5 Top Tips to Boost Your Metabolism After the Age of 40

2. Eat More Protein

Although we’ve already talked about good food, protein gets a special mention because of how important and beneficial it is to your metabolism. Foods that will give you a good dose of much-needed protein include eggs, Greek yogurt, nut butter, beans, lentils, seeds, as well as vegetables like asparagus, spinach, and more.

Along with increasing your intake of protein, it’s also important that you make sure you get it from a varied source. So, if you have a protein-powder packed smoothie for breakfast today, you might want to switch it up with some eggs and spinach (a spinach frittata maybe?) the next.

3. Get Better Sleep

One of the best ways to boost your metabolism is to sleep better. When you sleep, your body produces hormones that affect your metabolism. Sleeping poorly will cause the increase of the hormone ghrelin, which is what makes you hungry, and a slump in the production of leptin, the hormone that makes you feel full.

A good 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night should hit the right spot. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to try yoga or meditation. Other good tips are to keep electronics, work-related things, or food away from your bedroom so as to confuse your body, and to keep the conditions cool and dark.

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