If you need to lose a few kilos, but are not inclined to starve yourself, increasing your BMR is the way to go. BMR or the Basal Metabolic Rate is the rate at which your body burns calories. If your body burns more energy than it gets, you will naturally lose weight. Logically it follows that if you can somehow increase the BMR, you can lose weight without having to go hungry and deprived. Wanna know more?
Tips To Fire Your BMR
- Go For The Muscles. Did you know that a kilo of muscle burns more energy than a kilo of fat? Naturally it makes sense to increase the muscle mass in your body and eliminate fat as a byproduct of this.
1. Pump iron in the gym. Regular weight/resistance training increases the muscle mass of body.
2. Include more protein in your diet. Protein is the building block of muscle so it should be given more importnce in your diet. Lean protein is what you should be aiming for so avoid red meats.
- Keep Yourself Stress Free. Constant exposure to stress and tension releases excessive amounts of the hormone Cortisol in the body. This hormone triggers the storage of energy in the form of fat, especially around your middle.
Take up a stress relieving activity like Yoga or meditation. Walking a dog or jogging or taking up dancing/sports is also a good idea.
-Don't Miss The Cardio. Pumping iron is great for building muscle. But cardio also helps in boosting your BMR for hours after you finish exercise.
Running, aerobics, dancing, swimming...everything works just fine!
If you follow these 3 tips, you will definitely be able to boost your BMR and lose weight quickly. Good Luck!