm turning 30 this year and need to keep my metabolism high. What should I do?
    I'm getting older and concerned about my metabolism slowing down. i found an article on saying eating well and lifting weights is the way to keep my metabolism boosted. What do you think? Do you know of any other ways to increase my metabolism into my 30s?
    • ANSWER:

  • Foods For Metabolism

    Eating Right for Your Metabolism Type

    Foods That Speed Metabolism

    Author: Jason Szova

    Copyright (c) 2008 Jason Szova

    Do you want to speed up your metabolism and lose some body fat? Here are 14 foods that you can eat that will help you do just that.

    Of course, you will always lose more weight if you follow a balanced nutrition plan and regular work out routine. These foods that speed metabolism, burn excess fat, and turn it into energy that we can all use.

    14 Foods that Speed Metabolism:

    1. Coffee:

    Coffee beans have been around for thousands of years. Before coffee became a popular drink, sheepherders noticed when their sheep ate the beans the animals became more productive.

    Ground coffee has been used as beverage for over seven hundred years. The caffeine in coffee causes our metabolism to speed up.

    2. Water: Water is essential to almost every metabolic process in your body. Inadequate amounts of water leads to your body's metabolism not performing at its maximum.

    Filling up with water can suppress hunger. Although you would think this would cause water weight gain- it is actually the opposite. The more water you drink, the less you retain.

    3. Rolled Oats:

    Rolled oats are usually sold as oatmeal, and the main ingredient in granola and muesli.

    Eating complex carbohydrates and fiber, found in rolled oats products, keep insulin levels low. Insulin sends messages to the body that it should store fat.

    Keeping insulin levels low allows your metabolism to burn excess fat.

    4. Whey Protein:

    Whey protein is a pure, natural, high quality protein from cow's milk. It is a rich source of the essential amino acids needed on a daily basis by the body.

    In its purest form, it contains little or no fat, lactose, or cholesterol. Whey protein provides a healthy benefit in weight management.

    5. Almonds: Almonds are the perfect snack. Nuts are high in metabolism-boosting protein and healthy fats.

    6. Green Tea:

    Green tea helps your body use more fat for energy. Drinking the tea provides weight loss benefits, along with anti-cancer and heart disease prevention.

    Green tea leaves are packed with the chemical EGCG. New information suggests that catechin, the active ingredient in green tea, speeds up metabolism.

    Research suggests that catechins improve thermogeneis, the body's production of energy from the digestive process.

    7. Turkey: Turkey is a low fat, high protein food that can be readily used by your body to create more muscle.

    Protein burns more calories than carbohydrates.

    8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Olive oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils.

    The oil is low in calories and polysaturated fat, but very high in monounsaturated fat, which benefits your body.

    Extra virgin olive oil is a step above "virgin olive oil." Created without the use of any chemicals, the acidity of extra virgin oil is very low, and contains no cholesterol.

    9. Canola Oil: The use of healthy cooking oils helps you lose weight, and fight the aging process. Canola oil contains monounsaturated fat, which is called the "healthy heart fat."

    Canola oil is low in saturated fat, considered "bad" fat, and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a key component of heart health.

    10. Whole grains:

    Complex carbs such as whole grains, and whole grain cereal have a metabolism boosting effect.

    Fiber slows down the digestive process, which speeds your metabolism.

    11. Berries:

    Berries contain antioxidants that speed up metabolism, burn off fat, and provide energy. Raspberries speed up metabolism by tripling the normal level in your body. The brindleberry is known as an appetite suppressant.

    13. Cayenne Pepper:

    Capsaicin is a chemical found in cayenne peppers that causes the human body to release stress hormones and boost metabolism.

    This action stimulates the body to produce more adrenaline. That causes your metabolism to work overtime and aids in burning calories.

    14. Vegetables: 'Good' carbohydrates are found in vegetables. Choose vegetables such as broccoli, which is loaded with fiber. Foods high in fiber content speed metabolism.

    All of the above 14 foods that speed metabolism are known for their ability to break up stored body fat. A diet including these foods will increase your energy level to help you lose weight.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. QUESTION:
      what foods help to raise metabolism? what food is high in antioxidant?
      what food raises metabolism rate? what food is high in antioxidant? what food are good for dieting, like when you're trying to not gain much calories and yet feel full after eating. so what kind of food is good when you're trying to lose weight without too much calories to burn?


      • ANSWER:
        im not sure about metabolism,
        but berrys are full of antioxidents.
    2. QUESTION:
      What foods boot your metabolism and give you more energy?
      I am trying to eat healthier and increase my exercise so that I may get down to a healthy weight and maintain it. I've heard that protein shakes are good for breakfast but don't really know anything about which ones are good. What foods or shakes will boost my metabolism and give me more energy?

      • ANSWER:
        Nothing boosts your metabolism. There are many myths out there about metabolism. Your metabolism is the rate at which the cells in your body burn calories. The more active you become, the more your cells need calories and oxygen from your blood. The more active = the higher the calorie burn. Different cells in your body need different amounts of calories to operate. Hence, muscle burns more calories than a fat cell.

