Doctor Ramen speaking here.
Have you ever received the flu shot and immediately got sick afterwards? Well, that’s kind of what happened to me since the last post. Because I’m sick, I wanted to take this time to put up a post I’ve been meaning to for some time now.
Diets are really hard to follow and the more rules that you try to stick to, the more likely that you will break them. I have figured out some simple tips over the years to keep my metabolism high and been putting extra effort to follow them since I started FashionMews. If you already know/apply these tips, that’s amazing! If not, I hope you’ll consider checking it out, because they just work, I swear.
Sigh, I know. Everyone tells you to drink water, but there are lots of benefits to drinking water. First, water keeps you younger and healthier. Second, if you drink water while eating, you get full faster and eat less. Last and most important, studies show that drinking water can increase metabolic rate up to 30%!
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2. Green Tea
Green tea is high in antioxidants that boost your metabolic rate, lower cancer and cardiovascular disease risks. Try to swap green tea with sodas during the day. Plus there’s something very soothing about sipping tea.
I always opt out for loose leaf teas and my favorite is the Japanese style Genmaicha tea that includes brown rice. I find the taste less bitter and smoother than regular green tea. Check out the Genmaicha tea here and the tea maker here.
Almonds can be high in calories but if they’re consumed in small amounts as snacks, they’re actually really good for you. Almonds are loaded with protein, fatty acids (including Omega-6 and Omega-9) and fiber which can help you stay full longer and eat less.
This is my favorite. Caffeine is a metabolic stimulant, which encourages fat burn over a 24-hour period. Not to mention it also keeps your appetite in check.
Fibers are a very important part of your daily diet. Not only it keeps you full, but can increase your fat burn up to 30%. So next time you go to the store, make sure you pick up some veggies, preferably organic ones to avoid pesticides!
Thanks for reading one of my longest posts, and hope you enjoy the tips! Special thanks to my bestie Meltem who’s a health/fitness goddess for helping with this post. 🙂