Summer is behind us and Fall is officially here. We tend to have slower days
this season, which is welcomed after a busy summer. More leisurely days can
lead to falling off track with your healthy habits, but not if you stay mindful
of the goals you've been working on all summer long.
Here are a few of my simple & favorite tweaks to stay on track during this
Spice up your life
A few dashes of your favorite spicy toppings can do wonders for your
metabolism. Eat more hot peppers or even sprinkle red pepper flakes from
your spice rack onto your foods to help boost your metabolism almost
effortlessly. Add it to soups, stir-fry, pasta, or even your salad too.
Skip the diets
The best thing you can do is actually eat more of the right food. Fiber-rich
fruits and veggies can be gobbled down until you feel that satisfied feeling
with no guilt involved. Make smart choices when you’re eating, and you’ll be
fueling your body with the right stuff and balancing a healthy metabolism.
Power up with protein
Protein powers and maintains lean muscle. You don’t need to be a meat-eater
though to get all the protein you need. Plant-based proteins are an ideal
solution to helping your muscles maintain and burn off fat in a healthy way.
If you have a job that requires a lot of sitting, make sure you get up and move
around at least once every hour. If possible, get a standing desk that adjusts
so you can work standing up or sitting down, or a DeskCycle that you can use
while you're sitting.
If money is a factor in your grocery budget, you can choose organic when it
comes to things like strawberries, apples, celery, peaches, spinach, other
greens, and potatoes. These have the highest pesticide levels. Things you peel
like bananas, avocados, or grapefruit, for example, are generally fine if
Little things like these are all healthy and smart ways to make your body
work harder for you without you working harder, which is a great advantage
to have in the fall! Enjoy the slower season and see how your body responds.