Everyone wants to lose weight quickly, but like you’ve heard it said before…there is no magic pill. However, there are several ways that you can jumpstart your weight loss by implementing some strategies to help increase your metabolism.
Keep yourself hydrated:
This is truly the most basic and easiest way to jumpstart your weight loss. Drinking a lot of water and detoxifying herbal teas will help you flush all the harmful toxins from your body. This will boost your metabolism by improving the efficiency of your thyroid. At a minimum, drink 8 glasses of water daily to keep your body functioning at its best. Drinking lots of water along with herbal teas (especially first thing in the morning and before meals) will also curb your hunger and prevent you from binge eating.
Get enough sleep:
I can not stress enough the importance of sleep! Your diet, your workout, and all the water that you consume will go to waste if you fail to get enough quality sleep. Good sleep helps to keep our hormones and mood balanced. If your hormones and your mood are balanced, then your body will function more efficiently and will keep all your unnecessary cravings at bay. Make sure to give yourself at least seven hours.
Hot lemon water:
Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning, before your coffee and before breakfast, helps fire up your metabolism. The vitamin C also gives your immune system a natural boost. Win/win!
Another way you can fire up your metabolism is by having a health shot of lemon, honey, ginger, and turmeric first thing in the morning. It might not taste delicious, but it has a dramatic impact on your metabolism. Here is a simple recipe to follow here.
Drinking lots of water before a workout is another easy and efficient way to burn twice the amount of calories that you usually do. Don’t believe me? Read about it here.
Exercises that keep your heartbeat up are another way to burn a lot more calories and jumpstart your weight loss. You can add exercises like planks, burpees, and jumping jacks to get your heart pumping.
Make it spicy:
Spicy food burns more calories during digestion because it can fire up your metabolism. Add
Graze throughout the day:
Another trick is to eat five or six small meals throughout the day instead of eating three large meals. If you keep eating small amounts, your body will be constantly functioning to break down that food into energy. Your body will learn to work more efficiently and will burn more calories.
Drink black coffee once a day:
Drinking pure black coffee at least once a day will boost the rate at which your body burns calories.
Losing weight is not meant to be an expeditious activity; your body does not function that way. These tips should be practiced along with a healthy diet and exercise for best results, but they may be able to give your body that little extra boost it needs to power into weight loss mode.
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