Boost Your Metabolism INSTANTLY!

Do you struggle to lose weight? Does it feel like a major accomplishment every time you drop a single pound? Do you still have a lot to lose and feel like it's going to take FOREVER?

Not all of us have been given the gift of a fantastic metabolic rate. There are many reasons why your metabolism might not be functioning at its best. A visit to your doctor can tell you if you have a thyroid disorder. Unfortunately this problem is very common these days.

But what if you've already been diagnosed and treated? It's quite possible the medications are only making a small difference in terms of your weight loss. In addition to taking your prescription, there are many more steps you can take to increase your metabolism.

1) Get up early, get outside, and get some light! Light is a major regulator of our circadian rhythms. Getting early morning light helps your body to wake up and stimulates your metabolism to kick into high gear. In turn, this also helps regulate your sleep patterns so you get tired and fall asleep easily at night.

2) Eat more protein. Have you ever heard of the "meat sweats"? This is the thermal reaction produced when you consume a lot of animal protein. Your body's digestive furnace heats up in order to break down all that protein. I'm not suggesting you gorge yourself on meat! But eating enough protein will raise your metabolic rate and help you burn more fat, as long as you keep your carb intake low.

3) Lift something heavy. If you are obese, just lifting your own body will be plenty. Start with a squat. Sit down into a sturdy, stable chair or bench and get back up again. When this becomes easy, just tap the chair with your butt and stand back up. Eventually you won't need to use the chair at all. Lifting heavy will instantly up your metabolism. And the more muscle you build, the more fat you will burn all day and all night, even when you're sleeping!

4) Get into cold water. This is another instant metabolic boost. Immerse your whole body in a cold pool, or a lake, or a bathtub, or a shower. If you start shivering, even better. It doesn't take long at all for your body to respond by turning up the inner furnace. If you can't possibly bear a cold shower, try using an ice pack on the back of your neck. It's not quite as dramatic, but will also raise your metabolic rate.

5) Breathe! This is one of the simplest and quickest ways to change your metabolism. Learn to breathe more deeply. This will instantly lower your heart rate and blood pressure, in turn lowering your stress hormones like cortisol. Less stress means less fat storage.

Put all five steps into practice and you will be a fat-burning machine in no time! If you're looking for more ways to change your lifestyle in order to lose weight, please get in touch. I have a few openings for private clients who want to transform their bodies and their lives.