16 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

1. Laugh

Click/Tap Play to boost your metabolism

This test confirms that laughing for 10 minutes can boost your metabolism by 20% so imagine how much fat you'll burn watching The Hangover, Bridesmaids or Office Space

2. 66℉

Your metabolism increases (or burns up to 500 extra calories every 6 hours) once you get in an environment that's under 66℉ (19℃) because it activates the brown fat in your body.

Brown fat burns off the ugly white fat you have for energy to generate enough heat to keep you warm or to keep your body at its normal temperature of 98.6℉ (37℃)

3. Eat More Protein

Use the calculator below to see how much protein you need to lose weight faster…

Type in how many calories you eat per day in the box below and then click the Enter button to see me how much protein you need to lose weight faster…

Type in how many calories you eat per day here →

You need to get at least grams of protein each day to lose weight faster

4. Skip breakfast &…

Do Intermittent Fasting

Watch the Intermittent Fasting 101 video below for more fat burning tips…

5. Got MILK?

You can boost your fat burning metabolism by 70% according to this study when you include at least 3 servings of dairy or 1000mg of calcium in your daily diet.

More calcium in your diet helps shut off the hormones that create fat causing you to burn more fat especially when you're on a weight loss diet

During a Purdue university study…

6. Ice Baths

Watch Conan boost his metabolism in a cold bath…

7. Get the After Burn

The more intense you workout = The more calories you'll continue to burn "after" your workout is over keeping your fat-burning metabolism higher all throughout the day.

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Workouts causes the greatest after burn effect where You'll continue to burn calories or lose weight for another 12-to-48 hours after you've finished working out.

Play the video below to see what a HIIT workout is…

Please Note: all weight loss activities have some sort of after burn effect but only the after burn effect of high intensity activities keeps your fat-burning metabolism higher for a much longer period of time.

8. Exercise less but more frequently

Scientists are now saying you can actually lose more weight & keep your metabolism fired up longer by doing 4 smaller 10-minute workouts instead of ONE big 30-to-40-minute workout.

Check this out: In this University of Pittsburgh study… Women who did 4 separate 10 minute workouts during the day lost 30% more weight than women who did one big 40 minute workout everyday so what this really means for you is this…

If you have time - you can boost your metabolism by doing 4 smaller 10 minute workouts at a moderate-to-high intensity (see how to lose weight at home) or if don't have time for 4 separate 10 minute workouts…

You can still keep your metabolism higher all day long by going for the after burn (see #6) with ONE longer interval workout.

9. Drink at least 1 liter of ice cold water daily

Not only does water help prevent you from getting bloated by flushing out excess water weight but as far as increasing your metabolism goes…

The fat burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively and your body has to raise your metabolism to burn extra calories to warm up the Ice cold water you drink.

Check this out: A Clinical Research Center in Berlin found that after you drink 17 ounces of water - Your fat-burning metabolism increases by 30% within 10 minutes of drinking water.

10. Boost your HGH

HGH (or Human Growth Hormone) naturally increases your metabolism beacuse its a hormone that helps you burn more fat while helping you build & maintain the sexy muscles you have which also increases your metabolism. Top 9 ways to naturally increase your HGH

11. Improve your thyroid function

Your thyroid basically regulates your metabolism and you may be able to increase your metabolism simply by eating more seafood, nuts & seeds because All of these foods are high in Selenium, Vitamin E, Iodine, Zinc & Copper and…

All of those nutrients are essential for better thyroid function to help boost your metabolism and not having enough of those nutrients will cause your metabolism to slow down and/or you may develop hypothyroidism and as a matter of fact…

People who have hypothyroidism or slow metabolisms add more Selenium, Vitamin E, Zinc, Iodine & Copper to their diets to naturally treat hypothyroidism to help speed up their metabolism.

