…ways to burn calories around the clock and not just during your workout:
- Increase your protein intake. The thermic effect of feeding for protein is almost double that of carbohydrates and fat, meaning it requires more energy to break protein down.
- Strength Train. Strength training is going to do two things. One, it’s hopefully going to add some lean muscle mass which is metabolically active tissue. Fat is not. Two, a hard strength training session can elevate your metabolism for up to 36 hours post workout as your muscles undergo the repair process.
- Use high intensity interval training for your “cardio”. Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption is more related to intensity of the exercise session than the duration of the session.
- Drink some green tea. There are numerous benefits to drinking green tea, one of which is providing a slight boost to your metabolism. Switch out some of your coffee for a cup or two of green tea a day.
- Eat breakfast. Get that metabolism jump started first thing in the morning and get it jump started right by including some source of protein.