3 Ways To Hack Your Body Into Becoming A Fat Burning Furnace
Our metabolism is very important. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say that their metabolism is very fast or very slow, and no matter how hard they try, they can’t change it. I am here to tell you that though this is true about your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR; the amount of energy your body needs to function while at rest), you can in fact change your total daily energy expenditure, (TDEE) which is what will effect your weight loss efforts the most. There are several ways to improve your TDEE. In this article I’m going to tell you 3 ways on how you can increase your TDEE and burn more calories throughout the day!
1. Drink 16 ounces of chilled water when you wake up
The first thing you probably drink when you wake up is a cup of coffee. Instead, try drinking 16 ounces of water right when you wake up everyday. According to a German research study, your energy expenditure can increase by 24% for at least 90 minutes after kickstarting your day with water. Once you’ve finished drinking your 16 ounces of water, feel free to grab a cup of your hot coffee.
2. Drink green tea
You might have heard some people say that drinking green tea has a lot of great benefits, and that is true. One such benefit is improving your energy expenditure. Just drinking green tea all day can help you increase your TDEE by over 4% over a 24 hour time period. This could help burn away an extra 70 calories a day. There are a lot of other benefits with green tea, but don’t worry, I’ll get more in-depth on green tea in a future article.
3. Include cayenne pepper in your diet
Incorporating pepper in your diet has shown to help your body burn more calories throughout the day. Cayenne pepper is a perfect choice for this, because it also contains capsaicin. This compound is found in some peppers, and it can boost your body’s ability to burn calories by up to an extra 15 to 20% even hours after eating your food. It also aids in fat oxidation, which is cucial as it is the process of “burning” the fat stores of your body.