Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right (sleeping well, eating a balanced diet, limiting sugar, alcohol and processed foods) and still struggling to lose weight?
I get it! I’ve been on this plateau for some time now and it seems the only logical thing to do is to blame metabolism. Sensible scapegoat considering metabolism is this elusive set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the body. Though IS metabolism really at fault? In order to get down to the bottom of this, first we’ve got to dispel some long-standing metabolic myths.
5 Metabolic Myths
Myth 1: Skipping breakfast leads to metabolic upheaval.
There is little substantial evidence to prove that eating breakfast revs up metabolism. Rather than forcing down an unwanted breakfast, consider listening to your body. Eat when you’re truly hungry, not when you feel you should.
Truth: Making your first meal of the day a nutritious one, sets you up for dietary success throughout the day.
Myth 2: Eating every 3-4 hours is healthier than eating 3 square meals a day.
For some, eating every 3-4 hours helps curb cravings and control appetite. For others, 3 substantial meals makes more sense. There is no right or wrong way. Eat according to your body’s needs.
Truth: It is far more important to consider what you’re eating as opposed to how often.
Myth 3: Eating late at night is metabolic disaster.
Most people aren’t hogging down a nutrient dense salad at 10pm. They’re lining up for the late night food truck to pair with their craft beer. If it’s late and your stomach is growling feed it— just feed it wisely.
Truth: It’s not necessarily the time to consider, rather the food chosen for consumption.
Myth 4: You have no control over your metabolism.
There are certainly a collection of genetically predetermined metabolic syndromes. However, most of us are not suffering from a rare metabolic condition, in which case there are all sorts of lifestyle changes we can make in order to nurture our metabolism.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Sleep more
- Drink more water
- Eat a balanced diet (mostly veggies, clean protein and healthy fats at every meal)
- Exercise more (Pick your poison: cardio, strength-training, functional fitness, interval training, etc.)
Truth: Wrong-o! There are many things you can do to help support a healthy metabolism.
Myth 5: Metabolism slows as we age.
This is a hard pill to swallow because it’s likely the most perpetuated. At a young age we’re incessantly warned that we won’t be able to get away with the dietary habits of our younger selves. Which, in their defense, is relatively true. Unless you’re willing to move around at 50 like you did in your 20’s you can’t expect to maintain the same unruly diet.
Truth: Metabolism slows as we become less active.
Instead of telling yourself that weight-loss is out of your control. Ask yourself, “What’s one thing I could do today to better my health?” Assume responsibility over your health by making healthy choices every-damn-day. Acknowledge that while your progress may be slow, slow progress is better than no progress.
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