Losing weight is one of the most common goals and for many this can be a challenge. If you are struggling to shed those extra pounds, it is tempting to put blame on a sluggish metabolism. Is this true? Could your metabolism be the reason why it is so hard to lose weight?
Yes – but the good news is you can increase your metabolism and change the way your body stores fat. It is easier than dieting or taking a magical pill, and it is certainly much more enjoyable. All you have to do is…
This may sounds crazy to those who are counting calories, but if you don’t eat enough your metabolism will slow down and the body will go into “survival mode”.
The body will S-L-O-W-L-Y process the small amounts of food eaten and store it in very sneaky ways to survive. Okay… but eat what?
EAT… FIBER – FAT and PROTEIN
Seek out these nutrients to stay full, ensure proper nutrient absorption and cut cravings. Also focus on consuming food for their micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) content. Our bodies need a wide variety of micronutrients and can not function optimally without them. Eating a whole food diet and supplementing when deficient will ensure proper metabolic function.
Healthy eating is easy when it is prepared and in front of our face – the hardest part is getting it there. This doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen, especially if cooking is not enjoyable for you. Break out the crockpot or buy prepared ready made meals from businesses like Sauté. This will ensure you are prepared for when hunger strikes, avoiding the dreaded HANGRYNESS – so hungry you become very angry. Increase the quality of the food you are eating, eat enough of it and your metabolism will increase – thus leading to weight loss.