Often, a few simple changes can make a big difference to your metabolism. 1) Eat a Whole Foods Diet: most of your diet should consist of foods found around the periphery of the grocery store: lean meats and fish, vegetables and fruit, and whole grains, all fresh and organic when possible.
2) Balance Your Meals: Every time you eat or drink anything other than water, plain tea or black coffee, make sure that you eat some protein or fiber to prevent a blood sugar spike. Eat more frequently to avoid big swings in your blood sugar, and moderate sugar, white breads and pastas. 3) Avoid high fructose corn syrup as well as sugar substitutes entirely if you can. 4) As important as it is to avoid sugar spikes, we also don’t want to have blood sugar lows, so you should avoid fasting. Eat breakfast, don’t skip lunch and don’t eat a tiny meal in anticipation of a giant dinner. Balanced blood sugar equals an improved metabolism. If you have a sweet tooth that you don’t want to give up, it is much easier on your metabolism to have a small portion of dessert after a meal (like maybe a square or two of dark chocolate) than to avoid all sweets except for a giant sundae on Saturday afternoon.
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