MELT Your Fat……Speed up your metabolism
What is Metabolism? Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories! Your metabolism is a direct result of how much muscle you have and how often you move that muscle. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn daily.
To speed up your metabolism, you can do 4 things.
- 1. Increase the amount of lean muscular tissue on your body
- 2. Move your muscles more often….. i.e.: EXERCISE
- 3. Eat every 3 hours to keep your fire burning
- 4. Drink water, drink water, drink water
Step 1: How do you add more Muscle?
Exercise! Don’t just go through the motions, actually push yourself. Weight training will help you tone and strengthen your muscles.
Muscle is the most metabolically active tissue in the body. It is alive and wants to be pushed. The body will adapt to anything you ask it to do. The more muscle you have – the more calories you burn. This is why men burn more calories than women. They have more muscle.
Not only does muscle help you burn fat at a faster rate, it also gives you your shape. The muscle is what creates the curves in the shoulder, arms and legs. Muscles do not need to be big to be strong!
SUMMARY: Increase your muscle tissue and your body will burn fat much easier.
Step 2: Move your Muscle
A 5’4” women can about burn about 1200-1300 calories a day, just by waking up; even if she stays in bed all day. Now, add some exercise and your calories expenditure goes through the roof.
One hour of Boot Camp training can burn over 700 calories. However, it is not those calories which are most important. It is the calories your body burns over the next 24 hours while it is working hard to repair your muscle tissue you broke down during exercise.
SUMMARY: Exercise your muscles. Movement increases your metabolism.
Step 3: Rest Your Body
Muscle is built when you are asleep. Muscles need about 48 hours to recuperate fully. That is why you should mix up your workouts. Most injuries occur from overuse of the muscles.
Step 3: Eat Every 3 Hours
Every diet says “Eat 5 – 6 meals daily. Why? Your body runs on a 3 hour metabolic clock. Every 3 ½ hours your body looks to you for instruction. It wonders if you are going to feed it or if it should slow down and preserve energy (FAT).
Our ancestors grazed and ate every time they found food. We were designed to eat every couple of hours and we cannot change the way we were built.
SUMMARY: You need to break down your daily caloric intake into meals every 3 hours.
Want to lose weight? Create a Calorie deficit
You must burn more calories than you take in.
When you burn more calories than you take in – where does your body go to get the extra energy it needs? It takes it from body tissue…both fat and muscle.
Body fat is nothing more than a layer of energy that your body is storing. We need to tap into the layer of energy that is lying on top of your metabolic engine. Dieting without exercise will always slow down your metabolism
Tricks to help you reach your Metabolic Potential and live a healthy life!
Eat Breakfast: When you sleep our metabolism dies down. So, when you wake up in the morning, your metabolism is barely moving. So, to get your metabolism going in the morning, you must eat breakfast to kick start the fat burning process.
Eat Healthy: Eating healthy is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. It also means staying away from man-made sugar, bad fats (hydrogenated, trans-fat), preservatives, white bread, and any other ingredients that are unnecessary. An easy way to remember if a food is clean is: “if man made it, don’t eat it.”
Stay hydrated: Water is crucial when it comes to improving athletic performance and weight loss. Everyone should strive to drink half their body weight in ounces of water daily.
Use Supplements: It is tough to get the nutrients we need to optimize performance, lose weight and stay as healthy as possible in our daily diet; therefore – we turn to supplements:
Our body has a set of rules that we must abide by in order for it to act/react the way we want it to. If we follow these rules, we then will maximize our metabolic potential and burn more fat daily! If you are not seeing results…..you are not following the RULES