The key to getting out of a weight plateau may be in your metabolism.
Metabolism is the rate at which you burn calories and is most efficient when you have a high muscle mass. You can, however, stack the odds in your favour by building lean muscle mass through resistance training or also known as weight training.
When you increase lean muscle mass, your body uses more energy and burns more calories, even while it’s resting. For example, by building 4.5kg of muscle – which is a challenge for many people – you can burn as much as 50 to 100 more calories each day without changing your diet.
You can also strengthen muscles with other targeted workouts, such as cardio strength training or Pilates.
Here are some benefits of doing weight training:
– Helps you build lean muscle
– Increases your metabolism
– Can help you maintain or lose weight
– Can help you build stronger bones
– Can reduce the risk of injury
When you increase lean muscle mass in the body, your resting metabolic rate will be higher which can make it easier for you to burn more calories throughout the day.
Here are some other ways, besides doing weight training, that can help boost your metabolism:
- Metabolism can be further enhanced by eating foods that contain lean protein, such as eggs and poultry without the skin. Try our Tony Ferguson Pro Shake, which is a premium high protein, low carb meal replacement.
- Drinking more cold water. Cut down on those sugary drinks and swop them for a tall glass of cold water. If you battle with drinking plain water, our Tony Ferguson Water Infusions drops could help you up your water intake by adding low-calorie flavour.
- Stand up more. People with office jobs tend to sit a lot more than normal. If you can, try and stand up every now and then or even take a walk around to get the blood flowing.
- Drink green tea or oolong tea. These teas help convert some of the fat stored in your body into free fatty acids, which may increase fat burning by 10–17% and they are low in calories. Tony Ferguson Oolong Tea can be purchase on our online store here.
All of these small changes can add up to a significant difference in your metabolism and overall health. If you’re looking for an easy way to boost your metabolism, start by making some of the changes we’ve outlined above.
Drink more water, drink tea instead of coffee or soda, stand up more during the day, and try incorporating weight training into your routine. Making these small tweaks to your lifestyle will help increase your metabolic rate and improve your overall health. What are you waiting for? Start boosting that metabolism today!