One of the main purposes of metabolism is to store and use energy. After 40 years on the planet, it stands to reason that our metabolism will slow down. People over 40, tend not to be as active as they used to be and may not be taking in the proper amount of nutrients.
When we were younger, we had our mothers to reinforce that we ate all of our broccoli or no dessert. After 40, we have no one to regulate us but ourselves. That is why we need to do all we can to ensure that we boost our metabolism after 40.
But how can we ensure continue to store and use energy as much as we did before we hit the big 4-0
Be Picky and Proud of It
After the age of 40, you need to be as discerning as possible as to what you allow to enter your digestive system.
Picking and choosing the foods that you eat will determine how quickly or slowly your metabolism will work.
Keep away from the carbs.
Yes, that is correct, keep your carbohydrate intake to a minimum. And when you do have carbs, have the right ones.
The right combination of fruits and vegetables that contain carbohydrates will make or break your metabolism.
Add – Do Not Just Subtract
It is important to take away white flour, sugar, too many carbohydrates and sweets from your diet.
BUT, whilst you are deleting negative sources from your diet that will slow down your metabolism, you need to consider adding other things to your diet that help increase your metabolism like green tea, extra water, or even apple cider vinegar.
Do not be afraid to try new fruits or vegetables.
If you are reaching for chips and dip, think about red pepper strips and hummus. You never know what will work for you unless you try adding it into your diet.
If your normal form of exercise is yoga, try a power form of yoga like yogalates.
If you take a leisurely stroll, consider taking a different path such as routes that incorporate more inclines, steep or otherwise, or even begin to power walk in between your causal walking.
Begin to incorporate weights into your exercise routine. The extra pressure on your muscles will increase your metabolism as those muscles now have to work a little harder.
In addition, you may want to take a dance class that has a bit more rhythm to it or take a beginner’s aerobics class to get that metabolism jump-started.
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It’s about your own training, your body and your mentality. Helping to guide you to your best shape ever and give you back your power, focus and intensity.
By changing your dietary habits, deleting some negative foodstuffs, adding some beneficial new food sources and incorporating different types of exercise routines, you will see the beginnings of a whole new you and a whole new metabolism.
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