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How to boost your metabolism for maximum weight loss

How to boost your metabolism for maximum weight loss
Managing our weight is something we should do as a part of a healthy lifestyle. If the scale is moving up or down, we most likely know why. It is the cause and effect of our lifestyle management. More specifically, it is how we are governing our meal planning and training. However, even if you are managing your meal planning and training well, you may still be struggling to shed the pounds. If so, your slow metabolism may be the culprit.
Metabolism is defined as the speed that your body turns the calories you consume into useable energy. The stronger the metabolism, the more effortless it is to lose weight and keep it off. It is true, some people do have naturally high metabolisms and are blessed with good genetics. It is also true that we all store body fat differently and that might give the impression that we have less body fat (in clothes). But, for most of us, including me, it is a consistent commitment to working on some techniques can rev up a slow metabolism. It will take work by making efficient changes to your diet, exercise routine and lifestyle. But it can and will boost your metabolic rate and help with weight loss.

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We have all tried to start new habits and take better care of ourselves, our bodies and our minds.
The challenge is about YOU taking that step towards exactly that – Self Care and Self Love.
Let’s talk about “SELF CARE AND SELF LOVE”.
It is normal to forget about ourselves because we are running around like crazy trying to get everything done. We start to move away from things we really want to do. We may feel we don’t deserve it or we don’t have time to fulfill our needs. Question is, have we learned how to give ourselves “SELF CARE AND SELF LOVE”?

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Every great leader has an awesome morning routine. In my case, it is a two minute prayer of gratitude, a 20 second cold water dunk/shower, 5 minutes on my reflexology pad (stimulate the blood flow), fifteen minute meditation, and a 20-60 minute workout, everyday. And if I miss, I feel it and I find it is harder to be positive and energetic all day. I do my routine first thing in the early morning as it is the only time I can guarantee myself that this important work gets done. Palmira starts her day at 4 am! Now that is dedication #respect #supermom.
So why do I do this? I want to start my day with the right mindset. To me, it is critical that we start our day with a positive mindset.

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We may not realize it, but we make decisions everyday, all day long. Every second of the day, we have thoughts and these thoughts are shaping our decisions. And we do it unconsciously.
Once we have a thought, we immediately go to what does that MEAN to us?
* Pain, pleasure, work, fun, happy, sad, regret, family, work, time-consuming.
But how do our thoughts instantly become feelings? How did we attach a MEANING to all “things/events”?
What “things/events “MEAN” to us is always determined by what we compare or contrast them to. This process gives us a feeling and in turn, drives our focus, our thoughts and ultimately, our actions.
For example:
It is Monday morning and you have a busy day, and you look outside and it’s snowing? Can you feel that?
It is the July long weekend and you check the weather and it is sunny, perfectly warm and no rain or clouds in sight? Can you feel that?
You go to that awesome restaurant on a busy Saturday and you’re hungry, and there is no line. Or there is a massive line. Can you feel that?
That is MEANING- it has a feeling and it can change your state and mood instantly.
If we learn to apply a positive meaning in a not-so-good situation, we can change the MEANING and create a more positive perspective. We can enhance our focus and actions. Need a clearer definition?
Have you ever been in the ZONE? Of course you have, we all have. The ZONE is that total head-to-toe incredible vibe and energy that makes us THINK BIG, CONQUER, AND MOVE ANYTHING out of the way. We are mentally empowered and we can go through almost anything and, feel good. When we are in the ZONE, we love it. We want more of it. We ask ourselves, “Why don’t I feel like this all the time?”
When you are in the ZONE, you apply a more positive MEANING to things and you see things very clearly and as they really are. When we feel good, we look at things with the “glass ½ full”. When we feel bad, we look at things as “glass ½ empty”. How do we make ourselves feel good all the time?

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