Metabolism

by Vashte on April 14, 2012

How to Speed it Naturally…

METABOLISM, METABOLISM, METABOLISM….

I see you cringing like the coyotes from the Lion King when they repeated “Mufasa”…

http://youtu.be/yhZ0TKdgJGg

You don’t have to! Many of us think that the metabolism we have today is the metabolism we are stuck with for life. This is simply not true.

How to increase your metabolism NATURALLY

If you choose not to do anything about it, your metabolism will stay the same tomorrow as it is today. BUT if you choose to do something about it, you could help control and coach that metabolism of yours back to life, or slow it down; whatever your goal is.

I will speak on how to speed that metabolism up as more people in Australia and most Western countries urgently need to address this issue to combat the grossly rising rate of the overweight and obese. If we do not care for the health of ourselves, surely we care for the health and longevity of our children and their children? We have a duty to teach them how to eat, what to eat and when to eat, many people have forgotten this and stuff their children full of fast food, junk food. This addition to sugar and complacency must end before it is too late!

Stop before it is too late...

Most doctors are likely to advise pills, potions and drugs to increase the metabolism, maybe, if you are lucky-  peppered with a sprinkling of exercise;  although whilst taking those prescribed drugs you are unlikely to have the ability to fully participate in strenuous exercise due to the plethora of negative life -threatening side affects produced by those miraculous metabolism boosting synthetic drugs…. please do your research before popping those puppies.

21st Century. A pill popping generation.

The metabolism CAN be sped up naturally through the foods you eat, the timing of your meals and through regular exercise to name just a few options.

If you have in your past been a yoyo diet junkie, then my friend, you have taught your body to fend for itself well. It is likely that today that body of yours stores fat easily in preparation for the next onslaught of fad dieting, starvation, or the next trip to Africa- all whilst you live day to day life here in this wealthy country of Australia. You may feel as though your metabolism has ground to a screeching halt. It may even LOOK that way HOWEVER-  you CAN change it.

If this is you, then please listen up: YOU have to be patient.

You didnt get to where you are now over night....

You are going to have to make a decision here today, right now that YOU are taking the driver’s seat once and for all. NO MORE FAD DIETS..THEY SIMPLY JUST DONT WORK. LOOK IN THE MIRROR and you will see it is true.

Through regular balanced meals, and regular balanced forms of exercise, you can coach your body into trusting you again. It may take time, if fact, it WILL take time, but it took time to put it all on too didn’t it?

Here are some simple, natural ways to help get that metabolism cooking with gas again. No drugs allowed. Oh and ditch the coffee as a cheat way to increase metabolism. You know as well as I do that you need more and more of the stuff to get you going the more you drink it. So what does that tell you?

Too much coffee, adrenal over load. PRO AGEING.

Don’t know? I will tell you then – your body gets used to the buzz and needs more to create the same kick.

Why is that Vashte? Glad you asked my friend!

You body is getting lazier and lazier through you relying on the coffee for the kick. So this means your adrenal glands get totally stressed out through working so hard and before you know it (not long at all) they give up the ghost and stop working the way they are designed to.

Result: you -exhausted, fatigued, no energy ever. Grumpy, short tempered and no fun to be around. Pimply skin as well just to name a few nice endings.

Main side effects of caffeine

So try these at home! They are safe, effective and all natural. Great ways to begin speeding  that metabolism  up all by yourself. When you read them, ask yourself if they make sense. I am sure you will find they do.

They did for me, so I hope they do for you too.

1. Eat more vegetables and fruits.

FRESH Organic fruits and veggies

I have spoken on going green and getting alkaline before. Here I go again. I choose green vegetables over fruit as a rule, but rules do get broken. Before 12 noon most days, I will eat only vegies or fruit. Very rarely do I combine vegies and fruit. It is usually one or the other due to the fermenting gases that are produced in the gut when they are combined.

One exception to that rule is apples. You can throw in an apple with a vegie juice without reaping the gaseous exchange result :)

Watermelon in season is a favourite to eat first thing on its own, as it is very cleansing and filled with water.

Other fruits I choose are usually low GI, high fibre fruits like apples and pears.

