Getting fit is foremost on our minds. We’re all looking for ways to lose weight and build a little muscle. It’s actually good for your health and it looks great (but, of course!). However, it can be a little tricky to implement sometimes.
One of the most important things you can do to lose weight and build muscle is to boost your metabolism – morning time.
The issue is that far too many of us go straight for a cup of coffee in the morning, perhaps a quick plate/bowl of toast or cereal, and go on with our day as usual. It’s perfectly in order to have a routine, but even better if it’s aligned with your goals to stay fit, and one that doesn’t limit your metabolism.
The key here is to boost your metabolism. It may seem somewhat challenging, however, it’s quite easy if you do it right.
Get your morning metabolism going with these strategies:
Balance your pH.
One of the most overlooked aspects of health and fitness programs is the pH balance. You may remember this from chemistry class in high-school. PH is the acid/base balance, and when it comes to your body, high acidity can lead to obesity, fatigue, and other health implications.
Balancing your pH levels in the morning can be a great way to start your day off on the right foot, enabling your metabolism to function as it should. The best way to balance your pH in the morning is to eat dark fruit and green, leafy vegetables.
Not only will they help you balance your pH, but they’ll also increase your intake of fiber, which has been shown to decrease appetite and lead to weight loss.
Running, walking, biking, lifting weights – it doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you’re making your muscles, heart, and lungs work. That is to say, within your limits.
Although studies (Read more here) have shown that you won’t be able to train as hard as in the evening, a morning workout is one of the most effective methods to increase metabolism leading to weight loss.
Coffee is not hydration. In fact, it has a negative hydration effect due to its diuretic value. Although drinking coffee in the morning can make you feel more energized, it doesn’t promote a faster metabolism in the long run. But real hydration will.
Drinking 7 or 8 glasses of water daily is recommended in order to stay as hydrated as possible.
Eat iron-rich food.
This is especially important in a world where food is processed, and nutrients are being stripped of their original sources. Iron does more than we think, and emerging science is showing that it can have massive benefits to metabolism and overall vitality.
Lack of iron can lead to anemia, fatigue, and overeating.
Iron plays a crucial role in hemoglobin production, which helps to transport working nutrients and oxygen to muscle and other internal systems. New science is even showing that iron may be an important mechanism to assist in protein digestion.
Eating iron-rich foods can help you to increase your metabolism and live a life with greater vitality and lack of fatigue.
Habits shape who we are. Perhaps you have a habit of having a cup of coffee with a muffin each morning. Of course, this is not the end of the world, but if your goals are to get stronger, boost metabolism, and lose weight, then it becomes important that you look to other methods.
If you’re looking to rev up your morning metabolism, take care to balance your pH, exercise regularly, hydrate, and eat iron-rich foods each morning.
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