Both when losing weight and building muscle, a fast metabolism is the be-all and end-all. However, there are some mistakes that slow down the metabolism and thus prevent you from losing weight. We’ll show you which 7 mistakes you shouldn’t make from now on.
1. You drink too little water
You were probably told every day as a child that you should drink between two and three liters of water a day. However, too little water also slows down your metabolism and you lose weight more poorly. So always drink a lot, because it sharpens your mind and promotes your concentration.
2. You sleep too little
Too little and irregular sleep mess up your metabolism. If you sleep less than four hours per night, the sugar metabolism is disturbed. People who sleep too little also resort to high-calorie foods more often. A regular sleep rhythm and sufficient sleep duration are the prerequisites for an ideally functioning metabolism.
3. You are eating too little protein
Protein-rich foods really boost your metabolism, as the body has to use a lot of energy to break down the proteins. In addition, protein keeps you full for a long time and burns more calories than other nutrients during processing in the body. However, your diet should still not consist entirely of protein.
4. You only do endurance sports
It goes without saying that exercise stimulates the metabolism. However, if you only do endurance sports, then you are not exhausting your possibilities to the full. For this reason, you should do weight training more often, because it really boosts your metabolism.
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5. You eat irregularly
If you eat irregularly or even skip meals, it has a negative effect on your metabolism and slows it down. If you think this will help you lose weight faster, then you are wrong because the opposite of that will happen. The body depends on a regular supply of nutrients. If he gets too little of it, he switches to economy mode. You should definitely eat something after your workout, because this is the only way to build muscle mass.
6. You drink too much alcohol
Alcohol is a real figure killer and an absolute no-go when it comes to losing weight. The reason for this is that after consuming alcohol the body is primarily concerned with breaking down the alcohol. The carbohydrate and fat metabolism almost completely comes to a standstill. Your metabolism is radically slowed down and fat burning is stopped.
7. You eat too much sugar
It is well known that sugar does not help you lose weight. But why is that so? Sugary foods slow your metabolism and blood sugar levels rise rapidly. The pancreas then secretes insulin, which ensures that the sugar from the blood reaches the cells. However, if the pancreas is overloaded, too little sugar may end up in the blood and hypoglycaemia follows. This is usually followed by food cravings and, in the worst case, this can lead to diabetes.
If you avoid these 7 mistakes from now on, your metabolism will run at full speed and nothing stands in the way of losing weight!
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