Your parent’s slow-mo metabolism may have been passed on to you. Good news is, you’re not stuck with it! There are many different ways to reverse a slow metabolism but today we will boil them down to 3 simple, easy, and practical steps.
When our metabolisms get sluggish, our bodies tend to store fat, making it difficult to lose weight and maintain a healthy body. You may experience other symptoms like fatigue, drowsiness and cold extremities. This will also cause poor self-image and a breeding ground of all sorts of diseases. Truly, a slow metabolism can rob us out of many things.
When the body decides to slow the metabolism it is about one thing: SURVIVAL. It is not like your body is trying to ruin your life, it actually creates a decision to long-term health versus short-term survival.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO REVERSE IT:
Identify The Trigger
- Not enough food
When there are not enough calories coming in, your body compensates by saving energy. The body will start reducing body temperature by slowing the metabolism. It will also turn down digestive juices thus making digestion weaker. It will reduce blood flow resulting to aweaker pulse. Lastly, your body will slow thyroid function, this can result to lack of energy and fatigue. This is a built-in survival response by the body, to help you go longer on less food. This is especially helpful to help keep you alive in an emergency or famine. But on an everyday basis, this is a great recipe for weight gain.