        There are many other myths about metabolism. The best being, that as we age our metabolism slows down. Not true. The rate at which a muscle cell or fat cell burns energy (Calories) does not change. The make up of your body changes overtime (as we age, we spend more time sitting and doing nothing - at work, studying in college, watching your kids play basketball - instead of you playing softball).

    3. QUESTION:
      What are some foods that are really good for boosting your metabolism?
      And also, what kind of foods slow your metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        apples, fruits, vegetables. celery is really good because its like your eating "negative calories" because your burning off more calories digesting it than the celery is itself.
    4. QUESTION:
      Which foods speed up metabolism? Which foods take more calories to digest than are in them?
      Also, I've read that cellery is very good for dieting because it takes your body more calories to digest it than the mount of calories it has. What other foods do the same?

      • ANSWER:
        Speeding up the Metabolism varies with an individuals body. The most widely recommended way to speed up metabolism is to eat 5-6 small meals a day. (I did this a few years ago and did have great success, however, I know a girl who has tried this and not had a lot of success)

        As for the food part of the question, there are tons of what is called "negative calorie foods" out there... Some of course are better tasting than others so here goes...


        green cabbage
        graden cress
        green beans


        honey dew melon

    5. QUESTION:
      What foods increase your metabolism?
      As a recent college graduate, my metabolism took a huge hit due to irregular and less frequent meals, which were were usually junk food.

      I am looking for foods that speed up your metabolism that I could add to my current diet of 6 smaller portion meals a day, that I am pairing with my daily needed amount of water and exercise.


      • ANSWER:
        You can look at my YA profile and where it says " about me" there is a link for the best foods.

        ALthough... the quickest way to jump start your metabolism is to get out of bed and go for a quick run or walk, then start your day with food. At lunch take another walk after you get done eatting and then at dinner do you big work out before or depending on your night after you eat.

    6. QUESTION:
      what are the foods that will BOOST my metabolism, and foods that arnt good to eat. give me all !?
      Im going shopping today and seriously im going to get these good foods you guys tell me so please give me a bunch of different foods like snacks i can bring to school like green peppers and what not. :)

      oh and btw fish is good for mostly every night supper.. yes ?

      THANKS <3

      • ANSWER:
    7. QUESTION:
      what foods make your metabolism go faster?
      want to lose a little bit of weight sorta fast.
      my main concerned is my hips and belly.

      so im going on a diet soon just wanted to know what foods to looks for.

      • ANSWER:
        i heard carrots do.
        it even says it on the bag they come in.
        or at least, the bag mine came in.
    8. QUESTION:
      what are the metABOLISM boosting foods?
      1.i know grsapefruit juice now shows it helps lower insulin levels and burn fat
      2. i know protien like pb lower somehting adn make you less hungry for alonger period
      3. spinach has a bunch of benefits
      4. water is a must
      5. breads and carbd shouls have 3 grams of fiber or more
      6. what else can boost the fat burning and raise metabolism?

      how bad is incorporating rice?
      sorry for the spelling -i;m multitasking

      • ANSWER:
        Girl, the first thing you should be doing to boost your metabolism is eating small, frequent meals.

        Just digesting food requires you to expend energy, and your body interprets frequent eating as an indication that you are not starving.

        Why is this important?

        Because thousands of years of evolution have primed your body to look for signs of impending famine -- and not eating is one of them. When your body thinks that you don't have enough food available because you aren't eating enough, it will begin to conserve energy by slowing your metabolism and holding on to fat. On the other hand, if it thinks you have plenty of food to eat, it will amp up your metabolism and release fat.

        Also, by eating smaller meals, you'll be less likely to consume more calories than you body will need over the next 2-3 hours, which will reduce the likelihood of excess calories getting store as fat.

        So in addition to the great foods that you names above, you need to make sure you are eating 5-6 small meals a day. A small meal is around 200-250 calories, which will add up to around 1500 calories a day.

        When you do eat these small meals, try to always balance it out with some protein and a little good fat. So for instance, a cup of low-fat cottage cheese, an apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter would be a good, balanced meal. The protein and fat keeps your blood sugar in check and discourages you body from socking away calories as fat.

        Other foods that may help boost metabolism include black coffee (no cream or sugar), black tea (unsweetened) and green tea.

        Black tea is particularly interesting because recent research has shown that regular black tea consumption can reduce your body's tendency to store fat by reducing cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that your body releases when under stress and it can cause the body to conserve fat. The people studied who consume tea regularly (three times a day) had lower abdominal fat than those who did not drink tea.

        Finally, it's really important to make sure you're getting plenty of lean protein and complex carbohydrates in your meals. Lean protein includes low-fat dairy, chicken breast, tuna, seafood and fish, lean cuts of beef like top sirloin and filet, and lean pork like tenderloin. Egg whites and beans (kidney beans, pintos, white beans, garbanzo, etc) are also great protein sources with little or no fat. Oatmeal is one of the best complex carbs you can eat (in addition to fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables.)

