Your metabolism can work at different rates, with a faster one being more efficient for fat loss and even performance. Learn how to speed up your metabolism and how doing this can do wonders for your progress towards a better physique.
Metabolism is your body’s ability to turn fuel (what you eat) into energy. It is an important process if your aim is to lose weight.
Weight loss happens when you take in less calories than you burn, a process known as being in a calorie deficit. This can either be achieved by maintaining your normal activity levels and eating less, increasing your activity levels but maintaining your calorie intake the same, or a combination of both.
Speeding up your metabolism can help you burn fat and increase your performance.
How to speed up your metabolism
Your metabolism dictates how many calories you burn throughout the day which, if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s an important thing to understand.
To lose weight, you want to burn more calories. Mind Pump Host Sal Di Stefano explains you have two choices:
- More movement
- Focus on speeding your Natural Basal Metabolic Rate
How can you do this?
- Build strength and muscle: more muscle burns more calories, so weight training is a great way to speed up your metabolism.
- Don’t underfeed yourself: how much you eat can tell your metabolism to speed up or slow down. Being in a calorie deficit for a long time will lead your body to adapt to it and slow down your metabolism.
Listen to Sal Di Stefano explain how to speed up your metabolism in the video below.