Losing weight is an incredibly difficult battle. In fact, most adult Americans, will experience some form of weight gain in their lifetime. Sometimes, even for those who are physically active and conscious about their eating habits, losing weight can still be an uphill battle. Nonetheless, do not give up. There are a variety of things that can be done to jumpstart a slow and sluggish metabolism. If you find yourself in this predicament and have recently experienced a weight loss plateau, here are for proven ways to jumpstart your metabolism.
Ripping apart muscle fibers, repairing them and allowing them to grow requires a lot of energy and as a result, intense, heavy weightlifting will boost your metabolism. The key is to stick to heavy, explosive compound lifts such as squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, and cleans. Sticking to these heavy types of compound lifts also boost the body’s natural testosterone and HGH levels, leading to even more fat loss and long-term changes in body composition.
Ramp Up the Intensity
Include tabatas, sprints, CrossFitmetcons (metabolic conditioning) and other high-intensity, short burst workouts into your workout routine. These types of workouts will super-charge your metabolism by exploding fat cells. How exactly does this work? High intensity workouts release loads of catecholamines, like adrenaline and noradrenaline—which explode fat cells.
Try carb cycling as another method to boost your metabolism. Try cutting back on carbohydrates by half throughout the week and have a “carb-loading” day on the weekend. This will help force the body to burn more fat for energy purposes. Some individuals even step it up a notch by going completely low-carb (ketogenic) throughout the week and then loading up on carbohydrates during the weekend.
Eat Lots of Protein
Protein takes a lot of energy to be broken down compared to fat and carbohydrates. Make the most of this by eating five to six small meals composed of anywhere between 30 to 50 grams of protein. Eating more protein will force the body to burn more calories throughout the day. A general rule of thumb is to eat at least one gram of protein for every pound that you weigh.
Developing a fast-burning metabolism is definitely achievable for those looking to change their body compositions. Many people want to be lean, muscular and attractive and it takes a powerhouse metabolism to do this. Just stay committed to eating healthy, whole foods and engage in regular intense exercise to see the change you desire.
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