3 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Metabolism
First off, you should know that metabolism is actually controlled by the thyroid gland.
Thyroid function goes down when we consume things like heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, so choosing organic foods, believe it or not, can actually increase our metabolism. It helps to detoxify the thyroid because we’re not putting the chemicals into our bodies that would normally suppress it.
So what are some of the ways you can increase your metabolism?
1) Drink ice-cold water first thing in the morning
The most long-lived cultures on this planet do something quite interesting.
They simply walk every morning and go to a source of water. Typically, this water is freezing cold. They jump in and the bathe in the freezing, cold water and drink it as well.
Drinking ice-cold water first thing in the morning boosts your metabolism by about 26%, according to some research.
I know a lot of people have been told that drinking cold water is bad for your stomach and digestion.
That is the true – you shouldn’t drink ice-cold water just before a meal. But if you wake up in the morning and drink ice-cold water first, your metabolism has to kick up because your body needs to warm up.
If you do this 20 to 30 minutes before having breakfast, it won’t affect your digestion.
2) High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Another really powerful thing for boosting metabolism is called high intensity interval training. It’s a sort of training that really increases human growth hormone and muscle growth.
Studies show if you do something called Intermittent Fasting, or IF, it increases human growth hormone by 2000%, in conjunction with high intensity training.
HIIT consists of doing a 20 second burst of something as hard as you can. It could be sprinting, swimming, burpees or something that gets your heart rate pounding.
After 20 seconds of intense activity, you rest until you’re breathing perfectly normally again. And then you do that 20 second burst again. You do that a total of six times, so really, it’s only a couple minutes of actual activity that radically increases human growth hormone.
Anything you do after that will allow your body to put on muscle. With this method, you’ll burn more fat in 48 hours than actually running one hour every single day.
So high intensity training has massive benefits for metabolism, fat loss and increasing muscle.
3) Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is waking up in the morning and skipping breakfast.
Instead of breakfast, you could have that ice cold water, boost your metabolism, go outside, maybe warm up, do some stretching first, or go for a walk.
And then you do high intensity interval training. What I like to do is one day of high intensity training, and the next day, some form of strength training, because your muscles are going to increase due to that previous day of human growth hormone.
So there’s three tips that you can use to radically increase your metabolism.
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