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7 Metabolism Dos & Don’ts

But eat well. Studies show that lean proteins aid in digestion and build muscle, while high-fiber fruits and vegetables and complex carbohydrates jog your metabolism more than simple carbs and fats do.

And eat regularly. Digestion raises metabolism, but you have to eat in order to digest, which is why Gennari and many nutritionists recommend eating a small meal every three or four hours.

Don’t take that pill. There’s no pill, powder, or magic juice that is going to raise your metabolism enough to be worth the insane heart rate, sky-rocketing blood pressure, and feeling of wanting to crawl out of your skin that come along with it.

Be patient. All of these processes are complicated. They won’t change over a day, a week, or even a month. It may take three months or more for you to notice a change in your metabolism. Give your body time to adjust.

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4:36AM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

Thanks

3:31AM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

Thank you :)

9:44AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thank you, sharing

12:10PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

thanks. this should be common knowledge by now. eat healthy foods, make exercise part of your routine, sleep well and when you are tired, ect.

9:10AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thanks

1:56AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

5:57PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Thanks

9:33AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thank you

9:13AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Found this article interesting. Thanks Samantha.
I feel unfortunate that I wasn't born with my mother's metabolism. I sometimes think it is too bad that so much is made of the size and shape of a person's body, especially when they are young - I know as one of my daughters had anorexia, then bullimia (sp), also several of her teen friends had anorexia, and some took pills. Maybe there should be more education on the subject of metabolism, for female tweenies and teens.

4:30AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

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