Regular BreakfastIt is well known that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip breakfast, thinking that you are saving consumed calories, consider the following.
During sleep, your body was in state of forced fast for eight or more hours. When you wake up and don't intake any food, natural reaction of the body is self-defense which automatically slows down metabolism to the lowest level, in order to preserve calories. Not only that anything you eat during the day is far more likely going to end up like fat deposits, but also, chances to burn fat that day are minimal.
And the worst just going to happen. Later, during the day you will be pretty hungry, and probably yearn for a food that is not good for you. With the current slowed metabolism (because you skipped breakfast), much more fat from this not-so-quality food will deposit more than usual.
Eating More Often
However, it is important to eat smaller meals, because five heavy meals a day will not be of great help in burning fat. Try to eat five or more times a day, including healthy snacks between main meals.
Intensive ExercisingMetabolic rate is directly related to the intensity of performed exercise. Walking will burn calories and slightly raise the metabolic rate, but this can't be compared to the effect that may be achieved by high intense training. This type of training can speed up the metabolism for full 24 hours or more after exercise.
If you cannot stand intense training, you can always find ways to make walking more intensive - walking quickly, walking uphill, walking with weights, and so on.
Exercising With the Weight
The weight training has a triple effect on the metabolism. It burns calories during exercise, increases the metabolic rate long after the end of exercise and builds extra muscles.
Eating More Proteins
It is recommended to supply the body with enough quality proteins from various sources - lean beef and veal, chicken, fish, eggs, soy, etc.
Taking multivitamins regularly, will support the metabolism and improve the general health.
Reducing Fat Intake