Burning Calories for Weight Loss

Weight loss can be really made to be quicker and easier if you help your body to burn more calories by increasing your own metabolic rate. Basically the metabolic rate (or MR) is the rate at which your body is able to burn the calories you’ve eaten.

If you eat 2500 calories each day and burn 2500 calories each day your weight will remain the same. If, however, you eat 2500 calories each day and burn only 2000 calories each day you weight will increase by about 1 pound each week.

The speed of your metabolic rate is not set in stone – there are ways and means of speeding it up to help reach your weight loss targets faster.

How to Burn Calories Faster

Speeding up the metabolic rate will help your body to burn calories faster and you to lose weight. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is by building muscle.

Every extra pound of muscle you have will increase the rate that your body uses up calories by 50 per day – regular exercise like weight training can help to increase the metabolic rate by up to 15%.

Metabolically active muscle burns up more calories than other types of body tissue even when you’re not doing anything. Burning calories whilst you’re sitting down – that sounds good to me!

Three twenty minute weight training sessions per week will not only help you to build muscle and burn calories faster, it will also help you to tone up and look better.

Another way to speed up the metabolic rate is to simply move more. Moving at each and every opportunity to help to increase the metabolic rate and burn those calories faster even after you have stopped moving.

Increasing your movement throughout the day doesn’t only mean walking to work or taking up running. There are plenty of ways in which you can simply move more when taking part in your daily activities and help to boost your calorie burning power;

• Swinging your legs instead of sitting still can help

• Tapping your feet can help too

• Drumming your fingers can even help to increase your metabolic rate

• Standing up and having a good stretch every now and then can help

• Changing position

• Moving your head back and forth, side to side

• Making the effort to use the toilet up the stairs

• Taking the stairs instead of the elevator

• Walking around whilst talking on the telephone

• Getting into the habit of clenching and releasing your muscles periodically throughout the day

• Parking further away from work – maybe just in the furthest corner of the parking lot instead of the closed space

Other ways in which your metabolic rate can be increased to help with weight loss include eating more spicy food, particularly chilli - your metabolic rate may increase by as much as 50% for the couple of hours following a spicy chilli, and if you do take part in more strenuous exercise like running or cycling you’ll be happy to know that your metabolic rate will increase and continue to burn calories long after your exercise session has finished.

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Efficient Ways To Get In Shape

Are you looking for a way to get in shape? You can reach a healthy weight by adopting an efficient weight loss system. Go over the following article to learn more about different efficient ways to get in shape.

How much weight do you want to lose? Start by figuring out a healthy weight for your size and age. If you are not sure how much you should weigh, meet with a doctor or with a nutritionist.

Your goal should be to lose one or two pounds a week. Losing weight at a faster pace is not a healthy solution.

Find a way to stay motivated. You should make a list of the reasons why you want to get in shape. Reward yourself when you get good results, for instance by buying new clothes.

Avoid rewarding yourself with food. Following your weight loss program will be easier if you find new foods you really love and have fun with your fitness program. If possible, find some friends who want to lose weight too so you can exercise together.

Try introducing new healthy foods to your diet. If you do not get five fruits or vegetables a day, introducing more fruits and vegetables in your diet should be a priority.

Go to the grocery store more often and look for fruits and vegetables that look appetizing. If you do not like a vegetable right away, try different ways to cook it. You should also try juicing so you can have a couple of glasses of juice a day to get your five portions of fruits and vegetables.

Be more careful with the portions you eat. If you tend to overeat, put less food on your plate and try eating slowly. Avoid distractions so you can stop as soon as you are full.

If you always feel the need to snack between meals, try having several smaller meals during your day. Have five small meals at regular hours or even six.

Be active for at least thirty minutes a day. Going for a walk is a great way to burn calories after eating. If you cannot go for a walk, find an activity you can do to get some light exercise.

You could for instance clean your house, play in the backyard with your children or work on a home improvement project.

Work out twice a week to tone your body. You should start by developing your core muscles, for instance by doing some sit ups and some crunches. Once working out becomes easier, try exercising more frequently.

Add some cardio exercises to your fitness workouts so you can burn a large amount of calories. Look for exercises you really enjoy so you look forward to working out. Join a gym if you need help with your fitness program.

These tips will help you reach a healthy weight in a reasonable time frame. Use what you just read to develop your own weight loss program and you will soon get the body you always wanted.

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