It’s the little things that really add up in considering any journey a successful one. Increasing your metabolism, which is the rate at which your body turns over energy, is scientific to say the least. We all want to be very efficient in this process and there are a few little things that you can implement that will add up in big ways!
1. Water, water, and more water!
Just like walking a little more throughout your day can take your results to a greater level, so can making sure you are hydrating properly. If you are chronically dehydrated, you can gain many pounds throughout the year just from dehydration. An easy way to hold yourself accountable to the water you are taking in is to drink half of your body weight in ounces for the day. Therefore, if you weigh 150 pounds you will aim to drink 75 ounces of water. My water bottle holds 24 ounces so I need to try to take in about 3 of my bottles per day! But, if I have an intense workout I will want to drink even more. 8 ounces for every half hour of sweat is an easy way to remember how much additional H2O you should be drinking. Try not to chug your water in one sitting as this can be dangerous. Rather, sip on it throughout the day. We have discussed the benefits of drinking water before, but with Spring in the air, and Summer on the brain, it is a topic worth revisiting to ensure that we are able to achieve our goals!
2. High Intensity Interval Training
This is a topic that we have talked about on many occasions. Please review some of the latest thoughts on this workout style along with some of my favorite Habitude Fitness HIIT routines!
“HIIT” the Day Running
You Have Learned About It, Now Try It!
20, 20, 20
Spring Running Workout
Obsessed With Intensity
To be a fat burning machine, we must eat! Think small meals consisting of foods that are nutrient dense. Take in lean proteins, tons of fruits and vegetables, and no processed foods or chemicals.
4. Keep moving!
Having active hobbies and habits is key to keeping the metabolism geared up. Get up and walk more, garden, take the stairs, walk around when you are on the phone…you get the picture!
5. Eat breakfast!
When we wake up in the morning, our bodies have been fasting for 6, 7, or 8 hours and our blood sugar is low. If we don’t start off the day with food, our bodies will get used to this state of surviving on less and storing fat for the future. Breakfast is a great habitude no excuses!
I know we can all commit to these things right away! Don’t wait to start something that’s good-start now!