Metabolism | Jump starting metabolism

I am a 200 lb, 40 year old male and was wondering how many calories (the minimum) do I have to eat in the morning to start my metabolism?


Posted by Reply
8 Posts
5/15/2010 9:40:35 PM

In order to calculate your daily caloric needs, I would need your height measurment. But in general, breakfast should be the most calorie rich meal of the day. Your body has been fasting all night and you need to nourish it with the right types of food. Whole grains (oatmeal, whole wheat), protein (eggs, peanut butter, etc), fresh fruits and veggies. It is really important to make breakfast a complete meal, this will keep you satisfied and will ward away cravings during the day. Try to eat something small approx. every three hours, for ex. breakfast, then a mid morning snack, then lunch, then mid-afternoon snack, then dinner, then evening snack. A clean healthy diet will keep your metabolism humming.

Monica Tangry
Certified Personal Trainer

7 Posts
4/30/2010 5:56:12 AM

I appreciated your post and have the same question for myself too.


Stage 1 Fit
19 Posts
4/7/2010 12:14:19 PM
It's more a matter of the TYPE of foods rather than
the amount of calories that will jumpstart your
metabolism. The word BREAKFAST when dissected
literally means to BREAK a FAST. No need to eat to
bring your blood sugar back up to a healthy level.

Complex carbs and fibre (ex. oatmeal)
Protein (ex. eggs)
Natural Sugar (ex. an apple)

Would give a nice balance to start your day. You
want to boost your blood sugar but not too fast.

Enjoy Breaky!


4 Posts
4/22/2009 6:19:10 AM
you would have to ingest around a thousand calories

1 Posts
2/25/2009 6:17:37 PM
Yah, a lot of diets say that you should eat 200 calorie meals every 2-3 hours to keep boosting your metabolism. And then, the calories are smaller that you can burn them off easier?? I'm not sure if that would work. I'm trying this new diet soon and I can't wait to see the results!!

Personal Trainer
9/29/2008 10:15:03 AM
Your metabolism is already running, the key is to ingest the right type of calories in the morning to stoke the fire. Here is a diet you can try to help boost your metabolism for the day

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