How to Increase Your Metabolism





Today I’d like to provide you with some tips showing you how to increase your metabolism.

Using these tips will ensure that you not only burn calories through your running, but also burn EXTRA calories throughout every single hour of every single day.

The problem a lot of people have is that they go "on a diet" and don’t do a quality exercise such as running which means that their metabolism slows right down.

That’s why many people try to maintain a low calorie and restrictive diet, yet still struggle to lose any weight. They have a metabolism that goes along at a snail’s pace.

With this in mind here are several tips that will speed up your metabolism and make it easier for you to lose weight…

1. Have regular meals

The longer your body goes without food the more your metabolism will slow. Your body starts to conserve energy because it doesn’t know where the next meal is coming from.

That’s why a regular intake of food will keep your metabolism at a consistently higher level which results in more calories being burned.

The key is to avoid eating more than normal while trying to eat more frequently. So rather than having three large meals during the day you could consume three smaller meals plus 2 or 3 snacks in between.

You’ll still consume the same number of calories overall but you’ll burn more calories due to having a higher metabolism.

2. Don’t skip breakfast

The reasoning behind not skipping breakfast is the same as why you should have regular meals explained above.

If you skip breakfast your metabolism will be much slower than what it could be which makes it harder to lose weight.

The other thing about having breakfast is that it helps you avoid over eating later in the day because you’re not craving lots more food as the day goes on.

It may seem counter-intuitive but studies have proven that people who skip breakfast actually consume more calories during the day than people who eat breakfast.

3. Perform regular exercise

Every single time you exercise, your metabolism is boosted. With regular exercise you not only burn more calories from the exercise itself but also from having a consistently higher metabolism.

This is why it’s better to split your running into more frequent runs rather than one or two longer runs.

For example, six runs of 2 miles will burn more calories than two runs of 6 miles. The same distance is covered overall but the more frequent running burns more calories because you have a higher metabolism.

It’s therefore beneficial to build up the number of days you run each week. The other benefit of running more frequently is that your fitness increases quicker which also helps you lose weight quicker.

4. Use exercises that use a lot of muscle

The more muscle mass you use when doing an exercise the more calories you’re able to burn both during and after the exercise.

The great news is that running uses around 60% of your total muscle mass which shows why it’s such a great activity for losing weight.

After a run your metabolism will be higher than other activities because using lots of muscle mass means that your body needs to burn more calories in order to recover.

In addition to this your body will maintain more muscle while losing weight from fat. This also keeps your metabolism higher because muscle burns more calories than fat.

Just to summarise

As you can see there are several ways, both in terms of diet and exercise, where you can increase your metabolism.

By using these tips you’ll find it easier to lose weight because you’ll simply be burning more calories all day long, even while you’re at rest…

And even while you’re asleep. It doesn’t get much better than that!

James

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4 Responses to How to Increase Your Metabolism

  1. angela forte says:

    please keep sending me information on diet and running .

    • sarah says:

      Your hints and tips are both helpful and inspirational. Thank you so much!

      • James says:

        You are both very welcome.

        I’m glad that you’re enjoying my tips and finding them useful. Also thank you for the feedback.

  2. Wendy kent says:

    Thankyou you are keeping me motivated my weight has stayed the same I am new to running and do struggle with my metabolism with constant dieting my nutritionalist says I don’t eat enough to loose weight but if I eat more I put it on I keep trying hoping running will boost it