Increasing your metabolism is an excellent way to lose body fat and the good news is there are some simple things you can do to kick start it.
1. Do Not Skip Meals – Eat More Frequently
The first think you need to realise is that food is not your enemy, skipping meals and starving yourself is not the way to go about losing weight. When there is a lack of food your body goes into survival mode and stores the food it gets as fat instead of using it for energy. This type of eating behaviour will cause your metabolism to slow down. In order to fire up your metabolism up then you need to eat smaller portions of food more frequently. This will provide your body with plenty of energy throughout the day and speed up your metabolism.
2. Breakfast Is King
When it comes to your regular meals, there is none more important than breakfast. When you wake up in the morning your body has gone without food for a very long time (normally your bodies longest period without food). Missing breakfast will slow down your metabolism, so you need to eat it each and every day. Also breakfast, particularly cereal (low in sugar) is one of the most low fat, vitamin and mineral rich meals you can have. It is the perfect start to the day and get your metabolism moving.
3. Crank Up The Cardio
A cardio workout is a great way to burn calories and the longer and more intense it is, the more calories you will burn. Your metabolism will also speed up for several hours after you finish as you continue to burn fat. Find an exercise you enjoy so it won’t feel like such a chore.
4. Snack Between Meals
Snacking may bring back fond memories of scoffing chocolate or eating crisps, but snacking can be healthy. Eat when you hungry filling up on fruit and vegetables which will keep you full and content. You will find it difficult to stick to a weight loss plan if you are always hungry.
5. Pump Some Iron
Lifting weights and building muscles is an excellent way to speed up your metabolism. Muscle burns up to five times more calories than fat. More active muscle tissue will have you burning more calories all through the day.
Follow these simple tips and fire that metabolism up, you will lose the beer gut in no time at all.