I’d like to take this time to introduce you to a very good friend of mine.
He’s been a close buddy throughout my fitness career.
Becoming best friends, and keeping him happy, will produce extraordinary results for your body and overall health.
When you treat him right, he will be more loyal and effective, than any personal trainer or workout partner.
I call him Mr. Metabolism.
So the question is…
How do you take the necessary step to improve your relationship with your metabolism?
When you’re deciding what to eat for your next meal or snack, the first thing that should come to your head is protein!
Protein is one of your metabolism’s favorite nutrient.
Protein also has a high thermic effect, meaning they require your body to burn a lot of calories just to digest them.
Thermogenesis in the body is like a furnace that creates extra heat by burning excess calories from our fat supplies.
The efficiency of your thermogenic system can be the difference between average or high fat storage.
Compare that to a high carbohydrate meal which may only increase your metabolic rate by 4%.
And finally, protein also helps you build more muscle tissue, which raises your daily resting energy expenditure.
Put more simply, by having more lean muscle tissue, your body burns more calories throughout the day, even while you sleep.
Damn that’s good.
Simply put, resistance training builds lean muscle tissue.
Why is lifting weights important to your metabolism?
Lean muscle tissue is the key metabolic driver of your body, meaning the more lean muscle you have, the higher metabolic rate you will experience.
And as you know, a high metabolic rate equals more calorie burn throughout the day.
Muscle helps your body burn more body fat.
This is why I always highly recommend people incorporate resistant training in any fat loss workout program.
Promise me that you will stop overlooking the importance of sleep.
7-8 hours of sleep for most people is optimal.
Improve the quality of your sleep by:
There you go Live Lean Nation.
These are 3 of the main pillars to improving your metabolism.
Incorporate these 3 simple suggestions and your metabolism will love you forever!
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.