        Rice is fine in moderation provided it's brown rice, which has the fiber and hull still intact. You main goal is to eat your food in as "whole" of a state as possible -- this ensures you get all of the nutrients and fiber.

        Best of luck!

    9. QUESTION:
      What foods are good for boosting the metabolism?
      I was wondering what foods are good for metabolism boosting and gives you energy.

      • ANSWER:
        yogurts and dairy foods definitely do not. They are healthy foods in moderation, but they actually make people gain more weight. They are good sources of calcium however.

        Foods with antioxidants are great, though, as well as certain citrus fruits.

        Pommegranites, cranberries, and blueberries are the best. These foods are also great for giving energy, loosing weight, and they help with slowing down the aging process.

    10. QUESTION:
      What foods out there increase your metabolism?
      Looking for foods that speed up metabolism and excersises that someone with advanced stages of emphysema and chronic broncitis can do without getting real short of breath. Can anyone help or suggest? Does yoga make you lose weight?

      • ANSWER:
        There aren't any foods that will noticeably impact on your metabolism- this is simply a gimmick some fad diets use. You can however eat to lose fat, and exercise to speed metabolism.

        Yoga isn't a big calorie burner- it's more for flexibility.

        Losing 1-2lbs a week is the best way to go. This way, you are losing mostly fat, rather than water and muscle. Faster weight loss is not better, nor is it sustainable.

        Diet should be what you look at first for weight loss- this is what will enable you to drop fat. Try a balanced diet made up of mostly natural whole foods, with high protein, moderate carbs and moderate fats.

        You need to know how many calories you burn- you can use an online calculator for a rough estimate. Aim for 10-20% calories fewer than you burn daily (too large a deficit will be counterproductive in the longer term).

        Don't worry about complicated diets or cutting things out. You can enjoy anything in moderation, as long as the majority of your diet is healthy.

        Base your meals around:

        Lean protein (e.g. chicken, tuna, lean beef, fat-free cottage cheese, egg whites)
        Wholegrains (e.g. wholewheat bread, oats, bran cereals, rice)
        Healthy fats (e.g. nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado, salmon, whole eggs, flaxseed)
        Fruit and veg

        And drink lots of water.

        Second in importance to diet, is heavy resistance training- this is what will allow you to preserve muscle so you look 'toned' and defined once you've dropped the fat (rather than just a smaller version of how you look now, with the same bits you're unhappy with). More muscle also means a higher metabolism, so you definitely want to hold on to, or increase the muscle base you have, for fat loss.

        You need to work ALL your major muscle groups- you can't spot reduce.

        This is anaerobic exercise, so shouldn't make you short of breath.

        You can look at extras like cardio to help create a calorie deficit, but cardio is by far the least important of these three, and you can lose fat effectively without it.

        Make sure you're getting at least one rest day a week with no exercise at all.

    11. QUESTION:
      Does eating and drinking hot, spicy foods boost your metabolism?
      For example If I drank hot sauce would it boost my metabolism and help me lose weight? If so, why isn't everybody just drinking hot sauce!?

      • ANSWER:
        not sure but coffee does
    12. QUESTION:
      Can I slow down my metabolism using certain foods?
      I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid a few years ago that the doctors tried to fix with ok results. I think it is coming back now and I don't want them to operate and cut my neck open and be on pills for the rest of my life.
      I'm looking to develop a special selection of foods which I can eat in the summer to keep me cool, then stop taking them in the winter and become hot again. Kind of like a serum I guess to get me through the summer months.

      • ANSWER:
        watermelon and plenty of iced water
    13. QUESTION:
      what are some good foods to boost metabolism?
      i know cayanne pepper and other spicy foods do by increasing heat production or whatever.

      but i mean foods that i can make a meal out of.

      i dont know if catabolic foods actually exist because i have been eating only fruit for a week and nothing significant has changed

      • ANSWER:
        If you take fish oil capsules and walk at least 30 minutes, you'll lose weight.
        Drink ice water. Your body will need to use energy to bring it to body temperature.
        Eat plain oatmeal without sugar or milk. Your body uses more energy to digest it. Oatmeal is filling too. You can make a meal out of it.
    14. QUESTION:
      What foods help boost your metabolism?
      I eat two eggs, sunny side up, for breakfast each morning with water.
      Carrots, celery (dipped in peanutbutter), grapes and almonds with chocolate milk every day for lunch at 10:30, and then finish whatever is left periodically (with water) until I get home at around four.
      For dinner around 6, I usually eat peas or corn with either a small amount of pasta or bread.

      I exercise daily and want to be able to maintain enough energy, and benefit my body (metabolism especially) at the same time. Any suggestions? Please and thank you.

