#3 Keep Your Sleep Cycle Regular
Scientists researching sleep have discovered that your body develops a natural rhythm.
These processes are controlled by what they call the circadian system. A 2011 study demonstrated that the circadian system and your sleep patterns are tied directly to metabolism.
Disrupting your internal clock and developing irregular sleep patterns are scientifically proven to put you at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.
#4 Eat More Protein
A 2012 study of diet composition determined that when overeating, calories from protein were less likely to be stored as fat. Higher levels of protein in your diet also increase resting energy expenditure. Burning more calories at rest allows you to eat more without exercising more.
In this particular study, participants intentionally overate. People in the high protein and low protein diet groups gained weight, however, the high protein group developed more muscle and less fat than the low protein group.
#5 Move As Much As You Can Throughout The Day
Sitting around all day is likely to reduce the number of calories you burn and impacts the speed of your metabolism. Patterns in the workplace have created more sit-around jobs and less active positions.
In 2011, researchers studying obesity trends in the United States argued that average weight gain in Americans over the last 50 years is directly correlated with a 100 calorie reduction in occupation related energy use over that same period. If you have a sedentary job, be sure to get up throughout the day and move around.