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…#FAIL.
Your metabolism, your hormones, and your neurotransmitters depends on a regular supply of nutrients. Starving yourself screws all of this up. Your metabolism will be slower than… molasses? … man my creativity game is brutal today.
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 carbs or fat, thus boosting your metabolism.
And when I say fiber, I’m NOT referring to a big insulin spiking bowl of Raisin Bran.
I’m talking about nature’s fiber, vegetables and berries. Try my meat and nuts breakfast to see the types of foods I use in my first meal of the day. And don’t forget to add some hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Spicy foods, protein and fiber can all help boost your metabolism.
Enjoy your morning and pre-workout coffee. Caffeine has been shown to slightly boost your metabolism. And speaking of workouts…
….that increase your metabolism for many hours after you leave the gym. I’m talking about multi-joint exercises that recruit a lot of muscles. Squats, deadlifts, presses, and pull ups.
This is why I specifically used these foundation exercises in all the 24 workouts found in my Live Lean Afterburn 12 week workout program. These movements all increase the afterburn effect and boost your metabolism.
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, meaning if you’re a beginner, a short slight jog for 20 sec will elicit a similar metabolic response to you as an all out sprint to someone that is advanced.
Check out my Live Lean Sprint program to boost your metabolism.
LOL. Seriously, you burn more calories in cold climates because your body works harder to stay warm. But if you’re not willing to move to the Arctic, WIMP, do the next best thing, drink cold water, turn down the thermometer, etc, to boost your metabolism.
The little things count. Taking the stairs rather than the escalator, parking further away from grocery store, when you’re walking on the street, walk faster like you’re late for a meeting, and get up from your chair in the office and go see your co-worker rather than emailing them. Finding little ways to increase activity output, all add up to boost your metabolism.
and the final way to boost your metabolism…
The stress hormone cortisol,when substantially elevated, can slow down your metabolism. To reduce cortisol, get your 7-8 hours of sleep, meditate, yoga, hang out with friends…it’s all about finding a balance in life.
There are your 8 ways to boost your metabolism.
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—> 8 Week Meal Plan (using recipes from the Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook)
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– How many of these 8 metabolism boosting tips do you currently follow?
– Which tips are you going to add to your lifestyle right now?
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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.