10 tricks for BOOSTING metabolism

As long time member of the Burn 60 team, FitSugar TV host, and CEO of KFIT health, Anna Renderer certainly knows a thing or two about staying fit.  "An active metabolism," she says, "is vital to maintaining a healthy weight and keeping energy levels up." What exactly is metabolism you ask?  Metabolism, is the chemical process by which we as humans convert the food we eat into the fuel necessary to sustain life - to keep everything in working order.  This fuel therefore, is actually calories we consume and our metabolic rate determines how much of these calories are burned off and how much are stored and eventually turned into fat.

"A faster metabolism means burning more calories each day...even in your sleep," says Anna. So how can you give yours a boost?  Here are 10 quick and easy tricks she has discovered to help speed up the process!

ANNA RENDERER'S 10 TRICKS FOR BOOSTING METABOLISM

1.  Workout in the morning.

2.  Eat breakfast.

3.  Drink water.

4.  Drink green tea.

5.  Incorporate spice into your diet (add some red or green chili pepper or chili flakes to your food).

6.  Build muscle (strength training allows your body to burn more calories even after your workouts).

7.  Get cardio daily!

8.  Eat smaller meals and add small healthy snacks throughout the day.

9.  Replace some carbs with lean protein. Healthy sources include: lean beef, turkey, fish, chicken, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products.

10.  Avoid crash diets and avoid cutting your calorie intaketoo low! When you eat less than 1,000 calories a day it will effect your metabolism in a negative way.

teach your body to BURN fat

Burn 60 is focused on helping you to become an efficient fat burning machine, in order for you to reach your health and fitness goals. Changing your physiology is not something that happens overnight, however it is possible. Teaching your body to utilize fat over carbohydrate or sugar (glucose) stored in the body will allow you to sustain your daily activities, increase your exercise intensity, and achieve your optimum body weight.

 Speed Up Your Rate of Burning Calories with this tips below.

  • Build muscle: increase the amount of muscle in your body. For every extra pound of muscle you put on, your body uses around 50 extra calories a day.
  • Be active: the average person burns about 30 percent of calories through daily activity; sedentary people only use about 15 percent. Taking every opportunity to move can make quite a difference to the amount of calories you burn.
  • Eat spicy foods: spices, especially chili, can raise the metabolic rate by up to 50 percent for up to 3 hours after you’ve eaten a spicy meal.
  • Aerobic exercise: high-intensity exercise makes you burn more calories during exercise and for several hours afterwards. Interval training can be one of the most effective ways to burn calories fast!
  • Eat little often: eating healthy small regular meals will keep your metabolism going faster than larger, less frequent meals and often helps control hunger, making you less likely to binge.
  • Choose one day to do a "long slow" aerobic workout. This workout is usually in a lower heart rate zone (aerobic development zone) and lasts about 1-4 hours long. This will increase your aerobic base and teach your body to use fat as fuel.

Quick Tips: Doing just 10 minutes a week of Plyometrics (jumping drills) can make a difference in your fitness by making you faster and more agile.

Try this move: SPLIT LUNGE JUMP (Burn 60 trainer ANNA RENDERER demonstrates)