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Boost Your Metabolism
Boost Your Metabolism

Your body evolved to shut down during cold weather to preserve energy…which was GREAT cavemen…but not so much for us!

Here are five ways to boost your metabolism this holiday season from Yahoo Shine:

Exercise  Any exercise is great, but getting outside and away from the food, stress, and people is even better.  If it’s cold out, it’ll make you move faster and if you get moving AFTER you eat, you’ll raise your metabolism and lower your blood pressure.  Take a post-turkey walk this year!

Eat stuff that’s in season  Experts claim that eating foods that are in season increases your metabolism.  Right now, that’s stuff like pumpkins, cabbage, and squash.

Eat spices  Cinnamon, garlic and cayenne pepper supposedly raise your metabolic rate.

Try not to overeat  You should wait 15 minutes after you eat before you get a second helping or go for dessert because you may realize you’re not actually hungry.  Try to take it easy on comfort foods, too, like gravy, stuffing, and pie.

Don’t beat yourself up   Stress causes your metabolism to slow down, so give yourself a break.

If you wind up packing on a few pounds, don’t sweat it.

Many people gain between five and eight pounds between November and January but once the weather warms up a bit, they drop it.

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