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You can make weight loss quicker and easier by increasing your metabolic rate and burning more calories – here’s how:

Metabolic Rate is the rate at which the body burns up calories. A body that consumes 2500 calories a day, and burns 2500 calories a day will stay at the same weight. A body consuming 2500 calories daily but burning only 2000 will gain weight at the rate of about 1lb a week.

You can do quite a lot to speed up your metabolism – the secret of burning calories lies in knowing what determines your metabolic rate and what you can do to influence it.

You burn calories to provide energy for three main functions:

1) Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

This is the amount of calories you burn just by being alive – even when you are lying down, doing nothing. BMR accounts for approximately 60% of the calories burned for an average person.

2) Burning Calories for Activity

This is the energy used during movement – from lifting your arm to operate the remote control to cleaning the windows. This accounts for approximately 30% of the calories burned by an average person.

3) Dietary Thermogenesis

The ‘thermogenic effect’ described as meal-induced heat production – the calories burned in the process of eating, digesting, absorbing and using food.

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

1) Build Muscle

Increase the amount of muscle in your body. For every extra pound of muscle you put on, your body uses around 50 extra calories a day. In a recent study, researchers found that regular weight training boosts basal metabolic rate by about 15%. This is because muscle is ‘metabolically active’ and burns more calories than other body tissue even when you’re not moving.

Training with weights just 3 times a week for around 20 minutes is enough to build muscle. Not only will you be burning more calories, you’ll look better – whatever your weight.

2) Move More

Although the average person burns around 30% of calories through daily activity, many sedentary people only use around 15%. Simply being aware of this fact – and taking every opportunity to move can make quite a dramatic difference to the amount of calories you burn.

The trick is to keep the ‘keep moving’ message in mind. Write the word ‘move’ on post-it notes and put them in places you’ll notice them when you’re sitting still.

Then, take every opportunity to move – here’s some ideas for burning calories:

• Tap your feet
• Swing your legs
• Drum your fingers
• Stand up and stretch
• Move your head from side to side
• Change position
• Wriggle and fidget
• Pace up and down
• Don’t use the internal phone – go in person
• Use the upstairs loo
• Park in the furthest corner of the car park
• Stand up when you’re on the phone
• Clench and release your muscles

You’ll find lots of opportunities for burning more calories if you remember that you’re looking for them! Keep thinking ‘keep moving’.

3) Eat Spicy Food

There is evidence to show that spices, especially chilli, can raise the metabolic rate by up to 50% for up to 3 hours after you’ve eaten a spicy meal.

Drinks containing caffeine also stimulate the metabolism, as does green tea.

4) Aerobic Exercise

As well as the actual amount of calories burned during exercise – studies have shown that sustained, high-intensity exercise makes you burn more calories for several hours afterwards.

Try 30 minute sessions of heart rate raising exercise, such as vigorous walking, step aerobics, jogging or swimming, 3-4 times a week.

5) Eat Little and Often

There is some evidence to suggest that eating small, regular meals will keep your metabolism going faster than larger, less frequent meals. There are two reasons why meal frequency may affect your metabolism.

Firstly, levels of thyroid hormones begin to drop within hours of eating a meal, and metabolism slows. Secondly, it may be that the thermogenic effect of eating several small meals is slightly higher than eating the same amount of calories all at once.

Provided your small meals don’t degenerate into quick-fix, high fat, high sugar snacks, eating little and often can also help to control hunger and make you less likely binge.

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1750 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)

275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (350 cals)

Peanut butter and banana on toast

2 slices wholemeal toast topped with 1tbsp peanut butter and 1 small banana. Plus 1 kiwi fruit.

Lunch (450 cals)

Ham salad baguette and yoghurt

Fill a 15cm/6in piece French bread with 2 slices lean ham, salad and a scraping of mustard. Plus 1 small pot diet yoghurt.

Dinner (550 cals)

Coronation chicken with sweetcorn

Chop into bite-sized pieces 1 grilled skinless chicken breast. Mix with 3tbsp sweetcorn, 2tbsp plain low-fat yoghurt, 1 tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise and 1tsp curry powder (or to taste). Serve with 1 jacket potato and salad.

Snack (100 cals)

2 chocolate chip cookies

Snack (200 cals)

Blend 1 small banana, 1 small pot banana yoghurt and 150ml/1/4pt semi-skimmed milk.

1100 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)

275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (200 cals)

Cereal and fruit

4tbsp bran flakes with semi-skimmed milk and 1 apple.

Lunch (300 cals)

Mozzarella, avocado and tomato salad

Slice 50g/2oz reduced-fat Mozzarella cheese and arrange on a plate with 1 sliced tomato, 1/2 small sliced avocado, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. Serve with salad and a 5cm/2in piece of French bread.

Dinner (400 cals)

Roast pork dinner

Serve 2 thin slices lean roast pork with 2 medium-sized roast potatoes, 2tbsp apple sauce (sweetened with artificial sweetener), vegetables and fat-free gravy.

Snack (100 cals)

3tbsp reduced-fat hummus with crudités.

1250 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (250 cals)
Croissant and jam
1 warmed croissant with 2tsp jam.

