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Rev Up Your Metabolism



Alternating caloric intake each week will help fool your body and increase your metabolism. Eating at the high end boosts your metabolism to burn more calories, then when you lower your calories but continue your exercise intensity, your metabolism is still up from the higher calories week.

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It's also a good idea to keep moving for at least twenty minutes within thirty minutes after two of your meals. This keeps your metabolism up for a little longer.

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  • Yes! I dscovered calorie cycling about a month ago, and fell in love with it. I consisitently lose 1 (or, closer to 2) lbs per week, with no exercising! I've experimented with several different ways to do calorie cycling.

    1. I alternate DOWN days (DD) with UP days (UD). The way I like the best is:
    DD: 600 - 1199 calories (usually 900 - 1000)
    UD: 1200 - 1600 calories. Occasional planned "cheat days", with more calories, to "confuse" my metabolism. I follow a "cheat day" with a fairly low DD.

    You may need to modify this, according to your own caloric needs. SparkPeople says that I should be eating 1200 -1550 calories per day.

    2. I tried the JUDDD program, and, still post on their SparkTeam. But, JUDDD diet recommends only 500 calories on DD's, and I didn't care for that. It seemed to slow my weight loss, rather than speed it up. But, most JUDDD users love the diet! - by MAMABUGAZ
  • Yeah last week I hate very high calories & this week I ate less & I've lost 2lbs. But, I don't want to repeat it again - by STACIBUK
  • I haven't tried calorie cycling yet. Maybe down the road... - by RAYLINSTEPHENS
  • I agree. It seems as I get older - my body knows exactly what I am trying to do. It is programmed to survive. - by ARLENE99835
  • Thanks for the reminder! - by SANDYB.
  • I've read books on increasing your metabolism, but I've never heard this before. Thanks so much! - by SPARKYCARLEY

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