Five Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism!
Start Lunging - When you lunge, your abs, butt and almost all of your leg muscles engage to help perform the exercise. The more muscles being used, the more calories you burn.
Idea: Try side lunges, walking lunges and even lunge jumps. For more variations and exercise instructions check out the link below.
Eat Grapefruit - Have as a mid-morning snack to curb your appetite until lunch. They are high in fiber and water while also being low on the glycemic index. This will help avoid a spike in your blood sugar.
Tip: Eat with cinnamon on top to further boost your metabolism and ease the bitterness of the grapefruit.
Try Something New - Variety in a workout regimen can enhance results by incorporating new muscles and preventing boredom from a routine. It will also help prevent injury from overuse. To start, use the variations of a lunge suggested above.
Replace Chips with Pumpkin Seeds - They have the healthy fats we need without the added oils and none of the bad carbs that are in our favorite chips.
Suggestion: I found pumpkin seeds in the shell at Trader Joe's. They are light, crunchy and dusted with sea salt. 15 oz bag for only $3!