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Friday, October 14, 2011

Turning Your Metabolism Into A Fat Burning Machine

Do you currently hold excess weight around your midsection, thighs, and buttocks? Are you constantly fighting the scale to even budge? It is possible that your metabolism needs an adjustment. Sometimes our metabolism gets stuck in one mode due to old eating habits. There are a few tips that will allow your metabolism to reboot and start burning fat with ease. First we must learn that the body loves to be regular, and stay on a schedule. Secondly, what we put into our mouth plays a big role in how we can achieve our metabolism burning around the clock.

When we are talking about the body loving to be regular and consistent we are talking about an actual feeding schedule. When we take the time to put our bodies on a feeding schedule we are allowing our metabolism to start burning fat around the clock. This is simply due to the fact that our body knows now when it will be given another source of energy(meal). If our eating schedule is sporadic and different every day, the body will store fat naturally because of it being unsure when it will receive its next source of energy. So in saying all of this we want to shoot for eating a small portioned meal every 3 to 4 hours. If you do not eat something within every 4 to 5 hours your body will start storing fat. So we want to eat regularly and often. This is the biggest key in recharging our metabolism to create a natural fat burning machine. In the beginning this can be a bit overwhelming trying to cook meals in advance, figure out what you will be able to take to work, and simply how you will remember to eat every 3 to 4 hours while running such a busy lifestyle. There is no need to worry if you can manage to do it consistent for the first 2 weeks, I guarantee your body will remind you when you need to eat, and you will get creative with the meals and snacks you do eat. Remember if we are eating this frequent not every 'meal' needs to be a full sit down meal, in fact probably 3 meals a day will be more of a snack size meal. So don't get discouraged and think that you wont be able to achieve this because with a little preparation and motivation this task becomes rather easy and can be adjusted to any busy lifestyle.

Lastly, what we need to work on is what exactly we are choosing to eat. If you get your eating schedule down but your still eating junk unfortunately you will still gain weight. So when we are trying to assist our metabolism in weight-loss we want to eat as clean as possible. The foods we want to eat everyday at every meal are low-fat proteins, a vegetable carbohydrate, and a good fat. Some low-fat proteins that are good in assisting weight-loss would be grilled chicken breasts, tuna, flank steak, and non-fat cottage cheese. For the vegetables we should try to shoot for as many green vegetables as possible like broccoli, spinach, and celery. All of these vegetables are loaded with great vitamins and antioxidants. Last we want to add in good fats. Good fats actually help break down fat cells in the body. Good fats would be flax seed oil, olive oil, all natural peanut butter, and unsalted nuts. Remember these are good fats, but still high in calories so include them in your meals but limit the quantity. If you add these three ingredients to your meals and eat 5 to 7 small meals throughout the day, you will achieve a fat burning metabolism. Your metabolism will constantly be working and burning calories, which in return will assist you in all of your weight-loss.

Author: Kurt Aungst

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