Stop calorie counting. Instead of reading the labels of every container of food you get, focus more on eating foods that are high in fiber and have a ton of nutrients vital for immune function. Most people waste their time calorie counting and crash dieting when this is the opposite of what you need to be doing.

Eat more frequently. Many people skip breakfast thinking they will lose weight and going throughout the day and taking long breaks between meals and by doing this they are hurting their metabolism. They don’t realize that by eating small meals throughout the day, you are keeping your metabolism active and as a result, it burns more calories more often. 

Don’t skip breakfast. When you skip a meal, your body automatically stores the next meals calories and you gain weight, this deactivates your metabolism and causes you to gain a ton of weight. You should eat a fruit and vegetable filled breakfast every morning to get your metabolism ready for the rest of the day and stop the excess storing of calories that occurs when we skip breakfast.

Drink more water. Studies have pointed to water having an effect on the metabolism by flushing out toxins and ridding the body of harmful waste which can act as a wrench in the gears of your body. You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.

Eat Vegies and fruits. Fruits and vegetables not only improve the quality of your metabolism but they also make it easier for the body to process the foods you eat. Most vegies are full of fiber which aids the metabolism by getting rid of excess waste that slows your body down.

Exercise more. Not only does exercising help your body burn calories, but each pound of muscle you build burns an extra 6 calories per day. So it’s safe to assume that if you build 20 pounds of muscle, your body would burn an extra 120 calories per day while at rest. That may not sound like much, but when your body that amount of calories add up quickly when the body is burning those calories instead of adding them on every day, it can make a huge difference.

Taurine. Certain energy drinks have taurine, which can help aid the metabolism by increasing metabolic function. Try to consume at least one energy drink per day if you want to increase your metabolism, but it has to have taurine.

Magnesium. Most people don’t know what magnesium is or how to get this vital nutrient needed in almost every cell of our bodies. What they also don’t know is that Magnesium boosts your body’s metabolism and most people simply aren’t getting enough of it.

B Vitamins. We all know that B vitamins are used to sustain energy and strength in our bodies, but what most people don’t know is that when you have a deficiency of any of the B Vitamins, it can seriously hinder your metabolism and cause your body to stop burning calories. Deficiencies of the B vitamins are among the most common of all vitamin deficiencies.