3 ways to boost metaoblism

This topic has been a hot debate as of lately. Personally, I am a fan of eating breakfast. I always work out fasting early in the a.m., but I try to get a protein rich breakfast within 3 hours post workout. This helps repair the muscles and the body is actually better equipped to process carbs and proteins within this time period after a workout.  

One very important rule, only eat when you are hungry. Sounds silly, but for those trying to lose weight, it isn’t helpful to eat when you are not hungry. Once the hunger strikes, choose something high in protein. Your body will digest it slower, therefore keeping you fuller, longer. Here is one of my favorite go to recipes for a quick and easy breakfast.

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Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ lemon diced (with peel on but remove seeds)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 5 ice cubes

Blend!

2. Lift Weights/HIIT Training

By adding some strength training into your workout plan, even if only for a few days a week, you can help reverse metabolism slow down by 50%. The average woman in her thirties who lifts weights twice a week for 30 minutes can increase her resting metabolism by 100 calories a day. This means your body continues to burn fat even on the days you don’t make it to the gym.

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I also tell my clients to only do steady state cardio as a last resort. If you want to kick your metabolism into high gear, start with some HIIT intervals. For example, this can be done for about 25 minutes with the following:

  •  Sprints (run for 1 min, rest for 1 min, repeat)
  • Cycling (pedal as fast as possible for 1 min, rest for 30 seconds, repeat)
  • Or my personal favorite, the stairmaster (climb for 2 cycles, usually 40 seconds each, rest for one cycle, only use handrails when recovering)

With HIIT training, your body will be burning calories faster and more efficiently even after you have finished your workout. It helps you consume more oxygen, which in turns produces more mitochondria from your cells. Even at just 25 minutes, you can get a fat blasting workout. HIIT training is also the only cardio strategy that has been proven to reduce belly fat.

Here is a work out program that includes strength training and HIIT.  You can do the workouts from home in under 20 minutes.  It is perfect for busy moms.   I did this program (Desi) after I had Cooper and couldn’t make it to the gym, but wanted to put everything back together.  It was perfect!

3. Drink A Secret Detox Drink

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Adding a cleansing drink to your diet can help you boost your energy, speed up your metabolism, lose body fat, and reverse disease fast!

This cleansing drink is one of my favorites! 

I love drinking it first thing in the morning before breakfast or after an early morning workout.  

Plus this recipe is so easy to make and you probably have most of it already at your home.

This secret detox drink has:

  • Cayenne which speeds up your metabolism
  • Lemon juice that balances blood sugar levels and creates a more alkaline environment.
  • Cinnamon that is super effective in balancing out your blood sugar levels and it is full of antioxidants.
  • Apple cider vinegar which is amazing for digestion
  • Ginger or ginger tea

SECRET DETOX DRINK RECIPE

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3 Responses to

  1. Desi says:

    Hi Ondalynn- So sorry I didn’t include the link! Here it is:
    https://fityum.isrefer.com/go/fymebook/Desireeward/

  2. Desi says:

    Hi Missy! Yes there was whoops! Here it is
    https://fityum.isrefer.com/go/fymebook/Desireeward/. Her program is perfect for a busy mom!

  3. Desi says:

    Hi Rebekah! Oh this tea is such a perfect way to start the day!

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