Why do you want six easy ways to boost your metabolism? Because six easy ways to boost your metabolism means that I’ve found six easy ways to burn more calories! Even when you’re doing absolutely nothing at all!
First, we need to define the term, basal metabolic rate.
WHAT IS BASAL METABOLIC RATE?
Maybe I should have entitled this post ‘six easy ways to boost your metabolism while being a couch potato.’
SIX SCIENCE-BACKED WAYS TO BURN MORE CALORIES
1. EAT MORE PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL
If you want to boost your metabolism, it’s recommended to eat 30% of your diet as protein.
I’m unsure why my photo ended up w/ that ‘3’ instead of 30%. I tried it three times. Three was not a charm in this case.
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2. WEAR AN EXERCISE MONITOR
Wearing a gadget will give you a psychological nudge to do a little bit more, which is all we need! And wearing a pedometer or exercise monitor is # 2 of the six science-backed ways to boost your metabolism because it’s scientifically proven to work!
Moving on to the 3rd way of six easy ways you can boost your metabolism…
SUGAR IS THE DEVIL
This is a little off topic, but it’s dramatic. Early warning signals of coronary heart disease (CHD) & the risk of sugar emerged in the 1950s. The sugar industry sponsored a research program in the 1960s and 1970s that successfully cast doubt about the hazards of sucrose while promoting fat as the dietary culprit!
Okay, maybe saying, ‘sugar is the devil’ is hyperbole. Maybe I need to bash the sugar lobby. (Oh, I just did!)
The actual # 3 of six easy ways to boost your metabolism is related…
3. STOP DRINKING YOUR CALORIES
This includes fruit juice! Just check the label to see how much sugar is in one serving…
Let’s stick with liquids and move on to the 4th of six easy ways to boost your metabolism!
4. DRINK MORE WATER
Here’s another statement that may sound like hyperbole.
KIDS DON’T DRINK ENOUGH WATER.
To encourage your kid to drink more water—or drink more yourself, here’s an affiliate link for some fun reusable water bottles. Just click on the water bottle pic.
Now that we’re eating more protein, decreasing our intake of sugary drinks, increasing our water consumption, and we’ve picked up a $20 pedometer, let’s slow it down & look at the 5th way of six easy ways to boost our metabolism!
5. GET BETTER SLEEP
So how do we get better sleep so we can nail # 5 of six easy ways to boost your metabolism?
No need to toss your kindle on account of blue light. To solve the electronic reader issue, you could acquire some blue light-blocking glasses! The glasses pic will take you to an amazon affiliate link. (Even though I’m not a fan of Jeff Bezos, who is trying to get to Mars! Read about that here.)
And this brings me to #6 of our six easy ways to boost your metabolism!
6. TURN DOWN YOUR THERMOSTAT
MAKING THESE SIX SMALL LIFESTYLE CHANGES WILL INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM
These six easy ways to boost your metabolism shouldn’t be considered a quick fix. Louie & I hope that you’ll try to incorporate them into your routine, as a lifestyle change. You will burn more calories, which means you’ll lose weight. Or you can just eat more!
Who doesn’t want to eat more and not gain weight?
Which of these six changes to boost your metabolism do you think sounds the easiest?
Or the most difficult?