How to increase your Metabolism
The older we get the harder it is for our metabolism to go with the flow the way we’d like it to. Our bodies find it harder to break down foods and this leads to weight gain and bloating.
I stumbled across this great tip a few months ago and it works a treat. I will also share added information on how to increase your Metabolism for those of you who have very slow Metabolisms.
How to increase your Metabolism
We all know drinking more water helps our body function better in every way. I know you’ve probably already tried drinking more water to increase your metabolism and it might not of worked like you wanted it to.
But here’s the trick…
If you can drink 2 litres of water a day then great, but you need to drink it at the right times for it to help your metabolism.
- Drink half your daily intake of water before 10 am – 1 litre each morning and you’ll start to notice a huge difference within a few days. If you do this for a week you’ll notice that you are able to go to the toilet with no discomfort shortly after 10 am, almost automatically. For those of you that have a really stubborn metabolism it might take two weeks to see and feel a shift in your metabolism.
- The reason this works so well is because each morning you wake, you wake up dehydrated. This sounds pretty obvious right? But I would have never even thought of it before. Therefore when you get up you need to give your body much needed fluids by drinking half your daily fill of water before 10 am. By doing this, you flush out toxins, reduce headaches and actually feel less hungry too. As a result your body functions the way it should because it is already hydrated and starting to flow naturally, which in turn will help your metabolism and overall health.
Other ways to increase your metabolisms are as follows
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Eat more fruit (grapefruit in particular).
Add lemon and lime to your water. Again this flushes you out. It can also increase potassium levels that will reduce anxiety, depression and forgetfulness. The list of benefits are endless, read 7 Lemontastic Benefits of Lemons
Eat more Yogurt.
Spice up your dishes with Jalepenos and other chillis.
Freshly squeezed O.J.
Coffee increases your metabolism also but I wouldn’t recommend coffee as caffeine is highly addictive. Coca Cola does the same thing as it is high in caffeine but it is not the right way to increase your metabolism. So stick with the healthy stuff.
Foods to avoid
Its a given, but reduce junk food where possible.
If you’re not used to healthy eating or are slowly introducing healthier items into your diet then take it day by day. At the end of the day, your body will not be used to such a change all at once and it will take time to form these habits.
Try your water challenge and try your best to lay off the snack foods at least until later in the day. Start your morning off fresh, drink your water before 10 am and let your body function and break down everything else.
FYI – Junk food fills you up temporarily but leaves you feeling lethargic when sugar levels drop, bloated, makes you constipated and can gobble your daily calories take is one swoop! So try reduce junk food intake.
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