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10 Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Your Metabolism

 
Posted May 21st, 2014 @ 5:02am by Chilli Amar

 

We all know that our metabolism slows down as we get older. However, that doesn't mean you're destined to gain weight in your 40s and 50s.

According to Yahoo, here are 10 DIET MISTAKES THAT SLOW DOWN YOUR METABOLISM:

 

1. You don't eat enough: When you eat less than you need for basic biological function (about 1,200 calories for most women), your body throws the brakes on your metabolism. It also begins to break down precious, calorie-burning muscle tissue for energy..

2. You avoid caffeine: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, so your daily java jolts can rev your metabolism 5 to 8%--about 98 to 174 calories a day. A cup of brewed tea can raise your metabolism by 12%, according to one Japanese study.

3. Your carbs are white: Boost your fiber intake by switching to whole wheat bread, pasta, and eating more fruits and vegetables. Research shows that some fiber can rev your fat burn by as much as 30%. Studies find that women who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Aim for about 25 g a day--the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables.

 

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