What happens if you fall short? What happens when you skip breakfast and it’s 3 P.M. before you realize that you haven’t had anything except 4 cups of coffee all day? What if the last time you exercised was in 1982? Whatever the cause, what’s the effect? The biggest problem with any of those metabolism busters is that they lead to more metabolism busting.
Say, for instance, you miss your eating windows quite often. You skip meals here and there, and are just too busy to grab a snack between lunch and dinner. This sets your metabolism up for a lot of challenges.Most significantly, your blood sugar level is challenged and your insulin level fluctuates, while your body is asked to perform without the right fuel. In a reactive state, your body begins replacing muscle tissue with fat, and this directly affects your metabolism (because muscle is what helps the body burn fat). Once you go into this state, you’re losing muscle, which means you’re losing some ability to burn fat. So skipping meals is not helping you lose weight fast.
1. Your body has a powerful will to survive, and if you miss or skip meals, your body sees this as a threat to its survival and it has one choice - to stop burning and start storing fat.
2. Your mind and your brain need a constant fuel supply to give you a feeling of confidence and satisfaction. If you block that fuel source, get ready to watch your cravings take over.
3. When your body is not given enough to live on - when you skip meals or avoid food altogether - it is forced to use your muscle tissue for food. When you lose muscle, you lose metabolism!
4. Food is energy. In order to move well, you need to eat well and eat frequently. If you miss meals, you’ll lose the ability to move, and if you stop moving, you’ll stop burning.
5. You are the beauty of mind, body, and soul. Starving your body serves only to deprive your entire self. Metabolism is more than just fat burning - it is your energy and passion for life. Eating with purpose fuels a life full of passion!
As another example, take a situation where someone is eating quite often and snacking quite regularly, but his or her choices lack merit. In other words, a guy is hitting the vending machine every hour and a half (I think everybody knows someone like that).While he’s certainly doing his best to fuel his body often, his poor choices are killing his metabolism. To thrive, your brain needs to have its share of its favorite fuel source: sugar. It’s not only your taste buds that crave that giant chocolate bar! When you eat out of balance or eat high-glycemic carbohydrates, you set yourself up for a blood sugar roller coaster just like when you skip meals, which only increases your cravings for more sugar. Your body starts to crave sugar, so you grab a sugary or high-carb snack, which immediately translates into a lot of sugar in your body. That makes your insulin surge and blood sugar levels spike but then shortly thereafter crash. Your brain experiences that dip in blood sugar and translates it into the need to get even more sweets, fast. So you crave again and head back to the vendo-land for another big bag of candy. Not only have you sabotaged your metabolism, but with this pattern you will most likely experience moodiness, irritability, and anxiousness.
The solution in both instances, whether you’re not eating frequently enough or not eating well enough, is to feed your body more regularly with better food, or risk the blood sugar roller coaster and all its ripple effects. These choices are in your hands, and once you understand what’s going on in your body after you eat something, you can choose wisely and choose your own foods that speed metabolism.
Sometimes managing your weight is all about your attitude and approach toward food. The next time you head into the kitchen, notice your body language as you approach your refrigerator, pantry, or cupboard. If you are experiencing a sense of disempowerment and vulnerability, simply adjust your posture to reflect confidence and courageous conviction. Lift your head, adjust your shoulders, breathe deeply, and envision the outcome you desire. Amazingly, you’ll make better choices!
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