Want to know how and why to fix a slow metabolism? When most people want to lose weight, they immediately go on a diet. The problem with this is that a diet can actually cause you to gain weight in the long (or even short) run. Strict diets often result in huge calorie deficits that slow down the metabolism. So when you go off your diet, your body can no longer handle the relatively large amount of calories that you are putting into it. In this video, I’m going to be exploring how you can fix a slow metabolism in a healthy, sustainable way. The key to fixing your metabolism is insulin. When insulin is present, our bodies can’t properly burn fat. So, we need to adopt some strategies to lower our insulin levels.
To decrease insulin levels, you want to increase the good fats in your diet. Unlike unhealthy fats, good fats are fantastic sources of energy. Not only don’t they raise your insulin levels or blood sugar at all, they actually buffer them! This is why eating a lot of low fat food while on a diet can hurt your metabolism. Without the normal amounts of fat in the food, your body can’t properly process the carbs and protein, resulting in heightened levels of insulin. This is why it is important for you to know how to fix a slow metabolism.
Another strategy to increase your metabolism is to decrease the levels of cortisol in your body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can come from a terrible lifestyle. If you’re not getting enough sleep every night and are pushing yourself to the max on a frequent basis, your cortisol levels are likely high. This causes us to store more fat and increases the levels of inflammation in the body. Cortisol also can start to break down our muscle, further increasing our insulin and blood sugar levels.
Remember, getting your metabolism up isn’t about eating less food, it’s about improving the quality of what you put in your body! In the future, forget about yo-yo dieting and instead use these techniques to heal your metabolism and lose weight.
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[Video Transcription] How to Fix a Slow Metabolism
Hi, I’m Dr. Zyrowski and I’m gonna teach you how to fix a slow metabolism.
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So in this video we’re talking about how to fix a slow metabolism. This is a problem that so many people face and there’s so many people out there who feel that every time they take a bite of food they’re just starting to gain more weight and if they come even the slightest bit off a strict diet that they’re following they start to gain more weight. And it’s because they have a sluggish metabolism. Now one of the things that’s important about your metabolism is, you know, when we look at the basic physiology of it, it’s all about a hormone called insulin and when insulin is present we cannot burn fat, we cannot cut that fat off, that extra fat off our body so that we can start to lean up. So we want to make sure that we’re keeping insulin levels low.
That’s the key to fixing your metabolism. So this whole video is really going to be talking about how we can go in and keep insulin levels low to boost your metabolism. So let’s go ahead and jump right into all the things you need to know in order to fix your metabolism.
Now the first big one is stop dieting. This is very important if you want to learn how to fix a slow metabolism. Now the reason that so many people have a sluggish metabolism is because they’re following crazy strict diets that go and put them in huge calorie deficits that wrecks their metabolism. In order to lose weight we need to come in as a calorie deficit but we want to come in at a minor calorie deficit, not huge massive calorie deficits that are just destroying your metabolism. When we look at people who follow these big huge calorie deficit diets, they lose a ton of weight but the problem is they gain it all back. The show of The Biggest Loser is an absolute prime example of this. All these people lost all this weight in the short period of time but then what happened is that after the show they gained it all back and some. So make sure that you’re following a good quality sustainable diet and not coming in at a huge calorie deficit because that is what is going to destroy your metabolism.
So stop dieting and follow a good quality nutrition plan. The Heal Yourself Diet (the one that my wife and I wrote actually teaches you how to do this it’s a nutrition plan that is based on 50% good fats 40% protein in 10% carbohydrates this is a nutrition plan that is anti-inflammatory it is able to help balance your hormones, it helps detox the body and it helps heal and the best part about it is it’s sustainable for a lifetime it’s something that you can just stay on and your body is just becoming healthier and healthier because you’re doing you’re following a nutrition plan that is constantly healing the body so this nutrition plan is sustainable and it’s going to help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.
Now the next big thing that we want to talk about, when it comes to how to fix a slow metabolism, is good fats you want to increase good fats and I’ll tell you why so first of all good fats are very sustainable they give you a good source of energy and the other reason that they’re great is because they don’t raise insulin levels hardly at all. They don’t raise blood sugar hardly at all. And so when we look at these different good fats, it’s important to eat a lot of them in order to actually feel good and fix your metabolism.
