By Ross Bewley – Personal Trainer in Manchester
Raising metabolism will not only help you to lose weight. It will also help to keep it off. Burning more calories at rest is as good as exercising. Below are some simple changes that you can make to your nutrition to help boost your metabolism.
1) Eat regularly. Not only does this help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels it will also prevent highs and lows in energy. You should aim to eat 6-8 times per day. This would typically be 3 main meals and then balanced snacks.
2) Eat a balance diet. This means having protein, carbs and fats with every meal and every snack. For a good balance aim for 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats. Obviously looking for healthy options with each food group.
3) Eat enough protein. Aim for half your body weight in grams. So if you weight 200lbs you should eat a minimum 100 grams of protein per day.
4) Eat the right amount of calories. Under eating is the fastest way to slow your metabolism. Ensure you eat enough food for your body. The best way to ensure you are doing this is to base food intake on your Basal Metabolic Rate (resting metabolism). You can find out what your BMR is by performing a body composition test. This is something all of our Personal Trainers offer free of charge to their clients.
If you have any questions or would simply like to learn more please contact us. One of our Personal Trainers will be happy to help. Our personal training studio is based on Sackville Street in Manchester City Centre.
Blog by Ross Bewley