According to top personal trainer Paul Byrne, boosting your metabolism is the key to healthy and sustainable fat loss. Here are his four essential pieces of advice:
1) Strength training
Strength training should be at the core of any fat loss programme. It boosts metabolism up to 10% after a training session. The lean muscle that strength training helps you build will firm and tone your body like nothing else out there. Strength training must be a part of your fat-blasting workout routine.
Research shows eating breakfast is associated with successful weight loss. Breakfast increases metabolism because it breaks your overnight fast. So make it a habit to consume some protein, fibre & fruit (& even veggies) at this time. This will keep your appetite in check till your next meal.
3) Eating every 2-3 hours after breakfast
Eating 5-6 small meals per day boosts metabolism and can help control cholesterol. Try and split your meals up into smaller meals that can be eaten over the course of the day. This one simple tactic can be the difference between becoming a fat burner or a fat storer.
4) Interval cardio training
Interval training causes a greater increase in post- exercise metabolism than regular cardio. It doesn’t really matter how many calories you burn during a workout, what matters most is how much you burn after the workout. Interval programmes lead to more weight loss than a long, slow cardio training programme.
Hard work and proper nutrition burn more calories and help you lose fat. On the other hand, magic pills and potions just don’t work. But that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
Add strength training, intervals, mini-meals, and breakfast to your weight loss
plan and you’ll burn body fat fast thanks to your increased metabolism.
So there you have it. There’s no big secret to boosting your metabolism to achieve your dream body. 🙂