Multivitamin/mineral and Protein supplements: As your diet may be lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals, it is a good idea to get a time-released multivitamin. Get something a little better than Centrum. Most gym and health food stores offer a variety of good and effective vitamin formulas. A power/shake mix is another useful aid in your quest for a faster, more efficient metabolism. It is an easy way to get in a quick meal replacement, but don’t make these the bulk of your diet.
Try to limit yourself to around two liquid meals daily with the other 2-4 meals being solid meals. The shakes contain high quality protein; some even contain carbohydrates, so pick one you like and use it in conjunction with your food. Supplement shakes are a quick alternative to eating a meal. A shake can be blended up on the run, quickly and efficiently. Meal Frequency: Meals need to be eaten more frequently and in smaller portions, three to four hours apart. Frequent meals are important in helping to speed up your metabolism.
Speeding up your metabolism is the only way to permanently lose body fat and obtain lean muscle mass. When you begin eating your meals more frequently your body will begin to burn energy at a faster rate. A faster metabolism will result in more calories being burned during the day, as well as giving you higher levels of energy. Eat 4-6 small meals each day!
The Cooler Plan: Avoid eating out at all cost! This may be extremely hard for some and easier for others. Restaurant food simply is not going to be low in fat. If a restaurant does serve some lean dishes, you are probably not going to be lucky enough to have ordered it. The bottom line is you don’t always know what you are getting. It is amazing how it always taste better at the restaurant.