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At the outset, it is worth mentioning that how we treat our bodies and whether we eat and exercise healthily has a huge impact on the proper functioning of the body. Metabolism is influenced by a number of factors, such as a balanced intake and expenditure of calories or a sedentary lifestyle.

The concept of metabolism

The origin of the word metabolism comes from the Greek word metabolismos, which means change.

In the human body, metabolism refers to the metabolism and energy exchange where our body takes in and processes nutrients essential to its functioning. And, in fact, to our lives.

Metabolism in our body is divided into two parts - catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism breaks down the complex nutrients our body takes in into simpler substances. Anabolism, on the other hand, makes simpler substances into more complex mechanisms that are responsible for building muscle mass.

You've probably heard the term basal metabolism, which is the resting metabolism that takes care of the normal running of our body.

There is also the concept of hypermetabolism, which is an accelerated metabolism, which in most cases is related to increased thyroid function, fever and other diseases.

What affects our metabolism?

  • Gender - women, being smaller and having less muscle mass as well as different hormonal settings, have a slower metabolism than men.
  • Body composition - we are talking about height and weight. A person who has more muscle than fat burns more energy at rest. A person with more fat and less muscle mass, on the other hand, has a slower metabolism.
  • Age - due to aging, the metabolic rate naturally decreases, which is caused by the loss of muscle mass. But this can be combated. Incorporate strength training into your day and you will prevent muscle loss.
  • Genetics - It also affects our metabolism. Surely you have someone in your environment who has more efficient genes and their metabolism works at lightning speed. A healthy lifestyle will help you to have a better metabolism. There are also serious genetic defects that are linked to obesity, but these affect less than 1% of the population. Unless you suffer from one of the serious genetic disorders, you are hardly destined to be overweight.

Tips to speed up metabolism

Now let's take a look at some tips on how to speed up the metabolism so that it works effectively, for example, when losing weight.

Increase protein intake

Protein is the most satiating macronutrient, requiring 20-30% of its energy value for metabolism, the most of any nutrient. If we take in 100 calories from protein, we use about 70-80 calories. The rest is used up by the metabolism of the protein itself, which needs a large amount of energy to transfer it to our tissues, such as muscles and organs. Additional energy is used by our metabolism in the excretion of waste products when we consume large amounts of protein.

A sufficient supply of protein will feed not only you, but also your muscles, and as a bonus you will burn the most calories. A tempting thought, isn't it?

Let's not forget about carbohydrates either. These allow you to expend more energy in a short time.

Take plenty of fluids

Why drink more water to speed up your metabolism? Our body is largely made up of water, and we can't do without it. Inside our bodies, all biochemical processes take place and energy is obtained.

Mitochondria are part of all cells that produce energy for our body. When we are sufficiently hydrated, our mitochondria work a little better than when we are thirsty.

Drink green tea and coffee

Green tea and coffee are both beverages that contain antioxidants and other biologically active substances and are beneficial to our health. Both coffee and tea contain caffeine, and it is a natural fat burner, sounds great. When you have a cup of coffee or tea, adrenaline is flushed out, which positively affects the use of fat as an energy source.

However, beware of the amount of caffeine and don't overdo it. Stick to around 400 mg of caffeine per day, which is equivalent to 3-4 cups of espresso or 6-7 cups of tea. If you overdo it, you'll get a headache, nausea, rapid heartbeat, irritability and palpitations. So in this case, less is more.

Get enough sleep

What does enough sleep mean? If you sleep less than 6 hours, that's a problem. For most of the population, the ideal sleep duration is between 7 and 9 hours per day. We should also pay attention to the quality of sleep. Lack of sleep increases appetite, however, it causes less satiety, lowers testosterone levels and increases stress hormones. And that's not all, sleep deprivation can lead to slow weight gain.

Focus on a regular diet

Don't forget your morning snack, preferably 2 to 3 hours after breakfast.

Have a snack in the afternoon too, it will keep you full and you won't overeat during your main meal and it will also prevent your metabolism from falling asleep. This practice will give you energy and you will burn efficiently throughout the day.

Your metabolism doesn't speed up overnight, it's a gradual process. If you eat right, incorporate plenty of exercise and fluids into your day, then it will definitely happen.

Our FUBAMEX will help you kick-start your metabolism. Its unique composition of herbs acts gradually, and the packaging is adapted to this, which contains 180 capsules, which is exactly enough for a 3-month cure.

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