The key to speeding your metabolism is eating smaller meals every couple of hours. You also need to get into a routine of eating breakfast every morning. Eating breakfast will start your metabolism for the day and make it much easier to lose those extra pounds.
Eating breakfast will also help you to stop keeping those nasty cravings for sweets down the line. You will have enough energy to do the things you need to do after the diet program and sweets will simply become a habit.
You should eat a breakfast with a lot of protein and fiber. Try to get around 40-50 grams of protein (1 gram is the size of a hair follicle). A breakfast like this will begin your metabolism early for the day and will also tide you over into the afternoon. You do not have to eat a breakfast like this every day, but remember it is a good way to establish a habit.
You should avoid all high sugar and sugary foods. Sure, a piece of fruit here or a milkshake there is going to be good for you, but so are all the man-made concoctions that taste so good. Keep your sugar intake to a minimum each day and you will have more energy and lose more weight.
A routine of eating breakfast in the morning will also continuous help your mind stay sharp. Diet programs usually suggest keeping your brain alert by avoiding items like caffeine and sugar. These are all unnecessary and can keep you from hearing subtle signs that your diet is not working.
A good habit to get into is to check your hunger and fullness pangs at the end of each hour. This will help you to avoid overeating at meals and help you to avoid putting on extra weight.
It is also a good way to start your day. Sure you have to get up and get your day going, but you can make your day pass in a much more productive fashion. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, then continue to eat healthy throughout the day. Try not to get into the habit of eating only one thing. Sure a meal with meat and potatoes is not the greatest, but it is not the greatest way to start your day. Sure you might have saved time, but your body will have suffered. Try to have your meals balanced with a large and a small amount of each item.
All your meals should start with a large and a small amount of protein. You do not want to take any type of protein that is high in fat. Only choose protein that is low in fat. You should also take a small amount of carbohydrates. This is to ensure that you have energy throughout the day. At the end of the day you want to take in the least amount of carbs you can.
You should also avoid sugary foods. Sure a chocolate chip is nice and all, but it is high in fat and sugar, not necessarily good things for you. If you have sugary foods you absolutely need to get rid of them.
You should stick to your diet in the morning hours. Start your day with a large breakfast. This should be about four or five hours before you start your routine of eating meals. You should also avoid eating high sugar or sugary foods for at least an hour before you start your day.
When you wake up it is important to get the most nutrition you can. You want to get some protein in there like eggs, cottage cheese, or a cup of milk. Plus you should get your carbohydrates through fruit or vegetables. If you can increase the amount of fruit you eat or vegetable you eat that would be great.
You should avoid white bread, sugary cereals, and white rice. These foods are useless because they have no nutritional value. If you do want some bread or cereal, have it baked. White bread has been stripped of the nutrients that are still within it.
As you can see you have no control over the foods that you can eat. If you want to change you diet then you have to pile on the effort. Start your day with a large breakfast and then you can start making changes throughout the day.
It is not easy to change your eating habits. It may seem hard and the challenges get more difficult as you go. But as you stick to your diet you will feel better. You might even notice a large weight loss. Just remember you are changing your habits and it is not intended to negatively affect you in any way.
Stick to your diet and you will feel better and wonder why you did not start earlier.