How do you increase your metabolism in your 40s?

There are quite a few things you can do, in order to speed up your metabolism. I’m also over 40 and have found these strategies to be very helpful in not only achieving my fat loss goals, but also in gaining muscle mass. They work for both of these goals, and I will highlight in plain text, what the benefits are for your metabolism.

6 key factors that enhance your metabolisms potential.

  1. Pick and choose your food accordingly.
    There are certain foods that enhance your metabolism, that you should include in your food plan on a daily basis. These foods are; protein sources like chicken, salmon, turkey and eggs. You can also get quite a big metabolism boost from green vegetables. Basing your diet on these, will not only increase your metabolism, it will also keep you full, decreasing your chances of snacking in between meals. You will also experience a balanced level of energy, which will increase your efforts in the gym. Protein in itself is a thermogenic, so do opt to eat protein sources regularly, even if sometimes you may need to resort to protein powders as a back-up.
  2. Use weight training as your key focus in the gym.
    When you lift weights, you cause a cascade of hormonal changes that boost your metabolisms potential. It’s not only in the muscle mass itself, but also the force and exertion needed in order to lift the weight. It’s very taxing on the body (in a good way), and therefore, needs a lot of energy. Without getting into the science jargon, it’s in your best interest to use this strategy 3–4 times per week to keep making this shift and stretching your metabolisms potential in the process.
  3. Use HIIT for the ultimate fat burn and metabolism kick starter.
    HIIT is the most effective kind of cardio around for getting rid of those stubborn fat stores, especially belly fat. Because of the sheer intensity, it can leave you with the after-burn effect for hours after the session has been completed. But the one rule is that you must go all out during the intense periods. You will have to be gasping for air! Yes, I know it’s hard, but we are after effective metabolism boosters and fat burners. Nothing was meant to be easy!
  4. Try implementing more of a Keto diet.
    Using the keto format dietary structure, can help your body to burn more fat stores, as well as increasing your metabolism. This means eating up to 50g of carbs per day for a stretch of time, in order to encourage your body to get into ketosis. You will eat a higher fat diet, with moderate protein sources. The key is not to eat too much protein, as excessive amounts can be converted into glucose by the body. This is what we are trying to avoid. Although it’s not a very easy thing to do, it works very well for those that are dedicated to the plan. I would recommend doing this regularly, but also using it in conjunction with the strategy below (4)
  5. Use intermittent fasting for the ultimate metabolism enhancing strategy.
    By far, this is the easiest strategy to implement into your daily life. I’ve been doing this for many months and have completely changed my metabolisms potential. The reason it works so well, is the lack of food allows our insulin levels to plummet – triggering hormonal responses which increases our bodies fat burning potential. The beauty of this strategy is that it’s restricted eating, not calorie-controlled eating – therefore, you can still eat reasonably well with this. Although I would encourage you to keep eating healthy, you could in fact add a treat or two during the week. Depending on how dedicated you are, this strategy can be used on a daily basis, or 3 times a week. I use it every day, as it works quite well for me and I’m getting awesome results. Do what works best for you and your lifestyle.
  6. Know how to time your food correctly.
    It’s really important to structure your foods, and what you are eating, around the times you are most active. For instance, on my weight training days, I would eat more carbohydrates than on cardio or rest days. This gives my body a chance to store the glycogen into my muscles for later usage. It’s important to keep those stores high, so that you can develop your muscle mass over time. Muscle needs nutrients to grow and develop – and as you know, when we enhance our muscle mass, we do create a metabolic shift – especially when at rest. So do think about when you eat your carbs, and how often you eat protein.

I do hope these tips have helped you uncover a few different strategies that can help you boost your metabolism. It takes some time and effort, but it’s worth it in every aspect. If you appreciate my this piece of information, why not stick with my ranting via my website or join me on fb and insta social. Please feel free to upvote this answer if it has been useful in some way to you.

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