Fast And Slow Metabolism

Metabolism the over all factor of body fitness, the chemical process in our body which create two factor in the body. Anabolism and Catabolism.

Anabolism process helps in building the muscle tissue and catabolism is the process where body start eating itself its also called canabalism.

Fitness is loaded with fast and slow metabolism myth and mysteries. when i entered in fitness regime I used to believe that I was just born with a slow metabolism.⠀

Once I got In shape everything I ate seemed to put weight on me.⠀

I just chalked it up as I have a slow metabolism and that my caloric intake would just naturally be lower then everyone else. ⠀

This couldn’t be farther from the truth… kinda Yes we are all born with a metabolism that is specific to us. ⠀

It’s just like our figure print, unique and one of a kind. BUT the difference between your metabolism and your finger print is that your metabolism CAN BE CHANGED.⠀

Everyone has the capability to make there metabolism faster and even slower. ⠀

Even though you might THINK you have a slow metabolism and are doomed to never lose weight there is still hope!!⠀

You can speed your metabolism up and make it a fat burning, muscle building machine.⠀

High Metabolism Signs

Having a high metabolism means your body burns energy from food at a fast rate. Let’s touch on a few fast metabolism symptoms.

People with a fast metabolism can be characterized by their ability to lose weight easily and burn fat. They are able to maintain a healthy muscle mass and appear mentally and physically strong.

Those with a speedy metabolism have mental clarity and sustained energy throughout the day. They are not pestered with things like brain fog and fatigue.

For the most part, having a high metabolism is a great thing. However, there are some people with very fast metabolisms that have problems with gaining weight.

Low Metabolism Signs

A low or slow metabolism can be caused by many different health issues. Your body will tell you when something is out of whack. All you have to do is recognize the signs.

Here are the major signs that your metabolism has slowed down…

  • Weight loss resistance
  • Unbalanced blood sugar
  • Digestive issues
  • Hormonal issues

How To Speed Up Your Metabolism

  1. Eat Protein Rich Food (fish , chicken , almond , avocado, yogurt, cottage cheese)
  2. Take Good Sleep
  3. Eat Healthy Breakfast
  4. Drink 3 Lit Of a Day
  5. Do 30 min of Physical Activity Every day

Balancing Your Hormones.

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Balancing Your Hormones!
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Hormonal Imbalances need to be addressed sooner rather than later as many health concerns can arise from this.
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Some tips:
1️⃣ Eat more healthy FATS such as avocados, grass fed butter and nuts/seeds – Your body needs fats to make hormones. Consuming a diet higher in fat can also help reduce inflammation and lead to weight loss.
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2️⃣ Check in with your emotions – Your emotions and hormones go hand in hand. When you balance out your hormones, you also balance your emotions and vice versa. Too much stress, feeling uptight, upset or whatever emotion it may be directly affects hormone levels.
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3️⃣ Consider which medications you are taking – Although some people MUST take medication, you need to consider the pros and cons. Many medications can help in one area but have negative consequences towards your hormones. Birth control and antibiotics are some examples.
Birth control for an example can cause acne issues. This is something that I have dealt with. I began getting acne on my jaw line and my neck, which is ALL hormonal. I did not make the connection until I stopped the pill and my acne cleared.
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4️⃣ Get more sleep – Your appetite is affected by how much sleep you get. Not getting adequate sleep can cause your appetite to increase due to your hunger hormones being irregular. Getting enough sleep also allows your cortisol levels to be stable so you are more energized and your body can recover & repair properly.
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75% Of Your Body Is Water And Not Fat.

