How To Boost Your Metabolism All Day LongBy Katrina Scott on
Start with a shot
We love starting each morning with a Meta D Shot (meta is short for metabolism!). Mix 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar with 6 oz. water, 2 oz. 100% organic apple juice, 1 tsp. Cassia cinnamon, and 1 small shake of cayenne pepper. Apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and cayenne have all been shown to boost metabolism (more on that later). Plus, cinnamon and ACV help balance blood sugar levels. Chase your shot with some ACV gummies for extra perks!
Get plenty of protein
Protein requires more effort to digest, metabolise, and use, which creates a thermic effect in your body. This means you burn energy just by eating and processing protein! Fuel up in the morning with Tone It Up Protein smoothies, muffins, pancakes, and overnight oats. You can find amazing recipes in your app!
Eat more often
Yes, MORE! We suggest eating about every 3 hours (5 hours max) to keep your metabolism working and revved. For us, this looks like three meals per day, 2 snacks, and the occasional after-dinner treat.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Research shows that people who drank about 16 oz of water increased their metabolic rate by 30 percent. Translation: just by consuming water you’re increasing the rate at which your body burns energy. Keep your TIU water bottle with you all day every day and keep track of your water intake in your journal or in a note on your phone. You can also set alarms or cal reminders on your phone to drink up!
Spice up your life…
Or at least your meals ;) Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin that helps increase the amount of heat your body produces, which boosts your metabolism. You can sprinkle some cayenne into your egg muffins, stir-fry dishes, lean bowls, or on your Tray Bakes.
Looking for more science-backed nutrition advice to keep you feeling healthy, lean, and energized? Check out the nutrition section in your TIU app!