Whether our clients are just trying to tone up or on a weight loss journey, they often ask us if there are any tricks to boosting their metabolism. Metabolism is the way your body converts food into energy. The faster your metabolism, the more effectively you burn your calories and the less fat you store. Everyone’s metabolism is different, some people have a naturally fast metabolism, while others have a naturally slow metabolism. However, no matter what your rate, you can boost your metabolism with a few tricks.
Hit The Weight Room
It’s pretty simple, muscle burns more calories than stored fat. Muscles burn about 6 calories per day per pound, while fat only burns 2 calories per day per pound. So the more muscle tone you have, the faster your metabolism. The best way to build muscle tone is with strength training. If you’ve never strength trained before, our personal trainers can put together a metabolism boosting program that is right for your level of fitness.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
More than 3/4s of American adults are dehydrated. Dehydration slows your metabolism way down. The best way to fix this problem is to grab a portable water bottle and sip on water all day long. If water is boring for you, go ahead and add a few slices of cucumber, mint leaves, or your favorite citrus fruits like lemon, pineapple, or oranges.
Add More Protein To Your Plate
Most foods can be broken down into three categories: Protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Protein takes longer to digest than both carbohydrates and fats and burns more calories. Increasing your protein portions while decreasing your carbohydrate and fat portions can help your metabolism the boost it needs. The best metabolism boosting balance is lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and unsaturated fats.
The best part about all of these metabolism boosting tricks is that they all come with living a healthy lifestyle. Our personal trainers can help you achieve a lifestyle that not only helps you reach your fitness goals, but boost your metabolism naturally.
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