Our bodies are not mostly composed of fat, they’re mostly composed of water. Therefore, most of the weight changes we see from day to day are water changes, not fat change.
A few reasons you see fluctuations on the scale:
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▪️Recent increase in cardio (increases blood volume). This is a biggie, can add up to 5 lbs in some people, just plasma + new red blood cells, & can cause a month-long stall in scale weight.
▪️Recent increase in weight-lifting (sore muscles retain water); eventually there will also be muscle gain, though that is a slower process (weeks)
▪️Any soreness, injury or bruising (causes inflammation = local water retention)
▪️Illness (ditto)
▪️Change in timing of dinner to a later time than usual, and/or addition of a late night snack even if you ate the same total # of daily calories. The timing alone has an effect. Later eating means that the gut will still be holding “gut water” used in the digestive process during the next morning’s weigh-in. Even a 1 hr later dinner time can affect scale weight the next morning
▪️Single unusually large meal within past 5 days – large meals take multiple days to digest, during which not only the meal itself, but also a mass of water equivalent to ~2x the meal’s weight, will all be parked in your gut for digestion.
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▪️Eating more carbs after a period of not having had many carbs (causes liver & muscles to increase glycogen stores; each 1g of glycogen is structurally packaged with 4g water so you end up with water weight)
▪️change in dietary fiber (affects “poop weight”)
▪️change in pooping frequency (obvious reasons)
▪️Recent exposure to heat (hot yoga, exercising in heat)
▪️ Menstrual cycle / birth control – about 1/3 of women have noticeable swings in weight during the week before menstruation / week of menstruation.
▪️increase in sodium intake
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In short, trust your calorie deficit. If you are tracking your food accurately and are really eating at a caloric deficit, there is no way NOT to be losing fat. The fat loss is just hidden on the scale by the myriad causes of fluctuations in water & digestive waste.

Building Muscles

What does it take to build muscle??⠀

☝🏼 Adequate protein with a caloric surplus.⠀

✌🏼 Consistent increases in volume/work load.⠀

🖖🏼 Intensity during training.⠀

A caloric surplus with optimal amounts of protein is gonna be one of the biggest driving factors to weather or not you can build a substantial amount of muscle or not.⠀

As muscle sparing nutrients (carbs & fats) start to increase is will take less protein to aid in recovery.⠀

For someone looking to build muscle I still never recommend less then 0.8g of protein per pound of body weight. ⠀

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If your someone that does not track your workouts/weight lifted, understanding how much total volume you actually lifted that day is gonna be a game charger for you.⠀

Volume is: Weight x Sets x reps⠀

If your not consistently increasing this number your gains are gonna be very slow and minimal.⠀

Now none of us are able to just consistently increase volume for the rest of our lives.⠀

But this is were proper exercise programming and periodization come in to play in order to make sure your still make consistent progress.⠀

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Training intensity isn’t talk about very much now a days but there is someone to be said for it.⠀

This is basically how hard you are training.⠀

Are you reaching your desired number of volume by doing 1,000 reps with 10 pounds? Or are you getting there doing 5 heavy sets of 5 reps?⠀

Which one do you think is gonna build more muscle?⠀

Now I don’t want you driving yourself into the ground and not being able to walk after every workout. (More about this later😉)⠀

But you still need to make your sets hard!⠀

You need to push yourself and you need to send that signal to your body that it NEEDS to grow.⠀

Implementing these three variables is gonna be the key to long term, consistent, muscle growth.⠀

Diet After Diet

How do we lose body fat and achieve our ideal physique? ⠀

We gotta get serious about what we put in our body’s. ⠀

Now for the sake of this post we are gonna use the word “diet” but we all know this word isn’t the best representation of the lifestyle change that needs to happen.⠀

When your looking to change your physique and achieve that ideal look we have to go on a “diet.”⠀
Restrict calories (primarily fats & carbs), and increase activity. ⠀

But what happens once we reach your goal? Your done, it’s over, you got back to the way you were eating before or the stay in this restricted state forever?⠀

DEFINITELY NOT!! This is only gonna set you up for disaster and put you down a path of yo-yo dieting.⠀

The “diet” after the “diet” becomes just as, if not MORE important then the “diet” its self.⠀

You must come out of that restricted state properly. One to maintain what you worked so hard for but two so you come back to a place of optimal health.⠀

