Monday Motivation: Boosting Metabolism & Changing the Narrative Of LifeStyle

It’s Monday and we are less than 1 month away from the new year ! Yes 2020 is approaching at a very rapid pace. So let’s get get prepared for healthy lifestyle enhancements now. First of all let’s change the narrative of the way we view lifestyle and replace the word “change” with “enhance”. Whenever someone hears lifestyle change I can see them cringe and roll their eyes so for now on we will use Lifestyle ENHANCEMENT! Yessss sounds like we are leveling up and not committing to eating horrible food, 4 hour workouts, toss out all the snacks Strict impossible type of diet.

Today we are focusing on boosting metabolism. So what is exactly is metabolism? Metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down and converts what you eat and drink into energy .

Some women begin to experience Changes to their metabolism during their mid to late 20s as it is common for the metabolism to slow down. When this change occurs women may experience weight gain.

The good news is that there are so many way to counteract a slowing metabolism. Want to hear more ? Sure you do ! And we have you covered.

10 ways to give the metabolism a boost.

  • Eat Plenty of Protein at Every Meal. Eating food can increase your metabolism for a few hours. ...

  • Drink More Cold Water.

  • Do a High-Intensity Workout

  • Lift Heavy Things

  • Stand up More

  • Drink Green Tea or Oolong Tea

  • Eat Spicy Foods.

  • Get a Good Night's Sleep.

  • Replace cooking fats with coconut oil

  • Drink Coffee (hold the sugar)

When it comes to food consumption it is vital to incorporate healthy choices into your lifestyle enhancement that will assist with speeding up the metabolism process. Take a look at the list below.

1. Grapefruit

Foods like oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes contain vitamin C that helps metabolize fat faster, which make them helpful for weight loss.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which is known for its high water and fiber content that boosts the body's ability to burn fat, Also contains a substance called glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin helps to "retune" metabolism, lower blood fat levels.

3. Fish

salmon, mackerel, and tuna) increases RMR and fat loss thanks to two omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) that play a role in regulating metabolism

4. Nuts

almonds can provide a big boost for your health. they contain essential fatty acids, which can help speed up your body's metabolism.

5. Green Tea

Green tea has long been heralded for its antioxidant polyphenols. But new evidence shows the active ingredient, catechin, may crank up metabolism. ... According to studies , if you drink five eight-ounce cups of green tea a day, you can increase your energy expenditure by 90 calories a day.

*always consult your physician if serious health problems exist before changing your diet.

-Keiana Armani

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