      • ANSWER:
        I just heard that you should only eat up to 5 eggs per week. Two a day is also a lot of cholesterol. You could probably eat more. You shouldn't go under 1200 calories per day!
    15. QUESTION:
      Foods and Metabolism?
      I heard that breads lower your metabolism. I know everyone needs bread but what would be considered a lot of bread and what if its all whole grain and all that healthy stuff?
      What foods are best for raising a metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        Exercise!!!! try the walk excercises located in the cd department that Walmart has for sale...usually about . It really helps.. especially if you are not able to outside because of the cold. It has done wonders for me.
    16. QUESTION:
      Survey: What are good foods to keep the metabolism going after a long cardio workout?
      I've heard about a number of things to take after a work out (carb drinks, sugar drinks, protein shakes, etc...) but they're mostly for people who are more concerned about their muscle mass and energy levels.

      I have no problem with muscle mass, all I want to do is lean out...


      • ANSWER:
        Bananas. Look it up. They're great. Not science-great, but great.
    17. QUESTION:
      Any good exercises, and foods to raise your metabolism?
      I'm 13 and 134 lbs(embarrassing)and I need to get toned up and skinnier for y gymnastics class. Any help would be pwnsomfully awesome!

      • ANSWER:
        There are some ways to speed up your metabolism naturally, using herbal teas and other methods -- there's a free report at the website below.
    18. QUESTION:
      I have 4 months to lose weight. Any advice on foods that might boost metabolism?
      I am 30 pounds overweight and I plan to visit my mom. I have not seen her in over 6 years so I do want to look my best! I just need any advise besides go to the gym or go run. Yes that is good advise but I need help on the food part because I tend to eat way too much sugar. I need better food replacements for candy, cookies and fast food!

      • ANSWER:
        Breakfast-Cheerios (1 cup of it) and milk(1 cup) and a banana.
        Snack-10 calorie jello
        Lunch-turkey on light white bread, carrots, pineapple, and pretzles.
        snack-100 calorie snack
        dinner-What ever my family had that night, except half the portion and add a salad and fruit so you get full.

        OH and drink one full cup of water before everything you eat. this way you will feel hungry sooner and your skin will have more moisture so it will bounce back, rather than sag.

        you just want to be at 1000-1100 calories a day and 20 grams of fat and 40 minutes of exercise!

        you want to burn more than you take in!

        example of exercise-
        squats (reallly good for you, does not make you have huge thighs, really tones your bum)
        Stair stepping
        riding a bike
        a long walk.

        good luck!
        I stuck to ^ for 4 months exactly and i lost 50 pounds.

    19. QUESTION:
      What are some foods/drinks that naturally enhance Metabolism?
      I'm looking for foods and drink that naturally enhance Metabolism. I don't want to take Diet Pills because they don't work and are a waste of money.

      • ANSWER:
        Green tea works well, so I've heard.
    20. QUESTION:
      what are some foods that speed up your metabolism?
      in order to loose weight I heard that you shouldn't JUST count calories/Kj, but look for the foods that speed up your metabolism.... now I already know that all the spicy stuff is good for that ie: chili, jalapenos, cayenne pepper etc.. but what are some of the other foods? vitamins & minerals? herbal teas..? which of these are the best to speed up your metabolism and keep it that way?

      • ANSWER:
    21. QUESTION:
      Can you receive the benefits of spicy foods (such as increasing metabolism) without "tasting" them?
      I really don't like spicy foods but have heard how healthy crushed red pepper (cayenne pepper) is for the heart and has the added benefit of increasing the metabolism. So, I came up with the idea of swallowing a small amount of crushed red pepper with water as if I was taking a vitamin. But I wonder if it still effects metabolism in this way since I'm in effect cheating or bypassing the capsaicin of the peppers.

      • ANSWER:
        Well, you just have to eat it.
        You still get the benefits, as long as you eat it, which you are.

        If you want to start having it in food, then block your nose while you eat. Most taste comes from what you smell :)

    22. QUESTION:
      what are some foods for a faster Metabolism?
      like to make it faster so i can burn more weight.

      • ANSWER:
        Perhaps you can find some useful tips in a web search for "metabolism boosting foods".
    23. QUESTION:
      natural foods for metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        cayenne and raw apple cider vinegar can rev up metabolism.

        I recommend taking sida cordifolia preferably organic. I had to buy a Pound but maybe now you can fin it for less

        put words sida cordifolia bulk herbs in your search (can also add organic)

        Thi s all the positives of ephedra in helping metabolism and creating the fat burning brown fat with none of the negatives of ephedra like racing heart etc

        Once you get it make it into a tincture. If needed later email me for directions on how ot make a tincture. the usual tincture dose is 60 drops 3=5 times a day

        Linda may have a metabolic formula containing sida cordifolia on her site healthyhealing but making it would b a lot cheaper but she does add the support herbs to it.

    24. QUESTION:
      Which foods are best to boost your metabolism?
      I know that having higher metabolism is good for burning fat, but was wondering what foods are the best to boost your metabolism?

      George Parker-
      Umm no because some people don't really care about it, and the prices would get too high for them and nobody would buy it.

      • ANSWER:
    25. QUESTION:
      what foods speed up your metabolism&make you leaaaaan without adding flab?
      what foods are good for your skin?

