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Increase Metabolism with Raspberry Ketones

Published In: 10 Oct 2016

Increased metabolism is a key factor in weight loss. Having a higher metabolism can help to burn a greater amount of calories, meaning that fewer calories are converted and stored as fat.

With the arrival of winter it’s easy to gain a little weight. With the inevitable Christmas dinners, fewer opportunities for outdoor activities and the constant cold, we get a little lazy and the pounds increase.

But winter doesn’t have to be a time of stagnation and weight gain. By paying attention to our metabolism through the food we eat and our lifetyle choices, we can maintain our health and high energy throughout each season.

With the combination of the right diet, supplements, smart habits and exercise, we can reinvigorate our metabolism and improve our health.

3 Components of Metabolism

Metabolism is a natural process that the body uses to turn waht we eat and drink into energy. In general, the higher the levels of our metabolism, the more calories we burn and the less fat is stored. 

The 3 key components that determine how many calories your body needs and how many calories you can burn are:

  • The basal metabolic rate
  • The thermic effect of food
  • Level of physical activity

The basal metabolic rate is a measure of the number of calories your body uses for basic functions such as breathing, blood circulation, and cell repair. It accounts for about 60-75% fo the calories you burn each day and is influenced by a wide range of factors including the size and composition of the body, sex and age. Although we can not change some of these variables, we can increase the metabolism through the building and maintaing of muscle tone. The more muscle that is present in the body the more calories you are able to burn, even when you are inactive. 

The thermic effect of food, or thermogenesis, refers to the increase in metabolic rate caused by digeston, absorption, transport and storage of nutrients. It accounts for about 10% of the calories you burn each day. By maintaining the right combination of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, you can optimise this process and help manage your weight. 

10% can seem silly but it really is a very high percentage, the variation of this percentage can assure you of an effective weight loss, which is why Raspberry Ketones help you lose weight. The ingredients of Raspberry ketones help thermogenesis and raises metabolism levels, this will help your weight loss naturally. 

Exercise, including aerobic exercise and weight training, as well as the movements of everyday, such as errands or chores all increase your daily calorie consumption. Physical activity is the most valuable component and controllable aspect of your metabolism. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. 

The combination of these three components can certainly help you reach your ultimate goal: WEIGHT LOSS.

How do Raspberry Ketones help you lose weight?

Raspberry ketones are able to increase metabolism and accelarate the loss of fat. This does not mean that Raspberry ketones are a miracle, but are a useful boost to a program of healthy diet and exercise. 

While Raspberry ketones help the metabolism of fat, you can also experience an increase in physical energy that can actually help with physical activity, so you get double the benefit! Raspberry ketones are a great partner for any diet program or exercise. 

Metabolism increases eating

Some people think that in order to lose weight it is necessary to follow extreme diets, eliminating whole food groups or eating large quantities of only certain foods (such as a diet of soup or pineapple) in an effort to cut calories. But extreme dieting sends signals to the body to go into ‘starvation mode’, making the elimination of muscle mass more likely than fat mass. 

Reducing lean muscle mass reduces the basal metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. This forces you to always eat less to lose weight despite constant feelings of hunger. At this point, everything you eat (both healthy and unhealthy foods) will be assimilated into fat and in no time all the weight you lost will be regained, with interest. 

To keep your metabolism active, experts recommend not to drop below 1,200 kcal for women and 1,400 kcal a day for men. 

The right way to increase metabolism

Following a balanced diet is not that difficult. The best way to do this would be to eliminate all refined grains, sugars and processed foods and replace them with whole foods that challenged your metabolism to work harder.

Protein gives a longer lasting feeling of satiety, helps rebuilding of muscle and has a thermic effect which requires more energy to digest, leading to an increase in metabolic rate. Incorporating lean protein sources such as chicken, fish, tofu or vegetables in every meal is an excellent food choice. Legumes are a good source of lean protein which can help build muscle mass, make us feel fuller for longer, and has a high thermic effect.

High fibre carbohydrates, such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, pasta and quinoa help to maintain blood sugar levels and are less likely to be converted into fat. 

Fruits and vegetables provide high levels of metabolism-boosting fibre, vitamins and minerals in a few calories. 

The timing and quantity of the meals also can affect metabolism. Eating a healthy breakfast in the early hours of the day can kick-start your metabolism. Oatmeal, yoghurt, and eggs are all excellent foods that help prevent cravings throughout the morning. 

Eating smaller more frequent meals throughout the day helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and keep your metabolism active. Eating a big meal just before bedtime can cause a spike in insulin levels, overloading the digestive system and increasing energy when the body should be relaxing. 

The best thing would be to eat at least two to three hours before bedtime, and avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar in the evening. 

Herbs and supplements can increase your metabolism. Raspberry Ketones, Algae Kelp, Mustard seeds, Cayenne pepper, ginger, yerba mate and green tea are all ingredients that promote thermogenesis, contributing effectively to help the body to help the body burn more calories.