7 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

We all want that fiery metabolism that blasts fat while we’re working out and at rest. But if you’re currently stuck with a slow one, don’t worry, there are many things you can do to rev it up.

1. Add Lean Muscle Some women are afraid that lifting weights will bulk them up but this isn’t the case. Lean muscle requires more fuel than fat does for survival. So more calories are burned by just living and existing, the more muscle you have.

2. Protein Power Your body burns more calories to break down food high in protein because of the high thermic value. Eating five or six small meals a day with each one including lean protein like chicken, fish, brazil nuts or beans is a great way to keep your metabolism going and making you feel satiated throughout the day.  

3. Green Tea Beverages like soda and alcohol are high in calories with no benefits so drinking water and a couple of cups of green tea a day can increase metabolism by up to 10 percent. If you’re not a tea fan you can get similar results with green tea capsules or supplements that contain EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate).

4. Include Omega-3 Food high in omega-3 like salmon, is great for fat burning and also improving your metabolism. Salmon also has a great combination of protein and healthy fat. Olive oil is another good fat that is a perfect addition to your diet.

5. Drink Water H2O really is the curer of a lot of ills. Drinking lots of water keeps your body in balance, hydrated; staves away hunger pangs and keeps the body’s mechanics flowing in a healthy way. And an even better tip is drinking water with lemon either warm first thing in the morning, or as a refreshing beverage throughout the day. The digestive enzymes in lemon is a powerhouse for your metabolism.

6. Eat Little and Often Having smaller meals throughout the day rather than 2 or 3 large ones keeps your body’s fat-burning oven stable rather than having dips and peaks. Keeping your body regularly fed means your metabolism will run smoothly and not become underactive.

7. Resistance Training Anytime you body works against resistance (picking up your kids, moving groceries from trunk to kitchen, or lifting weights), you are developing strength, which your body rebuilds for 3 hours after the workout. If you are fueling your body properly during these 3 hours, with healthy protein and vegetables, you're body will burn fat to rebuild and strengthen the muscles worked. This is how Circuit Works training continues to burn calories after the workout.