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Don't Make One of These Metabolism Mistakes

The body’s metabolism can be a tricky thing to understand when you are trying to use it for your advantage to lose weight. You probably already know that you can increase your metabolism by drinking ice water and by adding weight training to your exercise routine. However, did you know that you could be hurting your metabolism by doing one of the following?

Banning Dairy from Your Diet

There is a lot of debate over whether dairy belongs in your diet or not. However, it is said that women who consumed 3-7 servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle than women who did not have as much dairy.

You Crank Up the Heater

It is getting colder outside, but that doesn’t mean you should crank up your thermostats just yet. Those who slept in bedrooms at 66 degrees for a month were able to double the amount of brown adipose tissue, a type of fat that burns rather than stores calories. Researchers have found that brown fat is actually more active in cooler weather, which means you will burn more calories.

You’ve Gone 100% Carb-Free

Cutting out the carbs from your diet has its health benefits and can help you lose weight. However, it is not wise to completely cut out all carbohydrates together, especially if you exercise. When you exercise, muscle needs glycogen from your carbohydrate storehouses in your body. If your body is low on carbohydrates, then you will not have the energy to exercise as intensely, meaning you will burn fewer calories.

You Rush Through Your Strength Training

Strength training may not be your favorite part of your workout, but you shouldn’t rush through it. Doing your reps too quickly will cause you to miss out on a major metabolism boost. Also, doing your reps too quickly can cause muscle damage and pain.

Your Snacks Are Wrong

It is true that snacks should be small and like a mini meal, but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on rice cakes. Research suggests that a handful of nuts, especially walnuts, can enhance the activity of certain fat burning genes.

Don’t let your metabolism keep you guessing. Instead, get the most out of your metabolism with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and regular chiropractic care. All three things can keep your body healthy and communicating like it should. Stop by The Joint... the chiropractic place today for a wellness adjustment that could make you feel even healthier.


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