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50 simple ways to boost your metabolism

Your metabolism is like compound interest: The more you invest, the bigger your reward—in the form of effortless calorie burn. These little tricks provide a big payoff.

2. Down a cup or two of coffee
2. Down a cup or two of coffee
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Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and your daily java can rev your metabolism five to eight percent, helping you burn an extra 98 to 174 calories a day, says Julie Lohre, a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and American Ninja Warrior.

Drinking your cup of coffee before your workout can also help you stay more focused on your exercise, which can also boost your metabolism, she adds.

Everyone prefers coffee differently. Some people take it with cream, some with sugar. But when it comes to the brew, there are scientific best practices.



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