Best Ways to Tune up Your Sluggish Metabolism and Regain HealthLisanne Wellness Center
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably focusing on cutting calories and hitting the gym more frequently or actively than usual. But depending on your metabolism, these tactics may be causing more harm than good. If a slow metabolism is causing your weight gain or inability to lose weight, then you need to address it before you attempt a diet.
Metabolism is the process by which your body turns the food you eat into energy your body can use. Metabolism works like a fire. When your metabolism is working as it should, or when it’s working quickly, the fire burns continuously throughout the day, so any calories you throw into it are able to burn off as they’re consumed. If your metabolism is slow, the fire may go out completely for long periods of time. Your basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which your body burns through calories when you are not working out, is determined by factors like your body size and composition, your sex, and your age.
Composition: People who weigh more and those who have more muscle have a faster metabolism than those who weigh less or have little muscle. This is an advantage, which is why it is recommended to work on developing lean muscle mass and lower fat accumulation.
Sex: Men naturally have a faster metabolism than women because they have more muscle, so their resting metabolic rate is higher. If you struggle due to a slow metabolism Vitagenis Boost drops may be beneficial. Vitagenis Boost drops is a proprietary blend designed to help increase metabolism, increase energy and lean muscle mass.
Age: Muscle usually decreases with age, slowing down metabolism over your lifespan. Vitagenis ConjuLean is our patented formula which reduces excess body fat while simultaneously increasing lean muscle mass. ConjuLean is a must-have for those trying to get rid of excess body fat.
Results of a Slow Metabolism
Weight gain isn’t the only effect of slow or sluggish metabolism. You can also have a hard time losing weight, even with focused effort, exercise, and cutting calories. You’re also likely to feel fatigued throughout the day, even when you’re getting enough sleep. You may also experience dry or cracked skin, hair loss, headaches and difficulty concentrating, and intense sugar cravings.
How to Improve Your Metabolism
It’s important to note that there is no magic bullet to quickening your metabolism, since your metabolism conforms to your body’s unique needs. The only way to speed up a slow metabolism is to change your body’s metabolic needs to encourage weight loss and a faster metabolism.
Start right: By eating a diet that encourages a faster metabolism. The best way to do this is to eat small 5-6 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals. This encourages your body to burn off calories throughout the entire day, not just at meal times. In other words, it keeps the fire burning consistently, rather than giving it a lot of fuel to burn off all at once.
Regular exercise: The best exercises to increase your metabolic rate are weight bearing exercises to increase muscle tone. The more muscle you carry, the faster your metabolism, and the easier it will be for you to lose weight.
Finally, check your thyroid health: In some cases, slow metabolism is caused by something other than your body composition. If your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone, your metabolism will suffer. If you think this may be the case, talk to your doctor about testing your thyroid output.
At Lisanne Wellness Center, our functional medicine experts are happy to help you optimize your eating and exercise habits to encourage a fast metabolism. Contact us anytime at 713-461-WELL to learn how to overcome your sluggish metabolism.