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Morning Tips for Weight Loss

#1 Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

It can be tempting to hit the snooze button a time (or three) in the morning in an effort to get more sleep, but you might actually be undermining your own weight loss efforts.

More often than not, routinely hitting the snooze button indicates sleep deprivation, which is known to run counter to weight loss in a variety of ways. More specifically, sleep deprivation is known to:

  • Reduce insulin sensitivity

  • Reduce motivation to exercise

  • Decrease energy expenditure

  • Increase cortisol

  • Increase feelings of hunger

  • Decrease feelings of satiety

  • Reduce performance (mentally and physically)

  • Reduce feelings of well-being

Research also shows that avoiding the snooze button in the morning may lead to a better mood during the day

The biggest “trick” to avoiding the snooze button is to make sure you're getting enough quality sleep each night, which starts with going to bed earlier and allowing yourself enough time to get adequate sleep each night.

#2 Drink Water Upon Waking

Upon waking, your body is craving for hydration.

The reason for this is that you’ve just spent 8 hours (hopefully) asleep, during which you weren’t consuming any fluids or electrolytes, yet during that time your body was using water and electrolytes to repair and recover.

As such, it’s imperative that you kickstart your day with a tall glass of water. Not only does this help rehydrate your mind and body, but it may also help you to eat less during the day as research finds that having a big glass of water before meals may help reduce calorie intake

#3 Eat a Smart Breakfast

For decades, the idea was promoted that breakfast was the “most important” meal of the day in that it helped “boost” the metabolism and provided your body with the fuel it needed to start the day right.

In recent times, it’s become taboo to eat breakfast, what with the rise in popularity of intermittent fasting and keto protocols.

Suffice it to say that both ends of the spectrum have over-exaggerated to a certain extent.

But, know this, if you do choose to eat breakfast, there are some “best practices” you’ll want to keep in mind.

Namely, aim for foods that are high in protein and fiber, as these will help keep you feeling full until lunch. Great choices for breakfast include:

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Fruit

  • Avocado

  • Oatmeal

  • Whole wheat toast/bagels

My personal favorite is 1UP Dairy Free protein whether I make it into a shake, oatmeal, pancake, waffle 🧇

Another helpful tip is to opt for savory foods at breakfast, such as a veggie scramble or omelette as sugary breakfast foods (donuts, pastries, cereal, etc.) are typically low in protein and fiber, and they also typically lead to cravings for more sugar.

#4 Get Movin’ & Groovin’

We all know that physical activity is an essential part of losing weight and getting fit; however, when you exercise might help you burn some extra fat during the day.

In fact, research indicates that exercising before breakfast (i.e. fasted cardio) may increase 24-hour fat oxidation (fat burning) compared to exercise performed after eating.

Plus, getting your workouts knocked out early in the day helps ensure that other things that happen to “pop up” during the day won’t derail your training program.


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