Posted July 21, 2012 by Shannon in Workouts
 
 

Quick Tips To Accelerate Your Metabolism For Faster Fat Burning

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As you go about your diet plan, one thing that’s very important to concern yourself with is your metabolic rate.  Your metabolic rate is going to determine just how many calories you burn on a regular basis and will establish how quickly you’re able to lose weight.

For example, someone with a high metabolic rate will be burning up calories rapidly, so will be creating the daily deficit required for fat loss to take place.  Someone who is burning calories very slowly on the other hand, will take a long time to create a calorie deficit, therefore fat burning progresses at a much slower speed.

Fortunately, there are things that you can do to speed up your metabolic rate so that you can see better overall results.

Let’s take a look at what these are so that you know precisely what you need to be doing.

Perform Strength Training

The first thing that you must do if you want to promote a higher metabolic rate is to make sure that you’re performing strength training regularly.  This will work in two different ways to enhance your total calorie burn.

First, strength training can assist with lean muscle mass development and the more lean muscle mass you have on your body, the higher your metabolism will be.

Secondly, strength training will also cause a metabolic disturbance to take place after the session is completed, which refers to the fact that the body will have to work hard to recover from the exercise just performed.

It’s this recovery that requires a high amount of calories, enhancing your overall calorie burn for the day.

Add More Protein To Your Diet

The second thing that you can do to help promote a faster metabolic rate is to make sure that you’re eating enough protein in your daily diet.

Protein is going to take a high amount of energy to break down and digest in the body, therefore those who use a slightly higher protein intake will see overall greater rates of daily calorie expenditures.

While you definitely cannot eat only protein throughout the day, a slightly elevated intake will only provide benefits to your diet plan.  Higher protein diets tend to decrease hunger, keep your blood glucose levels more stable, and will help you prevent lean muscle mass loss while on a reduced calorie intake.

Perform Interval Training

Interval training is the next must-have on your diet plan if you want to see success.  Interval training is going to help to increase your metabolic rate for hours after it’s completed, much the same way that a good strength training workout would.

Interval training is imperative for those who want to boost their anaerobic fitness level as well as this is the primary area of your fitness that it’ll target.

Aim to perform 20-30 second intervals going as hard as you possibly can.

Sleep

Finally, last but not least, don’t overlook the importance of sleep. Many people mistakenly believe that sleep won’t have any influence on their daily calorie burn as your rate of calorie burning actually goes down when sleeping, but what you must consider is the influence it has on your metabolism.

Those who don’t get enough sleep during the day tend to have slower metabolic rates, meaning they burn fewer calories during the other 16 or so hours throughout the day.

Get your 8 hours and you’ll feel better and look better because of it.

So there are four quick ways that you can boost your metabolic rate so that you can see faster fat loss success.  Are there any that you are missing out on?


Shannon

 
Shannon
Named ‘Writer Of The Year’ two times running, Shannon Clark holds a degree in Exercise Science where she specialized in Sports Performance and Psychology. In addition to her degree, she is an AFLCA certified personal trainer and has been working in the field for over 8 years now. For more information on Shannon, please see her website, www.ShannonClarkFitness.com