Your metabolism determines whether you are going to be a fat-burner or a fat-storer. Avoid these 5 metabolism killers to make sure you have a 24/7 fat-burning body.
Strong, lean muscles don’t just help you look good on the beach, they’re vital for your overall health and well-being.
Skeletal muscle strength and function gives you the stability you need to stand up straight, move, walk, and balance.
Good and sufficient muscle tone provides benefits like:
A Mega-Metabolism Boost – Muscle tissue, along with your thyroid dictates your metabolic rate. Simply put, the more muscle you have the more calories your body burns and the more thermogenic you are, meaning you’re more efficient at burning up the food you eat. On other hand, fat tissue has no active role in boosting your metabolism, on the contrary it lowers your metabolic rate causing you to store the calories you eat as fat (even if you’re eat less calories)
Helping to Increase Insulin Sensitivity – Most of our insulin receptors are in muscle tissue, so it makes sense that if you lose muscle tissue your risk for insulin resistance goes up. If your muscle cells lose their sensitivity to insulin, more is produced in order for it to function properly, and we become more likely to gain weight and stubborn fat.
Accelerates Fat-Burning Potential – Like I said above, the more metabolically active muscle tissue you have, the easier it is to lose weight.
Remember, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.
And the best way to “use it” is to perform high quality metabolic exercise that’s sole purpose is to build lean, healthy muscle tissue.
But is even the best exercise enough to maintain and grow lean muscle?
5 Metabolism Killers That Are Destroying Your Fat-Burning Tissue: Muscle
1.) Poor Quality Nutrition
Insufficient protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals to build and maintain healthy cells.
2.) Oxidative Stress
Damage to muscle-cell mitochondria leads to cell death (muscle lsos) or dysfunction (weak muscles).
Inflammation caused by eating low-quality foods, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle habits will slowly, but surely slow down and damage your metabolism.
Can be caused by excessive cardiovascular exercise, excessive caloric restriction, and disease, and also by emotional, environmental, mental, and physical stress.
5.) Hormonal Imbalances
Decline in hormones that maintain muscle mass, including testosterone, DHEA, growth hormone, and acetylcholine.
Increase in hormones that inhibit fat-burning like excess estrogen, excess cortisol, excess insulin, and decreased thyroid hormone.
The fastest way to restore your muscle tissue and increase your fat-burning potential is to eliminate these 5 metabolism killers.
If you have 10 minutes, I can show you how to identify your primary metabolism killer and help “score” your metabolism, with a simple audit.
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I use a specific 3-step formula in my 3-Week Metabolism Diet to help, easily and effortlessly reduce inflammation, detoxify, and restore your metabolic health.
If you’d rather repair your metabolism on your own, make sure address the 5 metabolism killers in this article, because if you don’t, your metabolism will continue to be sluggish and you’ll NEVER improve your body’s natural ability to burn fat.