12. Green Tea

13. Spice it up

Different studies have said that spices can increase your metabolism by 8-to-20% for at least 30 minutes after eating them - for example…

All you need to do to get a metabolism boost from spices is to add a little bit of cayenne pepper or spicy mustard to your favorite recipes.

14. Caffiene

Caffiene increases your fat-burning metabolism by 11% or more depending on how much you take. Caffeine is found in most fat burners like Hydroxycut & Lipo-6 and Green Tea itself has caffiene in it.

15. Gain Muscle

16. Kissing

kiss metabolism

Kissing gives you an adrenaline boost that doubles your resting metabolic rate. Try kissing in the cold (see #1) like the couple above to really ramp up your metabolism.

Make sure you also see…

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1-35 of 219 Comments

I weigh 290 5"7. Im tired of being fat and miserable. I want to loose weight soooo bad but I don't know where to start. I was considering Weight lost surgery. Because I'm tired of trying and giving up and gaining more weight. But after I did some research on the surgery it wasn't for me. I suck in prepping meal. I don't Do well counting carlories. PLEASE HELP ME...I NEED A MEAL PLAN. Which diet pill do u recommend? I want to feel happy again, be there for my boys and feel sexy for my husband.

April 13, 2016


Is it better to drink cold water or warm water in early morning in an empty stomach for weight loss?

March 26, 2016

Adrian Bryant

cold water - see #2

March 27, 2016


I'm a 50 year old woman who has just come off prozac after recovering from a serious car crash a year ago. Since coming off the prozac 4 weeks ago and increasing my exercise and reducing my diet my weight has gone up 12 pounds to 84kg. What can I do.
Thanks for any advice

January 18, 2016


Hi Adrian,

I'm a 16 year old female and i weigh 180 pounds. I'm trying to lose about 60 pounds by June. What should i do?

January 11, 2016

Adrian Bryant

start here to lose 60 pounds by june

January 11, 2016


Hi, I'm 18 years old and I've been trying to lose weight and be fit for a long time now but nothing is working, everytime I start a diet I stick to it for 2 weeks maximum then give up and gain weight again, I'm not that fat but not satisfied with my body either, I'm 159cm tall (5'2 ft) and 63.6 kg (140 lbs). Please tell what should I do to lose weight and what's the best way to maintain weight after losing it?

January 04, 2016


Hi, im a 16 y.o female and i was about 230lbs, i go to the gym 4 times a week and i am on a very strict diet and i drop 44lbs and now i still go to the gym and i still am on a strict diet but i dont know why its been a week and im not loosing weight anymore, what should i do?

November 30, 2015

Adrian Bryant

so you're 196 pounds now?

December 01, 2015

Omaria Ash

Hi i just had an operation and i have gained alot of weight can i lose weight without exercise can you please help thanks

October 30, 2015

Adrian Bryant

yes you can but not as fast as someone who exercises. use this diet to lose weight without exercise

October 30, 2015


I have been taking prescribed steroids for a skin allergy and have put out 30 pounds in three months. I am taking medication for lupus which one of the side effects is weight gain. Can you help me control the weight gain?
thank you,

June 29, 2015

Adrian Bryant

did your doctor say that was possible? the weight gain could be mostly fluid

June 29, 2015


Hi I am priyadharshini.I am doing buisness and also married. After marriage, i got gain weight 20 kilos.Now, i want to reduce my weight. can you please give suggestion for me?

March 28, 2015


I need some specific advice for a specific set of circumstances...
I am 38 years old- 5 feet tall. And prior to 2014, was in great shape, an athletic triathlete. Over the past 11 months, I have had 5 surgeries, including having my ovaries and tubes removed (which sent me into surgical menopause at age 38). I am on HRT, and have gained about 10 pounds since. Before all my surgeries, I was eating about 2000 calories and having a hard time maintaining that. After my surgeries, due to being so inactive, I eat about 1400 and have gained fat (mostly on my thighs) and lost my muscles. I don't eat breakfast, and tend to do HIIT fasted, when I can. I just had surgery two days ago, though, and will be restricted from exercise for 4 months.
What is your advice in terms of eating while I am recovering (not being able to be active), and then also for when I get back to exercise? Should I eat breakfast to stoke my metabolism even if I'm not hungry? How many calories should I be eating?

