Once you have completed your HCG diet program, you will need to give special attention to what you eat if you wish to maintain your new weight. And one important aspect of weight loss that you should focus on is the metabolism of the body. Below, we list out five tips that can help you improve this metabolism rate.
It is common to get heartburn when you are on HCG. This heartburn or acid reflux can be a sign of Gerd condition too.
If you are experiencing GERD condition or acid reflux then it is important to include GERD friendly food items in your meal. As mentioned in several guides it is also recommended to eat food in small portions avoiding big portions. In this way, you will trick your brain and satisfy your food cravings. Further, be sure to avoid fast food if you experiencing Gerd or acid reflux.
Eat The Breakfast
Make sure that you always eat your breakfast every single day. And as far as possible, eat it shortly after you wake up. This will be good enough to kick-start the metabolism process for the day. In fact, research has found that people who do eat breakfast early manage to keep their weight in check far more than those who have a late breakfast or skip it entirely. Plus, it is recommended that you pack breakfast with all the essential daily nutrients.
By regularly consuming green tea, you will likely experience weight loss. This is primarily because of the fact that they convert the fats stored in your body into free fatty acids. This can boost the fat burning process by around 17%. In addition, since green tea will improve the metabolism rate of the body, they are also expected to act as a ‘plateau breaker’, which can help you get through any more diets you have in mind. If you need more energy for your workouts, green tea is one of the best natural pre workouts.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
You should also make omega 3 fats a part of your daily diet. These are mainly found in fish like tuna, salmon etc. and helps to control the metabolism in the body. In addition, they can also minimize leptin hormone resistance, which can eventually help you burn out fat much faster. Ideally, you must take about 1000 to 2000 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids each day. And in case you are a vegan and do not wish to eat fish, you can still get omega 3 from items like walnuts and flaxseed oil.
While drinking lots of water is indeed helpful in keeping the body hydrated, it will also help you with improving your metabolism. In fact, consuming about half a liter of water will boost your resting metabolism by about 24% for a short period of time. Ideally, you should drink cold water since it burns out more calories than regular, lukewarm water. This is because the body will use even more energy to ensure that the cold water you have ingested is warmed to your body temperature.
Start hitting the gym and building muscle. Building up muscles will consume a lot of energy, and will also burn fat much faster. It has been estimated that a regular 30-year-old female who works out for about 30 minutes two times a week, will improve her resting metabolism by almost 100 calories per day in a matter of just four months. This alone should be able to convince you as to the importance of doing regular exercises. Combined with a proper diet, you can surely meet your goal of maintaining a healthy figure.
And if you are planning to take another round of HCG, then be sure to check out hcgdiet.com for more information about how to prepare for additional diet cycles.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)