Are you struggling with a slow metabolism, like slow AF metabolism? Maybe that it is so slow it feels like it is stuck or you are even going in reverse?

↗️ No matter how little you eat…you seem to gain weight?

😴 No matter how much coffee you have…you are exhausted?

😠 No matter how much you workout or what new program you have…the inches stay?

A slow metabolism is not something that happens with age, it is something that is created by hormone imbalance.

That’s right, if it was created, it’s preventable.

When hormones become disrupted, it creates a kink in the entire system. That disruption turns the stress alarm on in your body.

And when stress is high, your body goes into protection and conservation mode.

Meaning that all “non-essential” functions such as fat loss and lean mass development are stopped as a byproduct.

So even if you are doing everything “right”, your metabolism can remain slow (or get slower) until you address the underlying hormone disruption.

And when I tell you this, traditional methods to lose weight and get results are NOT supporting hormone balance. In fact, they are often the cause of your slowed metabolism.

So if you are continuing to use those methods to try to kickstart some results, you are only adding more stress to the system. Meaning that the more you try to force the results with the deprivation, the more damage you do.

And the harder it will be to get yourself out of the “metabolic hole” that you are in.

Your Life-Changing Tip: Hormones DO NOT Magically Fix Themselves

You cannot heal your hormones and metabolism using the same strategies that broke them in the first place.

So before you go and cut carbs, intermittent fast, skip meals, and hit the treadmill for an hour. Take a beat.

The key to unlocking your fiery metabolism is reducing stress and rebuilding metabolic function.

Reducing Stress

This is more than emotional stress, this is the stress triggered by the “famine and overworked” signals being sent to your body as a result of chronic dieting, nutrient deficiencies, overtraining, and poor sleep quality.

The first place to start is always ensuring your body has ENOUGH to function. When your body has enough for basic metabolic needs, then it can start to effectively produce hormones in appropriate quantities to regulate metabolic function.

This can be done by implementing the following three principles:

  1. The Right Foods: The “secret” to healing your body is ensuring you are eating the right types of foods to provide your body with the energy it needs to function. These are known as macronutrients (macros). Each macronutrient provides a particular amount of energy to your body and is involved in unique biochemical pathways to be optimized. You need synergy among all three food energy types to function optimally.
  2. The Right Amounts: You have to assess your current metabolic threshold (CMT) compared to your metabolic needs (BMR) and create a stepwise plan to increase. Your CMT is what you can currently handle at this moment, it is what you are eating now and what your body is used to. Your BMR is what your body actually needs to function and to do it optimally.
  3. The Right Times: Timing your energy intake (macros) and your micronutrients to match your hormone cycle ensures hormone production is optimized. This is known as cycle-synced protocol. By understanding your hormonal shifts, the metabolic changes that come with them, and the nutrient needs that support hormone production, you can seamlessly adapt your food to support these shifts.

Rebuilding Metabolic Function

Now the single most impactful way to rebuild metabolic function – aka give you a faster metabolism so you burn more all the time – is to increase your lean mass.

The more lean mass you have the more you burn in a rested state. And lean mass replaces fat cells in the body. So not only do you literally burn more all the time, but your lean mass is protective against your body creating fat cells.

So you get to eat more and get more results – talk about a win-win.

The most effective way to build more lean mass is to strength train. In fact, strength training is the only form of exercise where you both balance hormones AND burn fat.

But this is more than going in and doing 15 easy reps over and over again. You need to optimize your hormones and use cycle-synced strength training to unlock insane metabolic thresholds:

  1. Adapting your intensities to match your hormones to unlock maximum fat-burning in each phase
  2. Progressive overloads to match the intensity to your energy levels so you do not burn out
  3. Strategic rest and recovery to avoid exhaustion and stress (which adds more fat)

When done effectively, you only really need two cycle-synced strength workouts a week to unlock insane results.

Unlock your Fiery Metabolism

When you focus less on weight loss and forcing your body into results and instead on healing your metabolism, the weight loss comes effortlessly.

In fact, this is how…

😲 I lost 50 lbs. eating over 2200 calories a day and working out only 3x a week.

⬇️ Ginny lost 25 lbs. in 2 months by working out less.

🍽️ Aimee lost 8 inches and 2 pant sizes eating more food.

Hormones are the key to your results. And learning how to support them is how you break away from needing a diet. Instead, you get a lifestyle!

One that allows you to eat the foods you love 💕, that works with your schedule 👊, that gives you boundless energy ⚡, and that delivers results for life. ❤️💚💛

My 1:1 hormone balance nutrition and strength coaching program gives you a ✨ 100% tailored for you ✨ meal plan and workout program designed to transform your hormones and deliver results.

Check out my latest feature in the Confidence Counsel Podcast on how to optimize hormones to make 2024 the best year yet!

Check it out HERE.

Tasha is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, B.S. and Founder of Happy Hormone Health. She has coached 2000 women in reclaiming their energy, living symptom-free and transforming their health through hormone balance nutrition. Start your hormone balance journey with her free masterclass.

 

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