HOW TO REV UP YOUR METABOLISM
AND BURN MORE CALORIES
At one time or another, all of us have tried to lose unwanted pounds. If you are one of those people who are inclined towards laziness, you might be experiencing a slow BMR (Basil Metabolic Rate). This is the rate at which we burn calories. You need to “hyper” or speed up your metabolism so that your body burns up more calories at rest. This process is known as Dietary Thermogenesis, “burning” calories that would otherwise be stored as fat.
Once you hyper your metabolism. Your body is more apt to take on that lean, muscular, shapely look, because you will shed unwanted body fat. Men and women both improve their appearance tremendously when surplus fat is discarded. Fat weighs less than muscle, but it takes up more space. Unfortunately, women tend to experience a slower BMR in comparison to their male counterparts due to physiological disadvantages. The good news is that BMR is not genetically determined. You can do something about it, whether you are a male or female.
To rev up your metabolism and lose unwanted pounds, follow these simple guidelines:
- Increase your training frequency. Split your workouts into 2 or 3 parts and train 4-5 days per week.
- Do not drastically cut calories. This will cause your body to go into starvation mode and it will respond by conserving calories in the form of fat. Keep your diet natural by eating plenty or fruits, vegetables, grains, and complex carbs.
- Include aerobic exercise in addition to your regular training. These exercises stoke your metabolic fires. Do these exercises for at least 30 mins 3x a week to achieve the aerobic effect. Those who are aerobically active burn increased numbers of calories even when not exercising.
- Avoid simple carbs (candy, sodas, desserts, sugar, ice cream, and process foods). Your diet should be about 2/3 complex carbs (fruits, veggies, whole grains).
- Go for a walk after meals. This mild exercise increases dietary thermogenesis, using up calories before they have a chance to be stored as fat.
- Muscle by its very existence increases metabolic rate. Keep your progressive resistance, weight training workouts. The more muscle you build, the more fat you burn. You are subtracting extra calories from your system every moment of the day and night. Muscle is active tissue; it burns calories around the clock.
Once you’ve sped up your metabolism, you will feel more alert and alive. It will be our ally, but you’ve got to keep it revved up with a sensible diet and exercise.