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Helpful Hints to Increase Your Metabolism and Weight Loss Success

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Joan Lunden

Health / / March 25, 2012

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  1. Drink at least 60 ounces of water each day
  2. Don’t “drink” your calories
  3. Avoid alcohol – it depresses your metabolism and stimulates your appetite
  4. Increase your lean body mass through resistance training. The more body mass the higher your metabolism
  5. Take the high road. Look for opportunities all day long to be active. Examples: park your car further away from the shopping center, park your golf cart away from your front door, wash your car, take a walk, don’t use the elevator - use the stairs
  6. Make aerobic exercise part of your daily routine
  7. Eat more healthy carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  8. Eat less saturated fat and processed refined carbohydrates and more olive oil
  9. Eat often – about six times a day - it keeps your hunger down and your insulin levels more consistent
  10. Don’t skip meals and snacks
  11. Never eat less than 1,200 calories in a day. This is not enough to support your basal metabolism (your basic daily caloric needs to keep you alive) and will slow your metabolism, putting into “famine” thinking
  12. Eat earlier in the day, rather than later. You don’t need to fuel your body to go to sleep for the night! As a general rule, try to eat dinner four hours before bedtime
  13. Always eat breakfast
  14. Join more classes at the fitness center!
Categories: Fitness
About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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