Every moment of your life your marvelous body systems are working to keep you fit and trim. One of these systems is metabolism and it is the very best fat burner known to man. Very simply, metabolism is responsible for processing the fuel in our food and changing it into energy. Without vital energy, we could not function.
There are three keys to understanding your metabolism:
Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) or resting metabolism is the quantity of energy the body requires to do nothing, such as watching TV or reading. Surprisingly, calories burned during inactivity total 60-70% of daily energy expended.
‘Thermic Effect of Food’ is energy spent digesting food. Another surprise – digesting food boosts your metabolism. More calories are spent to digest protein than carbs or fat. Proteins raise the BMR about 30%. Spicy foods contribute considerably to the thermic effect.
Exercise and Activity component of your metabolism includes workouts and other physical activities. Exercise triggers about 30% of daily fat-burning. The balance of torched calories is not connected with exercise and activity.
So does this mean you can tear up your athletic club membership? Nope.
Resting metabolism is established by 1) parents of origin and 2) fat quantity vs. amount of muscle in the body. Obviously, your parents are your parents. However, you can amp up your BMR.
Believe it or not, the correct diet is the best fat burner method to stoke the fires of your inner-furnace. Exercise is good and necessary to maintain lean muscle tissue and make moderate metabolism increases, but proper nutrition provides the greater impact.
So…what should you eat?
Here are the best fat burner foods to incorporate into your daily diet.
Let’s begin with the humble and now famous Avocado, which is packed with monounsaturated fats; the type fat that stimulates thermogenic fat burning. In addition, the avocado contains 14 grams fiber to pump up your calorie-burn. According to a report in “Diabetes Care”, monounsaturated fats were found to decrease abdominal fat.
Green Tea revs up metabolism. It contains valuable catechins called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that inhibit fat storage cells from production and growth. Also, EGCG impedes dietary fats from being absorbed in the intestine.
Greek Yogurt contains two times more protein than other yogurts, making it slower to digest and keeping you contented longer. Remember the body must burn more calories to digest protein, which in turn, kicks up your metabolism.
Almonds satisfy your snack cravings. They are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which provide satiety faster to help you avoid overeating. Almonds are also rich in magnesium, a big factor in building lean muscle tissue.
Blueberries in the morning activate your metabolism. The antioxidants in blueberries enhance blood flow, which transports more oxygen to your muscles. When muscles are oxygenated exercise seems easier, encouraging you to work out more often, for longer periods.
Now you know how to get your metabolism mojo going!