How to Boost Slow Metabolism on a Keto Diet

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Metabolism, in short, is the process of converting what you consume into energy. In general, there are three ways our body burns calories. First is through the energy required for the body to function at rest. Second is through everyday activities, and third is through exercise. Some of us may feel that our weight loss progress (while on the keto diet) is getting inhibited by a slow metabolism.

Unfortunately, metabolism is partly genetic so it isn’t something you have complete control of. Being on the keto diet itself is known for producing beneficial metabolic changes in the short term but there are also other additional steps that may potentially help individuals with a slow metabolism.

Our first tip is to make sure you get plenty of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise in to your schedule. According to the NHS, you should aim to do more than 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week in order to lose weight. Aerobic exercises include running, swimming, cycling, and rowing. Those who aren’t used to doing exercise can even start off with walking or jogging.

Our second tip is to also get some strength training in. Building some muscle mass is important for losing weight. Muscle tissues are more active than fat tissues in a metabolic sense so you will start to burn calories more efficiently if you have more muscles in the body.

Another tip you may have come across for boosting slow metabolism while on a keto diet is to drink beverages like green tea or oolong tea. Studies have found that the consumption of these beverages may aid weight loss progress due to the presence of antioxidants like catechins. Don’t, however, rely on tea alone to help boost a slow metabolism. It’s one of those things that won’t hurt your progress but won’t also make a significant change on its own.