      • ANSWER:
        apple cider vinegar
        cayenne or red pepper
        fresh, wild fish
        skim milk
        cottage cheese
        and try doing a nutritional cleanse, the one i do cuts fat, builds muscle and floods the body with nutrients
    26. QUESTION:
      Do Spicy Foods speed up metabolism?
      I have a small jar of super hot Cayenne pepper, I lick my finger and pinch a little powder and drop it onto my tongue, Reach 0 to 60 in 3 seconds trying to find a glass of water, And Pray for the best.
      Does it really speed up metabolism? Do I need to take more? How Often, ect. ect.
      Thanks :)

      • ANSWER:
        Its said that consuming spicy foods can increase your BMR for a few hours after consumption, but theres a different between eating a plate of curry and just burning yourself with a hot pepper. Doing what you're doing isn't going to do anything other than make you look silly running around.
    27. QUESTION:
      What are some foods that will boost your metabolism?
      I really don't care for vegetables or fruits.

      • ANSWER:
        well it wont without an effort of exercise but green tea willb/cof egcg and just about any spicy foods (doesnt mean cinnamon candies) peppers and such! pepperhelps burn fat so sprinkle extra pepper on ur food 2 help
    28. QUESTION:
      Is frequently eating small foods such as cereal good for metabolism?
      I have a little too much fat, especially in my lower stomach. I have a decent six pack, but it is only half visible due to the bit of fat on my stomach. I heard that eating frequent small meals helps to speed up metabolism. Would eating cereal almost at a constant rate be just as good, better or worse for speeding up metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        supposedly eating 6 mini meals a day keeps your metabolism high

        but cereal prob. wouldnt be your best choice because of sugar, try raw or unprocessed foods instead

    29. QUESTION:
      Foods for the metabolism?
      I am reasonalby healthy but have a really slow metabolism, what are some foods that are good for this?

      • ANSWER:

        You have a problem that many of my clients have had to face. i have found that tools such as caffeine lose their benefits as soon as you go off them and are addictive and become a crutch.

        The main issue with a slow metabolism is a slow Thyroid gland. This glands releases the hormones T3 and T4 and governs our metabolic rate. A great food for thyroid function and metabolism is coconut oil. One teaspoon 3x a day will work wonders.

        The other factors you may have to address are adrenal stress, liver health and digestive health. the adrenal glands are the master stress glands of the body and if stress hormones are high, the thyroid gland will slow down metabolism. The livers role in all this is to convert our inactive thyroid hormones to active ones which increase metabolic rate. If the liver is toxic and backed up it will not perform this function effectively. the final factor is your digestive health.

        If you have poor digestion you may have a leaky gut. This means food particles escape from the small intestine and get into your bloodstream and activate the immune system. While this is happening your thyroid will not produce enough hormones to keep metabolism high. the main foods that aggravate the small intestine are wheat and milk products so eliminate all of those for 2-4 weeks (except yoghurt) and see how you go!!

        Best of luck!

    30. QUESTION:
      Which of the following is not a function of the blood? A. Assist in food metabolism?
      B. Transport oxygen to tissues C. Transport waste products to organs for elimination D. Transport nutrients to all parts of the body

      • ANSWER:
        The answer is A- Assist in food metabolism.
    31. QUESTION:
      foods good for metabolism?
      What foods are good for my metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
    32. QUESTION:
      what foods will increase the speed of your metabolism and which will slow it down?
      hey, i need a list of which foods will increase the speed of your metabolism and which will slow it down, im 5'2 and 65 kg (130 pounds i think) im planning to lose 10 kg (20lbs) i tried and tried for 6 months and i only lost about 2 kg, i never touched junk food and i ate well. so i think its my metabolism to blame. i really wanna get rid of the fat in my fatass self.

      • ANSWER:
        Types or foods really don't affect your metabolism. What can affect it is if you eat 5 to 6 smaller meals throughout the day your body will keep its metabolim levels up. Also, if you really want to lose weight I strongly recommend you exercise. Just know that walking an extra few miles a day can really add up. Keep eating well and good luck.
    33. QUESTION:
      What foods can I eat to increase my metabolism?
      I'm dieting and working out to lose weight for a vacation with some friends in one month, and I was just wondering what specific foods I could eat to increase my metabolism.

      I'm not interested, however, in eating small meals throughout the day because (from my experiences with that plan) If you eat in intervals then you go to the bathroom in intervals... and i'm not interested in doing that every 3 hours =].

      So what fruits, vegetables, even carbs should I be eating to increase my metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        Remember the days when your metabolism was like a caffeinated mouse in a wheel? Yeah, me neither. If you are not’t one of those lucky gals who can eat whatever she wants and burn it off thanks to an annoyingly fast metabolism, look to these helpful foods to boost your metabolism.

        This diet super fruit (above) lowers the insulin levels in your body that trigger your system to store fat. Plus, it is rich in fiber, and your body must burn extra calories in order to break it down.

