Things That Slow Your Metabolism

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I can’t lose weight because my metabolism is slow?” Metabolism is a complex process that’s affected by more than just what you eat and how much you exercise. There are a number of factors that might be sabotaging your metabolism, and you might not even know it. Let us unpack some of these below:

Lack of Sleep

Good shut-eye helps your metabolism stay steady. When you toss and turn night after night, it’s harder for your body to use energy well, which can make conditions like diabetes and obesity more likely. We recommend getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night to help you shed those extra kilograms.

Not eating enough

How you lose weight matters. If you don’t eat enough, your metabolism switches to slow-mo. Restrictive diets, especially when you also exercise, teach your body to make do with fewer calories. That can backfire, because your body clings to those calories, which makes it harder to take weight off. So, we encourage the right portion sizes.

Too little water

Without enough H2O, your metabolism can stall. How about a tall, cool glass of water? Some studies show that it helps the body burn energy and fuels weight loss. At any temperature, water also helps you fill up, so you eat less. It is recommended to drink at least 2-4 litres of water whiles on our weight loss program

Skipping meals

When you eat is as important as what you eat.  Skipping meals or grabbing a bite on the go creates social — and metabolic — jet lag. Shifting meal times can wreak havoc with your metabolism and raise your risk for heart disease. Whiles on our program we consider skipping meals as cheating as it negatively affects your weight loss.

Chronic stress

When you are in a stressful situation, your body makes a hormone called cortisol. It’s meant to give you a quick boost of energy. But if you’re stuck in a stressed-out zone, the body thinks you still need to fight, so it keeps making cortisol. High levels of this hormone make it harder for your body to use insulin. That puts the brakes on your metabolism and fuels weight gain.

Drinking alcohol

Alcohol is a major metabolism enemy. Once alcohol enters the body, your metabolism immediately begins using that as fuel. This means our body stops metabolizing other fuel sources which can lead to increased fat storage. So, in short it is important to sleep enough, drink at least 2-4 litres water, don’t skip meals and reduce your stress levels as this can affect your weight loss efforts. Our weight loss program can help reset your hypothalamus glad which interns helps speed up your metabolic rate.  

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