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How to Boost Your Metabolism Naturally, Have More Energy, and Lose Weight

We usually think of metabolism as the ability to burn energy. True, but it’s so much more than that. It allows the body to function properly when we’re doing everyday activities from breathing and thinking to moving around and digesting our food.

If your metabolism is low, you run the risk of a whole host of problems including: digestive issues, constipation, weight gain, skin problems, colds & flu, headaches, and more.

Men tend to have a higher metabolism than women, and it typically declines after the age of 40. So, is there anything we can do about it? Absolutely! It’s called “diet and lifestyle”.

Many health experts believe the best way to improve your metabolism starts in the stomach. Here is a list of foods you should have in your diet and foods you want to avoid.

Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

  • Green tea, Oolong tea, and Matcha tea

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Avocados

  • Chia & Hemp seeds

  • Whole grains including brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa & sprouted grains

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Lentils like beans and chickpeas

  • Tree nuts - especially almonds and walnuts

  • Dark chocolate

  • Vegetables - especially celery, broccoli, & spinach

  • Fruits - especially apples, pears, and berries

  • Coffee

  • Wild caught salmon

  • Peppers

  • Water

  • Lean protein and Eggs

Best Non-foods to Boost Your Metabolism

  • Laughter

  • Stand more and sit less

  • Go to bed early

  • Sound sleep in a cool bedroom (66-68 degrees)

  • Brisk exercise and using weight to build muscle

Things to Avoid for a Better Metabolism

  • Diet soda

  • Sugary drinks

  • Energy drinks

  • Excess alcohol

  • Stress

  • Fried foods

  • Crash diets

  • Lights from phones, laptops, games, etc.

  • Skipping meals and starving yourself

As you can see, there’s plenty that you can do to improve your metabolism, so you can have more energy, feel great, and lose a few pounds.

Start incorporating these foods, avoiding others, and change some bad habits, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier life.

To Your Health,

Coach Maggie

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