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Weight loss can be accelerated by increasing your metabolic rate meaning more calories burned off quicker.

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Metabolic rate determines your weight loss  a large degree as it is the rate at which your body burns calories. If you take in 2000 calories a day but calories burned a day are 2000 you will maintain  the same weight. If you consume 2000 calories a day but calories used are 2500 will lose weight at a rate of around one pound a week.

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Four ways to burn more calories

1. Exercise. This is a good healthy way to speed up metabolism.

2. Eat foods that increase metabolic rate.

3. Make use of diet pills that include ingredients to speed up metabolic rate.

4. Eat frequently but a little and often.

What are calories used for

Calories are used for three main functions:

1.Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

This is the rate at which calories are used by your body to maintain basic bodily functions to stay alive. Even while doing nothing BMR uses approximately 60% of all calories consumed.

2. Burning Calories for Activities

Energy from calories is required by the body for additional activities such as housework and sporting activities. The more vigorous the activity the more calories burned. On average this accounts for approximately 30% of calories burned by an average person.

3. Thermogenesis

The ‘thermogenic effect’ is the heat produced by consuming food. These are the calories burned by eating, digesting and absorbing food.

5 Tips to Speed Up Calories Burned

You can influence all these factors, and speed up your rate of burning calories using some, or all, of the following tactics:

1. Be More Active

The average person burns around 30% of calories just through daily activity but  sedentary people only use around 15% of calories. By taking every chance to move when you can can make a difference to the amount of calories burned each day. Just remember to keep o the go by using some f the following ideas:

  • Tapping feet
  • Swinging legs
  • Drumming fingers
  • Standing up
  • Stretching out arms and legs
  • Rotating your neck
  • Pacing up and down
  • Using the stairs

2. Aerobic Exercise

This has the double benefit of not only the calories burned whilst doing the aerobic exercise but studies show that as well as the amount of calories burned during exercise, sustained, cardio exercise means you burn more calories for hours afterward you finish exercising.

Try to follow three or four 30 minute sessions a week of heart pumping exercise like active walking, aerobics, running, cycling or swimming.

3. Build Muscle

For every extra pound of muscle, your body uses around 50 more calories a day. Regular weight training can boost basal metabolic rate by around 15%. As muscle is metabolically active it burns more calories than other body tissue even when still.

If you train with weights for three 20 minute sessions a week you will be building muscle.

4. Eat Spicy Food

It is well known that spices, and notably chillies, will raise the metabolic rate by up to an amazing 50% for up to 3 hours after eating a spicy meal.

In the same way, drinks such as coffee, green tea and coke containing caffeine stimulate the metabolism. Diet pills containing metabolism boosting ingredients use this theory for fast weight loss. Most pills increase calories burned by relying on the metabolism boosting qualities of chillies and caffeine and other substance known to speed up the metabolic rate.

5. Eat Little and Often

There is some evidence to suggest eating small, regular meals keeps metabolism burning more effectively than eating larger, less frequent meals. There are two reasons why. First, levels of thyroid hormones drop within hours of eating and metabolism slows. Secondly, the thermogenic effect of eating several small meals is higher than eating the same amount of calories in one go.

Provided the small meals are not, high fat, sugary snacks, eating a little also helps control hunger.

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