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Simple Ways To Raise Metabolism
How would you like to learn how to raise your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine? Not everyone has the same metabolism and that’s why there are those people that seem to eat anything they want and never gain a pound. (I hate those people.)
The reality is even people like Madonna and Cindy Crawford have to bust their buns to stay in shape.
Then there are people that can just look at food and gain weight. That just doesn’t seem fair, but the good news is there are a few easy things you can do to raise your metabolism. Here are a few easy ways to do it.
Exercise like good cardio workouts offer an excellent metabolism booster. While a good cardio workout will burn fat and calories, your body’s level of lean muscle mass actually has a bigger impact on metabolism.
Since it takes your body a lot of energy to maintain muscle tissue, the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn even after exercising. That doesn’t mean you have to be a body builder to get these benefits. Even adding a light weight lifting program to your workouts can still raise metabolism.
The good thing about raising metabolism this way is you are actually burning fat and calories long after your workout. This is called your resting metabolic rate and it makes up 60 to 75 percent of your total metabolism.
But for some people, adding a weight lifting program is just not possible because of age or an injury. So the next best thing that anyone can do to raise metabolism is walking. Walking is very effective, costs nothing and almost anyone can benefit from it.
Start with short ten minute walks ( using the treadmill is a great way to do this) and slowly work up to thirty minutes a day as you get more fit. Take a short walk after your lunch if the mornings just don't work for you. An even better habit to get into is taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Taking the stairs is a great metabolism booster.
The foods you eat and when you eat can also make a difference in your metabolism. A lot of people think that skipping meals is the way to lose weight. But in fact, when you skip meals or go for long periods between eating, your body slows your metabolism down to conserve energy.
One of the best ways to raise metabolism and keep it up is to eat meals more often and in smaller amounts. As simple as this sounds, eating this way actually increases your chances for sustained weight loss.
Want to know another way to raise metabolism? Eating foods higher in protein instead of carbohydrates and fat is another great metabolism booster. Your resting metabolic rate increases two to three times more after eating protein than it does after eating carbohydrates and fat.
If you think everything has to be complicated to work, just try these tips and see for yourself. You may be surprised at how many simple things like this can work very well to raise your metabolism and offer you a common sense approach to weight loss.