High fibre, non-starchy vegetables are rich in nutrients and take longer to breakdown and absorb. Perfect. The metabolism will increase as this food is broken down and will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Green leafy vegetables are alkalising and often high in fibre so eating this kind of food for breakfast will help flush the body of waste and toxins as well.

2. Drink lots of purified water.

Alkalised Filter Fresh Water

If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Even mild hydration can slow down your metabolism which means you are slowing down your weight loss.

Water can help you feel full if you drink it before a meal. By adding a squeeze of lemon to your water prior to eating a meal, you can aid digestion and help your body remain or get, into an alkalised state. Lemon in the water gives it a refreshing flavour also.

Stay hydrated, it improves digestion, increases metabolism and decreases fat absorption.

Caffeine leaches goodness from your body and dehydrates the body faster than a lear jet travelling at the speed of sound.

3. Eat high protein foods.

SuperFood Sources - Super Protein

Currently I am off the high protein, low carb way of eating. In my personal opinion, too much animal protein in the diet can cause a strain on the digestion and keep that body in an acidic state. This is the exact opposite to being alkaline.

Animal protein takes longer to digest hence causing acidity as the body is working hard to digest that food. On the one hand this is good as it revs up your metabolism and helps you feel full for a longer period of time; however this food remains in your body longer and can contribute to making you feel sluggish, then get stuck in the colon due to improperly chewing which can add weight and toxins to the body. Not all protein comes from animal protein so I am choosing dairy free and meat free protein sources over animal protein as often as possible. Fish and white meat occasionally and red meat only when my body asks for it.

It has been shown that people who get at least 30% of their calories from high protein foods hold onto more lean muscle while losing fat, than those who get less. Muscle is important to keeping your metabolism faster than the autobahn in Germany.

4. Exercise and lift weights regularly.

Sculpted by good nutrition and good exercise.

Daily exercise is one of the best ways to increase metabolism so do what you love. If there is nothing you love …yet…Do something you don’t absolutely hate!!! Learn to love your exercise!! I know some of you may not believe this but wait for it… we actually were not designed to sit in front of the tv or computer all day every day!!!! It is true!! I kid you not!!!!

Find some form of exercise that you enjoy enough to do every second day, and build it up to consecutive days as often as possible. MAKE the time for it, or you will pay for it later in life…. By not making it at all… or being dependent on other people to EXIST in a nursing home.

The more muscle you build, the more calories you burn all day long. Lift some weights or do  some resistance exercise every second day. Girls- you won’t build muscles like a man. You will increase your metabolism to burn that layer of fat sitting on top of your toned, slim alkaline body.  
5.  Go with small meals more often.

Small meal

Our portion sizes have grown to coincide with the heavier numbers showing on the scales. We eat big meals and big servings. A small size is now a med/large portion of food. Cut it down, cut it right back.

It doesn’t take much food to kick your metabolism into action. We eat too much and make poor food choices. Stop. Each mini-meal from noon onwards should include some form of protein.

Eating small meals more frequently till 8pm also gets your body used to eating less in a sitting – which is a very good thing. One mini meal every 3 hours will keep your metabolism burning like an Australian bush fire.

6. Get some good fat in your diet.

Fat in my diet???

Yes FAT in YOUR diet.

Good fats to help increase metabolism

Omega 3 fish oil and olive oil (not heated), coconut oil, and avocado can help boost metabolism. SMALL amounts of these types of good fats will help your body release the fat stored in your body. Your body will learn to trust you as you stop starving it of good nutrients. It in turn will release those fats cells producing a slimmer, leaner more energetic and detoxed NEW YOU with a metabolism faster than a speeding bullet burning fat while you sleep.

AMEN TO THAT SISTER!!!!

RESULT!!

Things to avoid if you want to keep your metabolism pumping fast:

Logic prevails but I will list them just in case you think you can get away without it…
Unhealthy high fat foods,

  • fatty meats,
  • fried foods
  • poor quality, cheap, nasty cooking oils.

Low fibre carbohydrates

  • refined grains,
  • sweetened desserts
  • alcoholic beverages
  • Man made processed foods.  
  • Cigarettes and tobacco are especially destructive. Nicotine constricts blood vessels, which actually decreases metabolism and life expectancy in the long run. Dramatically.

Done. Go stoke that metabolism of yours up NOW!!!!

xx Vashte xx

xx Vashte xx

 

 

 

 

 

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