There are 5 very specific pathways in your body needed for a healthy functioning metabolism. Optimizing these 5 pathways will lead you to more energy, feeling less stressed and agitated, more restful and relaxing sleep, and the leaner, healthier body you've always wanted.
Pathway #1: Nutrition & Diet
Nutrition and diet have the greatest impact on your metabolism. The foods you eat, the beverages you drink, and the timing of when you consume them directly influence your "metabolic flexibility" ...whether your body runs on sugar (carbohydrate) or on fat when your body is at rest.
Making healthier choices, incorporating healthier eating habits, and supporting your body with missing nutrients helps your body avoid blood sugar irregularities, carb cravings and a predisposition to store fat rather then use it.
Pathway #2: Detoxification & Weight Loss
Unknown to most people who become frustrated when trying to lose weight is the relationship between "metabolic toxicity" and weight gain.
And the primary organ in your body that is responsible for this toxicity is your liver. Your liver is the major fat burning organ and energy-producing factory in your body. When it's overworked and clogged with toxins (congested), it's all but impossible to shed unwanted pounds.
If you're trying to lose weight but find that your body seems to resist the process, even with a variety of diets and exercise plans, then chances are you have overlooked this hidden obstacle.
This is why the FIRST STEP whenever you decide to start a weight loss diet is to ensure your liver is ready to do the work. And it is why you should always consider doing a short-term detoxification program that actually prepares your body to release your excess body fat.
Pathway #3: Movement & Exercise
Movement is different than exercise.
You need to move more in order to maintain your health, keep your metabolism working properly, and to ensure your body's energy system remains "metabolically flexible" so you burn the calories you eat... and don't store them as body fat.
Movement mixed with specific metabolism-enhancing exercise that activate and fatigue your muscles can be the most powerful exercise combination to maintain a healthy metabolism.
Pathway #4: Stress Management
Cortisol is a hormone naturally produced by your body. Created by the adrenal glands located on your kidneys, cortisol is released when you're under stress. This sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, temporarily pausing regular bodily functions and slowing your metabolism.
Subsequently, this can cause weight gain, fat storage, and contribute to almost every age-related disease.
We all have stress to some degree. The secret is to manage your stress to maintain an effective, fat-burning metabolism.
Pathway #5: Sleep & Recovery
Sleep is intricately connected to various hormonal and metabolic processes in your body and is important in maintaining metabolic balance or "homeostasis".
Regular restful sleep helps detoxify the brain, boost metabolism & strengthen immunity. It also can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression and obesity.
But a lack of enough sleep or getting the wrong kind of sleep has a profound effect on the hormones that help regulate appetite, your metabolism, and fat storage. Not reaching the deeper stages of sleep leads to increased appetite, a slowing of weight loss efforts, increased vulnerability to daily stressors, and a suppressed immune system.