Poll

What weight loss method have you tried the most?
I exercise and eat healthy
56%
Fat burning pills or supplements
10%
Structured diets (e.g. low fat, low carb)
21%
Fad diets (e.g. Hollywood Diet)
3%
Weight Watchers or similar
10%
Total votes: 4597

There are 7 tips to speed up your metabolism. Calories do count, but it's also about how efficiently your body burns those calories. Your metabolism plays a big part in regulating your weight. Metabolism is the way your body uses up calories from the food you eat and turns them into energy.


More Weight Loss Tips...

When You Stop Losing Weight

What to do?


Check out your inches loss.


If you are still losing inches, especially around your waistline, you don't hit your plateau at all. You may be losing fat but gaining musclemass.


Another probable reason: you had been losing fat too fast before you stalled.


Slow down. Eat more, specifically, eat more fat.


Experiments have recently shown that after a certain level of ketonebodies is achieved, the fat tissue reduces the rate of fat burning. Letit pass and start all over again. Higher proportion of fats in your dietwill increase ketone body levels.


Polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3 family, including fish oil, help in the work of fat burning enzymes.


Though this is the last thing one suspects, it's more common than dieters think. You might be exercising too much.


Reduce your aerobic workout and include non-aerobic exercises in your routine.


A high aerobic fitness level is associated with a lower resting rateof fat burning and a lower production and utilisation of free fatty acidsat rest.


Finally, the most known reason. You might be spending too little energy.


Increase exercise time and intensity and move around more between exercises.


Resting fat burning is markedly increased in people involved in strenuous endurance training.


Adding more lean mass to your frame will also help you burn more calories at rest, so do your weights!


A better fitness level causes a significant increase in the fat burning response in fat tissue towards adrenal hormones.


Learn relaxation techniques. Learn how to improve your sleep quality.


Stress hormones were shown to slow down fat burning in the long run.Growth hormone, one of the most potent fat burners, is being released intothe blood during sleep. You might also reduce your protein intake to helpgrowth hormone releasing.


You might be having too calorie-dense food.


Choose the least calorie dense foods and add more fiber.


Calorie density is how many calories there is in a gram of food.The less the better. Calorie dense foods move faster through the stomachand intestines and result in lesser satiety.


You might be having too carbohydrate-dense food


Choose food with low glycemic index and containing less carb grams per food weight unit.


Not only how much energy but also how much carbohydrate there's ina gram of food can influence your weight. With carbs, it is also importanthow fast they can be digested and there for how much and how soon they'llincrease your blood sugar level. To check for this food quality, consultwith the glycemic index.


Foods with higher glycemic index cause higherinsulin level and therefore fat storing versus fat burning. They also decreaseconcentration of leptin in the blood and leptin is the major player in weightplateau game. Less leptin was shown to associate with more fat cells' numberand size.


You might be having hidden carbs


Remember that there's no free carbs!


Count ALL carbs, including those in cheeses, cream, artificial sweeteners. Pay attention to these ingredients on nutrition information labels, theyall contain carbs:


Isomalt


Lactitol


Maltitol


Mannitol


Sorbitol


Xylitol


You might be not having enough nutrients


See if you are having enough of these nutrients:


DHEA, omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA,) nicotinicacid (a B-group vitamin) - all these supplements were shown to help fat burning. Vitamin D deficiency can inhibit fat burning enzymes. Chromium , though no fat burner, can help in our particular case, low carb diets, by improving insulin sensitivity.


Tannic acid, which is abundant in teas, can inhibit fat depositing in adipose (fat) tissue. Besides, green tea works as a good natural "carb blocker". French clinical studies showed that8 grams of green tee extract a day resulted in greater weight loss than similarcontrol diet.


You might be having wrong supplements


Be careful with these supplements


Taking DHEA for too long can cause muscle burning and result in reduced fat burning at rest.


Bioflavonoids from nuts and red clover and such as Hesperetin, Quercetin and Fisetin, can inhibit fat burning already initiated by some reason, by e.g. by exercise.


Microelements Nickel, Copper, Cobalt, and (to a lesser extent) Magnezium , decreased stimulated fat burning in rat fat cells, and also considerably stimulated glucose incorporation into fat-cell lipids. These effects pretty much resembled those of insulin.


Similar effects can have excess of vitamins C, D, and K


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