Did you know that you can turn your body into a fat burning machine?  If you want to banish the sluggishness and boost your metabolism and energy levels check out these tips:-

Add a source of protein to every meal

Eating protein not only helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, it also helps to satiate your sugar or fatty food cravings.  Your body has to work extra hard to break down protein, in turn which means you are using more energy to digest your food and increasing your metabolic rate

Add a weight training program to your workout plan

The more lean muscle you have, the better your ability to use additional energy when you rest.  This will help to make you look sculpted, sexy and lean!

Add a little spice to your plate

Adding some chilli, spices and black pepper to your meals will help to stimulate your metabolism as it will help your body burn some extra calories after your meal!

Eat foods that your body has to work harder to break down

Think about 3 water bottles lined up next to each: 1 has a slice of chocolate cake in the water, the next has some grainy bread and the third has a piece of steak in the water. If you shook each bottle vigorously what would happen to the food inside? The cake would dissolve, the bread would break into chunks and the steak would stay the same. This gives you an indication of the work your body has to do to break down denser, heavier foods rather than foods high in sugar or water.

Eat small regular meals

Eating five or six meals a day will stimulate your metabolism into burning the equivalent amount of energy as 30mins of cardio!!! Like a campfire that doesn’t need one big log to burn all night but lots of little bits of kindling to burn away, your metabolism needs constant stoking to keep working at a high level-so if you are only have 1 or 2 meals a day you’re snuffing your campfire out!!!

 

Author CJ’s Fitbumps  CJ is a pre and postnatal holistic health coach, group exercise instructor, personal trainer, nutrition expert and author of The Winning Physique. She provides specialist pre and postnatal fitness classes and coaching at Riverside Ice and Leisure as well as offers one to one personalised health coaching programs lifestyle consultations and personal training. Find me at www.cjsfitbumps.com, email me via cj@cjsfitbumps.com or call me 07557683770.