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Studies report that people with a higher basal metabolic rate (BMR) seem to have shorter lives. People who expend more energy also generate more free radicals that accelerate the process of aging and, in turn, reducing their lifespan. However, by controlling calorie intake, people with a higher BMR can create a positive effect on their lifespan. Likewise, an increased BMR due to exercise does not cause early death.
Cheat days are a great way to rest and rejuvenate the mind and body. Scientific researchers have found that even on cheat days, mindful eating choices need to be made. Overeating can cause a temporary rise in the hormone leptin that regulates the basal metabolic rate. However, the spike is very less in comparison to the number of calories you should consume for it to happen.
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Never skip your breakfast. It slackens your metabolism, paving the way for weight gain or heart disease. Eat at least 2 fistfuls of veggies; drink at least 1.2 L water a day; and sleep for at least 7 hours at a stretch. Exercise outdoors, take time out for what you love, and pamper yourself every now and then.
Make sure you get daily aerobic activity like walking, swimming, or cycling (at least 30 mins/day!). Tank up on lean protein from seafood, poultry, eggs, beans or nuts. Snack on something spicy and caffeinated beverages (but, don't go overboard!) and keep yourself well hydrated. You could also try acupuncture and/or ayurvedic remedies like fenugreek seeds, triphala.
Exercise not cutting it? Add these foods into your daily routine for a perfect waistline.
Besides the sleep-wake cycle, your biological clock influences normal body parameters such as hormonal balance, body temperature, alertness, and mood. Time-dependent sleep (based on your circadian rhythm) cannot be compensated by sleeping the required amount at odd hours. Increased risks of strokes and cancer, impaired cognition, weakened immunity, and stress are repercussions of untimely sleep.
Eat protein-rich foods like lean meat and casein shake to burn more calories. You should sleep for at least 7 hours to keep your cortisol levels low and your appetite in check. So also have tryptophan foods like turkey and melatonin foods like cherries, both of which improve sleep quality. Avoid fatty food, sweets, ice creams, caffeine, and frozen food in the evening. Meditate or relax to calm your nerves for good sleep.
You have heard about metabolism, chances are it is in relation to weight loss. Metabolism is bigger than weight loss, though, as you will...