A slow metabolism makes it harder to lose weight because you burn less calories throughout the day, at play or rest. You probably already know that, though. But did you know that by eating the right way, you can help boost your metabolism after your CoolSculpting treatment? Follow these tips and within 2 weeks, your metabolism will be revving into high gear.
1. Don’t eat too little.
If you’re watching what you eat, you may be tempted to eat too little. But that may work against you! When you don’t eat enough, your body goes into starvation mode and starts to break down muscle tissue instead of fat. Aim to eat at least 1200 calories a day, the recommended amount for women.
2. Get your caffeine.
Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, revving your metabolism by 5% to 8%. That means just by drinking a cup of tea or coffee, you can burn about 98 to 174 calories! But don’t go overboard with the coffee, because caffeine overload can also lead to a fluttering heart, parched skin and burn out.
3. Fibre helps.
Studies have found that women who get the most fibre in their diet gain the least amount of weight. Maybe that’s because some fiber can boost your metabolism by 30%! It’s recommended that you get about 25 g a day.
4. Drink water.
6 cups of cold water a day can raise your resting metabolism, enough to burn about 50 calories a day, according to German researcher. Just make sure it’s cold water you’re drinking, because the temperature is what does it for you.
5. Don’t drink alcohol.
Alcohol is used by your body as energy, and it’s the preferred source. That means your fat stores aren’t being used. Studies show that two martinis can be detrimental to your fat-burning ability, reducing its effectiveness by up to 73%.