I have the misfortune of having a slow metabolism and have worked on getting it going my whole life. I’ve tried practically everything on the market that screamed, “Boost your metabolism and lose weight”. Quick fixes were my thing for many years. And yes I have to admit that every now and again I freak out when I slack off and I don’t like how I feel in my clothes. My brain spirals out of control and wish for that “miracle pill”. Truth is there is none. Maintenance & balance is what needs to be done. Enjoy life and implement a healthy lifestyle so that we/I don’t go crazy and ENJOY the experience, enjoy the journey, and not stress over it.
Thought I’d share a few of my faves from a recent read… Natural Metabolism Boosters
Never skipping breakfast and eating small meals every 2-3 hours has worked for me immensely in speeding up my metabolism, however any added advice is greatly appreciated. According to The Mayo Clinic and Livestrong.com there are several natural ways that are key to boosting our metabolism, which is critical in burning fat and managing weight.
• Gain Muscle: ahh yes we ladies hear gain muscles (at least for the most part) and we freak out. Forget “gain muscle” think TONE. A muscle, unlike fat, is an active tissue that raises the rate of the metabolism. A little weight and resistance training can help loads. Very important to implement in your weekly schedule/routine.
• H2O: Nature’s gift! Love it! Not only is it so important to release toxins from our body and keep our digestive system in track, but its also essential in the metabolism process. The lack there of slows the rate down greatly. Want an added boost? Drink your water ice cold. Your body needs to heat it up to room temperature and burns extra calories doing so.
• Cardio: Cardiovascular activity no matter how vigorous it is is also a natural & essential way to boost your metabolism, so GET MOVING!
• Coffee: Ahhhhhh Java Can’t, and so happy do not, have to live without you Coffee raises the metabolism friends! So sit back and enjoy. I know I look forward to my cup every morning.
Knowing now that its helping with my metabolism…. even more so
Get that Metabolism Going, Get Moving, have a Fabulous Day! AND Enjoy the Journey!