I’m always looking for easier or better ways to accomplish difficult tasks. At present, the most difficult task I am facing is losing 100 plus pounds. The other day, I happened upon an article on my home page, FoxNews.com, entitled No time to work out? Try these 7 tricks to boost your metabolism that grabbed my attention. Hopeful but a bit skeptical because I’m not one to buy into fad diets or false promises, I clicked on the link and received a pleasant surprise. This is a great article–short and to the point and full of helpful tips. Some of my takeaways from the article, realistic changes I believe I can make now to help boost my metabolism and therefore attain my weight loss goal: Drink more ice cold water, eat more lean protein, drink a few cups of high quality green tea every day, and try to sleep at least 9 hours per night.
What about the suggestions that I am unable to make work (at least not right now)? In the past, my all or nothing attitude would have defeated me before I started. An older, wiser me now realizes that some benefit is better than no benefit and has learned to be content with what I am able to do. I don’t own heavy weights and am not in good enough shape to do a quick, high-intensity workout. Spicy foods don’t work for me–not the temperature going down nor the indigestion afterward. And, I only eat organic produce when it’s available and affordable which is almost never. Four out of seven I can do. That’s not too bad. I’ll add the weight training once I have the first four mastered and am in a little better shape. For now, I am happy sitting in front of my computer sipping a cup of Teavana’s Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea which better be worth its weight in metabolism boosting gold because it is almost as expensive. 🙂