Let’s be honest, the struggle is real every single morning!
You may be a morning person or you might not.
Whatever the case may be, almost everyone is always rushing in the morning and they tend to reach for easy to-go breakfast items like bagels, donuts, cereal, or coffee and a pastry.
We’re guilty of it too.
However, the down side to indulging in these types of breakfast sweets (foods high in processed sugars) lead to slowing down your metabolism and may even give you a sugar crash.
Well - what exactly is your metabolism?
To simplify it, metabolism is the rate at which your body converts food into energy. The faster your body does this, the more calories you burn at rest, without any exercise routine (in this case). Your metabolism is can be based off genetics and your age, but there are ways to help boost your metabolism despite your genetics.
Here is a list of our top 3 tips on how to naturally boost your metabolism every morning to help set you up for weight-loss or if you simply just want to feel “ready to go” every morning without the extra sugary calories from breakfast pastries that slow your metabolism.
1. Get Hydrated.
Staying hydrated is one of the most essential steps in boosting your metabolism. According to the USGS, our bodies are made up of about 60% water! Crazy, right?
So, if you’re not properly hydrated, waste will fail to be eliminated thus leaving you bloated and packing on unwanted weight. By staying properly hydrated, you will assist your body in helping the water flush out the waste consistently - thus boosting your metabolism. Some people even like to add lemon to their water because it helps your body eliminate waste while aiding in the body’s digestive system - much like plain water but with a vitamin C boost. Lemon water helps alkalize your gut and adds a little flavor to your water minus the extra calories.
Quick tip: if your urine is heavily yellow, you’re dehydrated. If it’s looks pretty clear (between light yellow and clear) then you are well hydrated!
2. Have protein for breakfast.
Although most of us delight in having carbs for breakfast, protein is the way to go. Carbs might spike your sugar early in the morning, whereas protein can help get your metabolism going. Eating a high protein breakfast may help cut cravings and aid in weight-loss. If you’re having trouble getting a high protein breakfast in, we recommend our Vegan Vanilla Proteini. It’s one of the easiest ways to get a quick and easy high protein breakfast in. Plus it’s sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth early in the morning rather than grabbing an overly sugared pastry that will add calories to your day and leave you feeling even more tired and bloated. With our Vegan Vanilla Proteini you’ll feel lighter, and cleaner right at the beginning of your day!
3. Get moving.
We highly recommend yoga, or just some nice simple stretches to get your blood flowing in the morning. Even if you don’t want to get up and get moving, you can always just practice mindfulness. Taking the time to meditate, journal, or practicing breathing exercises can really calm the mind and help you get started with a stress-free morning. Why do we recommend it? Stress can cause all sorts of health issues, like weight gain. According to studies, a high level of the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ has been shown to increase your appetite, drive cravings for junk food, and it also just makes it easier to accumulate belly fat. So we like to opt for a stress-free morning. Although, that may not always be the case - but some type of mental practice or physical exercise can definitely help manage your stress levels. Less stress = less likely to slow your metabolism = less likely to gain unwanted weight.
These are just a few tips that may help get you started, but the number one thing that you must remember is: Consistency is key.
One morning of these three steps won’t boost your metabolism overnight, but with consistency these small changes can help your overall health. Starting your morning off right can lead you to making healthier choices throughout the day!
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