8 Ways to Rev up Your Metabolism

Written by Meri Raffetto RD

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•Decrease Alcohol Consumption Alcohol may suppress your body’s ability to burn fat. Studies show that when you drink alcohol, your body burns fat more slowly than usual during that particular meal. Watch your alcohol intake.

•Try a cup of Green Tea A small study showed that green tea appeared to raise metabolic rates and speed up fat oxidation. The calorie losses were small- around 60 calories/day. Green tea also has other health benefits because of its significant antioxidant components. You might as well add a little boost to your metabolism while protecting yourself from heart disease, cancer, and strokes.

•Got calcium? Recent research shows that calcium -- three or four daily servings of low-fat dairy products -- can help adjust your body's fat-burning machinery. The more calcium inrepparttar cells resulted in an increase in fat metabolism.

Beware of Magic Cures We have all seenrepparttar 131331 ads for products that increase our metabolism and promise miraculous weight loss. Metabolism boosters and Fat Burners – not only dorepparttar 131332 people they show us inrepparttar 131333 testimonials lose weight they also end up with a firm body and a six pack stomach. Can a pill do all this? Generally,repparttar 131334 answer is no. These weight loss pills are often ineffective, and they can also harm us. Many of them contain either human growth hormone, which can lead to joint or heart problems, or epinephrine type ingredients that are correlated with increased blood pressure. The answer isrepparttar 131335 good old tried and true: eat a balanced diet that does not exceed your calorie needs, exercise regularly and sleep well. Realize that we may not be able to look 20 again but we certainly can look our best, increase our energy, and enjoy good health at any age.

© Meri Raffetto, 2004

Meri Raffetto is a Registered Dietitian and a recognized professional in the area of nutrition and wellness. She has developed online weight management programs to help people get off of diets and get into way of life. For more information or to sign up for our free newsletter, visit www.reallivingnutrition.com.

5 Simple Weight Loss Tips

Written by Gary Gresham

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Tip #4 Walk

Oh no,repparttar dreaded exercise word. That's what I used to think, but just walking 20 minutes everyday helps burn fat and gives you more energy. Go out ofrepparttar 131329 door and take a walk whether it's before work, after work or even during your lunch.

I started by walking around my subdivision before work and was amazed atrepparttar 131330 difference it made in my weight loss.

Tip #5 Lose Weight Slowly

You should not lose any more than 1 to 2 lbs a week. If you lose weight too quickly your chances of gainingrepparttar 131331 weight right back dramatically increases. Losing weight too quickly can also cause health problems.

Look at losing weight as a long marathon and pace yourself so you can crossrepparttar 131332 finish line. Only concentrate onrepparttar 131333 next pound notrepparttar 131334 whole amount of weight you want to lose. Inrepparttar 131335 end, you'll not only completerepparttar 131336 marathon but you will dramatically improve your health atrepparttar 131337 same time.

I am not a doctor and I would recommend you consult your doctor before you start any diet or exercise plan. This weight loss tips article was written only to share my personal experience with you withrepparttar 131338 hope that you will benefit from it.

Choose a healthy diet plan that you can live withrepparttar 131339 rest of your life because it isrepparttar 131340 only way you'll keeprepparttar 131341 weight off. These weight loss tips will work for you if you keep an open mind and believe they will work.

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