Back in the day, you’ve probably eaten a lot of foods. You can probably take down a whole party-sized pizza by yourself and you barely gained an inch in your waist. However, doing that now, you’re probably taking up 3 slices and you feel that you do indeed, have added a small size in your waistline!
That is due to the fact that your metabolism slows down a bit by 1-2 percent every year. And, as you grow older, that process goes down and down until your metabolism is just too slow to burn off the calories that you’ve taken in.
That being said, this process, albeit a natural one, can be slowed down if you know what to do. Today, I am going to talk about some tips to help men repair and rebuild their metabolism to avoid the possibility of premature ejaculation.
Lift Those Weights
According to Dr. Apovian, metabolic rate is affected by the percentage of lean muscle mass that is found in your body. Therefore, for people who are lifting weights a couple of times per week are guaranteed to have a higher percentage of lean body mass compared to those who don’t.
You see, by the age of 30, we lose about 1% lean muscle mass per year and without physical training, you are going to make that happen even faster.
Therefore, it is crucial that you also incorporate some resistance training to your regimen to ensure that you’re going to have a good lean muscle mass ratio.
Eat the Leanest Proteins and Add Some Whole Grains
To preserve, build, and repair muscles, you need to increase your protein intake. And no, you do not eat too much of that fatty pork or beef! Go for leaner choices such as fatty fish and poultry.
You can safely take protein powders since they can also help you build lean muscle as well, but opt for the sugar-free variants while you’re at it.
Whole grains, while they do not provide protein, can actually help give you the energy that lasts for a longer period of time, so you also want to add that to your diet as well.
Stay Away from Processed Foods
This includes anything that contains processed sugars, excess sodium, and anything that is processed. That is because if you feed your body with the wrong kinds of foods, it is just going to lead you to a state of unhealthiness.
Manage Your Stress
When we are stressed, our bodies release a hormone called Cortisol that is responsible for replenishing your body’s energy levels. But, too much of it will signal the body to store fat, as in the case of famine or food shortage.
It is important that you manage your stress either by getting a good night’s sleep, as well as doing some meditation or yoga as well.
Get Enough Rest
Dr. Apovian advocates that you get a good amount of sleep not only to help rejuvenate yourself, but to also allow your body to repair the muscles that have been broken down thanks to your workout routine.