Can I Control My Metabolism?

Good news – yes, you can! Here are five practical and safe ways to boost your metabolism.


It takes more calories to maintain muscle than fat. This is why the most effective way to boost your metabolism is to increase your muscle mass through exercise. Your metabolic rate rises temporarily during a workout and for up to an hour afterwards, in addition to the longer term rise due to increased muscle bulk.   

Eat enough

A common mistake is taking in too few calories. This, as a rule, has an adverse effect. When you deprive yourself of calories, your body thinks it is in starvation mode and your metabolism will slow down to conserve energy reserves.

Eat breakfast

If you skip breakfast, this is a message to your body that you are starving because you haven't had food for at least 12 hours. 

As a protective mechanism, your metabolism slows down and the body starts storing fat. 

By having breakfast, you are telling your body that there is no danger of famine. Your metabolism is boosted which helps to burn excess calories.

Eat smaller, more frequent meals

Eating one or two huge meals each day will slow your metabolism and tend to make you gain weight. 

The reason is that your body doesn't get enough energy to function properly through the hungry periods. 

When you do eat your large meal your body is then primed to store some of the energy as fat. It is better to snack frequently on fruits, vegetables and grains.

Drink water

The recommended amount is eight glasses per day. Your metabolism needs plenty of water to function properly. Carry a bottle of water with you and drink frequently throughout the day.

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