If you can increase you metabolism, you will make it far easier for yourself to burn fat. Why? Because a fast metabolism means your body naturally burns far more calories. Here are some simply and easy metabolism boosting tricks for you to implement;
1/ Green Tea – Studies have shown that drinking green tea will boost your metabolism. So replace your morning coffee/regular tea with a cup of green tea.
2/ Always eat breakfast - You simply can’t skip breakfast if you want a fast metabolism. Why? After sleep you body has not received any nutrition for many hours. Lets say you eat dinner at 7pm. Then if you wake up at 7am that’s already 12 hours without anything. So lets say you eat lunch at 1pm.
That’s 18 hours without fueling your body! Your body DOES NOT like this and will punish you with a slow metabolism. On top of this if you don’t eat breakfast you will be taking in all your food between 1pm and 7pm. That’s all your food within 6 hours of a 24 hour day! Not good for you.
3/ Small Snacks - Following on from the previous point, your body’s metabolism will work most efficiently when it is regularly fueled. I’m talking about healthy snacks such as fruit and organic nuts here. But if you eat smaller portions more regularly your metabolism will sky-rocket. Why? Your body likes to know it is going to be regularly fueled. If you consistently do this it will get used to it, and burn off far more calories.
4/ Intense Workouts – Hard work whilst exercising stimulates your metabolism. Even if its only 5/10 minutes, if you really go for and and workout hard your metabolism will respond and allow you to burn far … Read more->
This entry was posted on March 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Most weight loss programs involve calorie counting. You may have a daily calorie limit that you must not exceed. Is this the best way to achieve weight loss? Or is this method of weight loss fundamentally flawed?
Here’s the problem with calorie counting - not all calories are the same.
Different foods, although they may contain the same number of calories, have totally different nutritional values and totally different effects on your metabolism.
For example a small chicken breast and a packet of crisps (chips) both contain about 160 calories. But you cannot compare the benefits they have on your body.
The chicken breast is great source of protein that your body will use for energy. But the crisps (chips) are basically useless to your body and will slow your metabolism and leave you hungry.
Obviously this is an extreme example. But that is exactly what these calorie counting plans encourage. You are allowed any foods as long as you don’t exceed your daily calorie limit.
This creates 2 problems;
1/ Unhealthy, processed foods are consumed. Whether you are on a restricted calorie diet or not eating these foods will still lead to a slower metabolism and and stop you losing fat. Any weight you do lose is likely to be water and/or tissue.
2/ You can’t eat enough ‘good stuff.’ Because you have wasted lots of calories on your ‘treats,’ there are not enough calories left to get all the nutrients you need in a day’s food. I.e. you don’t eat as much protein, fruit and veggies as you need to.
Today’s Takeaway – Think quality not quantity. What you eat is far more important than how much you eat. You will find you … Read more->
This entry was posted on September 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm and is filed under metabolism. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have one ‘Cheat Day’ a week off your healthy eating regime. Wouldn’t it be even better if this cheat day actually helped you lose weight!
First things first. Being able to take a ‘Cheat Day,’ is totally dependent on the other 6 days being healthy. Whatever you do, don’t just eat how you would anyway for the rest of the week and then overindulge on a Sunday. That is not going to help you lose weight.
Secondly ‘Cheat Day’ doesn’t mean stuff your face until you pop! It means allowing yourself a treat, something you wouldn’t have normally. Perhaps a dessert, perhaps bread or whatever. Treat yourself, yes, but don’t go crazy.
Taking a Cheat Day works from 2 points of view;
1/ It means you are less likely to overindulge or ‘fall off the wagon’ during the rest of the week. Research shows that people who allow themselves a little freedom for 1 day a week lose more weight in the long term than people who try to be healthy 24/7.
The Cheat Day gives you something to look forward to. I take my Cheat Day on Sunday so I have that to look forward to during the week.
2/ There is research that actually shows eating more food on a particular day (as long as it is no more than 1 day a week) actually boost/tricks your metabolism. The theory is that for the next couple of days after the Cheat Day your metabolism isburning more calories as your body is expecting you to be eating more food than you actually are.
Today’s Takeaway – It is important to let yourself have a day off your healthy regime, it … Read more->
This entry was posted on September 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm and is filed under metabolism, nutrition. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Probably the biggest factor in people failing to lose weight and not reaching their fat loss/fitness goals is failing to maintain motivation. So what can you do to ensure you keep exercising and eating healthily once the inital novelty of the new regime wears off?
It’s great when you start exercising. You will probably see some weight loss results fairly quickly as long as you are make the right exercise choices. However, inevitably at some point you will hit a weight loss plateau, or get bored with the exercise and grind to a halt.
This means you are back to square one quicker than ever! So how can you stop this happening?
1/ Variety - It is essential that you constantly vary the workouts that you are doing. This will keep your body guessing and therefore progressing. This will in turn stop you hitting the dreaded weight loss plateau.
2/ Regularity and Longevity - The key to maintaining fat loss is increasing your metabolism. To do this you must exercise regularly (most days) and over a long period of time. For a lot of people it can take months for their matabolism to increase and repay them for all their hard work. That sucks I know, but it’s just the way it is. But the important point is that it will happen as long as you don’t give up on the exercise regime too soon!
Today’s Takeaway – Make your workouts varied and give your metabolism the time it needs to increase. Don’t give up before it has the chance!
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This entry was posted on February 25, 2010 at 10:24 am and is filed under metabolism, motivation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.