        Green Tea
        Green tea is the main source of epigallocatechin gallate, known better as EGCG. This healthy catechin speeds up your brain and nervous system, causing your body to burn more calories.

        The high levels of protein present in natural yogurt require a lot of energy to be processed. Plus, the pro-biotic cultures found in yogurt help regulate your digestive tract.

        Almonds’ essential fatty acids help raise your body’s metabolism. Just don’t overdo it because they’re also very high in calories.

        Coffee has caffeine, which does give you a boost. Just ensure that you don’t exceed 2 or 3 cups a day, or you risk a host of side effects, including irritability and jitters.

        This protein-rich meat builds lean muscle tissue, which causes your body to burn extra calories and raises your metabolism.

        Like grapefruit, this low-calorie snack is high in fiber, which your body must burn calories to break down. Plus, since apples help you stay full for longer, you’ll eat less.

        Popeye was right about one thing: spinach can help make you strong and healthy. In addition to speeding up your metabolism, it’s a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

        Low in fat and packed with protein, beans keep you full for long durations, and your body must burn extra calories in order to process this fiber-rich food.

        The capcaisin found in jalapenos causes your body to burn extra calories for hours after you ingest them, speeding up both your heart rate and metabolism.

        Broccoli contains a highly effective metabolism-boosting team of nutrients: calcium and vitamin C. Calcium acts as a metabolic trigger, while vitamin C helps your body absorb more calcium

        Because your body takes a long time to break down the fat-soluble fiber in oatmeal, this healthy food lowers your body’s insulin level and speeds up your metabolism as a result.

        Soy Milk
        Fortified soy milk is loaded with calcium, which helps boost your metabolism. Just stay away from the sweetened varieties.

        A little bit of cinnamon can go a long way. Add some zing to your daily cup of tea with this tasty spice to help your body metabolize sugars more effectively and maintain steadier blood sugar levels. Cinnamon can also help lower your cholesterol.

        Like jalapenos, curry increases the amount of calories your body burns and speeds up your metabolism.

    34. QUESTION:
      foods to speed up metabolism?
      i know that if you eat like hot sauce and cook with cayenne pepper in your food it minorly speeds up your metabolism but not for long at all. i know the almonds and blueberries target belly fat. what are some foods that speed up your metabolism? also, is crystal light green tea just as good as regular green tea? thanks!

      • ANSWER:
        fruits and veggiessss!!!
    35. QUESTION:
      Foods that speed up metabolism and lower body fat?
      i dont really eat that much meat (except for chicken occasionally) or dairy

      • ANSWER:
        Unsweetened or sparingly sweetened tea is supposed to speed up metabolism. Tuna Fish (no mayo obviously) and Fish is good for you. Obviously fruits, vegetables, salad, rice, and that sort of food is great for you. It doesn't really come down to foods or drinks that speed up your metabolism or lower body fat, because as far as i know there aren't many or any at all. The best thing you can do is eat less, and eat healthier. Skinless chicken isnt bad, just don't do red meat. If you want to have something with ground beef, buy some ground turkey instead, tastes exactly the same, ground turkey might even taste better (drool)

        And whatever the goal is, working out both aerobic and lifting weights will probably help! Hey Good luck!

    36. QUESTION:
      What are the best natural organic metabolism boosting foods and drinks also what food to avoid beside obvious?
      I have lost 31 pounds total. I lost 20 then hit a plateau. Then I did a juice fast and lost 11 more but I seem to have hit a plateau again.
      I dont eat meat very often at all lately.
      I have sworn off sugar and only use honey, grade b maple or agave nectar now.
      I would like to know what foods will keep my metabolism crankin' and what foods to avoid besides the obvious (pizza, cheesecake, ice cream).
      Thank you for your time

      • ANSWER:
    37. QUESTION:
      i heard spicy food raises your metabolism for 20 min. if i eat salsa or hot sause before a meal, will that raise my metabolism and therefore help burn fat?

      • ANSWER:
        Hi there!

        If the salsa or hot sauce contains sugar, it will not help to raise your metabolism.

        Moreover, it also depends on what else you are going to eat in that meal.

        Some types of natural proteins will raise your metabolism and enable you to burn body fat. Whereas some foods such as processed (refined) carbohydrates can cause weight gain.

        At the bottom of this reply, I have added two page links that provide free lists of foods that raise metabolism (and lists of foods that don’t) and other good ways in which you can raise your metabolism (such as specific exercises).

        I hope this helps.

        All my best wishes to you.

    38. QUESTION:
      Any ideas for foods to eat to help adjust metabolism to deal with high humidity?
      I read somewhere online (sorry, don't know where) that proteins can affect the body's reaction to humid weather conditions (make the reaction worse). Are there any food groups or supplements that can help MINIMIZE the dehabilitating effect of high humidity on the human body? thanks.

