How To Love Your Metabolism ~ And Keep It Boosted All Day Long!
As part of the Love Your Body Series, we want you to get to know and love your entire body. That means understanding how it works, how to best fuel it, and how to operate it at 100%. Your body is your most precious possession, so you should treat it that way!
Each week during the Series, this segment will be your go-to for info on how to love your total body. Starting with your metabolism, we’ll be sharing how to treat a certain part of your body with the right care and love you deserve! With each week, you’ll feel more empowered by the knowledge you gain!
These next six weeks are going to be incredibly exciting for you babe. You are beautiful and brilliant ~ and we want you to believe that to your core. And remember knowledge is power! The things you learn in these next few weeks are going to give you the strength to become an even more amazing version of YOU!
What is your metabolism?
Think of your metabolism as the fire inside you. When you eat or drink something, your metabolism is responsible for converting it to energy. Everyone’s metabolism operates at a different speed, but the more quickly it works, the more quickly you’ll notice changes in your body. There are tons of ways you can boost the speed of your metabolism, but understanding its primary function is the first step to making a change!
How does it work?
Since the speed of your metabolism depends on how well you take care of it, it’s important to understand how it works! When we talk about the “metabolic process” we’re referring to two different phases: anabolism and catabolism.
Anabolism is the process of building and repairing. It helps you generate new cells and efficiently store energy that your body will access when you need it!
Catabolism has the opposite role as anabolism. In this phase, your metabolism is breaking down large molecules to convert them to energy. It’s this phase that gives your muscles the ability to contract and allows your body to move. It’s also during catabolism that your body breaks down waste and sends it out to be removed.
LOVE your metabolism…
You can boost the speed of your metabolism in a number of ways. What you eat, when you eat, and how frequently you exercise all have major effects on the rate of your metabolism.
When you consume protein, it has a thermic (or warming) effect on your body. And as it heats, you burn nearly 30% more calories! That’s why we’re always creating nutritious recipes for you that are packed with clean, plant-based Tone It Up Protein. So you’ll actually be revving your metabolism as you enjoy pancakes, smoothies, donuts, muffins, and cookies 🙌🏻😋
With your Nutrition Plan!
The “when” portion of your metabolism is actually almost as important as the “what!” When you eat frequently (we suggest every 2-3 hours), you’re basically sharpening the function of your metabolism. This frequency of consumption will have incredible effects on the speed of your metabolism. And as you eat, be sure to sip too. Hydration is another huge key to upping your metabolic rate. In the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, we share ALL the deets you need to know to master your metabolism!
With your Booty Call!
And finally, your workouts make a MAJOR difference in the function of your metabolism. When you incorporate compound moves into your routine, your body calls on multiple muscles groups, which has a boosting effect on your metabolism. And when you complete a HIIT workout (high-intensity interval training) your body will continue to burn calories all day long. We refer to this process as EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). EPOC is responsible for that rosy glow you have all day long after your Booty Call!