I was browsing the internet, like i always do and I found something to search...how to increase your metabolic burn? This is for those days that you're not feeling up to working out of your 'off day from working out' but you still want your output to be greater than your input. anyways here's what I came across. The source where I copied the article is below. if you click on the link it'll take you to the page with the exact info. http://thyroid.about.com/cs/dietweightloss/a/12ways.htm
When you're hypothyroid, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, or continued weight gain can all be attributable to a drop in the metabolism that frequently accompanies hypothyroidism. Even after your hypothyroidism is properly treated with thyroid hormone replacement, you may find that your metabolism has not bounced back to where it was before. This sluggishness in your metabolism can leave you feeling exhausted, and finding that you can't lose weight, despite a healthy low-calorie diet.
Here are some ways you can help revive and boost your metabolism.Make sure you eat breakfast.
If you don't eat breakfast, you slow down your metabolism and send the body into "hoard mode," thinking it's starving because you're going a long period of time frequently 8 to 10 hours or more, without food.
Eat the majority of your food earlier in the day.
Dinner should be your lightest meal, and some experts recommend you don't anything after 8 p.m., or any later than 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. This helps your body process and burn the food when you're aware and moving around and burning more calories per hour.Don't starve.Dropping your calorie intake below 1,000 calories a day will signal to your body that you are in starvation mode, and will slow down your metabolism.Eat smaller meals more frequently.
Smaller, more frequent meals keeps your blood sugar stable and provides a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.Get enough aerobic exercise.
As much as you can is really a help for your metabolism, and if you do it in the morning, you'll raise your metabolism all day.Build muscle with weight training or resistance exercise.
At least two to three times a week, you should add weight training or progressive resistance exercise that builds muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest!
Water, water, water!!
You've heard it before, but drink those 8 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively.Get enough B vitamins.
Among supplements, if you are suffering from flagging energy, you need to make sure that you are getting enough B vitamins. Vitamin B-12 in particular is one that is essential for energy. To ensure you're getting enough B vitamins, consider taking a B complex, plus a separate sublingual B-12.
Try mate tea (PEOPLE THIS IS AMBITION HERE: SAYING THAT THIS TEA IS AMAZING...GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND OTHER BENEFITS, IF YOU LIKE TEA THEN YA NEED TO TRY THIS ONE)
In the process of writing my book, Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know, I had the opportunity to interview herbal and aromatherapy expert Mindy Green of the Herbal Research Foundation. I asked her what, as a person with hypothyroidism, I should reach for when I'm just completely out of steam, and am ready for a giant double espresso in order to make it through the day. Mindy, said, unquestionably, mate tea. Mate, pronounced, "mah-tay," is an herbal tea native to South America. Mate is considered far more nutritious than black tea or coffee, and though it also has some caffeine, its effects are energizing, rather than making people jittery.
Consider Energy Work
Energy and bodywork , such as yoga, tai chi, qigong (pronounced chee-gung), and Reiki, can all help in adding and balancing energy. In qigong, tai chi, and yoga, gentle movements are used to move energy along the energy pathways of the body. In Reiki, a practitioner helps open up energy channels.
(Remember to always check with your practitioner before starting any herbs or supplements.)
In addition to the article, I would suggest drinking green tea if once again you're a tea person. Brewing a strong large thing of it and drinking it throughout the day is a great way to rid the body of excess fat.
Also I usually don't do energy drinks because well, I don't think they're for me (someone sensitive to caffeine) and I'm not sure I like some of the ingredients in most of them...HOWEVER, I came across this energy drink during a rough semester when I needed an extra push to get up at like 4 am...and it was awesome....this was like october-november...literally drinking one sometimes two of these a day had my pants falling off of me...I stopped drinking it because it was expensive and I'd rather spend my money on food. Anyways here's the link to the main site of the product: http://www.celsius.com/
I have purchased then all over. Fred Meyers, Drugs stores i.e. CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and nutrition stores like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe carry it. They usually sell for like $5-7 per 4 pack and on the package there's the statement that one can burns 100 calories...I believe it.
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