Lifting weights increases your metabolism by increasing muscle mass and tissues. Muscle burns serious fat and also increases resting metabolic rate. What does this mean? It burns calories while your sitting around doing diddly squat. So the end result is you can eat more and if you have a treat it won’t make any difference whatsoever. Cool eh?
More specifically protein. Eating more protein will speed up your metabolism so if you are just eating veges because you think that’s the ideal way to lose weight you’re wrong. You need to eat protein, the more the better. It has the highest thermic effect of food. It can increase your metabolism by 30%. No joke. So eat the chicken, turkey and eggs and if you’re vegetarian don’t forget your beans, quinoa, and tofu! Don’t blame me you’re the one who wanted to become a vegetarian! (relax, it’s just a joke vegetarians)
Doing high intensity interval workouts will increase your metabolism big time. I know I sound like a broken record with this HIIT stuff. But it really does work. In fact it keeps burning fat and elevating your metabolism up to 39 hours after your workout. Not too shabby!