Everyone wants to lose weight quickly, but there is no magic pill that can make you thin in a month. However, there are several ways that you can jump-start your weight loss by increasing your metabolism.
- Keep yourself hydrated:
This is the most basic and easiest way to jumpstart your weight loss. Drinking a lot of water and detoxifying herbal teas will help you flush all the harmful toxins from your body, boosting your metabolism by improving the efficiency of your thyroid functioning. Drink five glasses of water daily at the very least to keep your body at its best. Drinking a lot of water and herbal teas, especially first thing in the morning and before meals, will also curb your hunger and prevent you from binge eating.
- Get enough sleep:
Your diet, your workout, and all the water that you consume will go to waste if you fail to get enough quality sleep.
Good sleep help to keep your hormones and your mood balanced. If your hormones and your mood are balanced, then your body will function more efficiently and will keep all your unnecessary cravings at bay.
Make sure to give yourself a peaceful night of at least eight hours. This takes discipline. Turn off the screen, lower the lights, put your favourite oils into the diffuser and sleep all night long.
I run regular sleep trials using essential oils so if you want to trial this protocol let me know.
- Hot lemon water:
Drinking hot lemon water early in the morning before breakfast helps fire up your metabolism. I love adding 1 drop of DoTERRA lemon or grapefruit oil to my water. It doesn’t have the same effect on the tooth enamel as the lemon juice and is a great support for the liver.
- Health shots:
Another way you can fire up your metabolism is by having a health shot of lemon, honey, ginger, and turmeric first thing in the morning. It might taste disgusting, but it has a dramatic impact on your metabolism. I love a good strong ginger shot. Juice 1 whole lemon, a big chunk of ginger, 1 small piece of turmeric and a pinch of cayenne pepper. This is a great way to fire up the digestion and keep unwanted seasonal threats away.
- Pre-workout hydration:
Drinking loads of water or green tea before a workout is an easy and efficient way to burn twice the amount of calories that you usually do.
Exercises that keep your heartbeat up are another way to burn a lot more calories and jumpstart your weight loss. You can add exercises like planks, burpees, and jumping jacks to get your heart pumping. If you hate the thought of burpees try a gentle run walk run for 20 minutes a day.
Some studies have shown that people who have a habit of fidgeting or bouncing their knees can burn up to 500 more calories a day.
- Spice is the key:
Spicy food burns more calories during digestion because it can fire up your metabolism. Add a few more spicy foods, like hot peppers, to your diet. You can add jalapeno in almost any dish you like, even in your eggs. Spices also add a ton of flavor with little to no calories.
Cayenne pepper, cinnamon oil, cinnamon powder are all great ways to fire up the digestion. Try dipping a toothpick into cinnamon oil and placing it in between your teeth when you have a craving.
- Graze throughout the day:
Another trick is to eat five or six small meals throughout the day instead of eating three large meals. If you keep eating small amounts, your body will be constantly functioning to break down that food into energy. Your body will learn to work more efficiently and will burn more calories. Make sure small meals contain enough protein and good fats to help with hunger.
- Drink black coffee once a day:
Drinking pure black coffee at least once a day will boost the rate at which your body burns calories.
Losing weight is not meant to be an expeditious activity; your body does not function that way. Slow and gradual weight loss often requires a lifestyle change. If you are unsure where to start, reach out to me.
These tips should be practiced along with a healthy diet and exercise for best results. They may be able to give your body that little extra boost it needs to power into weight loss mode.
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DoTERRA STUDY TRIAL
I am helping to run a study on dōTERRA essential oils in September and I can invite 10 people I know to the study group.
You might really enjoy this so I wanted to give you the chance to be involved.
There are 4 studies and you can choose one of them to participate in:
Pain and Discomfort Help
Stress & Mood support
You’ll get some free samples to try for 7 days and a thank you gift for completing.
Would you like to participate in one of these health topics?
Yours in health and wellness,
Trish Tucker May