10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

 

 

 

Feel like your metabolism is stuck…in…slow mo? Yes you really can boost your metabolism, regardless of your age. Getting your metabolism back in shape will help your body burn more calories naturally throughout the day.

I have so many people asking me what to do to boost their metabolism…so get ready…

Follow these tips & it will make it easier for you to lose weight & keep it off — with less effort.

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Don’t get carried away with cutting calories. Cutting too many calories will shut your metabolism down. Gone are the days when we were young, where not eating would help us lose weight. The amount of calories can vary depending on your activity level. Depending on your level of activity, you can safely lose anywhere from half a pound to two pounds a week if you multiply your current weight by 11, says Liz Applegate, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the University of California at Davis.  In my 20 experience working with TONS of clients, it also depends on where those calories are coming from…so stay away from crap & eat low-glycemic!

Eat Breakfast. OMG I was the worst at that when I was younger! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. You need to eat breakfast to “start your engine.” Research shows without a doubt that breakfast eaters lose more weight than breakfast skippers do. Think about it like this…you need gas in your car to get your appointment…breakfast is starting to fuel your body for what it needs to function properly.

Eat evenly spaced meals throughout the day. You want to eat approximately every 3 hours to boost your metabolism and keep it running by holding blood sugar levels steady and preventing weight-gain-promoting insulin spikes. We don’t want our body being like a roller coaster – up and down – and worse shutting off. When we wait too long to eat our body goes into starvation mode (even if we are eating healthy) and holds onto what you do eat with all it’s might.

Eat Protein. Every time you eat you want to have some protein. And there are great plant-based sources of proteins. If you have a question about that, shoot me an email. You want to make sure to eat your protein with low glycemic carbs.

Eat Carbs. I know you’re looking to see what I’m going to say about this one…Carbs are not bad it’s the kind of carbs and the amount that makes a difference.  Focus on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, which have less of an impact on insulin levels. Again, you want to eat your carbs with some lean protein.

Work out. While 80% of the equation is nutrition, working out is super important. If you’re just starting, walk for 15 minutes. If you have been working out, make sure to mix it up, don’t always do the same thing for the same amount of time.

Build Muscle. Weight training is the best way to crank up your resting metabolic rate. As you get older, your resting metabolic rate drops, but weight training can boost your metabolism. A pound of muscle burns up to nine times the calories a pound of fat does.

Sleep. Skimping on sleep makes a mess of your metabolism. Adults who slept for nine hours (don’t freak out if that seems out of reach, shoot for 7-8 that will still make a huge difference) had healthier metabolisms, fewer cravings for sweets and salt, and less hunger compared to those who only sleep 4 or 5 hours. We think better & aren’t cranky with proper sleep too.

Skip Alcohol. When you have a drink, you burn less fat, and more slowly than usual, because the alcohol is used as fuel instead. Knocking back the equivalent of about two martinis can reduce your body’s fat-burning ability by up to 73%. I can hear some of you saying what?!?!? and some other choice words too. lol

Chill out. Long-term stress can make you fat, studies have found. When you’re chronically stressed, your body is flooded with stress hormones, which stimulate fat cells deep in the abdomen to increase in size and encourage fat storage.  YUCK!! And stress hormones spark your appetite, making you likely to overeat. So what are us stressed out, super woman to do? Make a list of all the things that relax you: playing with the dog, writing in your journal, listening to music, going for walk, breathing etc…Then allow yourself 10 to 15 minutes every day to kick back and enjoy one of these activities.

 

Which of one of these is an aha for you? Are there any you’re struggling with?
Leave a comment, you most certainly aren’t alone.

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Additional resources to help you Look Your Best. Feel Your Best. For Good.™
3 Reasons You Should Eat Low Glycemic
7 Tips to Achieving Your Wellness & Weight Loss Goals
3 Reasons Why Diets Fail

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Lora Ulrich

Email: Lora@TheNewYouLifestyle.com

Skype: lora.ulrich

Helping You Look Your Best, Feel Your Best, For Good.™

P.S. When you read this info does it make sense…then you get totally confused on how to put it all together & make it work for you?? No worries! Email me at Lora@thenewyoulifestyle.com to schedule a free 15 min consult. If you still need more, you can sign up for one of my highly acclaimed personalized coaching programs.  

 

 

 

 

 

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