1. Don’t Diet
This weight loss trick is not about eating less, but about eating more nutrition-dense food to keep you full all day. Keeping yourself full is important because restricting food will kill your metabolism. With empty calories, you’ll feel more hungry and your body will respond to this by slowing down your metabolic rate to hold on to existing energy storage.
2. Go Earlier Zzzz’s
According to research in Finland which studied sets of identical twins, the twin who slept less and was under more stress had more visceral fat.
3. Eat More Protein
4. Drink Cold Water
German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily. That’s enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work the body makes to heat the water to body temperature.
5. Eat the Heat
Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their mouth-searing quality, can also fire up your metabolism. Eating about 1 tablespoon of chopped red or green chilies boosts your body's production of heat and the activity of your sympathetic nervous system, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. The result of this is a temporary metabolism spike of about 23 percent.