There is a whole new word inside you that is yours to discover…
I was blessed with a fast metabolism. When I was younger, I was always active but it really did seem I could eat whatever I wanted—and I did!—and not go above 135 lbs with a body fat of generally no higher than 25%. My body mass index (BMI) was always within the acceptable range.
I do not know what it feels like to deal with the physical and emotional impact of being overweight. But I do know that a good metabolism does not mean I am healthy at the cellular level.
What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the body’s ability to obtain, use, or store energy. We have what is called a resting metabolism, which is the amount of energy we need to maintain our bodies when at rest. People think this is set by our genetics and can’t be changed. Some might think that because their parents are overweight, there is nothing to do except live with the fact that you will be overweight.
We also burn energy when active and we use energy to burn the food we eat.
Metabolic Fitnessis made up of:
- Body Composition: weight, %fat vs % muscle, BMI.
Your biological body age is influenced by these factors. You may be older or younger than you think.
- Nutrition: You are what you eat, digest and absorb.
What are you feeding your cells? Are your cells submerged in a pool of toxicity waste and acidic? Are you able to absorb the nutrients you need to feed your cells or are you intestines so badly damaged that you no longer absorb well the nutrients needs for optimal cell life? Do you crave carbs? Are you a caffeine addict?
- Exercise: Move it or Lose it…
How much exercise do you get on a daily basis? Are you just out for a leisurely walk or do you get your heart rate up?
- Resistance Training: Typically people are resistant to resistance training.
Build it and it will stay? Stephen Cherniske, author of The Metabolic Plan explains how resistance training is important for maintaining a protective sheath around our DNA called Glutathion. It is also needed to help maintain a repair hormone called DHEA. Stephen writes about this in his book DHEA Breakthrough. Do you do any strength training? Do you know the importance of resisted training?
- Sleep habits: Are you one of those people who wakes up in the morning and jumps out of bed? A slower metabolism is not something you are stuck with. You can take steps to improve your metabolism to that of a naturally thin person.
Email Wendy to attend her Metabolic Makeover workshops to take a metabolic test and start your metabolic makeover.