10 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism and Get Over a Weight Loss Plateau

Here are 10 simple changes you can make to boost your metabolism and break through a diet plateau

  1. Drink Green Tea – Antioxidants in green tea helps stimulate the body to burn more calories and it may help you to curb your appetite. Drink at least 3 cups a day.
  2. Strength training – Strength training increases your muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories than fat. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate will be. The more calories you will burn throughout the day. Try at least 30 minutes 2-3 times a week.
  3. Add high intense intervals to your cardio workout. Studies show adding short bursts of intense activity with periods of less intense activity burns more calories. Aim for at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week.
  4. Mix it up. Make sure to vary your exercise. If you do the same work out everyday your body gets use to it and does not lower as many calories.
  5.  Try adding an extra 10 minutes to your workout.
  6. Eat whole foods. Eliminate processed foods; eliminate cheese, processed food and sugar. Fill up on vegetables, fruit, lean protein, legumes, and whole grains.
  7. Skip the alcohol. Not only does it add calories but also it can decrease your activity and ability to resist unhealthy food calories.
  8. Watch your portions.
  9. Get enough sleep. Inadequate sleep can make it hard to loose weight.
  10. Do relaxation techniques. Stress produces cortisol (hormone that slows your metabolism)

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