Getting frustrated that your body isn’t reacting to the exercise routine?
Did you make some effort to look if the one you’ve been doing is right for your body type? If not sure, you might want to look KNOW YOUR BODY TYPE first. This way, you’ll know you’re on the right track.
My guess is you’ve been forgetting that it isn’t just what you eat/consume and what exercise routine you’ve been doing. It’s how your body reacts to it as well. Your METABOLISM.
Let’s look into ways that can amplify your metabolism, shall we? You’ll be surprised that it isn’t just about food consumption.
1. Increase your protein intake.
Protein helps rise the thermic effect of food (TEF) which helps the extra calories required to digest, absorb, and process the nutrients that happen.
Moreover, the protein you intake burns calories around the clock, even during sleep.
It is said, your metabolic rate is increased by 15-30% by consuming protein compared to 5-10% for carbs and 0-3% for fats.
So guys, eat your PROTEINs!
2. Drink cold water
Your read that right, COLD! Contrary to what others say that cold water makes you bloated.
Drinking cold water creates a greater calorie-burning effect. Why? Because your body uses energy to heat it up to body temperature.
With that, it’s like you’re heating a stick of butter in a pan inside of you and that your fats melts just like the butter as a result.
Aside from that, water keeps you hydrated and tricks your brain to make you feel full. Double-purpose!
3. Do HIIT workouts.
In this world where time is very essential, most people tend to say that they don’t have time to exercise or workout.
Maybe this reasoning has lessened, especially nowadays when most of us work/stay at home most of the time. But I’m sure your laziness eats you alive and makes you sit on the couch more than move your butt.
Priorities people! If you have the determination to have that Healthy Lifestyle, then better yet make a schedule yourself. Anyway, everyone always have something to do. It’s just how they do it that makes the difference.
I’m sure you spend 30 minutes browsing on your social media. So you do have time to do this HIIT workout as well.
Not only is it quick and intense and burns fats but it also increases your metabolic rate. Win-Win!
Fun Fact: 12 weeks of high-intensity exercise can reduce fat mass by 4.4 pounds (2kg) and belly fat by 17%.
You might say, just 2kg? Guys, it’s about consistency, besides, your goal isn’t just to lower that number in the scale isn’t it?
Focus on that 17% of belly fat that was lost! Your goal is to become leaner and fit. Muscles can be weighed as well. Take it as if your xx kg of fat = xx kg of muscles.
4. Lift weights
Speaking of muscles, do you know muscles have more metabolic activity than fat? That means building muscles can increase your metabolic rate.
You’re trying to build muscles anyway right? Why not maintain those muscles and metabolism. You’re building yourself a lifestyle and not some short-term weight loss anyway.
5. Be on your feet
We all know that sitting too much ain’t good for us. My tip is to walk around or opt to do things that require you to walk around.
Fun Fact: Do you know that one afternoon of standing up can burn an extra 174 calories? Surprising, right?!
6. Drinking tea
Not bubble tea!!!Let’s be specific here, green tea or oolong tea.
These teas help boost metabolism by 4-5%. It converts stored fat in your body into free fatty acids, which increase fat-burning by 10–17%
Moreover, teas have a type of flavonoid called catechins. It helps your body break down fats more quickly.
7. Go to bed early
You know that late-night binge-watching on NETFLIX doesn’t only give you panda eyes. It also increases your risk of obesity. It has to stop!
Fix your schedule. Sleep deprivation makes your body to deny burning calories as well.
8. Get your caffeine fix
Just make sure not to indulge in those sugary ones! (You know what I’m talking about, aren’t you?)
Same as tea, your favorite morning or shall I say “all day drink” is composed of caffeine. This helps boost your metabolism by 3-11%.
There you have it! I hope this helps you in your journey to achieving your goal to fitness. I’d love to hear about it, leave your comments below!
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