Type 2 Diabetes - Boost Your Daily Metabolic Burn With These Four Steps


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Despite good intentions, many Type 2 diabetics have a very difficult time losing weight. Being overweight is the single biggest risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Losing as little as ten pounds - and keeping it off can significantly reduce your risk.

Want to lose weight faster? If so, you aren't alone. Speeding up the rate of fat loss is something most people want but yet, one few can actually accomplish.

In order to increase your rate of fat burning, a top priority should be doing whatever you can to increase your overall metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories all throughout the day. If you do this, you need to burn fewer calories overall as your body will simply burn more at rest.

So how can you do this?

Use the following four steps...

1. Sleep More. First, while this may be completely opposite of what you think, to boost your metabolism, get more sleep. Lack of sleep has a very dramatic influence not only on your metabolic rate, but your ability to burn off body fat as well.

Low amounts of sleep make you more insulin resistant, which will then mean a higher likelihood of storing carbohydrates as body fat.

Aim for at least 8 hours, if not more each night.

2. Drink Green Tea. Next, also be sure you are drinking green tea whenever possible. Those who consume 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily, tend to show increased metabolism. The weight-loss benefits are in the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a health-boosting antioxidant. Avoid green teas with added sugar or artificial sweeteners as they will affect your blood sugar level and delay your weight loss.

Green tea will also help to calm hunger since it's a hot liquid, making it easier to maintain a reduced calorie diet.

It's a win-win for those seeking fat loss.

3. Strength Train Using Short Rest Periods. Strength training is also a must-do if you want to boost your resting metabolic rate. As you go about your strength training workout sessions however, make sure you are using shorter rest periods as often as possible.

This will go a long way towards helping you keep your metabolism humming along and your body challenged.

Thirty to sixty seconds is about what you want between sets.

4. Avoid Crash Diets. Finally, the last thing to do is to avoid crash diets. Using a very low-calorie intake is incredibly damaging to your metabolic rate, so make sure you are eating enough.

If you use a too low-calorie diet, it's also going to mean you are at risk for muscle mass loss, so yet another problem you must avoid. Building muscle mass through exercise lowers your blood sugar and diabetes risk, not losing muscle mass.

So keep these tips in mind as you go about your diabetic eating plan. Use them and you should see enhanced fat loss success.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.Beverleigh H Piepers 

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