Lunch (350 cals)
Roast beef salad
Serve 2 slices lean roast beef with 1 jacket potato, salad and 2tbsp fat-free dressing.

Dinner (400 cals)
Baked salmon with peppers
Slice 1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper. Place on a piece of foil with 1 raw salmon steak. Add some lemon juice and black pepper, fold up the foil and bake until the fish is cooked. Serve with 4 boiled new potatoes, cooked in their skins, and vegetables.

Snack (150 cals)
1 small banana, 1 apple and 1 satsuma. V

1400 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (250 cals)
Beans on toast
1 slice wholemeal toast with 1 small can baked beans in tomato sauce.

Lunch (400 cals)
Pitta bread and tzatziki with fruit
Warm 1 wholemeal pitta bread and serve with 170g tub tzatziki and salad. Plus 1 banana and 12 grapes.

Dinner (550 cals)
Prawn curry
Spray a non-stick pan with a spray oil, heat, and fry 150g/5oz prawns and a selection of vegetables until browned. Add 1/2 jar low-fat korma curry sauce and cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve with 6tbsp cooked brown rice. Plus 1 small banana.

Snack (100 cals)
1 small packet Skips.

1500 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (300 cals)
BLT sandwich and fruit
2 slices wholemeal bread filled with 2 grilled rashers lean back bacon, lettuce, tomato and 2tsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise. Plus 1 satsuma.

Lunch (400 cals)
Ploughman’s lunch
Serve a 10cm/4in piece French bread with 50g/2oz reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, 2 pickled onions, 1tbsp sweet pickle and salad.

Dinner (550 cals)
Potato, lentil and cauliflower curry
Spray a non-stick pan with a spray oil, heat and gently fry 2tbsp split red lentils, 1/2 sliced small onion, 1tsp curry powder (or to taste) and 1 bay leaf for a few minutes. Add enough water to cover and 1 small can chopped tomatoes. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and add 1 chopped potato and cauliflower florets. Cook until the sauce has thickened and serve with 6tbsp cooked brown rice.
Snack (150 cals)
1 slice wholemeal toast topped with 2tsp peanut butter and 1tsp jam.

1600 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk
Breakfast (350 cals)

Boiled egg and toast with fruit
1 hard boiled egg with 2 slices wholemeal toast topped with 2tsp low-fat spread. Plus 1 small glass of orange juice and 6 grapes.

Lunch (450 cals)
Three bean salad
Chop 3 spring onions, 5 cherry tomatoes and 1 green pepper. Mix with 3tbsp each of red kidney beans, chick peas and cannelini beans and 2tbsp fat-free dressing. Serve with salad and 1 wholemeal bread roll topped with 2tsp low-fat spread.

Dinner (500 cals)
Lamb chop with potato and vegetables
Grill 1 lean loin lamb chop and serve with 1 jacket potato, topped with 1tsp low-fat spread, vegetables and 1tbsp mint sauce.

Snack (200 cals)
Chop 1 kiwi fruit, 1 small banana and 1 satsuma. Top with 1 small pot diet fromage frais and 1tbsp chopped mixed nuts.

1600 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk
Breakfast (350 cals)

Boiled egg and toast with fruit
1 hard boiled egg with 2 slices wholemeal toast topped with 2tsp low-fat spread. Plus 1 small glass of orange juice and 6 grapes.

Lunch (450 cals)
Three bean salad
Chop 3 spring onions, 5 cherry tomatoes and 1 green pepper. Mix with 3tbsp each of red kidney beans, chick peas and cannelini beans and 2tbsp fat-free dressing. Serve with salad and 1 wholemeal bread roll topped with 2tsp low-fat spread.

Dinner (500 cals)
Lamb chop with potato and vegetables
Grill 1 lean loin lamb chop and serve with 1 jacket potato, topped with 1tsp low-fat spread, vegetables and 1tbsp mint sauce.

Snack (200 cals)
Chop 1 kiwi fruit, 1 small banana and 1 satsuma. Top with 1 small pot diet fromage frais and 1tbsp chopped mixed nuts.

1750 Calorie Diet Sample Plan

Daily allowance (100 cals)
275ml/1/2pt skimmed milk

Breakfast (350 cals)
Peanut butter and banana on toast
2 slices wholemeal toast topped with 1tbsp peanut butter and 1 small banana. Plus 1 kiwi fruit.

Lunch (450 cals)
Ham salad baguette and yoghurt
Fill a 15cm/6in piece French bread with 2 slices lean ham, salad and a scraping of mustard. Plus 1 small pot diet yoghurt.

Dinner (550 cals)
Coronation chicken with sweetcorn
Chop into bite-sized pieces 1 grilled skinless chicken breast. Mix with 3tbsp sweetcorn, 2tbsp plain low-fat yoghurt, 1 tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise and 1tsp curry powder (or to taste). Serve with 1 jacket potato and salad.

Snack (100 cals)
2 chocolate chip cookies

Snack (200 cals)
Blend 1 small banana, 1 small pot banana yoghurt and 150ml/1/4pt semi-skimmed milk.

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Updated: December 10, 2015 — 12:40 am

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