Do you hear the word ‘metabolism’ and instantly think of weight loss? Here’s the thing, it’s so much more than dropping some kilos. It’s making sure you give your body the energy to do everything that it has to do.
Metabolism is the combination of all the chemical and physical processes that go on to produce energy in your body.
All of these processes need to be told how fast or slow to go and there is a hierarchy that manages the speed of these processes:
○ The hypothalamus in the brain sends signals to your pituitary
○ Pituitary sends messages to your thyroid
○ Thyroid releases hormones to either speed up or slow down the metabolism
So basically, we want our metabolism to run smoothly so our bodies have the fuel they need – the fuel being energy!
What affects metabolism?
○ Lifestyle choices
○ Physical activity
○ Muscle to fat ratio
Metabolism boosting smoothie bowl: Banana, mixed berries, rolled oats, plant based milk and 1 scoop of SUPER ELIXIR Chocolate Nourishing Protein.
So what can you do to support a healthy metabolism?
Eat good fats
Healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and olive and coconut oils, hemp and chia seeds all give your body the fuel they need to run more efficiently.
Eliminate processed food
Processed foods contain little nutritional value, plus they’re pumped with chemicals which both slow your metabolism down (your body is working to process the junk, not burning energy from the food).
Include organic clean protein like lean meats, beans and legumes and SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein smoothies.
Get that booty moving for at least 30 minutes a day
Get good sleep
If you don’t sleep enough, cortisol, the stress hormone, increases, putting your body in a “storage” mode instead of a “burn” mode, which means your metabolism will slow.