Three Strategies for Boosting Your Metabolism

Are you looking for ways to give your metabolism a boost?  Forget about all of those diet products on the market that make big promises about what they can do for you. When it comes down to it, giving your metabolism a boost comes down to following three key strategies.

Strategy #1:  Eat More Often

It may go against what you have always believed, but eating more frequently can actually help increase your metabolism.  Therefore, you should try to eat five to six times per day – and, make certain one of those meals is breakfast!  Skipping breakfast will make your body think it is starving, which will cause it to conserve energy.  By eating breakfast, you get your metabolism going for the day.  Similarly, by eating throughout the day, you can maintain a higher level of metabolism.  Keep in mind that eating more often doesn’t mean you should pig out!  Rather, eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than two or three large meals.

Strategy #2:  Engage in Aerobic Activity

Engaging in aerobic activity will also give your metabolism a boost, which means you will burn calories as you work out and will continue to burn them after your workout is over. 

Strategy #3:  Include Weight Training

Many people who are trying to lose weight only engage in cardio activities in an effort to burn fat.  In reality, engaging in only cardio training can result in the loss of lean muscle mass.  This works against your metabolism, as your body uses more energy to maintain muscle than to maintain fat.  Therefore, engaging in strength training will also burn calories as you workout while also increasing your metabolism levels.

So, if you think your metabolism may be a little sluggish or you simply want to get it to move a little faster, try implementing these three strategies and watch how your body changes for the better!