Eating to boost your metabolism
Losing weight can sometimes seem like a daunting task. It’s so easy to think “I can’t do it”. But you can. But in order to lose weight you need to increase your metabolism.
So just how can you boost your metabolism? It is relatively simple to do. To burn fat we need to boost our resting metabolic rate. An easy way to do this is to build muscle mass. This helps you to burn fat at a faster rate, both when exercising and resting.
Try eating six small meals a day rather than three large ones. If you’re going to do this, make sure you are only eating small portions at each meal. This works because eating is one way to boost your metabolism. When you don’t eat for a length of time your metabolism becomes sluggish again.
Another way to boost your metabolism is to exercise regularly. That means for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. Good forms of exercise to help boost your metabolism include walking, running, stair climbing, using stepper machines, aerobics, swimming and pretty much anything else that gets your heart rate going and a sweat up!
You should do some form of exercise twice a day if you can. For example, do a weight training workout and 15 minutes of cardio-vascular activity (such as using a treadmill or stepper). Go for a light walk after your evening meal. You will find your metabolic rate stays at a higher level for the next 24 hours.