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HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM
Are you struggling to achieve your dream body? Maybe you’ve gained weight out of nowhere or just can’t seem to lose stubborn fat? You may also be cutting calories and trying to eat as little as possible to get there.
You don’t need another crazy crash diet, you just need two simple tools to speed up your metabolism. A faster metabolism means you burn calories quickly, feel great, and look amazing.
If you are looking for ways to speed up your metabolism and achieve your fitness goals, then this one's for you!
WHAT SLOWS DOWN YOUR METABOLISM?
Over time, you might notice that it’s harder to lose weight or that you gain it more easily. Your metabolism can be slowed down by a few different things:
- Muscle loss - Muscle mass decreases about 3–8% every 10 years after the age of 30.
- Lowered activity - If you have a desk job, or are in a season of your life where it’s harder to get to the gym or move your body, then this can slow down your metabolism.
- Hormonal shifts - Changes in birth control, getting pregnant, going through postpartum, and entering menopause can all have an effect on your hormones.
- Eating too few calories - This one can feel counterintuitive, but if you eat too few calories, you’ll burn muscle and that actually reduces your metabolism.
Each season of life is different, so give yourself grace and set your expectations fairly for yourself. With the right plan and the right support system, you can speed up your metabolism holistically!
TOP 2 TOOLS TO SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM
The two best ways to speed up your metabolism are to eat more protein and build muscle by lifting. Together these tips can transform your body in a sustainable way.
1. Eat More Protein
Did you know that it takes more energy to burn protein than fats or carbs? That means the more protein you eat, the more energy your body will use to break it down. This is the best nutrient to speed up your metabolism.
The best way to ensure you’re eating enough protein is to track macros for your specific body type. As a trained macro coach, I can tell you your macros and create a custom macro plan for you. If you need to know how to eat for your specific body and activity levels, I can help!
Your goal should never be to eat as little as possible - this will actually slow your metabolism. When you eat the right amount of protein, your metabolism kicks into high gear. Plus protein makes you feel full. You’ll feel less hungry and be able to build muscle while burning fat.
2. Build Muscle
Muscle is really a key ingredient in speeding up your metabolism. Your muscles need energy to expand and contract when working out. Even when you’re resting, muscle burns three times the amount of calories than fat. Just having more muscle will mean you’re burning more calories every day without even thinking about it.
Lifting heavy is absolutely the best way to build the body you want. If you put in the work, lift heavy and build muscle, your body will burn through calories and you’ll be able to eat more while looking amazing.
No need to burn yourself out with cardio, or try to eat as little as you can. Building muscle will speed up your metabolism and help you feel strong and confident.
Keep in mind that muscle does weigh more than fat, so if you’re building muscle, the number on the scale might stay the same. You should focus less on the number on the scale and more on how you feel and look. As your metabolism speeds up your body will transform!
Related: Muscle Trumps Everything
ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM BODY
Make sure you’re eating enough protein and then build muscle through weight lifting and you’ll be on your way to speeding up your metabolism. These two go hand in hand and will be transformative.
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I'm a mom of 4 and have been a certified personal trainer with specialties in pre- and postnatal fitness for 13 years. I'm also a certified nutrition specialist and certified meditation and mindfulness coach.
I am passionate about helping women change their lifestyles to be the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves and I've seen it happen for thousands of women.
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