Many people usually have a rush of energy in the morning, while after a few hours they feel tired, exhausted and “heavy” of their own body / movement. A sudden drop in energy and loss of strength can be caused by a slowed metabolism. If the metabolism is good then the calories are burned, the person gets less tired, he is in good physical and mental shape.
Each person can do a small test to check the metabolism in their body. The night before the test, make 300 grams of oatmeal (pour 8 tablespoons of oatmeal with water – not milk) without sugar and salt. In the morning, perform the necessary hygiene other than showering. Dress lightly and ventilate the room where you sleep / stay. Warm the porridge to room temperature. Eat porridge without any extra liquid. Then listen to your feelings. If you feel heat in your body and your skin evaporates — you have a fast metabolism. If you feel pleasant heat, your metabolism is normal. If you have no sense-metabolism is slowed down.
To check the rate of basic metabolism (no load), weigh yourself on a weight scale (after going to the toilet). Write down the result. In the morning, immediately after getting out of bed, weigh your body again. Subtract the second number from the first number. The normal indicator should be 500 grams. Less than 500 grams means a slowed metabolism.
Tips for better metabolism:
- Breakfast should be a combination of protein, complex carbohydrates and a little unsaturated fat (egg and porridge with a small spoon of flaxseed or olive oil).
- Metabolism slows down and creates energy reserves when a person is hungry. So in the breaks between meals, eat some cow’s cheese or nuts, an apple or a pear.
- Drink a liter to a liter and a half of water a day for normal metabolism. The work of the liver, which converts fat into energy, is important.
- If you do not have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, put pepper or some other hot spice in the dish once a day. Chili peppers contain Capsaicin which burns calories, raises the tone of the body and strengthens the metabolism.