7. Increase Fluid Intake
Drinking water and other healthy fluids can boost your metabolism and help your body burn fat more quickly.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinking 500 ml water increases metabolic rate by 30 percent among healthy people. On the other hand, even mild dehydration will slow down metabolism.
- Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
- Drink ice water 1 or 2 times a day.
- Drink a few cups of herbal teas like chamomile tea, green tea, ginger tea, peppermint tea and others.
- Include fresh fruit and vegetable juices in your diet.
- Coconut water, low-fat milk, soy milk, yogurt, and fruits and vegetables with a high water content will also add to your fluid intake.
Note: Fluid requirements vary from person to person, so you need to adjust accordingly.
8. Get Vitamin D
Vitamin D can speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight. Studies have shown that low vitamin D levels may lead to fat accumulation, which in turn lowers your metabolism rate.
Plus, vitamin D enhances intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc that are essential for a healthy body.
- Expose your body to early morning sunlight for 10 to 15 minutes daily to help your body produce vitamin D.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin D like fatty fish, fortified milk, liver and eggs.
- You can also take a vitamin D supplement after consulting a doctor.