Last week, I posted about five excellent hacks to boosting your metabolism. I have another five tips; however, it’s going to be almost exclusively about what you eat. Here are the last of the 10 metabolism boosting hacks without exercise.
10 Metabolism Boosting Hacks #6: Any fun activity
Dancing, trampoline parks, hiking, biking are a few ideas. I know, technically, these are exercising, but not in the traditional sense of going to a gym or working out in a structured program.
10 Metabolism Boosting Hacks #7: Drink caffeine
I may get shunned for this tip because a lot of people have the preconceived notion that caffeine is bad. However, it’s not the stimulant that is bad, but the additives most drinks put into it. So, drink caffeine in moderation and don’t add crap like sugar or artificial sweeteners to it. I have 1-2 cups of black coffee every day with a hint of Stevia tossed in.
10 Metabolism Boosting Hacks #8: Green leafy vegetables
In my Clean Eating and Green Smoothies books, I cover this in depth. Essentially, green leafy vegetables are chock full of valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help your body work efficiently. If it’s green, it’s good.
10 Metabolism Boosting Hacks #9: Eat more protein
I’m not suggesting you stuff your face full of protein all day, every day, but think of it as a substitution for less advantageous foods (i.e. mac & cheese, pizza, etc.). Of the three macronutrients – fat, carbohydrates and protein – the latter requires the most energy to break down. Try whole food or plant-based proteins instead of processed foods and supplements.
10 Metabolism Boosting Hacks #10: Set a consistent sleep schedule
Your body recovers quicker in deep sleep than any other time. If you set a regular sleep schedule, then your body can repair and regrow areas that you break down in workouts. TIP: Sleep about 7-9 hours per night.
What are some metabolism boosting hacks you use? How successful has your metabolism boosters worked for you? Let me know if you try some of these items and what kind of success you have.
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