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The Secret to Boosting Your Metabolic Rate

When you’re following a medical weight loss plan, you’re likely focused on balancing your calorie intake with your calorie expenditure through exercise. But there’s a vital third aspect that’s just as crucial: building lean muscle tissue. Why? Because it helps ramp up your basal metabolic rate, making your weight loss plan even more effective. Plus, toned muscles enhance your physique!

So, how do you tackle this without adding bulk?

First, understand that muscle gain is gradual—around one to two pounds per month. While this might seem slow, it’s a sign of positive change in your body composition, even if the scale doesn’t budge much. Remember, a pound of muscle takes up less space than a pound of fat, so your clothes will fit better.

Here’s how to do it:

Work out smartly. Incorporate strength training into your routine. Aim for more sets with fewer repetitions per exercise, like eight to twelve reps repeated five times. This approach increases the time your muscles spend under tension, promoting muscle growth.

Challenge yourself. Gradually increase the weight you lift every week or two to keep your muscles engaged and growing. Even a small increase, like two pounds, can make a difference.

Eat right. Fuel your muscles with high-quality protein at every meal. Spread your protein intake throughout the day to support muscle repair and growth.

And here’s where medical weight loss comes in. A consultation with us can provide personalized guidance on your protein needs and create a tailored fitness and nutrition plan to meet your goals. With our expertise, you’ll maximize your muscle-building efforts and optimize your weight-loss journey. So, let’s work together to sculpt your body and achieve lasting results!

Remember to call us and schedule an appointment before attempting a new exercise plan. We will screen you for underlying conditions and then discuss your plans to make sure that your workout regimen will be safe and effective for you.