Natural Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

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These easy and natural ways to boost your metabolism will help you maintain your weight goals every single day and stay energized through your day.

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

I feel like I have always struggled with having a slow metabolism as I spent my high school and college days counting calories and working out constantly, only to do nothing more than maintain my weight. Then, for some strange reason, after I had Branden, I was finally able to lose the weight that I had been trying to get rid of for years. Maybe it was because I had him very young, but either way, something in my metabolism finally shifted. Now, as Branden is about to turn 4 years old, I feel like my “momtabolism” is starting to plateau again and using these easy ways to boost your metabolism will help get it going again. In my quest for fitness fulfillment, I have yearned for smart and natural ways to boost your metabolism and hope that you will all join me in these fun activities that help rev up your momtabolism and keep it going! Ready…set…fitness time!

Tips For Natural Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

  • Get moving early in the morning in order to start revving up the momtabolism! Try setting your alarm for 15-30 minutes before you typically wake up (or before the little ones start to stir) and do some vigorous stretching or yoga.
  • Start your day with this simple detox drink recipe. I promise that you already have these ingredients sitting in your kitchen at home and you can drink it alongside your coffee.
  • Want to work out as a family? We have been running relays together at our local running path. Since Branden can’t run as fast as my husband and I yet, we take turns running a 1/2 to 1 mile each and then switch, completing jumping jacks, crunches, etc. with Branden while waiting for the other to return. We repeat this about 2 times, 3 if we are feeling very ambitious. Then, we all sleep very good at night! Working out together as a family is invigorating and a great, natural way to boost your metabolism. Even if you don’t like to run, check out my favorite jogging stroller and you can pick up the pace a little when you’re alone with your baby.

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  • Try out some new fun fitness classes! I feel like I get bored really easily with my regular fitness routine. I have been using Groupon and Living Social to try out different boot camp classes around the city. Also, Yoga to the People has become a new favorite yoga class of mine. It is a donation only yoga class, so if you only have $1 in your pocket, you can get a great work-out and hopefully be able to pay more the next time! If leaving the home is hard, check out these yoga for beginner videos here. 
  • Try to spice up everyday household chores! I know that we have lots of them, so it can be beneficial for your momtabolism to do them with a little bit more energy. Turn the music up and dance like no one is watching (OR, like EVERYONE is watching, for those of you who like attention, LOL!) Mop a little faster, clean a little harder, and scrub a little deeper. You can even stop and do sets on jumping jacks, sit ups, and even headstands in between chores. Check out this list of how many calories you are actually burning while doing household chores, and imagine how much bigger that number could be if you have your momtabolism in mind!
  • Sex is a great way to burn calories. Make a pact with your partner to have sex everyday for a week and see the results it has on your momtabolism and your relationship. I will let you be creative on the calorie burning “menu” of activities in the bedroom 🙂
  • Keep drinking water all day long! If your body starts to get a little bit dehydrated, it won’t function properly, leading to a slower metabolism and low energy. Keep drinking ladies!
  • For the coffee loving Mama – keep in mind that by drinking black coffee you can give your momtabolism an instant boost. Studies show over and over again just how powerful coffee really is and it’s honestly my absolute favorite of the natural ways to boost your metabolism. Here’s my favorite. 

If you are looking for some healthy snacks for busy moms – click here, I have a whole list! 

Overall, I have just been trying to stay active all day. One of the best ways I’ve found that motivates me to work on natural ways to boost your metabolism is if I’m dressing the part. Here’s two post about my current favorite activewear, the first is about inexpensive workout clothes, and the other is about my favorite Reebok finds. Even though I live in the city, I have learned that I can’t just rely on all the walking to the subway to burn the amount of calories that I need in order to lose the weight I want. This goes for any Mama, anywhere. Even if you are very active, you need to change your routine because your body can get really used to the same thing being done over and over. What is your favorite of the ways to boost your metabolism? Comment below!

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

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