      • ANSWER:
        I hear melons are good.
    39. QUESTION:
      What foods are good for your metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        Proteins, in the sense that your body has to work the hardest in order to be able to break them down and convert them into energy. Eating a high protein meal stimulates your metabolism more than eating a high carbohydrate meal.
    40. QUESTION:
      What foods do you eat to make you metabolism getter faster?
      I am a endomorph and it seems like I exercise but I stay at the same weight level. I realized it is my eating habbits so I was wondering what foods would be best for me.

      • ANSWER:
        I am an endomorph, too, so I know all about your troubles. Apparently endomorphs are naturally more insulin resistant than other types, so we have to watch our refined carbohydrate intake even more than other people do. We are at much higher risk for developing diabetes because of it.

        In fact, following a diet intended for someone who is already diabetic might not be the worst way to go: lots of fruit and vegetables, lots of lean protein (beans, lentils, soy, fish, lean poultry), and plenty of whole grains and other complex carbohydrates. [Personally I am vegan, but that's pretty extreme for most people]

        Watching sugar intake is vital. Ideally, you'd eliminate pre-packaged or pre-made desserts altogether, including pastries, cookies, candy, frozen desserts and sugar-sweetened juices and sodas. Instead you could have fruit, fruit smoothies, or any number of home-baked goods that use natural sweeteners like honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, rice or barley malt syrup, etc. If you need a recipe or two, I'd be happy to share.

        As for exercise, you didn't really elaborate about what you're doing. I used to just walk and jog on my treadmill five days a week for 30-60 minutes, knees permitting, lol. It wasn't until I took up weight training (in addition) that the weight really started coming off. Endomorphs usually have large frames, and while this normally this isn't the coolest thing, it is when it comes to weight training. Our big frames can hold bigger muscles then say an ectomorphic marathon runner. It's pretty easy to put muscle on, actually, and this is what really helps with metabolism. I like Jari Love's "Get Ripped" DVD series since I'm too poor to afford a gym membership, lol.

        Best of luck!

    41. QUESTION:
      what are some easy to find foods for...?
      Well i need to no some easy to find super market foods that are SAFE and high in protein other than eggs.
      Also I need to no some easy to find super market foods that can (boost your metabolism if theres such thing?)

      Im doing a 5 hour day workout so I need quite a lot of protein enough for a 15 year old guy and I need High metabolism food boosts if its possible.

      • ANSWER:
        Most cuts of beef (except ground beef) contain about 7 grams of protein per ounce, a 6 oz. steak contains 42 grams of protein, a 3.5 oz. chicken breast contains roughly 30 grams. Most fish contains 6 grams per oz., a can of tuna has about 40 grams of protein. Pork chops contain about 22 grams of protein. One egg has 6 grams, 1/2 cup cottage cheese has 15 grams, most beans have about 6-10 grams per cup. Tofu and soy beans contain 22 grams per half cup. A tablespoon of peanut butter has 4 grams, most nuts also have a lot protein.

        Here's a website with a chart that shows how much protein content is in each food :

        Hope this helps!

    42. QUESTION:
      What are the best foods to eat to kick-start your metabolism?
      After moving to Kentucky, I packed on almost 20 pounds. I used to live in Minneapolis where I was a massage therapist and was able to bike thanks to the Twin Cities awesome trail system. Then, I was hired as a teacher in Kentucky where there are NO healthy restaurants, the school serves deep-fried EVERYTHING, and I have to SIT in front of a computer or with students most of the day. Worst of all, the area I live in is insanely dangerous for pedestrians on the road, and they have NO bike trails. It sucks, and I am moving back to Minneapolis in 3 weeks. I plan on beginning my summer "boot camp" for fitness and want to know what foods I can consume that would aid in upping my metabolic rate to burn more calories when I work out. Thanks!
      Moodyjam...Why are you being mean? I know that carbs are one of the worst things to pack on weight. Do you just like trying to hurt people?

      • ANSWER:
        eat curry, spicy food, chilli. definitely will pump your blood,
    43. QUESTION:
      FOODS for faster metabolism??? help please anyone?
      give me as much healthy food as possible for fast as in to improve or make metabolism faster... if you can site a credible source please do . . . thanks!

      • ANSWER:
        Chilli, lemon, onion, ginger, garlic. These are the few which works for me. I feel hungry faster after eating these.
    44. QUESTION:
      What foods and drinks will speed up your metabolism?
      I'm looking for foods that will increase my metabolic rate so that I can accelerate my weight loss.

      • ANSWER:
        drink 8-10 glasses of water. U should have a healthy balanced diet have more fibre and protein in your diet they keep you full and energized and you should have small meal every 3 hours and don’t eat before 3 hrs of going to bed and soup it make u full and has less calories just avoid the cream and make the soup in this way mix veggies and water sort of a thick soup its very filling and sometimes tasty. You should look at how you are eating these days. Eating healthy food lets you have a healthy body. You should stop using food that has fat and contains sweets in it. You should prefer having fruits and vegetables over them along with some work out. Check the below articles for weight loss tips and also how to increase metabolism with natural foods.
    45. QUESTION:
      What foods speed up your metabolism ? thanks!?
      I have a medium metabolism speed, i'm not fat or anything, but i'm not skinny either, i'm 'thick' i guess lol. I want to eat some foods that really speed up your metabolism, I heard green tea is really good for that, and makes it speed up a lot. is this true ? & what else could i eat/ drink?

