1.) Eat Healthy Fat
Only in the United States we have been taught that fat is bad. Thanks to science we’re now learning that fat is not only good for you but we need it. Not all fat is created equal, in fact good fat will actually help you burn the bad fat away. You should avoid any product that says fat-free!
2.) Drinking Water
Did you know that is actually works alongside your metabolism to burn fat? A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism stated for every 17 ounces of water a healthy man or woman drinks it increases their metabolic rate by 30%. So 5 glasses a day will burn the fat away.
3.) Eliminate All Processed Foods & Sugars
The biggest problem with our diets is processed flours and starches. We are one of the biggest consumers of these items here in the United States which is why we have an epidemic of obesity in our country. The processed foods you should avoid are: All flours including wheat,oat,legume,(pea & bean),rice, and corn flours; instant -refined grains we should avoid include instant hot cereals, white rice,polished rice,and instant rice. The last processed food to avoid is refined starch, some examples are potato starch,corn starch and modified starch. All starch is, is another word for sugar in the science world.
4.) Get 8 Hours Sleep
Sleep is the most overlooked when it comes to our metabolism, although it’s very important when it comes to burning fat. When we sleep it allows the hormones leptin and ghrelin to do their job. Leptin helps to regulate your energy levels and keep your appetite low, while ghrelin stimulates hunger and often initiates the need to eat. These two little powerhouses only work when we get adequate sleep.
I know you’re thinking “DUH” but did you know that besides weight loss exercise also attributes to mental well being? I’m not talking hitting the gym for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, I mean taking a brisk 30 minute walk every day or even 30 minutes of stretching. When we exercise it increases our dopamine, the feel good receptor in our brain.When we are feeling good in our mind,our body is more likely to go into homeostasis.
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