Losing weight is hard, I get it! To make it easier here are a few steps that will help rev up your metabolism before 8:00 am (assuming you get up at 6:00 am).
Step 1. As soon as you wake up drink 16.9 oz of cold water.
Step 2. Get your body moving on an empty stomach. By doing 15 to 20 minutes of cardio first thing in the morning, you will burn more fat as your body has depleted most of it’s stored carbohydrates or Glycogen during the night. Your body will have to use fat as energy!
Step 3. Eat a big breakfast! You have heard this a thousand times before, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Since you haven’t eaten since the previous night your body needs to consume calories to give you energy for the day. Make sure you get protein and complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal and eggs. Have a cup of fruit and your multi-Vitamins and you are ready to go.
Step 4. Take Fish oil! Not only is fish oil heart healthy, the good fat in fish oil will help you burn the bad fat. Take this after each meal of the day (in this case breakfast) depending on the dosage.
Step 5. On your way to work drink some green tea! Green tea has healthy antioxidants and the caffeine will help increase your metabolism.
There you have it, 5 steps to help you get your metabolism started early. Give it a try today!