A higher resting metabolism means more calories burned doing nothing!
Increasing metabolic rate is a step-by-step process. If you are wondering how to raise your metabolic rate, then we’ve got the answers for you. During exercise your metabolic rate will temporarily increase, but in order to increase your metabolism long-term, you’ll need to raise your basal metabolic rate and your resting metabolic rate. Confused? Don’t worry. We’ve got some to tips to show you how to increase your resting metabolic rate for weight loss.
Consume a Healthy Diet
Eat Breakfast – The term Power Breakfast is no joke. By eating a breakfast that is filled with nutrients you are jump-starting your metabolism. In the morning, your body’s metabolism has slowed and in order to get it back on track, you need to eat something. Your metabolism will also naturally slow down throughout the day, so the source of the calories you consume at breakfast are important. You’ll need to supply your body with fuel for energy for the rest of the day, rather than just something that keeps your belly from grumbling. Get your instant download of energy-boosting recipes for Power Breakfasts, exclusively from Skinny Ms. You will find each recipe provides all the nutritional information you’ll need for your diet and fitness journal.
Don’t Forget to Snack – Since your metabolism speeds up every time you eat, in order to keep your metabolic rate elevated, you’ll need to spread out your daily caloric intake by eating several small meals and snacks. If you are only eating 3 meals a day, your metabolism will slow down as it prepares to function without food. Check out our Skinny Ms. Snack Roundup for delicious options.
Maintain Your Calorie Intake – Keep your caloric intake around 1,200 calories a day. If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that going too long without eating will cause your metabolism to slow down in order to conserve energy. This will result in a slower metabolic rate, and slower weight loss results.
Eat More Protein – Protein-rich foods (especially plant-based) are usually low in fat and calories. Protein also takes more energy to digest that fats and carbohydrates which means that you will get a metabolic boost! Try one of these Protein-Packed Workout Snacks.
Increase Your Muscle Mass – Lifting weights means more muscle, and muscle burns more calories than fat. When you increase your muscle mass, you’ll not only notice a more toned body, but you’ll also burn more calories even at rest than you would if you didn’t lift weights. Muscular bodies burn between 15 and 30 calories per day without doing any activity than non-muscular bodies. Try this Fat-Blasting Workout.
Do Aerobic Activity – A short walk, dancing, or any form of aerobic activity will not only burn calories while you work out, it will also speed up your metabolism for several hours after, during your recovery phase. Here are some tips to get more out of your Walking Workout.
Increase Your Daily Activity – By making little changes to your daily routine, like choosing a parking spot farther from the door of your grocery store, means you will increase your daily energy expenditure. The energy you’ll use for these activities usually comes from fat, rather than other sources, and also helps prevent your metabolism from slowing during long periods of inactivity.
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