Your metabolic rate

First of all, do you actually know what your metabolism is?  I feel like it’s something we say a lot but without actually understanding what the hell we are taking about.  

A common one is I eat breakfast because it speeds up my metabolism.  
What is Metabolism?Metabolism refers to all the chemical processes in your body.  From lungs breathing, heart pumping, brain ticking, body temperature, food digestion and processing.  All of which needs energy (calories)

The speed of your metabolism is commonly known as metabolic rate.

Here are 3 tips to increase that rate (and its’ not to eat breakfast)

  1.  Lift weights – increase your lean muscle mass, the more muscle you the more calories you burn.  This is why you may see your metabolic rate slow down as you age, because you are also losing muscle as you age. 
  2. Eat more protein – it has a higher thermic effect (burns more calories just processing it through the body) than carbs or fat, by a lot!
  3. Drink water – water-induced thermogenesis, cold water may help slightly more as the body has to heat up the water.  Another reason to drink more!

You are welcome šŸ™‚

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