Tips to Speed Up Your Metabolism from Jillian Michaels


Posted on 21st May 2011 by Mike in Metabolism

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Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser has a couple quick tips on increasing your metabolism:

I love Jillian. She always looks like she just smelled something bad but she does really know her stuff. Check out those upper arms! Anyways, here’s a condensed version if you didn’t want to watch the whole thing.

Raise Metabolism:

  1. Remove bad foods
  2. Restore good foods
  3. Get enough sleep
  4. Don’t eat before bed

Metabolism Boosting Foods – My Metabolic Cooking Review, #1


Posted on 17th April 2011 by Mike in Metabolism

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Looking to raise metabolism levels?

Yeah, me too.

However, I’m awful at maintaining any regular exercise regiment. Great starter; lousy finisher.  But I sure can eat on a regular basis. Without fail. No problem there. So my thinking went, “If I can find foods that increase metabolism then eat a bunch of them I’ll stay full while burning fat. If I’m full then I’m not tempted to indulge so much.  Quickest way to lose weight, if you ask me.”   Something like that.

Well, there are two important pieces here to consider:

  1. You have to find the right foods that raise metabolism, and
  2. You have to cook them properly. Steamed chicken breasts and broccoli get old fast.

I’m an okay cook and I can come up with some decent ideas in the kitchen but I’m also pretty busy.  Just tell me how to do it and I can follow a recipe.

That line of thinking + the Internet led me to these guys:

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Dave Ruel and Karine Losier have together pioneered the field of metabolic cooking.  Dave is a respected fitness guru and cook and Karine, aka the ‘Lean Kitchen Queen’,  holds a master’s degree in psychology.  So they should know the mindset of a healthy approach to metabolism boosters.

On April 5th, 2011, they launched Metabolic Cooking, a program devoted to foods that increase metabolism and how to prepare them.

And it’s big: 9 cookbooks alone devoted to categories such as:  Breakfast, Snacks, Smoothies, Sides, Red Meat, Chicken and Poultry, Vegetarian, Pork, Fish and Seafood, etc.

I’m just getting started but I like what I see and over the next few I’ll share as much as I can.  If you want to follow along you can at least check out their site at :


Raise Metabolism | Metabolic Boosting Foods


Posted on 17th April 2011 by Mike in Metabolism

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Can you really raise metabolism levels to a point where you can eat what you want?

Good question.  I have a brother that can consume his weight in pasta twice a day but he never gains an ounce.  My parents always said he had a super-fast metabolism.  Me?  I was born with roughly the same genetics but I didn’t fare so well.  My weight has always fluctuated depending on my moods and my levels of activity.  However, while I may have started out slow I’ve always been looking for ways to raise my metabolism to match my desire for eating.  Simply put, I love to eat.  But I needed a metabolic rate to match.
In doing research (and by doing research I mean I googled it) I found loads of advice. There’s a whole subculture of people that believe you truly can eat your way thin.  Since our beloved internet seemed full of tricks to raise metabolism and increase metabolic rate, I just wanted some common sense.  I didn’t need to consume 8 glasses of ice water a day and I wan’t really into 5 different kinds of tea.

That’s why I have this site.  I believe with the proper diet and of course exercise I can have a big influence on my metabolism.

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