Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speeding up One's Metabolism

E-diets sends me information that I look over. Today's thing on metabolism interested me.

My recommendation:

1. You must be in a slight caloric deficit to lose body fat. You also have to consume enough food to provide energy for your workouts, but again the calories must be just low enough (not too low) to produce fat loss. Unused calories are turned to fat, regardless if they’re from protein, carbohydrate or fat.

2. I recommend that your favorite foods be built into the plan so you stick with it as a lifestyle — but they must be nutritious foods.

3. Your metabolism requires 5-6 smaller meals and snacks through the day to help you to lose body fat.

4. Increase your water intake. Muscles and other tissues are made of approximately 80-percent water. If you limit your water intake, the body will retain water and make you feel bloated. ....Staying hydrated will release some excess water trapped in the body and most likely reduce your weight by a few pounds.

5. Perform cardio interval training – Along with your weight-training workouts, I recommend interval training. Interval training is simply performing short bursts of high-intensity exercise combined with more moderate intensity within the same workout. Studies have shown people who perform interval training twice a week (in addition to two other days of lower-intensity cardio) lose twice as much weight as those who do just a moderate cardio workout. .... Your body will be working harder and will beforced to burn more calories. Try to get two additional days during the week of lower-intensity cardio as well.

6. Breakfast is a must. If time constraint at this time of day is an issue then I recommend a protein shake with some fruit. This will be quick to prepare and easy to consume.

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