We all know it takes time to lose weight but if you’re in a hurry these 7 secrets will speed things up. If you’re a woman over 40 these will help you increase your metabolism as well as support your overall health.
- Drink Green Tea-drinking herbal teas like green tea, white tea and even black tea can ramp up your metabolism. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed drinking green tea is more effective than other teas at promoting weight loss because of it’s high levels of catechins. Aim to drink 1-3 cups of green tea daily.
- Complete a cleanse-doing a professional cleanse program is one of the best ways to lose weight fast. For women over 40 cleansing is a great way to support your liver and give your digestive system a rest. See below for upcoming cleanse dates.
- Increase protein intake-if you’re looking to burn fat and build muscle you need more protein. A good starting point is to consume half your body weight in grams of protein per day.
- Reduce/eliminate grains-grains contain large amounts of carbohydrates which break down into sugar that your body will store as fat. I’m not against all grains but if you’re trying to lose weight fast letting go of grains can help. Gluten and lectins are inflammatory for many and why letting go of grains at least in the beginning is a good idea.
- Know your blood sugar level-not just once a year at a physical. Knowing your blood sugar level means knowing your fasting and post-parandial (after meals) as a tool for optimal health. Your fasting level should be 75-89. After meals it should spike no higher than 110 and 2 hours after eating be down to your fasting level. If it spikes high, you know there are foods in that meal you should not be eating. Many women over 40 have insulin resistance and don’t know it. A glucometer is a great tool to know how your body is handling food and if you are maintaining a good blood sugar level throughout the day.
- Burst train-this is one of the most effective ways to lose weight fast. This method of exercise helps you burn fat faster because your metabolism stays elevated for up to 48 hours after exercise.
- Eat 90% of your meals at home-being in control of what you’re eating and knowing you are using quality ingredients will help you drop weight fast. Have at least 5-7 recipes you’re comfortable with and can whip up in less than 20 minutes.
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