Due to the popularity of low fat diets , as well as some other common nutrients deficiencies, fat soluble vitamin deficiences are common.
The appetite is often reduced by weak digestion due to bloating, constipation and often causes you to not be able to take in as many calories.
By interfering with the body’s abillity to convert thyroid hormone (from t4 to T30) , low progesterone levels or estrogen dominance can slow methabolism.
You can further burden your methabolism with excess toxins in the diet and lifestyle as well as poor liver detoxification.
Cortisol the stress hormone blocks thyroid hormone conversion, which will protectively slow the methabolism over time.
- Inflamation: food sensitivities, food allergies, polyunsaturated fats are common causes of inflammation.
- Over exercising: especially when the diet is poor too much exercise is a sure way to send your body running for safety by slowing the methabolism.
Step 2: Support the slow methabolism trigger with food
It’s time to make some changes once you’ve discovered the cause that is contributing to your slow methabolism.
- It’s time to eat more food and stop counting calories if the cause is not eating enough food and nutrients
- It’s time to work some nutrient dense carbohydrates into your diet gradually if the cause is eating too few carbohydrates.
- It’s time to fill in the nutrient “holes” in your diet if the cause is nutrional deficiencies.
- It’s time to nourish the liver with the right foods if the cause is a malnourished liver.
- It’s time to learn about what foods are the easiest to digest and work with your body to up-regulate your digestion over time if the cause is poor digestion.
- It’s time to ensure you are supporting hormone production by giving your body enough of the raw materials it needs to make hormones If the cause is hormonal imbalance.
- It’s time to ditch the toxins from your food, and detox your lifestyle if the cause is toxins.
- It’s time tomake sure that you are supporting energy balance on a day to day basis if the cause is over exercising.
Step 3: Be consistent and patient
Be patient with your body. Recovery won’t happen overnight, and you don’t get a slow mehabolism in a day. Understand that your body is doing the best it can to re-balance and to find homeostasis once again.