If you have tried and tried to lose weight, and it seems to just keep getting harder (if not impossible), your slow metabolism could be from one of these reasons…
You’re getting older
The older you get, the more your metabolism slows down. This is especially noticeable in women after menopause. You are also more likely to gain weight around your midsection instead of other areas, which increases your health risks.
Eating large meals (or taking in a lot of calories in one sitting) can cause large amounts of insulin to be released which then increases body fat storage. Add in the suppression of growth hormone, which plays a large role in metabolism, and you have a recipe for weight gain.
Periods of strict dieting cause your body to think you are starving, and so your metabolism slows to conserve energy as a survival mechanism. When you go off your diet, your metabolism stays lower so you are able to store up body fat in anticipation of the next time of famine.
Not only does feeling stressed slow your metabolism, but it also increases insulin levels (so higher rates of fat storage), and makes you more likely to go for high sugar comfort foods.
How can I reset my metabolism?
There are a few ways to get things back on track.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals which include protein and wholegrain high fibre carbohydrates which require more energy to digest.
- De-stress: mediation, breathing exercises, or going for a walk work well.
- Do weights training: the more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism.
- Exercise in the morning: your metabolism will stay elevated for hour afterwards!
Are you trying to lose weight?
Your metabolism is only one element in your weight loss journey.
Being in the right mindset for change, and understanding not only the reasons why you have failed in the past, but also having strategies to stay on track in the future is vitally important.
Having the knowledge of nutrition and portions, as well as knowing how you can eat healthy foods that you enjoy (without having to cook elaborate meals three times a day) or spend a fortune on expensive ingredients will prevent you developing diet burnout.
Lastly, knowing how to exercise safely and effectively, how to work around any old injuries or pains, and what types of workouts you really enjoy will bring about better energy levels and health benefits than you could have ever imagined.
This winning combination is why hundreds of our guests just like you have lost their weight, making us Australia’s No. 1 Weight Loss and Fitness Retreat. No fads, no gimmicks, no diets.
Find out about what makes our program different here. Learn what a typical day at our Sydney Central Coast & Torquay, VIC retreats is like. See what our guests had to say about their time with us here.
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