Metabolism is the chemical process in your body which promotes the breakdown and synthesizing of nutrients to produce energy to sustain life.
- Following a fitness and nutritional plan that reduces lean mass percentage. "Too much cardio" A fitness routine that does not focus on maintenance and development of muscle mass. A low calorie nutritional diet plan that limits the consumption of carbs and proteins.
So what is the best way to increase my BMR with fitness and nutrition?
- When ever you plan to cut calories never cut calories from daily protein sources. Protein is what your body needs to maintain and rebuild active tissue or lean mass (muscle, skin, bones, organs). So it is important to always consume the necessary amounts of protein which your body needs each day. Plan to reduce calories from complex carbohydrate sources and fat sources in your diet.
Following these 5 Rules will help you formulate a sound nutritional diet plan:
- Always eat 5-6 times a day. Feed your body, keep your body energized so it will not breakdown muscle and store energy as body fat.
- Have an appropriate caloric ratio. 50% Carbohydrates 40% Proteins 10% Fats
- Each meal should compliment what you will be doing the next 3-4 hours. If you are about to workout, then take in more energy. If you are about to go to bed, eat a simpler carb meal.
- To lose fat you must have a negative caloric balance meaning you are consuming less calories than you are burning. To build muscle you must have a positive caloric balance meaning that you are taking in more calories than you are burning. This calorie intake is accompanied by and consistant with a balanced resistance and aerobic training routine.
- In order to get all the nutrients you need to maintain your lean mass supplementation is necessary. It is hard to eat 5-6 meals a day for most people so sometimes a supplementary shake could pose as a meal replacement.