How To Boost Your Metabolism To Burn More Fat.
Hi guys, this is Ivana and today I’m going to talk to you about how to boost your metabolism to burn more fat. So when we’re talking about metabolism, we’re basically referring to the basal metabolic rate or BMR, which is what your body is doing, all the physiological processes that your body goes through, so cell growth and blood circulation, respiration, digestion, all of those things combined are your basal metabolic rate.
So how can we increase our basal metabolic rate? Well the first thing is to build muscle through weight training. If you build muscle, muscle is much more metabolically active than fat so it basically takes more calories in order to sustain itself. So if you have more muscle, you’re going to need more calories in order to maintain that muscle. So you’re going to be weight training ideally three times a week, maybe more if necessary and three times a week is going to be enough for you to create some muscle and then you’re going to be burning more and more calories all day long.
The second thing is to make sure that you’re getting enough calories. So if you’re for a prolonged period of time of calorie restriction, and that’s what we refer to as dieting, there are lots of diets out there, but when you’re talking about dieting, it means a long time of calorie restriction. So you’re going to be lowering your calories to say something ridiculous, maybe 1,200 they recommend for women, which is crazy. Even for men, some guys are doing 1,600 calories a day, which is very, very low. You need to actually be getting in more calories in order to keep your metabolism high. If you reduce your calories too far, you’re basically slowing your whole metabolic rate. Your body is adjusting to whatever calories you’re going to be giving it.
So if your calories are way too low, your BMR is going to be going down, down, down and that’s not going to help you lose weight. So in order to increase your metabolism, you need to weight train, build some muscle and then you need to eat plenty of good food and we’ll talk about some great foods in another video.
Hopefully I’ll catch you next time.