4 habits that sabotage your metabolism
You don’t eat enough for your activity level.
You don’t take rest days.
You don’t get enough sleep.
You don’t drink enough water.
Sleep impacts hormone production. Two important hormones in hunger and fullness are ghrelin and leptin. If you aren’t getting adequate sleep ,your body may struggle producing enough of each hormone. When this happens, you may find yourself struggling to feel full or hungry.
Not drinking enough water may impact your hunger, mistaking thirst for hunger. But beyond that, your body has to work to warm up the water. And even more, recent research has suggested that mild and severe dehydration can have a notable impact on your glucose levels, which is tied to metabolic health.
Too much exercise can increase cortisol production. Cortisol is the major stress hormone is notorious for slowing the metabolism (and encouraging the storage of body fat). There IS such thing as too much of a good thing. Thats too much fitness.
Under eating requires your body to down regulate hormone and metabolic processes. At the risk of sounding dramatic, its a literal survival mechanism for your body to not starve to death. If your body is working (between general activity, body processes and then add in exercise) and naturally expending 2200 calories of energy, but you are only intaking 1600, it has no choice but to force your metabolism to slow down to help keep you alive (dramatic but also not false).
Remember, friends. The 3 H’s are our goal. HAPPY. HORNY. HUNGRY. This shows us we are thriving, not just surviving with a happy metabolism and hormones.
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