Start Your Weight Loss in the Morning with These 4 Tips
If you are really serious about weight loss, here are four tips you should incorporate into your weight loss efforts the first thing in the morning.
Many dieters find weight loss success by turning to new healthier habits while breaking older ones that led to their eventual weight gain. As an example of some new healthier habits that you can start each morning off with, here are some recent summarized tips from FOX25 WFXT News on 4 things to do first thing in the morning for weight loss:
Morning Weight Loss Tip #1: Get some sun.
According to FOX25, a Northwestern University study showed that people who were exposed to bright light early in the morning reportedly had a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who were not.
"Light is the most potent agent to synchronize your internal body clock that regulates circadian rhythms, which in turn also regulate energy balance," said the study's senior author Dr. Phyllis C. Zee to the university newspaper. "The message is that you should get more bright light between 8 a.m. and noon."
Their advice: Step outside for 20 to 30 minutes to reap the maximum effect of this phenomenon.
For more about how the sun can benefit your health in other ways, here is research that proposes the benefits to heart health of sunlight may outweigh the risk of skin cancer.
Morning Weight Loss Tip #2: Load up on protein.
Health experts believe that getting enough protein is key to weight loss success due to that protein slows digestion down making you feel less hungry longer, and helps avoid spiking in blood sugar levels.
Here is news about research that reveals adding protein to your smoothie is a great way to incorporate more protein into your diet for weight loss.
Morning Weight Loss Tip #3: Drink water.
According to FOX25 News, when you haven't had enough water, your metabolism slows down to preserve fluids. Therefore, since you are likely on the dehydrated side after a night of sleeping, a glass of water in the morning is a great way to jump-start your metabolism and get the day going in the right direction.
Here are some key points to keep in mind in case you might be drinking too much water.
Morning Weight Loss Tip #4: Log a workout.
There's some evidence that dieters who login their day’s exercise right after waking up are more likely to work out harder and longer. The good news is that you don’t have to struggle to get out of bed and go to a gym―just roll out of bed and follow the advice of this easy yoga video that you can do in your bedroom first thing in the morning.
Here are some additional weight-related logging tips for weight loss success.
Reference: FOX25 WFXT “4 things to do first thing in the morning for weight loss”
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