Everyone says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but this is only part of the truth. You also need to add the daily dose of multivitamins for the greatest effect. But what you should never forget is that the morning is the most important part of the day. With the right morning routine, you can improve everything from your mood to your metabolism (which plays a major role in losing weight). When you start the day correctly, you will not only be able to lose your unwanted pounds, but you will shine with natural energy. You will be motivated and ready to break down any obstacle that you will face during the day. So, how to start the morning on right way?
1. Expose yourself to the sun
According to a study, sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D. This vitamin helps you to be emotionally stable, improves the function of the organs, and the heat of the rays rises your spirit. But how does this help for weight loss? Well, if you add sunbathing in the morning, you start to feel more energetic, more motivated and healthier (all thanks to vitamin D and hormonal changes from sun exposure).
This habit will give you the energy you need to stick to your health goals, go to the gym, or prepare a healthy meal. It’s much easier to stick to your goal when you feel motivated and energetic. If you keep up the sun in the morning, you will create a morning habit. As soon as you create this habit, it will be much easier to wake up in the morning. The point is that people waking up early and having breakfast early, easily activate their metabolism.
Morning sun also contains a higher level of blue light, which helps to normalize your circadian rhythm. When this rhythm works properly, you will sleep much better and you will have much more energy throughout the day. We need a dream for our organs, metabolism and other important bodily functions to work properly. And guess what? You only need 20 to 30 minutes exposure in the morning. If you combine it with some other activity, you can easily insert it into your busy morning schedule.
2. Increase protein intake
If you usually drink first coffee or completely skip breakfast, you miss out on a huge opportunity to “fill” your body with what it takes, and to delay your hunger long enough to make the right decisions for lunch. The increased amount of protein builds muscle mass and keeps you full for longer.
Your body fastens every night when you sleep, so if you keep it full of protein, it can help with blood sugar. Your calorie intake will decrease as you will not feel the need for snacks in the morning. With a full stomach it will be easier for you to make smart lunch decisions because it will not “cry” for food all morning.
3. Fulfill your desires in the morning
If you know that you will want to eat a piece of pizza throughout the day, or you will want one piece of cake, serve in the morning. This gives your body time to rework the food, instead of staying in the stomach overnight or after you decide to sit home – thus turning it into fatty deposits.
If you want to eat it, do it early in the morning when you have a whole day for burning calories. Although this is not the best scenario for losing weight, “cheating” with sweet early in the morning helps the body not store it as fatty deposits so quickly and gives it a chance to spend some of the excess energy before lying down that night.
4. Take a shower with cold water
We know, we know, showering with cold water is miserable. Each of us wants to shower with hot water, at night before going to bed or in the morning. But studies have shown that showering with cold water in the morning can help increase energy, metabolism, and regulate your hormones! Also, when your body cools you burn a significant amount of calories because it is trying to keep you warm. With cold showering, your metabolism will be activated at the highest speed.
Cold showering is also a great way to prepare your body for a plentiful breakfast, which will regulate sugar in your blood and will remove your desire for food. However, it is recommended to take a few minutes to shower with the water temperature that suits you, then slowly cool it down. When you reach the cold water, hold for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Chew your food
Fulfill it not only in the morning, but all day with food for which you have to eat for a long time. When eating foods rich in nutrients, you need considerably more effort to chew it. By doing this, you use your jaw more than usual, and this burns 5% more calories throughout the day. Natural foods such as carrots, apples and brown rice are rich in fibers that maintain the health of your stomach and help you feel full much longer.
Eating high-fiber foods also helps reduce calories. This approach may not be enough to lose those 10 pounds, but every small step counts! More importantly, eating natural foods improves the entire diet. You will receive all the nutrients that the body needs for advancement.
If you can follow some of these tips, only in the morning, you will wake up every day with a thinner waist. Of course, it’s not a quick method of losing weight, but it’s necessary to stick to it – which is much more effective than quick weight loss. Give a chance of these habits over the next 30 days and they will help you lose weight, will improve your mood and make you more satisfied with your overall appearance.
But remember, these are just tips and tricks. Every person is different and, if you need, you can change anything. Do not think you must apply them all at once. What’s important is that once you decide to try something, hold on to it. The results will not be visible for perhaps 3 to 4 weeks, but give them a chance. If you endure, you will be astounded!