Being able to maintain a healthy metabolism can be key to effective weight management. Whether your goal is to lose weight or to prevent it from climbing, the rate at which your body uses energy – burns calories – will play an important role.
What is a Good Metabolic Rate?
Does it feel like you’re eating the same food but are gaining weight when you didn’t used to? Have you been making a strict effort to eat within a proper calorie range while remaining physically active, but your unwanted body fat isn’t going anywhere? Do you find that your meals are more filling or that pounds are slowly creeping up?
If you have answered “yes” to any of those questions and have ruled out the influence of a new medication or underlying medical condition, then it could be that your metabolic rate is working against you. As a result, you might find it useful to learn the right strategies to maintain a healthy metabolism.
Why Try to Maintain a Healthy Metabolism?
Your metabolic rate decides how fast you burn through energy from sources such as food calories and stored body fat. When you maintain a healthy metabolism, it means that your energy levels remain relatively steady at most times, your appetite will remain relatively predictable without being too big or too small, and you won’t find yourself gaining or losing weight unexpectedly. It can also help to make sure that when you’re pursuing a weight goal – such as weight loss – you won’t be fighting an uphill battle.
There are hundreds of factors that affect your metabolic rate. Some of them are not in your control, such as age, genetics, certain mental health conditions and certain physical health conditions. However, there are other issues within your control, such as:
- The foods you eat
- Your hydration level
- The amount of sleep you get
- Your stress levels
- The amount of muscle you have on your body
Tips to Maintain a Healthy Metabolism
If you think your metabolic rate isn’t where it should be for you, or if you want to be sure you maintain a healthy metabolism, the following are some of the strategies you can use to keep it humming.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet high in nutrients and fiber
- Focus on a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats
- Drink enough water every day (it doesn’t contain any calories and plays a tremendous role in the ability to maintain a healthy metabolism)
- Engage in cardio workouts – even brisk walking – regularly
- Don’t skip strength training – Lean muscle is a massive metabolic booster
- Use a diet pill like APEX-TX5, formulated with ingredients like thermogenics that support your metabolic rate.