Tips for Women to Set Their Sluggish Metabolisms to Lose Weight

by : heather picken

Many women find after they turn 30 that their metabolism is not as fast as it used to be. One of the problems I find in working with women over 30 is that they don't exercise as much as they used to, eat fat-burning foods, and use proper supplements. There are many ways that you can turbo-charge your metabolism to start burning more fat!

Here are the 4 Secrets to rebuild your sluggish metabolism:

Secret #1 Making sure that you eat more frequently throughout your day at least every 3 hours. I find so many women eating only 2 meals a day which will slow down the metabolism and decrease energy levels. By eating throughout the day, your body will start to burn more fat instantly and help boost your energy levels.

Secret #2 Eating meals that are fat-burning. When I consult with women I give them the list of foods that will increase their metabolism. An example of some of these foods are chicken, oatmeal, and green beans. Foods that are unprocessed have a different affect on your body and will help you to burn more fat 3-4 times faster.

Secret #3 Supplementing with EFA's (essential fatty acids). Taking 1 tablespoon a day of flax seed oil, fish oil, linseed oil, safflower oil, or evening primrose oil are some of the best sources. EFA's are essential to your body and keeping it functioning properly.

Secret #4 Exercise. Combing both cardiovascular and weight training will increase your metabolism. Most women I find just do cardiovascular which is good, but if you really want to turbo-charge your metabolism you need to do weight training too. I recommend at least 3 times a week. Weight training helps tone and sculpt your whole body and creates more lean muscle. The more lean muscle you have the faster your metabolism will be.

You will find after you start to implement these 4 secrets that your body will become leaner and you will have more energy.