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10 Ways To Speed Your Metabolism

What factors effect and improve your metabolism speed? First let’s define metabolism: “In simple terms, metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when you're resting or sleeping, by converting the food and nutrients you consume into the energy your body needs in order to breathe, circulate blood, grow and repair cells, and everything else it does to survive.” (Harvard Health) When you work out you are already increasing your metabolic rate but there are a few more ways your can maximize the amount of calories you burn in a day...Read below! 

The above picture indicates the average weight of essential body mass to help you better understand what is using up your energy.

1. Water: Studies have shown that drinking 17 oz (0.5 liters) of water increases resting metabolism by 10–30% for about an hour. Make it cold and the feet will be greater as your body uses energy to heat up to body temperature. 2. Caffeine: Green tea and oolong tea have been shown to increase metabolism by 4–5%. These teas help convert some of the fat stored in your body into free fatty acids, which may increase fat burning by 10–17%. As for coffee, Studies have shown that the caffeine in coffee can boost metabolism by 3–11%. In one study, coffee increased fat burning by 29% for lean wome