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    Tips For Boosting Your Metabolism






    Whether it is a middle-aged soccer mom, or a young competitive bodybuilder, a goal common among most people in the gym is a faster metabolism. The metabolism controls the basal metabolic rate – or how many calories you burn daily. A high metabolism means we are able to walk around with less body fat, and consume more calories daily while doing so. How can we boost the metabolism? Here are a few tips!

    Eat Early, Eat Often.

    When we awake in the morning, our bodies haven't had any calories in 7 to 9 hours. We are in a state of mini-starvation. The metabolism has slowed. It's important to immediately restore the metabolism to its pre-sleep rate by eating food within 15 minutes of waking. If your appetite is small, have a small snack – just enough to let your body know you're not facing starvation. Additionally, eat small frequent meals throughout the day to avoid similar mini-fasts of 4 to 5 hours between meals. Try to eat every 3 hours or so.

    Drink Water

    Need reasons? Your body burns calories when you drink cold water, and water is essential for muscle-building and fat-burning processes. Bodybuilders need ¾ to 1 gallon of water daily, and more if you are spending a lot of time outside or using supplements. Always keep a bottle handy, and sip all day long.

    Complete Your Cardio

    Many bodybuilders concerned about building muscle will neglect cardio, fearing that it burns too many calories and will eat away at their muscle. While it's true that excessive cardio will cost you hard-earned muscle, a small amount of cardio (20-30 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week) should always be completed. Not only does it keep your heart and other systems healthy, it keeps your metabolism boosted. We've all seen pictures of those bodybuilders whose muscle is hidden under 30 or more pounds of fat. It's neither healthy nor attractive to wear that much body fat. Including cardio in your off-season training regimen will ensure your metabolism remains elevated year-round. This will allow you to keep adding hard-earned muscle, without adding body fat as well.

    As we age, our metabolism will naturally slow. From age 25 on, we'll see a yearly decline in our BMR. The key to managing this natural decline is to include intelligent eating timing habits, lots of water, and minimal year-round cardio to ensure we keep the metabolism as high as possible – and keep us as healthy and good-looking as possible!

    Last edited by tucker01; 08-14-2008 at 06:27 AM.

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    Wanna explain how cardio boosts your metabolism?

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    I think this is only effective when coupled with a high intake of negative calorie foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    I think this is only effective when coupled with a high intake of negative calorie foods.
    <smacks forehead>

    How could I have missed that? THANK you, DaMayor, for setting me straight!

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    Not a problem. I can post the link with the list of foods if you need me to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    I think this is only effective when coupled with a high intake of negative calorie foods.
    Fucking Determined!

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    Whoop....there it is.

    Negative Calorie Food


    The cool thing is that I had to run quite a distance to locate the link, and since I did it while eating a celery stick I dropped 2.5 lbs of BF and increased my lean mass at the same time.


    Thanks Dane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    I think this is only effective when coupled with a high intake of negative calorie foods.
    The more
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    The more the statue grows.

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    There is no proof that one's metabolism slows at all between the time they go to bed at night and the time they wake up.

    The evidence doesn't even really support that.

    In fact, it takes a *lot* longer than 9 hours of caloric deprivation to show significant changes in the metabolism.

    The problem with not eating breakfast or not eating regularly enough is that people in studies (and in my personal experience) almost always eat more calories than they would have had they not waited so long to eat.

    Nothing to do with metabolism.
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    The more the statue grows.

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    THANK you!

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    *cough* um SPAM *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    I think this is only effective when coupled with a high intake of negative calorie foods.
    Yep, pineapple and watermelon buddy!
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    i always felt that a bigass glass of whole milk and a pan of brownies did the trick for boosting my matabolism early morning....

    especially before a long marathon of saterday morning cartoons...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben dur View Post
    i always felt that a bigass glass of whole milk and a pan of brownies did the trick for boosting my matabolism early morning....

    especially before a long marathon of saterday morning cartoons
    I dunno, Ben. Whole milk and too much Sponge Bob or Chaotic at the same time really kicks in my lactose intolerance.

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    well, you know me...
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    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben dur View Post
    i always felt that a bigass glass of whole milk and a pan of brownies did the trick for boosting my matabolism early morning....

    especially before a long marathon of saterday morning cartoons...............
    Finally! Some body on this forum that knows how to get the friggin job done!
    Ban 2 1/2 's !!!!!!
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    I want a jug of whole milk and a tub of brownies RIGHT NOW.

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    i think we just determined the newest flavor of ON whey...
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    I wonder what Dane would have to say about this.

    Where'd Dane go anyway?

    Hmmm.

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