I have some great content for you here today and something you can implement immediately to your morning routine for improved health, increased fat loss, improved digestion, and improved insulin sensitivity.
Developing healthy habits is so important overall to improving your lifestyle and health. Your morning routine is pretty easy to get consistent with because it's the first thing you need to do daily and you can always make the time.
Disclaimer: This is just how I like to start the day, you can choose to do part of it or all of it. The benefits of each speak for themselves and many other professionals agree that this is a great habit to develop for everyone seeking improved health, immunity and better body composition.
I start the day with 3 drinks which I would say I do consistently most mornings. First thing in the morning you want to get some quality nutrients into your body, aim to rehydrate yourself after sleep, and gradually to raise your body temerature and adrenal function.
Drink #1: Himalayan Rock Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar and Lime water
2x Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Fresh Lime Squeezed
1/8 Tbsp. Himalayan Rock Salt
100-200ml Water (room temp)
Method: Stir all together and drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Rich in Acetic Acid which the body needs daily
- Acetic Acid contributes to lowering blood pressure.
- Improves insulin sensitivity
- lowers blood sugar
- lowers body fat accumulation
Fresh Lime Juice
- Improves digestive system
- High in vitamin C
- Restores immunity
- Alkalising to the body and will help balance the bodies PH
Himalayan Rock Salt
- Not processed - 'Real Salt'
- Mineral dense - Contains 85 trace minerals our body needs
- Hydration after the nights fast
- Helps adrenals get started
- Reduce adrenal stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves circulation
Warm Water - Dilute the mixture to preference. I usually prefer warmer water in the morning because cold water can be a little more of a shock to the system and body first thing in the morning.
Drink #2: Greens Powder with Water and Daily Supplements
2-3 scoops of Greens Powder
200-300ml Water (room temp)
3g Fish Oils, 4000IU Vitamin D3, Multi-Vitamin
Method: Stir greens and water together. Wash down supplements with drink.
Greens Powder is concentrated vegetables holding all the natural benefits and vitamins and minerals. It is great for the body to take in some quality nutrients in the morning.
More greens in the diet will restore immunity, micro-nutrient levels and PH balance in the body.
Drink #3: Black Coffee or single/double Espresso with Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
1 Cup of Black Ground Coffee
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
Method: Mix Tbsp. of oil into the cup of hot coffee and sip.
Coffee is actually healthy (in moderation) and if you consume freshly ground quality coffee you will benefit from:
- Increase energy and brain function
- Essential nutrients and antioxidants
- Burning more body fat
- Boosted metabolic rate
- Improved physical performance
If you don't like coffee you can still get some of the same results from drinking tea or ideally matcha tea. If you really like coffee, limit to 2-3 per day.
Adding Coconut oil into your coffee is a great way of getting some healthy fats into your diet, especially when you are on a low carb diet.
Coconut oil has high levels of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) which are great for energy production and help you burn more fat as fuel. If you read my past blog on understanding fats you can understand more.
You can also add in grass fed butter such as Kerrigold's or actual MCT oil. If you're the Bullet proof coffee type you can follow their method: Bullet Proof Coffee
So as you can see the benefits of this routine will make you consistent at getting these nutrients into your body and set you up for the day ahead. Check out the video for a more in-depth look at the rise and grind.
I recorded this at 5.30am so my brain wasn't fully functioning as you can see from the bloopers at the end...