02. DARK SIDE
Dunk in dark chocolate digestives – they have more fat-burning epicatechins than milk
03. LIQUID ASSET
Water 30 minutes before a meal can float your metabolic rate by 30%. Gulp.
04. FROZEN ASSET
Ask for ice, too. Your body works harder to cope with the sudden cold, burning energy
05. GET-OUT CLAUSE
Go out at lunch. Sitting all day makes you 73% more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
06. RAY OF HOPE
Chase the sun while you’re out – seeing just artificial light tanks your metabolic rate.
07. RUN FOR IT
Ten 30-second sprints at lunch will spike T levels, speeding up sugar metabolism.
08. HEAVY METAL
Weightlifting boosts metabolism for older men, to help you outmuscle flab.
09. JUMP START
Box jumps release osteocalcin, which metabolises sugar and fat.
10. IN THE COLD
Jump into an ice-cold shower to activate brown fat stores and torch extra calories.
11. A NEW LEAF
Continue the fatbrowning process by adding CBD oil to your post-workout shake.
12. COOL FACT
Set the temperature at home to 17°C. You’ll burn 7% more calories than if it’s at 23°C.
13. OMEGA ALPHA
A classic: the fatty acid content in fish oil supps can give your metabolism a boost
14. GO FISH
If pills aren’t your thing, salmon is a great natural hit of omega-3
15. HAVE A COW, MAN
Cows fed with linseed have meat rich in omega-3 oils. An udder way to burn fat.
16. BOTTLED BENEFITS
Resveratrol-rich fruit in red wine can cause metabolic changes, reducing weight gain.
17. NIGHT CAP
Add some extra olives to your Martini. Their high copper and CLA fat content will shake and stir your metabolism.
18. LOG OFF
Screen light at night disrupts sleep and can also harm your ability to process carbs.
19. MIND GAINS
Work stress can slow metabolism by keeping your adrenalin levels high. Try meditation.
20. BREATHE EASY
Deep breathing sends more oxygen to your cells, causing them to burn more fuel.
21. SLEEP FAT OFF
Get a full eight hours, or you’ll throw off your levels of leptin, which regulates energy use.
22. AND FINALLY
It could all be in your head: interpreting daily activities as exercise burns extra body fat