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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 8 ways to boost your metabolism.
Your metabolism is your bro to the end when it comes to Living Lean.
And as the saying goes, “bros before…”, actually I don’t think there is a saying for that 😂.
One of the key ways to Living Lean is keeping your metabolism on fire.
Let’s jump right into the 8 ways to boost your metabolism.
Your metabolism, hormones, and neurotransmitters depends on a regular supply of nutrients.
Starving yourself screws all of this up, thus making your metabolism slower than molasses.
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Eat to boost your metabolism.
Kick start your metabolism, with your first meal of the day, by eating foods high in protein and fiber.
Protein has a high thermic effect, meaning it requires more calories to digest and absorb the food than carbohydrates or fat.
This is why eating protein helps boost your metabolism.
And when I say fiber, I’m not referring to a big bowl of insulin spiking Raisin Bran.
I’m talking about nature’s fiber, vegetables and berries.
Give my meat and nuts breakfast a try to see the types of foods that I eat during my first meal of the day.
Don’t forget to add some hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
Spicy foods can help boost your metabolism, just like protein and fiber does.
Eat more of these foods to boost your metabolism.
You’ll love this one.
Enjoy your morning and pre-workout cup of coffee.
Caffeine has been shown to slightly boost your metabolism, so enjoy your java.
Focus on Afterburn style resistance training workouts designed to increase your metabolism for many hours after you leave the gym.
I’m talking about multi-joint exercises that recruit a lot of muscles.
This is why I specifically used these foundational exercises in all the 24 workouts found in my Live Lean Afterburn 2.0 workout program.
These movements all increase the afterburn effect and boost your metabolism.
Let’s keep moving.
Say no to steady state cardio.
Say yes to high intensity interval training cardio like sprints.
Short, but higher intensity sprints will boost your metabolism like crazy compared to walking on a treadmill.
And remember, sprinting is all relative to your fitness level.
This means if you’re a beginner, a short slight jog for just 20 seconds will elicit a similar metabolic response to you, as an all out sprint to someone that is more advanced.
Check out my Live Lean Sprint 2.0 program to boost your metabolism.
All right, let’s keep moving.
However, if you’re not willing to move to the Arctic 😂, do the next best thing.
You actually burn more calories in colder climates because your body works harder to stay warm.
You can boost your metabolism by drinking cold water, turning down the thermometer, and taking cold showers.
Trust me, the little things count.
Finding little ways to increase your activity output, all add up to boosting your metabolism.
Let’s move on to the final way to boost your metabolism.
The stress hormone cortisol, when substantially elevated, can slow down your metabolism.
To reduce cortisol:
It’s all about finding balance in your life.
There are your 8 ways to boost your metabolism.
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116 responses to “8 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism”
Excellent! Just discovered your videos and I’m learning so much (just when
I thought I had it all figured out). I’m almost 47 years old and gained
25lbs in what seemed like overnight after premature early menopause at 43!
Battling to get back to base which has been challenging. These videos are
awesome! The scales are starting to go down. THANK YOU!
Your the best
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#6 – Interesting. As a fellow Canadian I’ve always though our bodies retain
a bit more fat to insulate our organs. Also, you remind me of a young Chris
Jericho. Keep the good videos coming.
Any advice for a recovered anorexic who really screwed up their metabolism?
I love you.
I watched all ure vedios and still not ripped yet
I have a lot of weight to lose mainly from not eating properly and a
sedentary lifestyle after I got a job that just seems to zap my energy for
the past 6years so I crash on the couch immediately after I get home & I
could never really find my motivation to move until now lol. Anyways, I’m
working on changing it with committing to move 15 minutes a day (intense
tabata workouts) and a quickie 5 minute evening workout, both completed 5-6
days a week with yoga/stretching on Sundays. I have trouble eating like I
should though. I’m not hungry at all until towards the evening so I eat
maybe twice a day, mornings and evenings like maybe 3-500 cals per meal max
800 depending on what I eat & if I go back for a snack. My body is really
holding onto the weight though & I’m not eating unhealthy food. Someone
suggested taking 10 cups of food with me and stop counting calories and
eating on that throughout the day to keep my body from thinking it’s
starving. Would this be fine? Or should I just force myself to eat? I was
thinking maybe 3-4 hemp protein & veggie smoothies, in addition to my 2
meals. My stomach just feels weird or I get really sleepy and sluggish
after a meal in the middle of the day, no matter what I eat, if its a salad
or pizza lol but I feel rather energized with my smoothies. I just haven’t
been doing it long enough or have been consistent with the smoothies to
notice any weight loss yet. I just got used to not eating like I should I
suppose to. But I’ll have breakfast and I’m not hungry until maybe 4-5pm so
what do you suggest? I really want to maximize my efforts and live a
healthier lifestyle & not just lose temporary weight and I don’t want to
get discouraged so I thank you in advance for any help and suggestions!
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Great vid bro wish I can hire u for 12 weeks to get lean
I have the same shirt …thx
Brad, loving the videos.. All great info. I just began my weight loss
journey 60 days ago with lean diet and 5 days a week in the gym doing
weights. I just started taken supplements including pre-work out drinks,
post workout protein drinks, vitapak supplements as well as Hydroxycut to
help with fat burn. I am down from 237 to 220 is 60 days. I am really
interested in your opion/advice to supplement use when trying to burn fat.
So would intermittent fasting hurt my metabolism?
Number 6 might be a bit impractical for my A2level studies at school, Brad.
Haha, great vid
Hey Brad. I am a very small, skinny guy so fat loss is not something I need
to focus on. What should I do differently (especially from a nutritional
standpoint) to gain more muscle rather than lose weight? I seem to be a
“hard-gainer” and am not making many gains.
Do you foam roll? If so, could you do a video on the proper way to do it.
Brad, looks like there’s scientific research debunking the “if you withhold
calories, your metabolism will slow down” edic. I’m definitely not trying
to pitch a particular restrictive diet (or worse, anorexia) by ANY means,
but can you comment on the findings of Dr. Michael Mosley and others,
summarize nicely here:
then a follow-up here:
Also important to note, research on caloric restriction generally tends to
investigate health benefits OTHER than weight loss, specifically life
longevity and neurological benefits, where weight loss happens as a
side-effect. I believe they’ve actually measured increased metabolism from
caloric restriction in some of these studies, too. As you are quite
learned in all things health-related, could you review this line of
scientific inquiry and add your insights? Thanks!
How about carrots in the morning? Does it counts as fiber source?
all this is true but you fu..ed up with the artic thing
Bros before hoes 😀
What if intermittent fasting? I found training fasted better than eating
before a workout
What about cheat meals or refeeds? Those help me a lot and are a number one
Your arms are so sexy
yes yes and yes. I get so mad when people say “I don’t need breakfast or
lunch I really just need dinner” UGHHH haha great video and tips! and umm
HOT SAUCE is in my purse at all times :O)
Which tip do you need to do more of?