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What can i do to speed up my metabolism?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Careful: You can try caffeine, but excessive doses can cause issues with heart arrhythmia.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Speed metabolism.: Weight training builds lean muscle which is metabolically active around the clock, day and night. While some studies suggest that cardiovascular exercise may stimulate the metabolism for as much as 48 hours after the exercise, it may be much less time. Both are best in combination. As well, eating a small healthy meal of lean protein and complex carbs every 2-3 hours speeds the metabolism.

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