Mornings can be super hectic trying to get out the door… we get it! We like to set our alarms earlier and take the mornings to prioritize our health. This is YOUR time to focus on you before work, family, and other obligations pop up. We set aside some time to meditate, reflect, and set our intentions. We promise this will make the biggest difference in your day! The mornings are also the best time to get your metabolism revving for the entire day.
With a few simple swaps to your sips, snacks, and workouts, you can actually boost your metabolism even before you brush your teeth. Try these four tips in the mornings and you’ll be burning up, glowing, and feeling super energized all day long!
Rise, shine, and sweat
It’s all in the timing. Getting your workout in first thing heats up your body and lets your metabolism know it’s time to burn! Your body is in fat burning mode after sleeping, so working out right when you wake up will take advantage of this state. Plus, exercising in the a.m. means your metabolism will be boosted all day, even as you run errands and sit at your desk at work.
We use the Studio Tone It Up app to hold ourselves accountable. It’s so much easier to wake up and crush a workout with a group of strong women cheering you on. With the Studio Tone It Up app, you can take workout classes with your girlfriends wherever you are, make new connections, track your workouts and goals, and receive endless support, encouragement, and love from this team! Download the app HERE!
But first, coffee
Java in hand… always ;) Coffee is not only KEY to making it to our early morning workouts; it’s also a major metabolism booster. And studies have found that coffee boosts levels of the hormone PYY, which helps keep snack attacks at bay. Not a coffee girl? No prob, green tea also has similar perks!
Power up with protein
Protein actually takes more energy to digest than other nutrients, so it boosts your metabolism just by eating it. We always have a smoothie made with plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free Tone It Up Protein within 30 minutes of our morning workout. Protein not only boosts your metabolism but also helps your muscles recover and keeps your skin and hair looking fab! We also love starting our days with delicious protein pancakes and muffins.
Wake up and drink up
Hydrating your body from the moment you wake up is essential. Drinking enough water has been proven to boost your metabolism by up to 30 percent! Squeeze in lemon or add sliced cucumber for a tastier sip. We like to keep a big glass of water on our bedside table so we remember to hydrate first thing!
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