4 Steps to Reset Your Metabolism
August 2, 2018
This Is Exactly How You Can Reset Your Metabolism, According to a Nutritionist
How hard is it to reset your metabolism? That’s what most people ask, including me. It’s of high interest especially for me as I have hypothyroidism, so my weight is all over the place. The easier a way to restart my metabolism, the better.
I used to have a six-pack and everything, weighing in at 160 lbs at 5’9″. Now I’m coming back from a horrible year last year; mom was sick for over a year and died 17 December 2017. I lost all care of how I looked or felt and ended up at 232 lbs. I have my motivation back now, am eating better and exercising instead of sleeping when I get depressed. I weighed myself this morning and am 219.5 lbs, starting the lifestyle change this past May. I’m so happy that my metabolism is starting back up again!
I’ve followed some of this nutritionists advice which is helping. I use turmeric, garlic, and black pepper when I didn’t use to. I drink tea again, both green and oolong along with other types. I love tea but last year I barely drank any. Lots of processed foods, hence the weight gain. Along with no working out. I definitely learned this past year that metabolism isn’t just about exercising, it’s about food. On top of that, it’s about eating food that’s good for you that boosts your metabolism. That is a lesson I won’t soon forget.
There are other steps I need to work on more, but I’m happy with what I’m doing now. How about you? Are you going to try some steps and boost your metabolism?
“Changing any habit, no matter how small, is surprisingly difficult. You don’t realize how set in your ways you are until you try to switch them up. That’s always our experience when we endeavor to take on a new diet, fitness, or wellness routine. (That’s why it’s so tortuous to workout in the pre-dawn hours if you’re a self-confessed night owl.) However, if we stick with it, that routine becomes our new default, and we don’t have to consciously make ourselves do it. Well, most of the time at least (like we said, the lure of a snooze button can still prove too tempting to deny).
The same holds true when it comes to the metabolism. “Metabolic rate is not set. You can ‘reset’ your metabolism by eating certain foods and supplements or by working out and building muscle,” says Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, founder and director of Real Nutrition NYC. Influencing your body to break down food and transform it into energy more efficiently is totally possible. Like anything worth doing, it just takes a little effort. Keep scrolling to learn the exact steps you can take to reset your metabolism.“