Have you ever struggled to lose weight when you feel like you’re doing everything right, but the scale is not budging? I have 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 many 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 work very well. Some of these popular tricks include…
Getting enough sleep. Sleep is the time 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.
Exercise. Specifically, High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT) are excellent for hitting the metabolism reset button.
Eating enough. There’s a common misconception that eating less helps you lose weight, which is not entirely accurate. Eating enough 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.
Take action by picking a tip or two to start implementing this week if you’ve been frustrated with your goals to lose weight taking longer than you’d hoped. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me where you will start. I’d love to cheer you on!
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Sara Wolfsen is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach who specializes in helping people make their own healthy changes by providing private health coaching, nutrition education and wellness classes, and gentle weight-loss guidance and support. Schedule your complimentary coaching session and learn more online at www.sarawolfsen.com.