Unlock Your Metabolic Code
How to Lose Weight Effortlessly with an Active Metabolism - Part 2
I hope you enjoyed my blog this week. As you have learned, even small measures in everyday life can boost your metabolism. Here are five more reasons for a sluggish metabolism and what you can do about it.
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5 more reasons for a sluggish metabolism and what you can do about it
True to the motto, “The good into the pot, the bad into the crop”’… What we eat is shredded, processed, and sorted into useful and useless. Useful things are transported to the cells, while useless things are excreted as quickly as possible. These processes are called metabolism, thanks to which we are supplied with energy, build up body substance, and can regenerate.
Read here which everyday habits influence the metabolism:
6. TOO MANY STRESS HORMONES
Stress is a powerful fattening agent. On the one hand, when you are stressed, you quickly lose track of what has already been eaten, on the other hand, “fast food” is often given preference over healthy food procurement or preparation. Food often serves simply as a reward or food for the nerves.
But even if none of this is the case: stress causes cortisol to be released. A stress hormone that causes the brain to withdraw more sugar from the metabolism and thus provide more energy. If this sugar is not consumed through exercise, it is stored in fat cells. Long-term stress can lead to weight gain without having to eat a lot.
How do you reduce these stress hormones? Watching TV with your feet up... is that the best way to relax? Not quite, as researchers found. A lazy evening spent on the sofa can impede the breakdown of metabolic acids and stress hormones.
Exercise is the easiest way to relieve stress and clear your mind. Cardiac muscle and lung performance become stronger, so that all organs and cells benefit from better blood circulation and oxygen supply. Stress hormones are reduced, the immune system becomes stronger, muscles, bones, and joints become more stable.
Magnesium fulfills many key functions in the body and also plays a major role in the release of hormones and their messenger substances. Stress is a trigger for magnesium deficiency. Once the deficiency has been remedied, relaxation becomes noticeable, and sleep also improves.
7. THE BODY IS OVERLOADED WITH ACIDS
Our body produces acids in numerous metabolic processes. These slow down our metabolism, promote cellulite, can lead to weight gain, digestive problems, water retention, tiredness and many other complaints.
Eat a good portion of vegetables or salad with every meal. Although lemons and other fruits contain fruit acid, they also contain alkaline vital substances, more precisely: minerals. Fruit acids are easy for our organism. They can actually be mined easily.
Before you have breakfast, drink 250 ml of still water (about 1 cup) with the juice of half a lemon or apple cider vinegar. Drink 500ml of lemon water (about 2 cups) on an empty stomach as often as you can manage, preferably half an hour before meals. With this amount specifically, studies were able to prove improved blood circulation, digestion, and metabolic activity.
8. L-TYROSINE DEFICIENCY
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid and plays a role in the formation of messenger substances such as serotonin, dopamine, endorphin, and noradrenaline. In the case of a low-protein diet or a high requirement, such as in the case of stress, there can be an undersupply of this amino acid. Melanins, the color pigments of our skin, hair, and eyes are also related to the substance tyrosine and suffer from a deficiency. In addition, tyrosine plays a role in the functioning of the thyroid gland and thus in unexplained weight gain or leaden fatigue.
9. LACK OF EXERCISE
Our bodies are made for movement. If it doesn't get it, body processes see no need to be active. When the body gets moving, the metabolism gets moving too. Even short phases of movement of around 3 minutes have a positive effect on the metabolism.
Don’t sit for prolonged periods of time. Try to get up and move around every 30 minutes. Set the timer on your smartphone or -watch as it’s easy to forget or download an app on your PC to remind you.
10. TOO LITTLE MUSCLE
When the muscles start to work, they not only get the body moving, they also activate a large number of messenger substances and influence biochemical processes in many areas of the organism. Active muscles release substances that stimulate the fat and sugar metabolism in the intestine. These substances cause cells in the intestine to break down excess sugar and fat more quickly. In addition, muscles help get you slim because they are a perennial favorite when it comes to calorie consumption, even while you are idle.
Do targeted muscle building training once or twice at least every 10 days. Join a gym, find a home routine or get a personal trainer to keep you motivated. Check out my website patrickfitness.com for more information.
MY EXTRA TIP FOR A BRISK METABOLISM:
Season your food with chili or crushed red pepper - hot gets the metabolism going. It has been scientifically proven that the capsaicin it contains can increase heat development in the body by 25 percent. Sweating is known to be healthy. Your immune system also benefits from the vitamin C and secondary plant substances it contains. The spiciness stimulates blood circulation, making it easier for your mucous membranes to fight off germs.
I hope you enjoyed my 2-part series to find out the reasons for a sluggish metabolism and which simple measures can have an effect.
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