I’d like to share a little story with you…
Before I got into the fitness industry, I worked in the corporate world. I was a suit wearing, soda drinking, chocolate eating overweight and unhappy woman!
My metabolism was on the floor and as for exercise; I’m ashamed to say that came and went depending on how energetic I felt and to be honest with you that was pretty rare!
I wish someone had told me the way to get my metabolism off the floor.
So, I thought I’d share with you my 4 tips.
1. Always eat breakfast!
As the age old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you know what, it is!
Studies have shown that eating ‘break (the) fast’ may increase your metabolism by 10%.
2. Always eat 5 meals each day
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. This will stabilize your blood sugars level and stop hunger pains. By doing this you will keep your metabolism working at top speed, so that you will be burning maximum amount of calories throughout the day.
3. Interval training
This is one of the best ways to train, short bursts of fast cardio followed by a slow recovery period which can all be completed in around 15 – 20 minutes. Intervals are so great that your metabolism will be spiked way after you’ve actually finished working out.
4. Weight training
Weight training stimulates your muscles to become stronger and healthier, providing your body with beneficial improvements in strength and function. Weight training also burns body fat and increases lean muscle mass, so the more muscle you have the faster you will burn fat. This is because muscle is more metabolically active than fat so replacing your fat with muscle helps you turn the wobble into wow!
There you have it, follow these 4 tips and your metabolism will be so fired up that your body will be a fat burning furnace.
Stay fit, keep focused and feel fabulous!