Taking Control of Your Metabolism
What is Metabolism anyway?
When people refer to themselves as having a high or low metabolism, often what they are referring to is their basal metabolic rate, or BMR. Your BMR is the number of calories you burn in a day at rest. People with high metabolisms or high BMR could potentially burn tens or hundreds more calories a day, when the body is at rest versus someone who has a low or regular BMR.
It is true that muscle burns more calories than fat when the body is at rest. We need to make sure though that we don’t use this as an excuse to not be at a healthy body weight. Though it is common to see on the web that you can burn 50+ extra calories a day per pound of muscle, realistically you will burn about 6 calories per day for every pound of muscle you have on your body. Fat burns about 2 calories per day for every pound of fat on our bodies.
If you are looking for ways to increase your BMR? Obviously increasing muscle mass will help! Lifting weights is an easy and effective way to increase muscle mass. Here are some other suggestions on how to increase your BMR according to BodyBuilding.com:
- DO HIIT (HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
- LIFT WEIGHTS
- EAT PROTEIN
- EAT 5-6 SMALL MEALS A DAY
- EAT REAL FOOD
- DRINK WATER
- DRINK GREEN TEA
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