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Speed Up Your Metabolism – The Key to Losing Weight!

Speed Up Your Metabolism – The Key to Losing Weight!

After having a baby it can be hard to get back to pre-baby shape. Trust that you can do it, and be patient. It doesn’t all come off in a few weeks.

Enjoy your baby, and enjoy losing the weight and developing healthy habits that you can teach to your little sweety. I am going to share with you tips to speed up your metabolism, lose weight and be your best self!

Eat the right foods! Here are 12 foods that will burn fat like crazy!

  1. Citrus Fruits
  2. Wild Alaskan Salmon
  3. Walnuts
  4. Eggs
  5. Quinoa
  6. Avocado
  7. Artichokes
  8. Lentils
  9. Blackberries
  10. Kefir
  11. Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale
  12. Organic Coffee or Green Tea

 

 

Eat breakfast! If go past an hour of waking up without eating, you just hit the pause button on your metabolism. When your brain senses your stomach is empty, it sends a message to your cells to conserve energy in case another meal doesn’t arrive. That means it holds onto fat! Eating breakfast tells your brain to start burning calories and turning food into energy!

Eat more protein and less sugar! I am always talking about protein and for good reason! Consuming protein stimulates the cells that are responsible for switching on your body’s calorie-burning mechanism. Eat meals of at least ¼ protein every three or four hours. Also, remember, sugar is your enemy. That also includes simple carbs like white bread, rolls, tortillas, desserts and more. All this sugar can lead to insulin resistance, which is a very real problem for all of us with all the processed, packaged foods in our diets. This sugar will mess with your metabolism and cause your body to store extra calories as fat.

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! You already know how awesome exercise is! But, let me remind you it affects your metabolism while you are exercising and up to 24 hours after you finish. This is especially true if you do the high intensity interval training we do and truly challenge yourself. Remember, the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn all day.

About The Author

Cara Nitz

Cara Nitz is a mother of three beautiful children, wife, fitness instructor, certified personal trainer, Shaklee nutrition consultant, and head blogger at Your World: Healthy and Natural. She has a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Physical Education. Since her first child was born, she has fed her passion for healthy living by contantly learning more about nutrition, fitness, all things natural, and ways to keep our homes and families safe and healthy. She feels it is a real blessing in her life to share what she knows with others. It gives her the greatest joy to impact other people's lives in a positive and wonderful way! As a regular contributor, you can follow her here at A Healthy Mom or on her own site yourworldnatural.blogspot.com

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