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.

 

  - Not eating enough carbohydrates The 3 macronutrient are the protein, carbohydrates and fat.  Carbohydrates are the most important macros in metabolism. Mainly due to the fact that the conversion of T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) to T3 (active thyroid hormone) is dependent on enough glucose (sugar) and stored glycogen (sugar) in the liver. So you need regular carbohydrates to set the stage for that to happen.       

- Not eating enough carbohydrates
The 3 macronutrient are the protein, carbohydrates and fat.  Carbohydrates are the most important macros in metabolism. Mainly due to the fact that the conversion of T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) to T3 (active thyroid hormone) is dependent on enough glucose (sugar) and stored glycogen (sugar) in the liver. So you need regular carbohydrates to set the stage for that to happen.

 

 

     Other causes…. Malnourished liver, nutrition deficiencies, poor digestion, hormonal imbalance, toxic lifestyle, Stress, Inflammation, Over-exercising            STEP 1:  INCREASE ACTIVITY LEVEL      When you start exercising more frequently your body will start to work a bit differently. Instead of storing the energy (food) away as fat your body will start to use that energy and direct it towards your workout.    This trains the body over a long period of time to not store food immediately.     Approved Tip:  Make sure you get most of your daily carbohydrates at three crucial times when its will less likely be stored.     In the morning for breakfast and pre and post workout.    This allows your body to use the energy more effectively. Do this and I gaurantee you, you will see a difference in one week.         STEP 2: SUPPORT THE SLOW METABOLISM TRIGGER WITH FOOD       Once you identify and acknowledge the cause of your slow metabolism, It’s time we act on it.     So if the cause is not consuming enough food, then start tracking calories and eating more nutritious whole foods.     You want to track your calories so we can have measured and controlled variables. This will also inhibit the risk of continued fat gain.    We may also have to gradually increase your calories so we can get the fire burning again.       Having a customized meal plan will definitely boost your metabolism in no time! Fill in the nutrient “holes” in your diet, nourish yourself with the right foods according to what body needs.      Having an exercise plan in conjunction to a healthy mean plan will definitely work wonders!       Want to have a meal plan customized according to what your body needs? Click Here.         STEP 3: Consistence AND Patience       You don’t reverse a slow metabolism overnight. It may take weeks, months even years. Understand that your body is doing the best it can to re-balance. Have fun while you’re in the transition and stay positive that change is coming for the better.     

 

Other causes….
Malnourished liver, nutrition deficiencies, poor digestion, hormonal imbalance, toxic lifestyle, Stress, Inflammation, Over-exercising

 

STEP 1:  INCREASE ACTIVITY LEVEL

When you start exercising more frequently your body will start to work a bit differently. Instead of storing the energy (food) away as fat your body will start to use that energy and direct it towards your workout.

This trains the body over a long period of time to not store food immediately.

Approved Tip: Make sure you get most of your daily carbohydrates at three crucial times when its will less likely be stored.

In the morning for breakfast and pre and post workout.

This allows your body to use the energy more effectively. Do this and I gaurantee you, you will see a difference in one week.

 

STEP 2: SUPPORT THE SLOW METABOLISM TRIGGER WITH FOOD


Once you identify and acknowledge the cause of your slow metabolism, It’s time we act on it.

So if the cause is not consuming enough food, then start tracking calories and eating more nutritious whole foods. 

You want to track your calories so we can have measured and controlled variables. This will also inhibit the risk of continued fat gain.

We may also have to gradually increase your calories so we can get the fire burning again.

 

Having a customized meal plan will definitely boost your metabolism in no time! Fill in the nutrient “holes” in your diet, nourish yourself with the right foods according to what body needs.  

Having an exercise plan in conjunction to a healthy mean plan will definitely work wonders! 

Want to have a meal plan customized according to what your body needs? Click Here. 

STEP 3: Consistence AND Patience

 You don’t reverse a slow metabolism overnight. It may take weeks, months even years. Understand that your body is doing the best it can to re-balance. Have fun while you’re in the transition and stay positive that change is coming for the better.

 

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