Slow Metabolism? Here's a few tips on how you can change that!*

Monday, 1 February 2016, By Kyle Johnston

1. Eat small, regular meals throughout the day!

Eating 5-6 regular meals throughout the day is just as effective on your metabolism as exercise! Think of it this way...if you were having a small camp fire and you were to dump a big log on to the fire, it tends to die down initially before slowly starting to take off again. Whereas if you were to consistently put small twigs on the fire, it will burn at a more consistent rate throughout the night. Our metabolism works in a similar way. Dump 1 or 2 big meals in our body and not only are you likely to feel lethargic once you have eaten those meals but your metabolism is also going to be burning at a slower rate throughout the day!

 

2. Lift weights!

After a good weights session, our metabolism is going to be burning at a more efficient rate for about the next 24-48 hours. As well as that, as a result of lifting weights, we develop more lean muscle mass! The higher the muscle mass, the lower the body fat which leads to more FAT being burnt at rest.

 

3. Eat Protein!

Imagine you have two shakers with water. Now imagine you put a slice of bread in one and a slice of chicken in the other and shook them up, what would happen to the food inside? The bread would obviously break in to chunks and the chicken would stay the same. This gives you an indication of how much harder your metabolism has to work (i.e. how much more energy is burnt) when we eat protein as opposed to carbohydrates. Protein will also keep you feeling fuller for longer and helps satiate any sugar or fatty food cravings

 

4. Utilize HIIT Training!

High Intensity Interval Training combines repeated near all-out efforts with periods of recovery and burns a similar amount of calories to long, slow, distance cardio sessions that take twice as long. However, once you step off the treadmill from your steady state cardio session, the calories burn also comes to an end. With HIIT, your metabolism will be burning calories at a more efficient rate for about the next 24 hours.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.

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