I hope you all had a great weekend! We got a cold front in North Texas and it made me want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen trying out new things. You can see a lot of the things that I try on Instagram at tammyrone1. That’s where I post most of my new recipes that I’ve tried.
Today I want to talk about easy morning rituals you can do that will give your metabolism at boost. The path to health is filled with all sorts of detours. This is particularly true when weight and energy are concerned. A lot of people want to do things like be able to do yoga, go for a hike, and so forth, but many don’t have the energy to do so. Much of this is due to having a poorly functioning or inefficient metabolism. What can a person do about their metabolism? I want to share a few methods that can help you improve your metabolism and have more energy.
Eat Some Breakfast
There used to be a saying that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. It turns out that this is partially true. Eating in the morning kickstarts your metabolism. Studies have shown that just eating a bit of breakfast can help to improve your metabolic function by about 10%. This, of course, also means that it should be something healthy. When you do this, your body knows it’s time to start the day and it begins the process of preparing to remove waste from the previous day. Something simple with some protein can wake up your mind and make you ready to face the day’s challenges. I don’t always eat breakfast. Sometimes I just drink coffee, but I always have it with some added fat and protein. I do this with flavored coconut oils from Coconut Creations. They have 4 flavors to choose from and are an amazing way to flavor your coffee. You can check them out here. I add protein with collagen peptides that you can get from Amazon here. One scoop is 9 grams of protein in your morning coffee. It’s an easy way to get some fat and protein when you don’t have time to eat.
One of the best things that a person can do for themselves is to take on some kind of exercise routine in the morning. This doesn’t mean that it has to be an intense, pulse pounding exercise. Just do a small amount of movement – enough to get your heart rate up. Morning stretches can be a great example of that. If you stretch your limbs and engage the muscles in your core each morning, you’re far less likely to sustain injury from minor twists, turns, and reaches that you do during your work day.
When your body has the right nutrients, it will function on a more efficient level. B vitamins can help to stimulate your metabolism. They do this by giving your body the ability to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy that you will need throughout the day. This is why it’s great to have some eggs in the morning. Taking just a little bit extra vitamin B can help you to convert that food into energy so you can be productive and burn calories from morning until night.
Give these simple things a try to see if it makes a difference with your metabolism and weight loss efforts.
What are you favorite morning routines?
Talk to you soon,