This fluctuation is the natural balance between things that increase it; and things that decrease it. When you eat food with sugars or starches, i.e., carbohydrates, then your digestive system absorbs sugar into your blood. When carbs are ingested and broken down into simple sugars, your body keeps blood sugar levels stable by secreting insulin. Insulin allows excess sugar to get it out of your bl...
With the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, there is no denying it anymore. It's no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain.
We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight.
There's definitely more to the story than just what you're eating, right?
A lot of this comes right down to your metabolic rate which is affected by things like your activity level, history of dieting, body composition, and even what you eat.
And as my expertise is to help people break through weight loss resistance, which is a real condition that takes time, energy, and patience to overcome, it INFURIATES me to see people promoting crash diets, quick fixes, and supplement miracles, and even [more] people falling into the traps of these false promises.
Do you remember the fruity body shape descriptions being like an “apple” or a “pear”? The apple shape describes someone who is round around the middle (you know – belly fat, or beer belly) and the pear is used to define those who are rounder around the hips and thighs (you know – big booty!).
THAT is what we're talking about here.
Do you know which shape is associated with a higher risk of s...
Are you feeling tired, cold or have gained weight?
Does your digestion seem a bit more “sluggish”?
Are you convinced that your metabolism is slow?
Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?
Metabolism includes all of the reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy and there are lots of factors that affect how fast it works.
Metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, heat, and storage. But what's really more important is how fast your metabolism works i.e. your “metabolic rate”. And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.
Adrenal fatigue has become a buzz word on social media over the last few years. What is referred to as adrenal fatigue is actually a complex chain of reactions in the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands; HPA-axis dysregulation is the proper medical term.