Even when you are at rest, your body still need to produce energy to do its duties such as breathing, circulating blood even repairing your cells. This means that even at rest, you can still burn calories.
So if you boost up your metabolism, it will work faster and harder helping you to burn more calories – even at rest. But before resorting to diet pills or workout gimmicks to rev up your metabolism, consider these proven tips and non-invasive treatments.
1. Rethink Your Workouts
If you’re not losing the weight you want to lose, you may want to rethink your exercise routine. If your workouts are limited to strength training then it helps you to build more muscle than burning fat or calories.
Try adding cardio for your daily workouts. Cardio is ideal not just for burning excess fat and but also for enhancing the health of your heart. If you already exercise like a pro, consider ramping up the intensity.
But if you’re just beginning to live an active lifestyle, you can choose to walk, run, bike, or swim. Try to start by exercising at least 30 minutes a day. And over time, try increasing the velocity in 30-second intervals to challenge yourself. Changing your technique may be just what you need to see faster results of fat burning.
2. Build your Muscle
While cardio is important for shedding extra weight, building muscle can give you more energy during the day and put your metabolism into overdrive.
One study found that the average 30-year-old woman who strength-trains between 30 and 40 minutes twice a week for a period of four months will boost her resting metabolism by up to 100 calories a day. Once you’ve established a workout routine, gradually add strength-training.
3. Cut Down on Trans Fat
What you put into your body can have a direct effect on your metabolism, especially if your bad eating habits become a chronic issue. Trans fat is especially bad for you as they reduce your body’s ability to burn off fat.
Over time, too much trans fat can also create inflammation in the body and can even contribute to insulin resistance. Cut down on foods high in trans fat, such as cakes, pies, cookies, biscuits, and margarine.
4. Try Fire & Ice
One of the fastest and most effective fat removal methods is Fire & Ice. This unique technology combines Vanquish as well as Z Lipo and CoolSculpting fat freezing to reduce fat, stimulate the metabolism, and help tone up the body.
Vanquish is the Fire of the program. BTL Vanquish is an FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the fat layer. Once exposed to heat, the fat cells die and are metabolized by the body.
Since fat has a higher resistance to heat than other tissues, it can retain more heat which improves fat breakdown. Vanquish is clinically-proven to decrease the circumference of the arms, thighs and abdomen.
Whereas Z Lipo and CoolSculpting are the Ice in the Fire & Ice program. Both fat reduction procedures use Cryolipolysis or fat freezing to target and kill fat cells. This technology is safe and effective as fat has a different freezing point than other tissues and by exposing it to controlled cooling, it undergoes the process of natural cell death. Z Lipo and CoolSculpting are great for spot reduction on pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The result for Fire and Ice will be seen within 60 to 90 days as your body needs time to metabolize the death fat cells. Together, these treatments have been found to ‘melt and freeze’ excess fat while contouring the body for a more tone and slimmer figure.
Your metabolism dictates how many calories you burn daily. If your metabolism is working at a snail’s pace, it can take forever to see results. Fortunately, there are safe tips and treatments like Fire & Ice that can help you to speed up your metabolism and get the body you always wanted.
To learn more about Vanquish, Z Lipo or CoolSculpting in Singapore, contact our Cutis Laser Aesthetic Clinic to schedule an appointment with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor.