Friday, October 15, 2010

Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

If you suffer from a slow metabolism, you are going to have a hard time with weight loss. You might even gain weight, even though you think you are doing fat burning cardio and eating a low fat diet. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your weight loss diet and cardio exercise program to boost your metabolism, burn more calories, lose more fat, and finally achieve the weight loss you want.

The three most important things you need to do to boost your metabolism are:

1. Change your weight loss diet so you are eating more protein, more healthy fats, more nuts, and more fruits and vegetables.

2. Increase the intensity of your weight loss cardio exercise sessions so that you are doing either interval training or high-intensity cardio exercise workouts.

3. Add resistance training to your weight loss program. If you are already doing resistance training two to three times per week, you need to increase the intensity of each workout by using more resistance (i.e. adding more weight or doing more challenging bodyweight exercises) and decreasing the number of repetitions you do per set.
Let's start by improving your weight loss diet to help boost your metabolism from slow to normal. You might even be able to significantly increase your metabolism from normal to super-fast if you follow all of these metabolism boosting secrets for weight loss.
Your diet should not be low-fat or low-carbohydrate. However, there are certain types of fats to avoid and certain carbohydrates that should be left out of your weight loss diet.

First, don't eat any processed foods from a bag or a box. Foods such as chips, crackers, cookies, and pastries all contain "bad" fats (trans-fats) and processed carbohydrates. These are bad for your health and will make you gain weight. In addition, seemingly harmless foods such as rice cakes, pretzels, and "trans-fat free" foods still contain processed foods with very few nutrients and a lot of calories. Plus, those foods don't fill you up and you'll be hungry again soon. It's also hard to stop eating them.

Eliminate those foods from your weight loss diet and you'll feel less "sluggish". The next step is to eat more protein.

Women should get 100 grams of protein per day and men should get 150 grams of protein per day. Protein contains 4 calories per gram and might help boost your metabolism. Don't expect miracles for your metabolism, but replacing processed foods with protein from chicken and other lean meats, or even protein shakes, will help you achieve fast weight loss.

Finally, add more whole, natural foods such as raw nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Again, these won't skyrocket your metabolism, but whole, natural foods will help you with fast weight loss if you replace processed carbohydrates.

As for weight loss supplements, nothing works. Most weight loss diet pills are nothing more than glorified caffeine pills, full of tiny amounts of other ineffective ingredients.

Even Green Tea capsules do nothing for weight loss or boosting your metabolism in the long term. I recommend drinking lots of Green Tea for health reasons, but don't expect any metabolism miracles.

Now that your weight loss diet has been perfected to help you boost your metabolism, you can focus on replacing your slow, boring cardio workouts with interval training.

Research shows that interval training burns more belly fat than slow cardio, and it might be due to an increase in post-exercise metabolism. Whatever the reason, there are now several studies that show interval training and high-intensity cardio beat low-intensity exercise (LIE) hands-down in weight loss research studies. Use the Turbulence Training interval workouts to boost your metabolism for weight loss.

You can also use the Turbulence Training resistance training workouts to burn more calories and possibly boost your metabolism for up to 36 hours after your weight loss resistance training exercise session. But you won't get the benefits if you lift light weights for 15 repetitions. You must challenge your muscles with fewer repetitions or harder bodyweight exercises. If you put "turbulence" on your muscles, they will respond by burning more calories.

Use these three secrets to boost your metabolism for weight loss, and you'll no longer struggle with fat loss plateaus. You'll lose 2 pounds or more per week once you get started boosting your metabolism to burn fat.

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