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6 Mistakes that Slow Down your Metabolism

 
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6 Mistakes that SLOW DOWN your Metabolism
  1. EATING A BAGEL FOR BREAKFAST: It’s important to eat in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism, but try adding around 20 grams of protein (ex. greek yogurt) to your first meal of the day.  It takes more energy to digest than carbohydrates, and promotes muscle mass!

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  2. DRINKING DECAF: caffeinated coffee can increase your metabolism by 15% for 3 hours!  Coffee also helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline!  Just be aware of any sugars that you might be adding.

  3. FOCUSING SOLELY ON CARDIO: Add strength training to your routine, and speed up your body’s calorie-burning abilities, even long after your workout is over!

  4. NOT EATING AFTER EXERCISE: Workouts deplete muscle stores, and eating the right mix of nutrients within an hour after you finish helps them recover, which is essential for increasing lean muscle mass.

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  5. EXTRA SLEEP ON THE WEEKEND: Just one night of sleep loss can throw off the circadian rhythms that help keep your metabolism moving at a quick pace.  Try to keep bedtime about the same time each night.  Wake up at a normal time on Saturday and come join us for class!

  6. NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER:  Your metabolism is the sum of all the processes in your body that use energy-digestion, muscle contraction, elimination of bodily waste, etc. Guess what? Hydration plays a big role in most, if not all, of them, says Moore. If you’re dehydrated, those systems can slow down or start working at less than optimal levels, which could in turn slow down your metabolism.  Try these quick tips to drink more water!
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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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