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Increasing your metabolism to boost weight loss or for other health reasons is a lot easier than you think.
You might assume you’re stuck with the metabolism you were born with and there’s simply nothing to do to fix it.
However, there are many things you can do to increase your metabolism. If your body has suffered through metabolic damage, either from starving yourself or overtraining, you still have the ability to reverse it.
Understanding the metabolism and how it works can help you lose weight and maximize your hard work. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, having a healthy metabolism can be incredibly beneficial to your body because of reasons that I list below.
If eating could be cheap, convenient, and really good for you, wouldn’t you take that route?
Fortunately, eating healthy and nutritious foods is completely doable, but many of us have totally avoided doing so after many failed attempts of trying to eat healthy foods and stay on a budget.
There’s all this confusion about organic foods as far as produce goes, so we’re going to clear up a few things. You do not need to buy 100% organic, especially if you don’t have much to spend on food. We’re also be going over non-produce items to buy that are both satisfying and filling.
Also, I’d like to mention that when you eat healthy foods, you’re putting an investment on your health. If you could prevent certain illnesses and diseases, wouldn’t you want to? Plus, when we eat nutritious foods, we feel good, have abundant energy, our skin radiates, and we’re generally happier people.
You’re at the supermarket and walking down the aisles, only to be bombarded by food packaging claiming that the low-fat version option is healthier than its regular option.
These foods aren’t healthier, though, and can actually be much worse than the traditional option. When a food claims to be low fat, it has to make up for the lack of taste somehow.
Also, when you buy foods that say “lite” or “low fat”, you often eat more of them because you think you’re eating healthier, therefore you tend to eat more. So, although you think you’re doing yourself a favor, in the long run, you’re hurting yourself and creating this cycle of self-destruction.
Being 170+ pounds at 5’2” was undoubtedly heavy for my body type. I carried most of my weight in my stomach and face, and couldn’t even recognize myself when I saw photos of me taken by friends and family.
I gained most of my weight during a summer spent at my dads. As you’ll find out below, I grew up in a household that didn’t have a variety of food often, so I was left with one extra large meal that was supposed to last for at least a couple days. One summer with my dad (parents were divorced) meant that I would have any food I wish. Sadly, that would also be the summer I gain most of my weight that I ended up losing years later.
Gaining a great deal of weight impacted me both physically and mentally. I had trouble focusing on school work, felt lethargic throughout the day, and didn’t have much motivation for anything at all. On top of that, my dad was going through chemo and I eventually saw him pass away in our living room.
It was both heartbreaking and a huge wake-up call that life is too short to be miserable.
If I were never overweight, I don’t think I’d be the confident and secure person I am today. I take care of myself mentally as much as I do physically, and take pride in being healthy.
Do you find eating healthy foods to be a struggle, either because of the cost or the hassle it takes to grocery shop and cook?
I was in your exact same place at one point and felt defeated.
I decided to create a free healthy living course to show all my readers what I eat and how I’m maintaining my 50-pound weight loss.
Living a healthy lifestyle didn’t come easy, but I eventually learned how to incorporate it into my life in such a way that I don’t even think twice about eating healthy foods every day.
How amazing and convenient would it be to live a healthy lifestyle without even having to try or think about it?
Today’s post is brought to you by my friend Becky, who blogs over at Simply Intentional Life. She blogs about saving money, health, and even has free budget sheets available over on her blog!
If you have ever tried to lose weight in the past, you are probably familiar with the dreaded weight loss plateau. In a nutshell, a weight loss plateau is when you have successfully lost weight but then can’t seem to lose anymore.
It is incredibly frustrating and overwhelming. I have seen this in a lot in women when they are trying to lose the last 10-15 pounds. They feel so close to their weight loss goal, yet so far away because nothing seems to be working when they hit a plateau
Today’s post will be short and simple. Here is a fun yet challenging 10-minute workout.
This plan is perfect for people on the go, who travel often, or need a quick pick me up at work!
When you think of healthy foods, does your mind jump straight to vegetables and fruits?
It’s not a bad thing if you do, and it would only make sense if you thought pizza and french fries are unhealthy junk food that you should stay clear of unless it’s a cheat day.
A few years ago, I lost almost 60 pounds by eating healthier and exercising. I wanted to make sure that weight stayed off, but I also wanted to keep enjoying the foods I loved so much.
When I found out that I could create healthier versions of my favorite meals, I started saving a ton of money by preparing my own food at home, ate healthier, and stopped going out to restaurants so often.
Below are 10 foods that are surprisingly healthy, despite what social media might make you think.