Now the other thing that’s important to mention about good fats as so many people have heard that fat will make you fat and on not only is this unfortunate because I think this has caused neurological damage and so many people who have taken fat out of their diet for years I think this is where a lot of these neurological conditions are coming from amongst other things of course but the other reason that it’s unfortunate is because people have been given such a terrible misinformation that is causing them to become fat and here’s why when we look at fats I said they barely raise insulin levels but the other thing that they do is they actually offer the insulin levels and keep them low so if we eat an egg for instance if we take the egg yolk out of it it’s going to increase our insulin levels much higher.
So all these people eating egg whites in order to stay lean they’re not doing them self any service and then the same thing goes with yogurt for instance if you take the fat out of yogurt and then essentially what will happen with that too is that you take that buffer out and you’re getting a massive amount of protein that’s going to increase your insulin levels and also increase your blood sugar. Nature has a good way of knowing that we need fat within the food that we’re eating and that’s why it’s like that so when we start isolating the different components of it it doesn’t do us any good. So increase your good fats in order to fix your metabolism and leave those good fats in your foods because it keeps the insulin levels and blood sugar levels lower.
Next big one, when it comes to how to fix a slow metabolism, is apple cider vinegar. So you’ve probably heard me talk about this a lot but you can take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar put it into a cup of water and drink that before every meal and it’s going to help keep your blood sugar low and keep your insulin levels low. So use apple cider vinegar as a tool to help fix your metabolism.
Next big thing that we need to do is we need to decrease cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that comes from the terrible lifestyle that most people are living, just stressed out all the time, not getting enough sleep, you know pushing themselves to the max. And when we have a high amount of cortisol it does some really bad things for us. First of all it likes to store fat. It also likes to dump a lot of blood sugar into our bloodstream . It likes to increase insulin levels. It also likes to increase visceral fat. It also likes to increase inflammation and it also likes to actually go and start to break down our muscle. When we break down our muscle is breaking our muscle down into sugar, which is increasing our insulin and also increasing our blood sugar levels and so we have to decrease cortisol for people who have high amounts of cortisol and when I work with my different clients what I’ll do is I’ll have them take our Adrenal Revive formula on an empty stomach in the morning and then it’ll help start to balance that cortisol throughout the day. So make sure you’re working to decrease cortisol and decrease stress.
Next we go into sleep. So sleep is a time when our body kind of resets our hormones balance and most people are not getting enough sleep at night so whether you have a hard time falling asleep or you have a problem with waking up in the middle of the night if you can identify those issues and start making some changes it’ll be very important to fixing your metabolism because if your hormones aren’t resetting they aren’t rebalancing and you’re not getting enough sleep you’re not only going to increase your cortisol levels but your body just isn’t going to function as it should. So make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of sleep.
Last if not least I’m going to share a bonus tip with you. So intermittent fasting is a huge way to help fix your metabolism as well and the reason that it works so well is because what it essentially does is it keeps your insulin levels very low for a long period of your day. So intermittent fast an example of it would be too fast for 16 hours and then eat your meals within an 8 hour period. During those 16 hours of fasting your insulin levels are gonna stay completely low and then what you would I recommend with intermittent fasting is you have two big meals. You have a big meal at lunch and you have a big meal at dinner but you don’t go in grazing in between because what you want to do is you want to have that big meal and then go back into that fasted state and then have that big next big meal and then go back into that fasted state and that keeps your insulin levels low at all times. And once again intermittent fasting is not about calorie deficits it’s also not about eating less food; it’s just about being strategic in the way that you’re eating food and of course I recommend eating a high quality quality diet while intermittent fasting. As a matter of fact I have a super powerful video that teaches you all the ins and outs of intermittent fasting and so definitely check that out.
So if you want to fix a slow metabolism go ahead and incorporate these things into your lifestyle. They’re going to be absolutely huge for you. It’s going to be a huge game-changer and if you have any questions go ahead and post in the comment section below. Give the video a thumbs up. And until next time folks you make it a incredible day.