The morning is the most productive time for us, even if it doesn’t always seem like it when you groggily roll out of bed and stumble into the kitchen to brew your morning cup of coffee. Fortunately, there really are certain steps you can take to make the most out of your morning, up to the point where you can actually encourage your body to shed pounds in the hours before lunchtime. Here are five easy things you can add to your morning routine in order to promote weight loss.
Get Out Of Bed Earlier
Yes, this one may sound difficult to do, but just consider the facts: study after study has shown that people who wake up later in the day (generally after 10 in the morning) tend to eat more calories and consume more unhealthy food in general than those who got out of bed at an earlier time. To coax your body into waking earlier, try setting your alarm clock back fifteen minutes every night, until you are able to get out of bed between 6 and 7 a.m.
Open The Blinds And Curtains
Rise and shine is a phrase that should be taken literally if you want to lose weight. As soon as you wake up, be sure to open all the blinds and curtains in the rooms you enter, so you’ll be getting lots of natural sunlight. Researchers have noticed that just twenty minutes of natural sunlight in the morning is enough to have a positive effect on a person’s BMI, or body mass index, by regulating the body’s metabolism.
Trade Out Coffee For Green Tea
Don’t worry, green tea does have caffeine, so you won’t be totally giving up on the stuff. Green tea will be able to provide you with your morning boost of caffeine while promoting weight loss in your body, thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols. Sip a cup of green tea every morning to trim the fat from your body.
Nosh On A Light Snack Before Lunch
Eating little meals throughout the day is widely considered by nutritionists as one of the healthiest ways to consume food. As long as your snacks in between bigger meals are healthy, such as Greek yogurt, almonds, or sliced fresh fruit, be sure to keep snacks around as opposed to going hungry waiting for your next meal, which will more than likely cause you to overeat.
Make A Breakfast That’s High In Protein
Protein is an incredibly important nutrient your body needs to function optimally. A meal that’s packed with protein will help you feel fuller longer, not to mention it will increase your levels of energy, so you’ll be able to get through the day with more gusto. Oatmeal, eggs, and whole grain toast are all great protein-rich choices.
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