November 12, 2014

Adrian Bryant

see this about breakfast

see this for exercise after you are cleared by a doctor

November 12, 2014


I once lost 10kgs in a month via intermittent fasting, but, as u said, i regained all of that afterwards. What if I loose 10 kgs in a month going by your "Loose 50lbs in 5-8 months" plan? Will i still regain that? Please help, i m confused.

March 21, 2014

Adrian Bryant

then IF was probably something that was tough for you to stick to so did you find it tough to stick to?

March 21, 2014


Whats max weight shall i loose to not to regain it? I m 19yrs, 200lbs. Shall I do muscle building exercise?

March 17, 2014

Adrian Bryant

there is no max but to avoid regain just dont become lazy and/or overeat

March 18, 2014


I'm Samanta and I'm 18. I really need help losing weight. I haven't been big all my life it started at the end of 5th grade going to 6th. I weigh about 273-300 pounds. I need help losing weight super fast in a month and a half (11/2) and I need to speed up my metabolism and thyroid gland. Please help me Adrian!

March 10, 2014

James Fralic

Samanta you would be best to check out and join www.myfitnesspal.com
Its a site that will allow you to weigh and track the food you eat everyday. Weight loss is not safe or smart to lose in a hurry. The only way you can lose weight is reducing your daily calorie intake.

March 13, 2014


Oh, drinking water soon after you wake up, and eating a healthy breakfast (like, a smoothie or oatmeal with apples, ect.) is GREAT for burning off extra calories. Your metabolism is high, which is superb.
What also works is eating 5 or 6 frquent (every 2 or 3 hrs) SMALL meals, but not TOO small.
Dont skip meals! Your metabolism will slow down, and next time you eat, you will probably overeat (due to hunger) and you will gain some weight. Make sure these small--and healthy--meals are frequent. I did research, and it says this is more helpful for losing weight (and maintaining) than eating 3 large meals.
GREAT fat-burning exercise for home: stationary bike :) TRUST me
Eating lots of fruit and veggies is important for weight loss.
More sleep!!! (7-10 hours is good)
Water cold burns calories, warm water fills you up. Water is also great for clear skin! :)
If you eat less, but don't work out, you WILL lose weight! But not as FAST if you workout.
DO NOT eat before you sleep!!
Those are just some tips, im not taking your spotlight :)
Works for me, and lots of other people, too :D

October 27, 2013


Skip breakfast? NO! Breakfast helps jump-start your metabolism, so you can burn more calories. That is, if it's healthy. 10min workouts, frequent? YES! :D works GOOD
Thank you for tips, writer :)

October 27, 2013


I simply drop a teaspoon or two into a small glass of water with fresh lemon and chug it. Your throat might burn for a second but not if you take a gulp of clean water right after in the same breath. Also, water is good for weight loss. journeytogoraw.com has a blog post about the benefits of water with this cayenne trick. So far, I've lost a few pounds with no added exercise. Cayenne is also speculated to cut down on sugar cravings. I think it does a bit. I chug a glass first thing in the morning to get my day started.

September 15, 2013


A teaspoon of organic cayenne pepper powder that is:)

September 15, 2013


Hi,I want ask about herbs for lose weight and I like sport and I have many machine for it but the problem I don't have time to do it can you tell me how many times to do it and calories should be burn it and can give me diet to do with it. thank you

April 29, 2013


Hi, I want ask you where I can find CLA,because I am from Libya and does I can found it in pharmacy ?

April 23, 2013

Adrian Bryant

a pharmacy would not need to carry it as it can be found in regular stores but I'm not sure what they sell in stores in libya

April 23, 2013

Incorrect please try again
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