When it comes to aging, you want to raise your metabolic rate so that you don’t store fat. Although hormones are part of what dictates a lot of things in our lives…it IS possible to manipulate them to some degree with a little bit of knowledge, and a few daily practices.
From insulin to testosterone, estrogen, leptin, and ghrelin…these hormones play a big part in how much fat we burn, or store…and what the shape of our body is in.
The great news is this.
You don’t have to be 20 to have a great shape and the energy to power through the day.
What you do need is a few key daily practices that will keep your body’s metabolic rate like a fat torching furnace.
Here are a few tips to raise your metabolic rate and get your life and body on track!
1. A good nights sleep turns on your fat burning hormone, Leptin.
Studies have shown that, if you get less than 7 hours of sleep, your “hunger hormones” will be on overdrive. That also means you are more apt to always be hungry and to store fat.
BEFORE BED, RELAX FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH A BOOK and some SLOW STRETCHING.
SLEEP IN A DARK AND COMFORTABLY COOL ROOM.
2. Exercise using weights.
Muscle burns calories even while you are sleeping. Muscle is the most metabolically active tissue in the body. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you burn.
Grab a pair of semi-heavy weights. Something that you can lift, push, pull or press for about 5-8 repetitions.
When you add more muscle to your body, your “internal furnace” will stay lit and burn fat for energy.
3. Eat more.
Eat more healthy fats, a moderate amount of lean free range and grass fed proteins, and tons of vegetables.
Your body is a machine and needs the right fuel to perform. Eat more healthy fats,…limit your carbs and eat lots of green veggies…and have 2-3 servings of protein daily.
You don’t need to count calories or measure portions or follow a named diet.
Follow the 3 tips above and see how amazing your body responds to NOT dieting, and not doing hours of exercise.
Your metabolism is yours to change.