Poll

What weight loss method have you tried the most?
I exercise and eat healthy
56%
Fat burning pills or supplements
10%
Structured diets (e.g. low fat, low carb)
21%
Fad diets (e.g. Hollywood Diet)
3%
Weight Watchers or similar
10%
Total votes: 4612

There are 7 tips to speed up your metabolism. Calories do count, but it's also about how efficiently your body burns those calories. Your metabolism plays a big part in regulating your weight. Metabolism is the way your body uses up calories from the food you eat and turns them into energy.


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Meal Spacing

Now that you know how important combining your meals is, let's take a look at when to eat these meals. If we want to control our blood sugar levels to lose fat, it's important that the meals be not only balanced, but somewhat small. These meals should be spaced every three hours for tight insulin control.


Have you ever seen someone go on very low calories and not lose body fat? Internally, the body is only concerned with survival. All it wants to do is keep you alive! If your body senses it's not getting enough calories, it will hold onto fat to make sure you survive what it perceives as a famine. By the same token, if you consume too many calories, the body will hold onto fat to protect you when that perceived famine takes place. It senses you are storing for the winter, and it is more than happy to oblige by putting on the fat!


If you want to make sure you are not on either end of this spectrum and more in a fat burning mode, how do you do it? Control blood sugar levels! Take in three small meals and three snacks spread every two to hours. Do I sound like a broken record with the blood sugar theme? Excellent! Now, you know how important it is.


A sample meal schedule may look something like this:

  • 6:30 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Snack
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 3:30 Snack
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 9:00 Small Snack
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