“Why is my friend who has same level activity, diet and weight as me losing weight faster than I am?” If you were asking me that, this what I will say to you. Maybe your friend has a higher metabolic rate than yours. Metabolic or metabolism rate in simple explanation can be described as the rate that your body burn calories. Every individual had different metabolic rate, so that is why some people lose weight faster than the other. If you find yourself hard to lose weight even though you already done what should be done to lose weight I suggest you should start to boost your metabolic rate now.What you need to do is:
1. Never Avoid Breakfast.
I know you already heard this before. Why breakfast so important to you? Let me explain why. If you skip breakfast, try to count time from the time you go to bed at the night before until the time you eat lunch. For example you sleep at 11 p.m. and eat lunch at 12 p.m, it about 13 hour right? In that period of time your body goes to starvation mode which means its start to save energy. It also means slowing down your body metabolic rate. That not good. If you a busy person, who does not have time to prepare breakfast, just find something you can eat quickly such as fruits, juice or crackers. Once you start eating you body start to burn.
2. Eat First Then Working Out.
You do not have to starve to lose weight, you need to eat to get slim. Our body needs energy just to do its job properly. Every activity in our body such as digesting food, absorbing and storing nutrient requires energy. If you cut too much calories in your diet it just make you metabolic rate slower. Not only that if your body does not consumed enough energy it will be going to breakdown muscle tissue to change it to energy which it need. As a result it will be going to lower the calorie burning because muscle burn calorie faster than fat. To burn what you eat you have to work out. By doing that you do not have to worry about calories taken anymore, every calorie will be burn.
3. Get Some Muscle.
Do you know the fact that every pound of muscle uses about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only 2 calories daily? Other thing you need to know is our body continuously burn calories 24 hours, even when we are resting. People with more muscle actually have much higher metabolic rate. Simple meaning to this is, the weight training will activate muscle in your entire body and as a result it’s speeding up your average daily metabolic rate.
4. Consume Enough Water.
I need to remind this to you again because it is important. Drink water as much as you can, 8 glass of 8 ounce a day at least. Without water your energy burning process cannot work smoothly.By increasing your metabolism rate you actually help your body burn the calories faster. You also do not need to cut calories in your diet anymore since all of them will turn to energy every time you eat. Every weight loss expert has their own method to boost metabolic rate. But what I give you above is every expert suggests doing it first before you try another way.