This can be tricky and take some planning so hiring a coach that can help you properly “reverse diet” could be the difference between you maintain all that hard work or bouncing back to square one. ⠀

But at the end of the day whether you decide to hire someone or not you must remember that once you reach your goal, the “diet” isn’t over. ⠀

You still have A LOT of work to do. And you still need to be diligent about how you come out of the “diet.” ⠀

And the still need the work back towards a place of maintenance. ⠀

Wanna learn more about how to properly “diet” and then come OUT of the diet?! Shoot me a DM!! ⠀

I’d love to chat with you and see if we can set you on the right track towards success!!🙌🏼⠀

Eating Before Bed

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Many people believe that anything you eat before bed will automatically turn into fat. However, this isn’t exactly the case. Our bodies are in a constant state of protein turnover aka making new proteins and breaking down the old ones.
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Eating a meal that is high in protein before bed can help your body remain in this muscle-building phase as well as increase the amount of muscle protein synthesis. Eating before bed is not “bad” but there are definitely better choices that you can make at this time. Your snack/meal at night should HELP with your goals not hinder your progress. Aka eating cookies or snacks that are high in sugary carbs might not be the best option.
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Eating a small sized meal prior to bed consisting of protein, carbs and fat will help to keep you satisfied and possibly help you fall asleep as our brains turns carbs (complex) to serotonin. Eating a larger meal may either keep you up or disrupt your sleep.
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Dairy products such as greek yogurt are typically slow digesting and allows your body to enter the muscle building phase while you sleep. Choosing foods that are high in healthy fats (avocado, almonds), can be helpful as well since fats also slow down the rate of digestion.
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There are other factors to keep in mind as well such as what types of foods you ate throughout the rest of your day and whether or not you just worked out. If you just worked out and it’s late at night, eating some carbs or fruit to replenish your glycogen stores would be fine along with some protein. If you haven’t eaten much throughout the day, choosing some healthier carbs to eat is not going to harm you.
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Fueling your body with the proper nutrition that it needs should always be a number one priority. By keeping this in mind, you will start making choices that will help fuel your body instead of harming it.

Exercise & The Menstrual Cycle!

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Exercise & The Menstrual Cycle!
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It is very common for females who train intensely and diet to lose their period or have it become irregular. Every month ovulation occurs and with this, hormonal changes arise. Having a very strict diet especially missing meals or working out for multiple hours in the day leads your body to identify this negative energy balance as a risk. When this happens, the body turns off the body process known as reproduction.
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A hormone known as leptin gets produced when there is body fat. Not having enough body fat decreases the amount of leptin in the body, which reduces the action of the hypothalamus (which starts off your menstrual cycle). Stress is also a major factor that may lead our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to be overworked. When our stress hormones are constantly at high levels, our body believes it’s not safe to reproduce.
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Losing your period means that something must be “off” hormonally. Here are some tips as to what you can do:
-Reduce the amount of exercise that you’re doing and increase your calories
-Ensure you’re getting in enough good quality sleep
-Try adding in slow-digesting carbs at most meals (everyone is different but this may be helpful to reduce stress and deprivation in our bodies as most females believe that carbs are “bad” for them).
-See your doctor to tune in to the exact cause.” )

Are You Loosing Weight But Looking Fat?

Not possible😱⠀

How in the world can someone lose pounds on the scale but look worse!?!⠀

Because fat loss & weight loss are NOT the same!!🤭⠀

Weight can come from a lot of things; fat, muscle, bone, water, hair, etc.⠀

Just cuz the your “weight” went done on the scale doesn’t always mean it came solely from fat.⠀

But how does this happen?⠀

Caloric reduction WITHOUT the focus on macronutrient profile is the biggest contributor☝🏼.⠀

Yes, to lose weight you need to reduce calories. The probably is no one was every taught where those calories should come from!⠀

A majority of people look at “reduce calories” and they will simply cut out everything. Protein, fat, and carbs.⠀

Causing the scale to go down but they only look like a smaller version of themselves.⠀

