With the pumpkin-spice-everything season coming up, a lot of us are worried about our that high calorie intake that's bound to take place. Luckily, we've found a few ways to boost our metabolism, starting first thing in the morning.
Firstly, according to experts, the problem is that most of us grab our morning coffee or energy drinks, maybe a small piece of toast, and start our busy days. And while everyone has some sort of morning routine, there may be healthier morning habits that can help us burn more calories. The first is balancing our pH levels, which is one aspect of our overall health that we often fail to pay attention to. Consuming dark fruit and leafy, green vegetables in the morning can help remedy this. Not only that, but it can also increase our fiber intake, which will leave us feeling fuller throughout the day.
The next most important nutrient to ensure we have enough of in our diet is iron. This is especially true in a world where the amount of processed food we consume every day is only increasing. And the role of iron in our overall vitality is more important than you may think. It plays a crucial role in hemoglobin and erythrocyte production, which help carry nutrients and oxygen in our body. Not to mention, a lack of iron can cause anemia, fatigue, and overeating.
While most people go for that caffeine boost in the morning, experts say it's important to get a glass or two of water in you before grabbing a coffee. Our bodies are often tricked into thinking they're hydrated after that cup of coffee, but the truth is, caffeine can have the opposite effect on our hydration levels. Aim for 7-8 glasses of water a day to keep your energy levels up. And last but not least, the most obvious tip of all: be sure to get your blood going soon after you wake up! Whether it's running, walking, or lifting weights, any type of exercise can help you increase your metabolism and achieve your weight loss goals. So be sure to incorporate as many of these tips as you can into your morning routine. Remember, our habits shape us into who we are!