Nov 18th, 2016
Your ‘Mythical Metabolism’
You hear about it all the time.
You have one but have you ever seen it?
Yet you are told that if you want to lose weight, you need to keep your metabolism running high through the day.
What does that mean? I hate running!
You hear all these buzz words but do you know the biology that’s behind them?
If you have a fast metabolism, it means that you are quickly, and efficiently, breaking down the nutrients from the food you eat and converting them into useable energy and building materials for your body.
Your Metabolism has three main components:
1. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): The amount of energy needed to fuel your body’s functions while you are at rest.
2. The Thermic Effect of Feeding (TEF): This is the amount of calories required to undergo the processes of eating and digesting your food.
3. The Thermic Effect of Activity (TEA): This is the amount of calories you burn during exercise or going through your daily activities.
A slow, sluggish metabolism indicates that you may lack energy and put on weight more easily than those with a faster metabolism
Don’t fear, if you are someone with a slow metabolism, it is possible for you to speed it up to feel healthy and energized, and even lose a few pounds!
Here are a few tips to help You boost it!
1. Drink plenty of water
If you down at least 6 cups of water steadily through your day, it will keep you hydrated and stimulate your metabolism. Especially try drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning to kick your metabolism into gear after 8 hours without food.
2. Get a move on
We all do it, going from bed to the sofa for breakfast. Instead try to get your body moving a little first with a 10 minute workout or something to wake your up digestive system. This will get your body for your breakfast and kick start your metabolism.
3. Eat breakfast
Something is better than nothing in the morning but don’t force feed yourself if you are in the habit of not eating in the morning, just try a little if you can. You haven’t had food for 8 hours so breakfast provides your body with the energy you need to perform better. Aim to eat a high protein, low GI breakfast eggs or porridge oats not kid’s cereals full of sugar.
4. Build up your muscles.
The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn, and we’re not talking about bulking up. The most basic muscles in your body require energy to function. So, the more working muscles you have, the more calories you burn. Work on building your body’s lean muscle mass, the exercise we do at Boot Camp do this for you and you will improve the functioning of your metabolism.
5. Improve your fitness level.
High Intensity Interval Training is the best way to increase your resting metabolic rate and guess what? That’s what we do in our Boot Camp sessions too, so don’t be afraid to push yourself outside of your comfort zone in your training. You need to mix up the intensity of your workouts and what you do so that you get noticeable changes. It’s the stuff we do best!
6. Go Green
Green tea is packed with antioxidants which are cool and it is a great metabolism booster. The caffeine in the tea helps to stimulate your metabolism, heating your body and burning calories. You need to buy the decent stuff though to feel the real benefits from it.
Are you ready to push the accelerator on your metabolism?
Then hit the Packages Page and give us a go for a month to see what a difference we can make for you!