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Three ways you can speed up your metabolism



The three ways you can speed up your metabolism

Leading dietitians have revealed how you can boost and speed up your metabolism, and while some of it comes down to your age, gender and body size, there are a few practical things you can do too.

Susie Burrell, from Sydney, and Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, said hundreds of clients cross their doors asking how they can speed up their metabolism in order to lose weight and get in shape for summer.

And while metabolism as a concept is quite complicated, there are three simple things you can do to help.

‘Often, when it comes to your metabolism, the best thing you can do is get back to basics,’ Susie said.’We’ve all got a metabolism, regardless of whether it’s fast or slow.’


The first – and most important – thing you need to do if you want to speed up your metabolism in a notable way is build more lean muscle tissue.

‘The ideal situation is to keep on top of your metabolism as you get older,’ Susie explained.

‘So, as you move into your 30s and 40s in particular, and then the menopause, you need to work on building more and more lean muscle tissue.’

The dietitian said she often sees women in their 30s ditch their high intensity and weights-based workouts in favour of long walks and more gentle yoga.

But if you’re not doing a ‘very specific type of weight training’, you won’t be putting on lean muscle tissue – which can lead to a sluggish metabolism and the retention of fat mass.

‘Often, I find with women that they didn’t have a very good metabolism before they got older as they weren’t doing adequate weight training,’ Susie said.

‘This then gets worse as they get older and there is a general decrease in their physical activity.’

Work with a personal trainer if possible to build a lean muscle level that is appropriate for your body.

You should notice that your metabolism speeds up quickly, and you’re able to enjoy and burn off more calories.


The second point that Leanne was keen to highlight is just how bad being in a prolonged calorie deficit can be for your body.

‘A lot of people use their metabolism as an excuse for being overweight as if it’s something you can’t change, but you can actually improve your metabolism by avoiding prolonged calorie deficits,’ she said.

‘Yo yo dieting or long periods in a calorie deficit are not good for your body, as they will slow you down and your body won’t use energy as well.

‘Short, sharp periods of calorie deficit are fine, but diets longer than six months just won’t work.’

She added: ‘It’s always important to remember, the smaller the deficit, the better as well. Reduce your calories by a small, consistent amount to see results.’


Protein is key for bolstering your metabolism.

But both dietitians agreed that it’s not just a case of ‘more, more, more’ in order to see the best results with your body.

‘Protein does require slightly more calories to process, which means a slight increase in your metabolic rate when you eat it right,’ Susie explained.

‘A high protein meal at the start of the day is key here, as it can encourage the body to start burning calories well.’

The dietitians explained that someone who doesn’t feel hungry at the start of the day is someone who sends warning signs to them as food professionals.

‘This is them telling me that something isn’t working as efficiently as it should,’ Susie said.

‘Perhaps their body is in storage mode, as they’re not being fed enough. When I’m working to get clients’ metabolisms up, I give them a high protein meal in the morning and then hope that they feel hungry three or four hours later.

‘Hunger is good, it’s a sign someone is burning their food well, as they should do.’

Leanne added that it can be good to see a dietitian or nutritionist when it comes to protein, as everyone’s requirements are different.


Know the importance of Aquatic food




Know the importance of Aquatic food

Foods like salmon, lobster, and shrimp, are often categorized as “seafood.” Consider term aquatic foods (also called blue foods), which include any animals, plants, and micro-organisms that originate in bodies of water.

Aquatic foods can be framed or wild-caught, and are sourced from inland waters like lakes, rivers, and wetlands; coastal areas like estuaries, mangroves, or near-shore; an marine or ocean waters.Despite currently being an important contribution to healthy diets for billions of people globally, aquatic foods are often undervalued nutritionally because their diversity tends to be restricted to protein or energy value, or framed as a monolithic category of “seafood or fish.”

Examples are:

  1. Finfish-small pelagic fish (herring, sardine, anchovies), medium pelagic fish (bonito, mahi-mahi), large pelagic fish (tuna, swordfish), salmonids ( salmon, trout),craps, cichlids (tilapia), cods (cod, haddock, pollock), and demersal fish (flounder)
  2. Crustaceans-crabs,shrimp,krill,prawns,lobster
  3. Cephalopods-octopus,squid
  4. Mollusks- clams, cockles, sea snails, mussels, scallops
  5. Aquatic plants- water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)
  6. Algae –seaweed
  7. Other aquatic animals-mammals,insects,sea cucumbers
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What monkeypox does to you ?




What monkeypox does to you ?


Monkeypox is a viral disease of both animals and humans that causes symptoms similar to those of smallpox,though less severe. It is transmitted by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same virus family that causes smallpox and cowpox.The symptoms of monkeypox normally appear a week or two after exposure to the virus, though it can take longer in some cases.

Symptoms of monkeypox :

  1. Fever
  2. Chills
  3. Headache
  4. Achy muscles
  5. Backache
  6. Swollen lymph nodes
  7. Exhaustion

A rash can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body including the gentials.

Treatment :

Currently there is no treatment for monkeypox. However, monkey is self limiting, which means it can get better without treatment.Some medications can be used to control an outbreak and prevent the disease from spreading.

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What is tomato flu ?




What is tomato flu ?

Tomato flu:

Tomato flu is an unexplained virus mainly seen in the India state of kerala. It affects children below five years of age.It is also called tomato fever.


  1. Extremely high fever
  2. Body aches an pains
  3. Swelling of the joints
  4. Fatigue
  5. Rashes the size of tomatoes on the skin.
  6. Irritation in the mouth due to the medication.
  7. Hands, knees, and buttocks discoloration are standard.
  8. Some patients have also reported that worms have emerged from the blisters formed on their rashes.


  1. Tomato fever is contagious, if someone is infected with this flu, they need to be kept in isolation as this could spread rapidly from one person to another.
  2. It is essential to prevent children from scratching the blisters cause by the flu.
  3. Proper rest in hygiene is advised.
  4. Utensils, clothes and other items used by the infected persons must be sanitize to prevent the flu from spreading.
  5. Fluid intake would also help counteract dehydration.
  6. Most importantly, it is important to take your doctor’s advice, if you notice the above-mentioned symptoms.
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