1. Don’t Diet
The Manna Diet isn’t about eating less; it’s about eating more—more nutrient-dense food, to eliminate the empty calories and keep you satisfied all day. It is important to keep eating, because restricting food will slow down your metabolism.
Starving yourself sends a signal to your body that says, “There is a famine and therefore hold on to all energy reserves”.
What’s worse, if the food shortage (meaning, your crash diet) continues, you’ll begin burning muscle tissue, which just gives your enemy, visceral fat, a greater advantage. Your metabolism slows further, and fat goes on to claim even more territory. Rather follow a healthy approach, like the Manna Diet.
A study in Finland looked at sets of identical twins and discovered that in each set of siblings, the twin who slept less and was under more stress had more visceral fat.
3. Eat More Protein
Your body needs protein to maintain lean muscle. In a 2006 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers argued that the current recommended daily intake for protein, 0.36 grams per 500 gram of body weight, is woefully inadequate for anyone doing resistance training and recommend that women get between 0.54 and 1 gram per 500 gram of body weight. (If you want to lose weight, use your goal body weight as your guide.)
Add a serving, like 85 gram of lean meat, 2 tablespoons of nuts, or 200ml of low-fat yogurt, to every meal and snack. Plus, research shows that protein can up postmeal calorie burn by as much as 35 percent.
4. Go Organic When You Can
Canadian researchers report that dieters with the most organochlorines (pollutants from pesticides, which are stored in fat cells) experience a greater-than-normal dip in metabolism as they lose weight, perhaps because the toxins interfere with the energy-burning process. In other words, pesticides make it harder to lose kilograms.
Of course, it’s not always easy to find—or afford—organic produce. But in general, conventionally grown items that you peel, like avocado, grapefruit and bananas, are fine. But choose organic when buying celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, sweet bell peppers, spinach, kale and collard greens, cherries, and imported grapes; they tend to have the highest levels of pesticides.
5. Get Up, Stand Up
Whether you sit or stand at work may play as big a role in your waistline as your fitness routine. Missouri University researchers discovered that inactivity (4 hours or more) causes a near shut- down of an enzyme that controls fat and cholesterol metabolism. To keep this enzyme active and increase your fat-burning, break up long periods of downtime by standing up—for example, while talking on the phone.
6. Drink Cold Water
German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 2.5 kilograms in a year, with essentially zero additional effort. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature.
7. Eat the Heat
It turns out that capsaicin, the compound that gives chilli peppers their heat, can also fire up your metabolism. Eating about 1 tablespoon of chopped peppers (red or green) boosts your sympathetic nervous system (responsible for your fight-or-flight response), according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. The result: a temporary metabolism spike of about 23 percent. Stock up on chilli peppers to add to salsas, and keep a jar of red-pepper flakes on hand for topping pizzas, pastas, and stir-fries.
8. Rev Up in the Morning
Eating breakfast jump-starts your metabolism so it’s no accident that those who skip this meal are 4½ times as likely to be obese. The heartier your first meal is, the better. In one study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology, volunteers who got 22 to 55 percent of their total calories at breakfast gained only 0.7 kilogram on average over 4 years. While those who got zero to 11 percent gained nearly 1.5 kilogram.
9. Fight Fat with Fiber
Research shows that some fiber can fire up your fat burn by as much as 30 percent. Studies find that those who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Aim for about 25 grams a day—the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables. Start with cooked rolled oats in the morning, because it will give you enough fiber and keep you full for longer than other types of breakfast.
10. Eat Iron-Rich Foods
Iron is essential for carrying the oxygen your muscles need to burn fat. Unless you restock your stores, you run the risk of low energy and a sagging metabolism. Shellfish, lean meats, beans, and spinach are excellent sources.
11. Get More Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for preserving muscle tissue. Get 90 percent of your recommended daily intake (400 IU) in a 220 gram serving of salmon. Other good sources: tuna, fortified milk and cereal, and eggs. Get 10 minutes of direct sunlight on exposed skin per day for the correct amount of needed vitamin D.
12. Drink Milk
There’s some evidence that calcium deficiency, which is common in many women, may slow metabolism. Research shows that consuming calcium through dairy foods such as fat-free milk and low-fat yogurt may also reduce fat absorption from other foods.
13. Eat Watermelon
The amino acid arginine, abundant in watermelon, might promote weight loss, according to the Journal of Nutrition. In a laboratory study, adding this amino acid to the diet of obese mice enhanced the oxidation of fat and glucose. Snack on watermelon and other arginine sources, such as seafood, nuts, and seeds, year-round.
14. Stay Hydrated
All of your body’s chemical reactions, including your metabolism, depend on water. If you are dehydrated, you may be burning up to 2 percent fewer calories, according to researchers at the University of Utah. Drink at least eight to twelve 250ml glasses a day.
The Manna F.A.T Burner was formulated with well researched ingredients to increase the metabolism in the most natural way. Take this product with each meal to help increase your metabolic rate.