Revving Up Your Metabolism To Lose Weight

It’s encouraging to know that with a good healthy diet and exercise we can turn our health around and lose those unwanted pounds.

In contrast to losing weight we know that if we consume the same amount of calories per day that we are burning we will maintain our current weight.

The question some of us have is how do we revv up our metabolism so we can lose?

For us to lose weight, we have to reduce calories taken in, and burn more calories.

One of my favorite ways to eat to see results is low glycemic fruits, like berries and green apples, lots of veggies, good protein, low starch, and if you’re going to eat cheese I suggest string cheese it is low fat, and to keep calories on track don’t eat added sugar.  Check labels before purchasing your food.  Being consistent with this will definitely work.

One pound of body fat equals 3500 calories, so to lose 1 pound per week it would take eating 500 calories less per day.

That’s 52 pounds per year.  Of course losing weight doesn’t work exactly like that because some weeks we may lose more than one pound and some weeks no lose.  If you stay consistent the weight will come off and it will stay off if you keep with the plan.  It’s a great way to lose weight, steady and slow.

It’s something to think about before you decide on what you put in your mouth.  Think about the calories you are going to consume and pick an alternative if you want to lose weight.

Rid your home of junk food, high fat, high sugar and processed foods.  Go for whole natural foods, rich in nutrition.  No need to be eating empty calories which equals empty nutrition.  Three Oreo cookies are 160 calories, there are 75 calories in 20 Lay’s Light Original Potato Chips, in one McDonald’s BiG Mac there are 576 calories, and 670 in Burger King’s Whopper, 350 in the Taco Bell Fresco Chicken Burrito Supreme.

A lot of us have stopped eating this way and have decided long ago to eat healthier, low sodium, low fat, high fiber, fish, chicken and less red meat.

It really is 80% of what we put in our mouths that makes the difference.  So to lose one pound per week we need to limit our intake and exercise.

Exercises like weight training, walking, running, push ups, sit ups, swimming, hiking or biking are pretty easy ones to do.  These exercises really are the ones that we all know and have done many times.  It is not hard, it is just making a decision to do it everyday. Once you do you will be glad you did.

Increase Your Basal Metabolism

“Metabolism is somewhat a function of genetics”, but you can increase basal metabolism by building muscle. Muscle cells are up to eight times more metabolically active than fat cells, and muscle burns more calories than fat. Adding weight-bearing or resistance exercise – such as weightlifting or exercise bands — is one of the only ways to increase basal metabolism.

An efficient metabolism also requires the smooth running of many complex body processes that rely on sufficient antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and the B vitamins.

Finally, dehydration can contribute to an inefficient metabolism, by affecting body temperature. When you are dehydrated, your body temperature drops slightly, and causes your body to store fat as a way to help raise or maintain the temperature. Making sure you drink enough liquids, preferably at least 64 ounces of water per day, to avoid this metabolic pitfall.”

Increase the Thermic Effect of Food

“Resting metabolic rate typically increases as much as two to three times more after eating proteins versus carbohydrates and fats. Complex, high-fiber carbohydrates — like high-fiber vegetables and cereals, however — burn more calories than simple carbohydrates. You can increase the thermic effect on metabolism by focusing on quality protein, high-fiber fruits and vegetables, with an occasional high-fiber grain.”

High Fiber Foods aids in weight lose

Limit Complex Carbohydrates such as a baked potato is a complex carb, isn’t it interesting that if you eat a potato by itself it will digest quickly which as we know will

Slow digesting carbs are natural here are Eight Facts About Carbohydrates that I find very informative and important for us to know if we are going to boost our metabolism by eating the proper food.

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