I’ve said it more times than I can count, “If I could just boost my metabolism, I could lose this weight.” What about you? Have you made the same statement? Once we reach the age of 38 – 40, seems like our metabolism works against us.
Have you ever struggled to lose weight when you feel like you’re doing everything right, but the scale is not budging? I’ve been right where you are and felt this same frustration. Sometimes we can seemingly do all of the things we think we should be doing to reach our health goals, but our metabolism is working against us. Having a healthy, functioning metabolism to regulate our bodies is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
There are things that can cause a sluggish metabolism and a slew of things we can do to rev it up, as well. I’m sure you’re familiar with some of those tried-and-true ways to kick your metabolism into gear, which do in fact work very well. Some of these popular tricks include…
Getting enough sleep. Sleep is when our bodies rejuvenate and replenish, so getting healthy amounts of sleep on a regular basis will help to keep a healthy metabolism.
Staying hydrated. Drinking enough water affects your metabolism, so drink up! Drink approximately half of your body weight in ounces throughout the day. Proper hydration lends far more benefits to your health than a healthy metabolism, so this one is very important.
Don’t skip breakfast. A large percentage of the population skips breakfast. Mornings can be rushed and busy, but starting your day with a healthy protein packed breakfast is very helpful for cultivating a healthy metabolism.
And of course, exercise! Specifically, High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT) are excellent for hitting the metabolism reset button.
Here are 2 more ways to jumpstart your metabolism that you may not have heard of before…
Eating enough. There’s a common misconception that eating less helps you lose weight, which is not entirely accurate. Eating enough nutrient dense calories spread throughout your day will keep your metabolism constant. Overeating is never a good idea, but don’t be afraid to eat healthy, whole foods!
Get spicy. Adding some hot peppers into your meals may give a pop to your metabolism, so if you enjoy a little spice in your meals, remember this trick.
Since I began to eat healthy whole foods and add a little hot spicy pepper to my dishes, I have noticed more energy and I am able to maintain my weight loss.
Pick out a tip or two to start implementing this week, if you’ve been frustrated with your weight loss goals taking longer than you’d hoped. Send me a reply and let me know what you plan on trying, I’d love to cheer you on!
Here’s Four Healthy Simple Habits you can begin to implement into your daily and weekly routine. My gift to you for choosing to get and stay healthy.
Contact me when you’re ready to embark on your journey toward living with less pain, more energy, and feeling great in your clothes again.