122 Answers

I feel like I have had a much slower metabolism since having children. I’m just not getting the results I used to from healthy eating and exercise.  I know some foods and teas can help but I just don’t know which ones work? Does anyone have any tips on how to boost your metabolism?

Posted by Holly, 16/08/13

Want more real mum questions sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.
Ask your question
  • well the older you get the harder it is to maintain your weight. Exercise helps, weight bearing exercise particularly good. I drink warm water with apple cider vinegar which helps my digestion, which can also help in the weight gain/nutrient retention stakes.

  • Being over 50, it’s been recommended that I use weights regularly to boost my metabolism. Apparently it will be more effective then aerobic exercise, for my age group anyway

  • I use lemon and ginger in hot water with a shake of turmeric. Been using it gif years with no result. I always thought the more you exercised the better your metabolism became

  • Fasting in small amounts can help.

  • Getting up early & also eating chilli in foods are supposed to boost your metabolism.

  • Speak to a naturopath about natural ways maybe?

  • Green tea is meant to be good. So is cayenne pepper and chillis. Having a slice of lemon with ginger in hot water first thing in the morning is meant to kickstart your metabolism. It’s also meant to fe good to detox your liver. I just like the freshness of it

  • To boost your metabolism you need to be eating every 3 hours, not big ,ears just small snacks. Even just a handful of nuts or a rice cake soemthing every three hours means that your body know and registers that it is getting fuel often and it can use accordingly.

  • Eat little but often. The easiest way I did this was never finish my meal in one sitting.. Eat half and finish the rest an hour later. :)

  • eat small amounts throughout the day and this should give it a kick

  • chilli powder, chillies in nice meals

  • Lifting weights is the only way I know that will increase your metabolism and continue to do so even after your work out. I’m in the same boat.

  • there are some good comments here

  • Bojemni tea, avail from Asian grocery stores. Drink black and often!

Post you answer
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

What is your answer to that question?
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your answer and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating