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a snack to boost your metabolism? Not so fast. There is a much more
efficient way to boost metabolism to promote weight loss and enhance
mood. Learn more in our LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest: Change your health destiny
today's Weekly Digest we focus on Rule #4 of the Four Rules: Daily
Exercise. For me this is the most challenging of the Four Rules, it just
seems so difficult to include daily exercise into my over-scheduled
schedule. But there is something so basic, so easy, so inexpensive that
we can do daily and it will completely change our metabolism, our mood,
our weight loss results. That thing is walking. Study after study
confirms that a little walking goes a long way to improve our health and
weight management efforts. Today's Digest is full of information and
inspiration to get us moving, one step at a time, in the right
direction. I am already excited to get out and get walking!"
The claim is often made that we need to eat every 3-4 hours to boost our
metabolism. However, I've found this leads to snacking on foods that do
not necessarily boost metabolism. Eating lean protein may boost
metabolism because it is a high-thermic food (requires more calories to
digest than the calories it provides). If we are following the Four
Rules and eating Protein First our metabolism is already boosted by
diet. A better way to sustain high metabolic burn is to include physical
movement in our activity throughout the day. Consider this the next
time you are inclined to boost metabolism with a snack.