Add These 4 Practices to your Morning Routine to Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight

Add These 4 Practices to your Morning Routine to Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight

Add These 4 Practices to your Morning Routine to Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight

Did you know that the way you spend your morning can actually set the course of your entire day? Not only that, but the things you do in the morning and also before going to bed at night, can have enormous impact on your health and weight loss.

With some seriously simple shifts, you can create a morning and evening routine that serves your health goals, and helps you to shift into a more positive mood and perspective. 

I’m curious, do you already have a morning routine? 

Let me know, reply back, I’d love to hear from you. 

These are a few practices that I now swear by, having tried them out myself over the years and finally settled on what works for me. 

I know that they have a profound affect on my energy, focus, health, the quality of my sleep, and my metabolic function. Overall, these practices have become an integral part of my own weight-loss and weight-maintaining health journey. 

Most of these are linked to the circadian rhythm, which - as your body’s internal clock - is vital to your overall health. 

There is a circadian clock inside each of your cells. That means that your entire body is affected by the time you go to sleep, wake up, and even digest your food. 

Let’s dive into what they are:

  1. Overnight Fasting

    This is the easiest way to practice intermittent fasting, and depending on your normal routine, you may already be practicing it without realizing! 

    If you eat your last meal of the day between 6 and 8 p.m, then fast for 12 - 16 hours, so having breakfast at around 7.30 or 8.30 a.m you will actually be fasting in a really healthy way. 

    This kind of mini-fasting matched to your circadian rhythms helps to keep your insulin levels low, improving blood pressure, and fat distribution. 

    Pushing the fast to 16 hours if you have the energy and inclination, a couple of times a month is also a great idea.

  2. Early to Bed

    Your metabolism will thank you for maintaining a sleep-wake cycle that is synchronized with your circadian rhythm. What that means is going to sleep at around 10 p.m and waking up at around 6 a.m. Of course, this all depends on where you are in the world, and what season it is. 

    But in general, getting to bed early is just wonderful for your health in all areas. It improves your skin quality, as skin repair primarily takes place at night. 

    If you are asleep by 11 p.m, you get a huge dose of the human growth hormone. The HGH is known as the hormone that promotes a beautiful, lean body. 

    I know it can be challenging to stick to this kind of schedule, especially if your job or kids interfere. But even just making sure it happens a couple of times a week is a great start, and you are sure to see the difference!

  3. Bathing in Direct Morning Sunlight

    If you can get outside and practice some light yoga stretches, or mindfulness mediation whilst being out in the sunshine, it’s a wonderful way to soak up some Vitamin D naturally and set your circadian rhythm right. 

    Getting direct sunlight in the morning (and in the evening) sends signals into your retina in your eyes to reset melatonin. 

    That helps to boost your energy, keep it stable throughout the day, and will also contribute to a restful, deep sleep at night. 

  4. Drinking Lemon Turmeric Water

    I always make the first thing I ingest each morning, a cup of warm water with half a lemon squeezed in and a dash of turmeric powder. 

    I drink this through a metal straw (to avoid damaging tooth enamel). 

    The health benefits of this drink are amazing. Firstly, it give your digestive system a good kick, and it’s naturally detoxifying and alkalizing.  It’s packed full of vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds.  

    Drinking turmeric water with lemon has been proven to prevent the accumulation of fat on your body, plus it can enhance your body’s ability to produce bile, an essential part of a healthy digestive system.

Wrapping up 

I hope you enjoy adding these practices to your morning routine. I know you will not have to wait long to notice increased energy, balanced hormones, better digestion and improved metabolism. 

Like anything in life, consistency is what gets results, so keep at it for a sustained period of time and observe the positive changes!