Have you ever wondered if boosting your metabolism was possible?
Science says it is.
Outdated research has told us that the health issues, genes, and certain conditions we are born with are permanent and something we have to just “live with”, but recent science is now telling us differently.
Something called Epigenetics, which is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
In english and in layman’s terms, this means you can change your genes and your body at any moment, regardless of family history or how you were born.
How amazing is that?
While your grandmother, mother, and friends may have told you that you’ll never be able to drop 20 pounds, get rid of acne, and that you are destined to develop diabetes because it’s in your family history, this is false. And this does not have to be your fate if you make changes NOW to create a future of your dreams.
Epigenetics is important to mention when it comes to metabolism because most men and women believe that they have a “slow metabolism”, or that they have a family history of health issues that will not allow them to get the body they desire.
You can have absolutely anything you want if you put your mind to it.
Sure, you may have to put in a little more effort than someone else, but isn’t it worth it?
Isn’t it worth it so you can create the life you have always wanted and wake up proud and energized every single day?
I BELIEVE IN YOU.
I know you are capable, and that’s why I do what I do on a daily basis, inspiring you to be the best version you can possibly be.
It’s why I created the 30 Day Metabolic Reset so you could get healthier, happier, and oh yeah……fit AF.
Now to the good stuff……..
How do I increase and boost my metabolism to burn fat and gain more muscle without cutting back more calories?
The first thing I want to make very clear, is you have to be eating super clean while working out or you won’t see any results from these tips.
Supplements and metabolic boosters are tools to have more of an edge and get peak results, not something you should use without eating properly.
So here we go!
#1 Spicy Foods and Spices
I don’t have a problem with this one as I am addicted to fire, but it’s proven that hot and spicy foods have an ability to increase the temperature of your body and burn more calories.
The best spices to incorporate are cayenne pepper, jalapenos and other peppers, Sriracha hot sauce and cinnamon, which also has an ability to regulate blood pressure and enhance caloric burn.
And if you can’t stomach spicy foods, you can always buy capsules at your local health food store which will give you the kick without burning your mouth.
#2 Green Tea, Coffee, and Caffeine
These also have thermogenic properties and the ability to burn fat and not just wake you up.
This is because thermogenics like these will heat your body to a higher body temperature, thus signaling the burn of more calories.
You’ll notice that in my Therm-FX we have added green tea as well as other vitamins and herbs that assist you in leaning out.
Make sure you don’t overdo the caffeine though, as more than 3 cups a day can increase cortisol which can in fact make you store fat.
And if you do choose to drink coffee as your choice of caffeine, always drink it black with either stevia or another natural sweetener as sugar and milk add up in calories.
Not a fa of coffee?
We just released our Lean-FX Amino Energy Pre-workout that will give you that extra metabolism boost as well as boost of energy during your workout.
#3 Heavy Weight Training
For the ladies out there who are scared of this, your body does not have enough testosterone to get huge so please don’t assume you will become Schwarzenegger if you pick up some dumbbells.
And for the men out there who have been doing mainly cardio or light weights, joining the Metabolic Reset may be just what you need.
As you put on more muscle mass, you boost your metabolism just by increasing the weights as long as you are eating enough food to build. And we also take care of that for you with a customized nutrition program that you receive once you join the program.
I get direct messages daily asking how to increase muscle while losing belly fat, and this is it.
When crunched for time, always opt for heavier weight training over cardio.
Take the guesswork out of what program is right for you and how much food you should be eating. Click here to join the 30 Day Metabolic Reset.
#4 Coconut Oil
I know, crazy right? Eat fat to burn fat? It sounds like a trick, but it isn’t.
Coconut oil or MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) have one of the greatest fat burning capabilities as these fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats, lead to beneficial effects on metabolism.
Using just 1 tbsp a day either stirred into your coffee or protein shake will greatly enhance your thermogenic (heat) fat burning capabilities. Make sure that you are replacing this fat with another fat, as you don’t want to be adding in additional calories.
Also make sure that you check the label and it states organic “unrefined” coconut oil.
#5 Higher Calorie Treat Meals
Notice I said the word treat and not cheat since cheating has a negative connotation to it, but this can be your magic weapon to fat loss.
Any time you are dieting, your leptin and ghrelin shuts down and needs to be revamped and recharged.
Adding in ONE cheat meal a week that includes a protein, higher carbs and minimal fat will greatly boost your metabolism.
But if you drive through every fast food restaurant and use this as an excuse, it’s defeating the purpose and will not work and you’ll end up defeating the whole purpose of this meal.
The next day make sure to return to your normal nutrition program and start to see the results week, after week.
Don’t give up on your journey because you feel like it wasn’t meant for you.
Every one of you deserves to feel confident in their skin and you get there with a great program and consistency.
You will be amazed at how quickly these tools will help to boost your metabolism and jump start your journey, but it can’t happen if you don’t start.
And if you’re feeling like you are lacking motivation, check back on Thursday for another blog on how to stay inspired through your journey and how I overcome challenges in my own life.
Click here to see the metabolism boosting products I mentioned above that I use every day that helps me to stay lean and full of energy.