Happy Motivation Monday!!
Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to super charge your metabolism and get bikini ready!
Learning how to turn you body into a fat burning machine is the key to being a Live Fit Girl! When you have a fast metabolism, your body burns calories and fat efficiently, helping you look & feel your best! PLUS, it will allow you to have room for a few little “cheats” with girlfriends and on vacations.
These 5 tips will kick things into high gear to have you feeling confident and beautiful in that bikini in no time!
Eat Breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and for good reason! It kickstarts your metabolism into high gear! When you haven’t eaten for over eight hours while sleeping, your metabolism starts to slow down, to keep it in high gear make sure to eat breakfast right after your morning workout, and then a meal or snack every 3 hours throughout the day. Eating breakfast can also prevent cravings AND increase energy all day long. Find healthy, metabolism-boosting breakfast recipes HERE!
Guzzle Green Tea – Ok, so you already know that you need to drink AT LEAST half of you bodyweight in ounces of water each day to keep your metabolism up. But adding in a few cups of green tea can also boost your metabolism even more! Studies have shown that green tea doesn’t only speed up metabolism, but actually burns fat. The caffeine and antioxidant phytochemicals help increase digestion and fat oxidation (fat burning). My favorite way to add in green tea each day is by infusing it with some fresh fruit, like this Citrus Mint Infused Green Tea. *EXTRA* for a fancy way to dress up the rest of your water throughout the day try some of this Bloat Blasting Cocktail to beat belly bloat too! 😉
Power Up with Protein – Adding a bit more protein to your diet not only increases muscle mass, which in turns revs metabolism on it’s own. But protein also requires more energy from your body to be digested than either carbs or fat. Also, because protein takes longer to digest, it will also keep you feeling fuller for longer and decrease your appetite. Find protein rich recipes HERE and be sure to include protein in every meal and snack throughout the day.
Fill up on Fiber – Fiber, just like protein will help you feel fuller for longer, fighting cravings and preventing hunger strikes. Fiber also can help lower the glycemic index of higher carb foods, and slow down their digestion, which is actually a GOOD thing for carbs. Add plenty of fiber into your diet with lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, and whole grains.
Follow these tips and feel flawless fast! Do you have any other metabolism booting tips to share?