Three important factors that help your metabolism:
- Get strong with exercise
- Keep moving
- Eat more protein (watch out daily consumption intake)
- Using our body, machines, or free weights or strength training is a crucial part of the weight-loss equation. It helps reduce lean muscle tissue you lose, and also helps you develop new muscle tissue, which is important for metabolism.
- Studies show that folks who change their diet and exercise versus those who just change their diet lose about an equivalent amount of weight. Exercise plays a crucial role once you've lost weight. However, focus on movement like walking, active commutes, using stairs...etc.
- Recently, research shows that a higher portion than normal protein intake can help preserve energy expenditure and fat-free mass. In other words, eating more protein can potentially stop the metabolic slowdown.