5 Metabolism Boosts Everyone Can Benefit From (Including You)!Aug 22, 2018
The battle for weight loss never feels like a fair fight. Diet after diet just doesn’t make a difference and discouragement bares down from all sides. But DON’T GIVE UP! You just need to shake things up a bit…starting with your metabolism.
Here are 5 tips to boost your metabolism and start getting those dream results!
1. Work those weights!
Strength training is key when it comes to increasing your metabolism. IT’S A SIMPLE FACT: building muscle mass makes your body burn calories faster. The hard part is finding the discipline to hit the weights during the week. But the outcome is so worth it! If you want a faster metabolism and faster weight loss results, strength training is your new best friend.
EXTRA TIP: Research suggests that hitting the gym in the morning increases your overall metabolism for the entire day. Conclusion? STOP HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
2. Protein is POWER!
Not only does protein help your body feel more full and energized, but it boosts your metabolism as well. Why? Because our bodies burn more energy when digesting protein AND it build muscle.
EXTRA TIP: Protein powder is a great way to guarantee you hit your daily protein requirement.
3. Water bottles are in!
You should aim to drink one 8 oz glass of water with every meal, before working out, and after you leave the gym (at least 8-10 glasses per day.) Get in the habit of carrying a water bottle with you everywhere. Dehydrating slows down your metabolic rate (among other, more severe, effects).
EXTRA TIP: Sometimes our bodies crave food, when really we are just thirsty. The next time you get a craving, try drinking some water first.
4. Stop stress eating!
Stress is a major contributor to binge-eating. Don’t let a bad day at work, frustrating relationship status, or financial hurdle send you running for the fridge (or your nearest fast-food joint!!) Take control of your emotions and take time out for yourself. De-stress by focusing your attention on a relaxing hobby, smoking it out at the gym, dancing, or even trying a yoga class.
EXTRA TIP: If you MUST EAT your feelings, at least do it with some healthy pizzaz…i.e. fresh strawberries dipped in bittersweet chocolate, etc.
5. Get an extra boost!
Improving your overall health performance requires a balanced approach to achieve your goal. Many people achieve ultimate body performance through supplementing their diet and exercise routines. Don’t be afraid to supercharge your diet through smart supplementation when you need that extra boost. Supplementation can help bridge gaps in diet that we all suffer from in the modern, fast-paced lifestyle.
EXTRA TIP: L-Carnitine is naturally occurring in the body and is a fat-burning metabolism booster! It works hard to turn your fat into fuel and give you an energy overhaul when you tear up the gym.
One Step at a Time
If you’re new to health, this list may seem daunting. If you’re a pro, don’t get cocky and think you “got this.” Trust us when we say…don’t try to do all of them at once (YOU WILL FAIL.)
Use the following Infographic to see the highlights of each tip and choose the best combination for your lifestyle.
Start by working on two of the tips until they become routine, then add another one and repeat. Do this until you’ve mastered all 5. When you take the time to make these true lifestyle changes, you WILL SEE long-term improvement. #IDAREYOU!
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