Do you feel your metabolism has slowed down? No worries there are several things you can do to speed it up —even if you’re getting older!
Drink 8-16 ounces of warm lemon water first thing Morning Lemon Water:
Drinking 8 ½ cups of lemon water a day first thing in the morning can cause you to burn an extra 96 calories a day. Lemon water can also help your liver detox and helping your metabolism run more efficiently
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day can help regulate glucose levels, which in turn helps control weight gain. As a bonus, it can also actually help you feel full faster.
Drinking green tea can increase your metabolism by 4% over a 24 hours allowing you to burn up to an extra 70 calories a day, without no effort. Green tea has also been shown to aid healthy glucose levels, suppress fat absorption, prevent insulin spikes and reduce appetite.
A Dash Of Cayenne Pepper:
Cayenne pepper is known to boost the metabolism by an extra 15 to 20% up to 2 hours after consuming (OH MY). It also increases fat oxidation which will allow your body ti use fat as fuel. In addition, cayenne pepper helps suppress the appetite. As well as lessening the cravings for fatty, salty, and sweet foods.
Yes we all know having muscles looks more attractive but it also gives you a higher metabolism. For every extra pound of muscle on your body, it can burn up to an additional 30-50 calories extra a day.
Your body uses about 10% of its calories to digest foods (thermogenesis). Therefore since it takes longer for your body to digest protein than carbs or fat, eating a high protein diet can boost your metabolism simply by eating high protein diet.
Swap Monotonous Cardio for HIIT:
High Intensity Interval Training like the Insanity Program will boost your metabolism for up to 24 to 48 hours after your workout is complete. As opposed to sustained cardio like running, whereby your metabolism is primarily raised during the workout and then returns to normal afterwards. With HIIT, it will cause your metabolism to spike not only during but after you’re finished because of the intensity and recovery time. Interested?? Join my Insanity Challenge here: www.positivelydiesel.com
Good Ol’ Healthy Fats:
Be sure to get enough healthy fats from foods like avocados, raw organic coconuts, raw nuts, organic eggs, and wild caught fish to help stimulate your fat burning hormones and avoid metabolism shut down! Not getting enough healthy fats will put you at risk for adrenal fatigue, which is a catalyst for all sorts of problems, including weight gain. Healthy fats allow you to stay full and provides you with long-term energy, so be sure you are getting enough.