• Lisa Santoro, MBA, CRNA

How Do I Boost My Morning Metabolism? Here Are 4 Simple Ways.

Many of us are looking for ways to lose weight and build a little muscle. It’s good for your health and looks great! However, most of us are not doing the most important things we can to achieve those goals.

One of the most important things you can do to lose weight and build muscle is to boost your metabolism - especially in the morning.

The Issue

Far too many of us go straight to the coffee in the morning (total confession here!), or maybe even eat some toast or cereal, then go about our day. Having a routine is great, but if it is limiting your metabolism then you are not moving towards your goal to get in shape.

The Solution

The solution is simple: boost your metabolism. For some reason, many people view metabolism and weight loss as a challenge. It’s actually quite easy if you do it right!

Get your morning metabolism going with these strategies:

1. Reduce your pH. One of the most overlooked aspects of health and fitness programs is pH balance. You may remember this from chemistry class in high school or college. PH is the acid-base balance in your body. When it comes down to it, high acidity in your body leads to obesity, fatigue, and other health complications.

• Balancing your pH levels in the morning can be a great way to start your day off on the right foot, enabling your metabolism to function as it should. The best way to balance your pH in the morning is to eat dark fruit and green, leafy vegetables.

• Not only will they help you balance your pH, but they’ll also increase your intake of fiber, which has been shown to decrease appetite and lead to weight loss.

2. Exercise. Running, walking, biking, lifting weights – it doesn’t really matter what you do, just get your body moving! It counts as exercise if it gets your heart rate up and makes your lungs and muscles work, so do whatever exercise works for you.

• Research has shown that you won’t be able to train as hard in the evening, so a morning workout is one of the most effective methods to increase metabolism which leads to weight loss.

3. Hydration. I know you don’t want to hear this…. but coffee is NOT hydration. In fact, it has a negative hydration effect due to its diuretic nature. Although drinking coffee in the morning can make you feel more energized, it doesn’t promote a faster metabolism in the long run. Real hydration will.

• Drinking 7-8 glasses of water a day is recommended to stay well hydrated.

• Start your morning off with a glass of water (put one next to your bed so you can drink it as soon as you wake up in the morning). For a bonus add some lemon juice and you will help balance your body’s pH.

• Do you need extra support? Axiom can help, just give us a call! We have two levels of Rejuvenation depending on your needs.

• The AXIOM Rejuvenator helps to fight dehydration and exhaustion. It includes IV fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins.

• The AXIOM Rejuvenator Plus (aka Myers Cocktail) is for those who need that added energy boost. It was developed by Dr. Myers and is used to help support the immune system, treat chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies, and many other health issues. It includes electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals. Glutathione can be added for an extra boost.

4. Eat iron-rich foods. This is especially important in a world where food is processed, and nutrients are being stripped from their original sources. Iron does more then we think, and emerging science is showing that it can have massive benefits to metabolism and overall vitality.

• A lack of iron can lead to anemia, fatigue, and overeating.

• Iron plays a crucial role in hemoglobin and erythrocyte production, both of which help transport working nutrients and oxygen to muscles and other internal systems. New science is even showing that iron may be an important mechanism to assist in protein digestion.

• Eating iron-rich foods can help to increase your metabolism and live a life with greater vitality and lack of fatigue.

There you have it! 4 simple ways to increase your morning metabolism: take care to balance your pH, exercise regularly, hydrate, and eat iron-rich foods each morning.

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