      • ANSWER:
        thats all i know of but ecersing or building up ur heart rate helps too
    46. QUESTION:
      what foods help to increase metabolism?
      don't say things like the acai suppliments because i already know about those and are NOT interested. foods like apples or spices like cinnamon because i know cinnamon is good for you but just things that i could find at a grocery store. again NO pills/suppliments

      • ANSWER:
        strawberries. those are amazing. apples.. bananas give you energy which will help you burn cals.. which increases metab. uhmm.. take regular vitamins like centrum. thats good for you and will help.

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    47. QUESTION:
      ummm stomach/food/metabolism roblem?
      So basically sometimes I won't eat for like several hous up to like 16 hours, then i finally eat a great deal very fast not to feel guilty. Then my stomach starts to growl? I mean isnt growling supposed to be when you have an empty stomach. Then i straight after i eat, i want to use the bathroom. Does this also mean i have a very high metabolism?

      • ANSWER:
        I think it means your stomach doesnt know whether its coming or going. It has one helluva shock when you finally eat something.
        You really need to eat smaller amounts through out the day.
    48. QUESTION:
      what foods boost your metabolism?
      for weight loss?

      • ANSWER:
        What you can control about your metabolism: Diet

        Don’t eat fewer than 1,000 calories a day. Your body and metabolism
        thrive on food. When you fast or crash diet, your metabolism will slow
        down in order to conserve energy. Imagine your metabolism as a blazing
        fire. If the fire burns consistently with the appropriate amount of
        high-quality wood, it will burn at a steady rate. But if it doesn’t
        have enough wood, the fire goes out. If it has too much wood, it can
        get out control — just like your waistline!
        Eat every four to five hours. Our bodies work hard to digest and
        absorb the foods we eat, and your metabolism revs up in response.
        This is called the thermic effect of food. Take full advantage of this
        and schedule meals and snacks every four to five hours.
        Make breakfast a priority. Studies show that people who regularly eat
        a healthy breakfast within two hours of rising are more likely to
        control their weight. This may be because you’re lifting your
        metabolic rate after it’s been in a “resting phase” during the night.
        Eat protein with every meal: All foods create a thermic effect and
        will slightly boost your metabolism. However, eating protein gives
        your body a bigger metabolic boost than eating carbohydrates or fats.
        Plus, eating enough protein will ensure you’ll maintain and build
        muscle mass. (Remember, the more muscle mass you have, the greater
        your metabolic rate). Make sure to incorporate lean protein into most
        every meal.
        Best protein sources: fish, chicken breast, turkey breast, lean red
        meat, skim milk, nonfat yogurt, eggs and egg substitutes, tofu, beans,
        and lentils.

        Meal Examples:

        Breakfast: yogurt with fresh fruit
        Lunch: turkey burger on whole-grain bun and a salad
        Dinner: grilled chicken with vegetables and a baked potato

    49. QUESTION:
      Is it true that we should eat bad-for-you foods every so often to challenge our metabolism?
      Some guy at my gym claims that if you eat poorly once every 10-14 days it is actually good for your metabolism and making it work harder and ultimately making it better at burning calories. Is this for real?

      I eat very healthy and almost never eat fast food, non whole grains or anything deep fried, am I making my metabolism lazy?

      • ANSWER:
        not one bit...however when following a reduced calorie diet it's good to overfeed periodically like every 4-5 weeks. overfeeding is consuming a caloric excess in the diet which helps to keep leptin levels normal. leptin is very important hormone that regulates fatty acid metabolism. when leptin is low fat loss slows/halts.

        there is nothing healthy about heavily processed foods. you don't need to consume crap in the diet just to create a caloric excess, that's just the easy/lazy way to do it. you would want to consume more whole foods

    50. QUESTION:
      Would you Please list your favorite foods that raise one's metabolism?
      Want to maintain my slim figure during these winter months, coz it gets a little too cold to even leave the house for exercising figure I'd atleast eat all the type foods that would raise metabolism,ect.

      • ANSWER:
        Do you have room to workout at home? I have a gym set up in my house. Nothing fancy either - dumb bells, stability balls, workout mat, barbell and plates, videos and books. You still need to exercise or you will lose muscle and that will cause your metabolic rate to drop. Plus - it is unhealthy for your mind and body to not exercise.

        If you are short on room, you can use your own body as resistance or you can get a set of resistance bands.

        As far as foods that raise your metabolism, keep it lean and natural - no sugars, soy products, or bad carbs. Unless you burn the food you eat, it will end up being stored as fat regardless so you must exercise. Eating healthy foods will raise your metabolism, but you do have to burn those calories or you wil gain weight. Some studies have shown that spicy foods, peppers, and protein can give your metabolic rate a boost, but not enough to keep your weight in check without exercise.

        Good luck.

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