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10 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

Ten tips to boost your metabolism, jumpstart weight loss, and ultimately have you feeling more energetic. Read to learn how to get started.

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Boosting metabolism is the goal of anyone wanting to lose weight. Why? Because these chemical reactions that take place naturally in your body set the tone for how fast you burn calories.

Some people inherently have a higher metabolism than others. Men usually burn calories faster than women, and most people experience a slow-down in metabolism when they hit age 40.

While age, gender, and genetics are out of your control, Profile by Sanford has put together a list of tips—both nutritional and behavioral—to help reboot your metabolism, jumpstart weight loss, and ultimately have you feeling more energetic!

Tip #1: Drink more water

In addition to boosting your metabolism, water helps maintain the balance of fluids in your body, energizes your muscles, and aids in digestion. We recommend our members set a goal of drinking 64 ounces of water a day, or eight 8-ounce glasses of water (visualize the size of a half-gallon of milk). We then encourage our members to work their way up to 128 ounces of water a day, the equivalent of a gallon. You can increase your water intake by drinking a glass of water before you walk out the door in the morning or by reaching for water instead of sodas or energy drinks throughout the day.

Tip #2: Eat protein at every meal

It takes more calories to digest protein than fat or carbohydrates, which is why we recommend our members include protein in every meal. Protein options can include lean beef, turkey, fish, low-fat dairy products, nuts, tofu, beans, eggs, and protein meal replacements.

Tip #3: Eat a small meal or snack every 3-4 hours

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