10 Tips for Your Metabolism

  1. Eat breakfast within 45 minutes of waking up. Your body has fasted all night while asleep, and needs food to start your metabolism in the morning. Remember research shows that those who don’t eat breakfast within 90 minutes of waking up are 147% more likely to be obese
  2. Eat every 2-3 hours. Your metabolism consistently needs calories to stay elevated. When you skip a meal, your metabolism crashes. Eat 5 or 6 small meals per day at spaced intervals, and you’ll experience less hunger and a higher metabolism– which equals more weight loss.
  3. Eat a balance of protein and complex carbs. Imagine an empty plate, with1/3 of the plate lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey, tofu) and the other 2/3 of the plate complex carbs (dark green salad with heart healthy dressing like olive oil and lemon juice, sweet potato, steamed vegetables)
  4. Stay hydrated. Drink your personal recommend amount EG; 1ltr for 25kg of body weight.
  5. If you need to snack, snack on protein. Find health sources of protein that you can enjoy for ~100 – 150 calories. Looking for low sugar, low fat options like almonds, egg whites, cottage cheese, soy nuts and of course the best…Herbalife protein bars.
  6. Incorporate strength training and cardio. Lean muscle mass is the key to burning fat and calories. No ladies, you will not get bulky. Muscle is the single most important predictor or how well you metabolise your food, how many calories and body fat you burn
  7. Say no to sugar. When you eat sugar you throw your metabolic switch into fat storage mode. Focus on foods with a low glycemic index, meaning foods that are low in sugar and help support healthy blood sugar levels
  8. Add some spice to life. When you eat spicy foods, it boosts up your metabolism. Have fun with the cayenne pepper and hot salsa (just lose the chips)
  9. Get sleep. People who do not sleep for 7-8 hours a night are more prone to weight gain. A tip: shut off the TV and use that hour for an extra night of sleep.
  10. Avoid stress. Easier said than done, but stress can actually lead to weight gain, especially around the tummy. Why? Physical and emotional stress elevates cortisol levels, which slows your metabolism