Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vegetarian Weight Loss - How to Speed Up Metabolism for Vegetarians to Burn More Fat by Laura Ng

How to lose weight as a vegetarian? Unfortunately, you've become one overweight vegetarian who has fallen prey to the modern heavily-processed vegetarian diets. So obviously, you just need to change your junk diet into a truly healthy vegetarian weight loss diet for fat loss. But is this effective enough? It is, but you can burn more fat faster when you apply these 7 tips that help to speed up your metabolism.

1. Water Blocks Extra Calorie Intake

Losing weight doesn't come as a consequence of burning more calories, but also to be able to stop excess calories from pouring in. You might mistake dehydration for hunger. So when you feel hungry, pick up a glass of water first, then wait for 10 - 20 minutes for your stomach to "tell" your brain if it's really hungry or not. If no, then you've just saved yourself from scooping in more calories you don't need.

2. More Meals Rev Up Your Metabolism

Insert snack in between your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doing so will first speed up your metabolism and then maintain it at fat-burning level throughout the day. Remember, never skip any meal. And since you're taking more meals, you should take your breakfast, lunch and dinner in smaller portions. An extremely effective technique to help vegetarians lose weight easily.

3. "Spice Up" Your Metabolism

Ever felt the burning sensation in your body after taking spicy food? That is not just a sensation, but a chemical reaction caused by capsaicin in the chili in boosting your metabolism. It also helps to suppress your appetite and craving for sweet food, so you won't gain weight easily. But overdose can irritate your stomach and trigger acid reflux, which can cause you to lose sleep. Moderation is the key.

4. Rope in Calcium for an Extra Metabolic Boost

Food rich in calcium can raise your body heat and speed up your metabolism. But don't take calcium supplements as they contain only small fraction of elemental calcium that your body can absorb, together with other funny chemicals like carbonate, citrate, lactate or gluconate. You know them? Never mind, that's not important.

Just remember, consume calcium the natural way via soy milk, rice milk, cornmeal, cereal, collards, rhubarb, spinach etc. (In fact, dairy milk contains the highest amount of calcium, but I encourage vegetarians to avoid dairy products since dairy animals are not treated fairly in the process of obtaining the milk. What's more, dairy milk is not as naturally healthy as before as those animals are being fed hormone-laced diet.)

5. Move Right to Lose More

Put down your cardio and pick up interval training today. Numerous studies and researches have proven that interval training can boost your metabolism all day long, even hours post exercise. Cardio will only keep your fat burning during the exercise bout. Once you stop exercising, your fat stops burning. As a vegetarian, you shouldn't ignore this super weight loss tip.

6. The Early You Move, The More You Lose

An experiment conducted in Australia shows that working out in the morning burns more fat than doing it in the afternoon and evening due to an easier increase in metabolism in the morning. But if you find hard to work out in the morning due to shift work or odd working hours, then any time in the day works fine.

7. Get More Cells Repaired

Getting enough rest and sleep is one of the most vital keys to speeding up metabolism. But sadly, most people (vegetarians or non-vegetarians) don't realize that. When you improve your sleep quality, more cells in your body will get repaired. Since it is your cells that metabolize the calories consumed, the more healthy cells you got, the greater your metabolism will be.

Thus, stop being a night owl and start flopping into your bed early at night. Turning in before 11 P.M. is the best time since our body repairs cells and tissues at its peak between 11 P.M. and 2 A.M.

In short, increasing your metabolism is the key to effective fat loss. But you must couple with an effective vegetarian weight loss diet to achieve maximum fat loss faster and easier.