A lot of people come into the practice and one of their top 5 concerns or issues typically has something to do with weight. 95% of the time a Candida issue has something to do with it as well as an underlying thyroid issue, our metabolic control center. Once these things are taken care of, people notice significant changes in their weight and energy levels as well as mental clarity.
Below are some tips to jump start metabolism!
1) Drink a full glass of water immediately upon waking in the morning. Set the glass of water on your nightstand and have it ready to drink right when you wake up. This gets you hydrated right away in the morning and jump starts your metabolism.
2) Drink one glass of hot water with ½ lemon daily (or more). This revs up metabolism and gets the liver filtering out toxins that can contribute to weight gain.
3) Stop eating after 6pm. This gives your body more time to break down food instead of trying to process it during the middle of the night when your metabolism is the slowest. Set a time to stop eating, even if it is not 6 pm. Sticking to your rule will help keep you from wandering into the kitchen looking for snacks and mindless eating. Most people eat late at night not because they are hungry, but out of routine!
4) Eat protein at each meal. Ideally you want 30 grams of protein at each meal. You will be amazed at how this little trick can help you feel full longer, lose weight and keep your energy up. Some simple foods to keep a protein filled diet are: almond butter, nuts/seeds, deli meat (make sure it is preservative free… aka nitrates, -ites), chicken, eggs, fish, beef, CLEAN protein powders (we have plenty at the office) and, my favorite, collagen! Collagen has 20 grams of protein per serving. Plus, it is tasteless and can dissolve in cold or warm drinks/food.
Try these easy steps and see how much it can help you!