4 Ways Jumpstart a Sluggish Metabolism



When looking to burn fat, everyone is looking for tips, tricks and hacks to get their metabolism working better and faster than ever before.

Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories and it is entirely in control of how many calories you turn over each day, how your body functions, and how much fat you lose.

Because it is so important, it’s vital that you take care of it.

Unfortunately, too many of us fall prey to the pitfalls of super-low calorie plans, crash diets, restrictive food lists, zero-carb menus, and supplement schemes and scams. While these may result in a speedy drop on the scales, they can wreak havoc on your metabolism and do more damage in the long run.

This can seriously hinder your attempt to lose weight, get lean and/or build muscle.

But all is not lost and there are actually some things you can do to increase your metabolism.

If you take care of your metabolism, and implement certain protocols and procedures, you can repair it to the point where it’s back to being a fat-burning machine, torching calories like never before, and getting you fast, sustainable results in a healthy way.

4 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

For a round-up of all 4 points, check the video, then keep reading for a full description.

1. Eat More.

This may sound ridiculous, but it can actually work if you do it right and eating more is one of the best ways to increase your metabolism.

When you drop your calories too low and remain there over time, your body starts to adapt, and it finds ways to burn fewer calories by lowering your metabolic rate, leaving you eating less and going nowhere.

We’re not talking about eating more by suddenly shoveling down huge bowls of cereal or entire pizzas, but a small bump up in calories, using whole foods, can do wonders for metabolic repair.

2. Eat More Frequently

While there’s some debate on this one in the scientific realms, I will always preach what works for me, and what has worked best for my clients.

And in this case, that’s eating frequently.

My top advice is to instead of eating just two or three big meals per day, you eat the same amount, but split it over five or six feedings.

Try eating within 30 minutes of waking, then every few hours after that to give your metabolism fuel and keep it burning hot.

By eating less at once, but more often, you may even feel like you are eating more and thus staying fuller longer. There are studies that show people who eat less in one sitting, don’t necessarily miss the food they didn’t get, nor do they begin to feel hungry any sooner than normal [1].

3.  Move Your Muscles

Moving Muscles = Moving Metabolism

By getting active, and constantly moving, your metabolism will love you.

It’s no secret that exercise and physical activity burns calories, and this calorie burn is a direct response to your metabolism working harder.

Yes, this includes training, but it also means movement in general, so try to walk a little more. Get up from your desk every hour, or even just start playing with your kids or doing some gardening on the weekends instead of sitting in front of the TV. The goal is to stay as active as you can.

4. Build Muscle

A lot of people (women especially) are scared of building muscle.

And sure, you may not want to look like a bodybuilder, but did you know that lean muscle tissue is a powerful factor in raising your metabolic rate and burning more calories?

It takes more effort (and therefore more calories) for your body to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat, so even just a few extra pounds of muscle can give your metabolism a huge boost.

Oh – and that bodybuilder thing – those guys and girls only look like that because they’re following muscle-building specific diet plans and routines.

So don’t worry, you’ll look great, and burn fat so much faster by adding a few pounds of muscle. I promise you won’t turn into a big muscle-man or muscle-woman!

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You can implement each individually, or, for the ultimate progress boost, why not go the whole distance and try everything?

You can eat a little more, space your meals closer together, add in some daily activity, and start hitting the weights harder, and see drastic visual progress in your body.

It will take a little adjusting and tweaking, but none of these are super complicated.

That’s the beauty of monitoring your metabolism – small changes can yield huge gains. You’ll be healthier, happier, and leaner.

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When trying to figure out what you should be eating to get to your specific goals, it can be very frustrating. There is so much conflicting information out there telling you what to do, but none of it works. This is because everyone is different and so everyone needs different things to get to their goals.

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