If your New Year’s healthy lifestyle resolution didn’t pan out in the past months, don’t fret. You get a second chance before summer comes since ther are plenty of easy ways to get on the right path. The word diet doesn’t have to be terrifying, you can always enjoy and have fun while losing weight. And what better way to get things started than by implementing some habits that’ll help speed up your metabolism?
Down below you’ll find some seriously easy tips for getting in shape this year. So check them out and let me know what you think.
Eat Plenty of Protein
Compared to fats and carbs, your body burns protein slowly, making you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating. Also, it gives your metabolism a boost in a process called thermogenesis, where your body uses calorie intake for digestion. So try to incorporate some lean protein into meals throughout the day.
Brew Up Some Coffee
Coffee is one of the best drinks for weight loss because it boosts your metabolism. The caffeine that it contains increased fat burning and contributes to successful weight loss. Also, it’s rich in antioxidants which is essential in for your body. Make your coffee at home and skip the sweeteners.
Choose Whole Grains
Go for quality calories over the empty calories and choose whole grains. Compared to refined and processed grains, whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal, and quinoa, takes more energy to breakdown, helps your body absorb nutrients slowly and makes you feel full longer, which in turn, helps you avoid that mid-day hunger that leads to unhealthy snacking.
Have an Egg Yolk
While it’s already a given that egg whites are super low in calories and pretty much 100% fat-free while also containing nearly all the protein found in an egg, eating the entire egg is actually good for your metabolism. Especially the yolk; it’s a rich source of nutrients that includes fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, and choline which promotes weight loss. Boil or poach them, add to your salad or other recipes, and you’ll start to notice your weight drop off.
Drink More Cold Water
Though it may sound cliche, drinking more water especially cold, can help increase your metabolism. This is because water automatically reduces your calorie intake and acts as a natural appetite suppressant keeping hunger at bay. Cold water also requires being heated up to body temperature when consumed so, in actual fact, the calorie-burning effect may increase if you drink cold water. (Source 1, Source 2)
Go For Green Tea
In addition to the above drinks, green tea has also been shown to boost the metabolism—it can help convert some of your body’s stored fat into free fatty acids, which may, in fact, increase fat burning. (Source)
Stand up More
Did you know that sitting too much is bad for your health? It’s because it affects your blood circulation, stores more fats in your body, and attracts weight gain. Instead, try to stand up at work or even at home regularly and effortlessly burn extra calories.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Boosting your metabolism doesn’t get any easier than this. All you have to do is have 7-8 hours of good sleep. This will repairs your tired muscles, improve your overall health, and burns more calories. Make a bedtime routine and set a specific time to get in the bed. When practiced consistantly, it can give you so many benefits and possibility.
Being on a diet doesn’t need to be complicated and hard. There are always a lot of great ways that’ll help speed up your metabolism and keep you on track for your diet plan. They’re all easy to follow, have great results, and will save you so much time and effort. So choose any of these tips, apply to your life, and achieve your fitness goals. Let me know what you think!
Now if you have any questions about this post, email me or let me know in the comments below! I’d love to help you out!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.