It's been shown that taking green tea, ginseng, and fish oil can increase weight loss and fat metabolism, and reduce appetite. So how much of these do you need to take on a daily basis? Are these even right for you? Me personally, I don't take green tea or ginseng. I do however take fish oil every day, one in the morning and one at night. Omega 3's in fish oil help to balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation, which helps to regulate metabolism. Also, it has been shown to reduce resistance to leptin, which has been linked to how fast fat is burned. Another supplement that I take that aids in helping to rev up metabolism is caffeine. I get my caffeine through the SupplementRx Burning Point XT. NOT coffee.
The absolute best way, hands down, to boost your metabolism is to workout. There is no better way. Amping your intensity will increase your body's metabolism 10fold. If you're a beginner, just getting started with a workout routine will increase your metabolism. Just jumping on the selecterized machines and doing a circuit will get you going. Again, speak with a trainer at your local gym, or as always, contact me and I will help you get started. If you're already in shape and want to push through the wall, intervals! Here's an example (and one of my personal favorites): jump on the treadmill, but DON'T turn it on…you're going to need to hold on…start sprinting as fast as you can, but for only 10 seconds. Then completely stop for 50 seconds…repeat as many times as you can. You are the motor, they are called deadmill sprints. If that's too much, then start utilizing supersets and tri-sets or even giant sets. Remember, whether you are a beginner or advanced, you need to increase your intensity to increase your metabolism.