Studies have shown that certain lifestyles can slow down your metabolism and lead to weight gain over time. In this paper we shall be explaining some of these habits and offer ways through which you can avoid them, so as to increase your metabolism.

1. Eating too few calories

Cutting calories too much and for long can lower your metabolic rate. Because, when your body senses that there is little food in your body, it lowers the rate at which it burn calories and this makes weight maintenance and weight loss more difficult.

2. Eating less protein

It’s very important to eat the right amount of protein in your diet, as it helps to preserve your metabolic rate during weight loss.

3. Lack of physical activity

Being sedentary leads to a significant decrease in the number of calories you burn daily. Try to minimize sitting for long hours and increase your general activity levels.

4. Irregular meal timing

Irregular meal timings make it tough for your body to know when your next meal will be and that results in slow metabolism. Therefore, it is important to have small and frequent meals with nearly similar timings everyday to keep your metabolic rate high.

5. Not getting enough sleep

8 hours of sleep every day is an essential part of healthy living. But lack of sound sleep makes you sluggish due to a reduction in your resting metabolic rate.

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