I’m order to actually change your body composition and lose mostly fat, calories do need to be reduced.⠀

BUT! Those calories need to come primarily from fats & carbohydrates.⠀

Keeping protein high (1g-1.3g per pound of body weight) will ensure what you keep most of your muscle mass during a fat loss phase.⠀

I only say most because it is inevitable that your gonna lose some muscle mass.⠀

But we can DRASTICALLY reduce this by make sure protein is adequate. ⠀

Take your macros.⠀

Understand what your food consists of. ⠀

If your goal is cosmetic and you wanna look a certain way this is essential.⠀

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Do you have a friend that is constantly yo-yo dieting and needs to track there macros!?!? ⠀

Tag them below and help spread the word!!⠀

Being Healthy Is Habits & Lifestyle.

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Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Often the simplest of things can make the biggest impact. .

Have you ever wondered why things which on paper seem pretty fricking simple actually end up being the hardest things to do.

Walking to a tap filling a glass with water and drinking it a numerous times a day isn’t like trying to climb mount Everest.

Eating a few portions of veggies with every meal isn’t like building and launching a rocket.

Yet still so many people struggle to do them either consistently or at all.

Why?

Well mental resistance to doing new things isn’t unusual.

In all honesty the only way to break through the resistance is to start small and then be disciplined with achieving the small things.

Over time these then become your habits.

Maybe you’re attaching all kinds of negative stories to you about
👉🏻your abilities

👉🏻your worth

All of which can lead to sabotaging behaviours

Maybe you’ve been telling yourself in order for something to be impactful and worth doing it must be fancy and complicated.

Or perhaps you don’t believe the true power of;
👉🏻positive environments
👉🏻laughter

👉🏻working on loving yourself

Maybe your life mission is to try and find a more complicated way of getting healthy.

Maybe in your mind you think healthy means you must live a miserable existence cutting out everything you enjoy

You run with an abundance of
👉do’s, don’ts

👉evil this,evil that

Rather than putting your moderation pants and context hat on and know you don’t need to live like a nun!

Oh and let’s not forget your compelling need to have everything yesterday.

You want fast and easy

I get I really do there’s loads of stuff in my life I would love to happen quicker and without the work but that’s just not real life.

But looking for fancy pills, going on crazy detoxes or other fads hoping for a quick fix is a waste of your time.

What you really need to do is;
🙏🏻Work on your main driver (the mind)
🙏🏻Then make nailing these basics your focus

Value Your Vitamins D3

Vitamins

Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin.⠀

Vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits the skin. ⠀

15-20 minutes 2-3 times a week allows most people to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D. ⠀

The only downside is that is breaks down quickly, meaning stores can run low.⠀

Especially if your someone that is inside all day or during the winter times.⠀

My typical recommendation for a client is 15-30 minutes daily to just stay ahead of the game.⠀

Or you can supplement 2,000-5,000 IUs daily if your unable to get out side. ⠀

👇🏼☀️Some benefits of the sunshine vitamin☀️👇🏼⠀

🔸Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth⠀

🔹Supports the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system⠀

🔸Regulates insulin levels and aid diabetes management⠀

🔹Supports lung function and cardiovascular health⠀

🔸Helps fight disease⠀

🔹Reduces depression⠀

🔸Boost weight loss⠀

🔹Regulate and balance hormone production⠀

🔸Increase energy and overall feelings of wellbeing⠀

🔹Reduces stress and feels of anxiety⠀

Vitamin D and the sun have been market to us as this cancer causing death trap the should be avoided at all costs.⠀

And yes while to much of anything can be bad, vitamin D and the sun play a vital role in our overall health and longevity.⠀

Deficiencies in vitamin D can cause serious side effects and can lead to chronic disease.⠀

I always recommend the holistic rout and to get your vitamin D natural from the sun. ⠀

But whatever your method of getting it is. Don’t neglect the power the sunshine vitamin can have on your overall health and fitness. ⠀