How To Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

Even when you’re at rest, your body needs energy for all its “hidden” functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells.

Sometimes we need to boost our metabolic rate in order to burn more calories which of course assists in the weight loss mechanism.

How can we turn our metabolism on?

  • On wakening have a warm glass of water with lemon juice from half a squeezed lemon

  • Eat breakfast within 30-40 minutes of rising

  • Drink 64oz of water a day from water and herbal teas

  • Drink green, oolong or matcha tea every day

  • Eat 8-10 vegetables a day

  • Include apple cider vinegar when you make your favorite salad dressing

  • Do some sort of movement and exercise every day, with short bursts of speed or intensity interspersed throughout

  • Introduce resistance training 3 times a week

  • Eat protein regularly throughout the day, every 2-3 hours

  • Eat iron rich foods, shellfish, lean meats, spinach and collard greens

  • Consume Healthy Fats, olive oil, olives, avocado, coconut oil, deep water fish, flax & chia seeds

  • Get more Vitamin D from the sun or from food sources, tuna, shrimp, tofu, fortified milk and eggs

  • Get enough sleep

  • Eat spices, capsaicin & chilies

  • Skip the alcohol

  • Eat more organic food

  • Eat mindfully

  • Reduce your stress through daily breathing practices – check out the free app STOP, BREATHE, THINK


You Might Also Enjoy...

Considering the Keto Diet? Here's What You Should Know

An increase in dietary fat coupled with very low carbs can actually help you lose significant weight and decrease many risk factors for chronic disease. If you’re considering going keto, understand exactly what this diet plan is all about.

Lap Band Fills: 5 Essential Facts to Know

If you’ve had lap band surgery, you may need occasional adjustments to the tightness, or fill, of the balloon. Read on to learn about the frequency and experience of these fills.