Jump-Start Your Metabolism in 2019 with a Plan That Works

January 7, 2019 | Wellness Resources

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 Jump-Start Your Metabolism in 2019 with a Plan That Works
If you are like most Americans, you make a list of resolutions to help you get healthier in the New Year – only to abandon them by February. Break the cycle this year! Wellness Resources has a number of resources to help you successfully reach your health goals. A lack of good nutrition can cause a major metabolism struggle. How can your body make energy if it is lacking basic nutrients that make normal, healthy metabolism possible?

Here are some tips to help you support metabolism, boost energy, and take charge of your health in 2019!

The Leptin Diet

Most diets start by having you reduce calories. This will work for a while, but after a few weeks your willpower may give out or your body will enter a starvation mode, at which time you will experience a weight loss plateauThe Leptin Diet is not a typical calorie-deficit diet but more of a lifestyle – a sustainable way of eating for healthy metabolism, energy, and health.

Eating in harmony with the fat hormone leptin is the secret to activating your metabolism and maintaining weight loss without feeling deprived. The quality of the food you eat is of course very important, but when it comes to Leptin, when you eat is what makes all the difference. To eat in harmony with Leptin you must follow five simple rules.

Rule #1: Never Eat After Dinner

Allow 11-12 hours between dinner and breakfast and finish eating dinner at least three hours before bed. Leptin follows a 24-hour rhythm. When working properly, leptin levels should be highest in the evening.

It is noticeable when leptin is not properly balanced. You will experience cravings for food later in the day or may find yourself circling the refrigerator after dinner. This is the leptin nightmare, the drive to eat even though rationally you know you don’t need food. Make every effort not to eat after dinner at night.

Rule #2: Eat Three Meals a Day, No Snacking

Allow 5-6 hours between your meals without snacks. You are supposed to get a snack between meals – but it should come from your liver. Your liver acts as a storage tank for energy. When your metabolism is working properly, your liver will feed your cells a constant supply of stored sugar called glycogen. When the sugar runs out, your body will turn to fat next. Now you have entered a fat burning state, but this can only occur with time between meals. As it turns out, snacking between meals is one of the worst things you can do to your metabolism.

Rule #3: Do Not Eat Large Meals

The fastest way to induce leptin resistance is to overeat. Always try to finish a meal when you are slightly less than full. The full signal will catch up to you around 10 minutes after you begin eating. Eating slowly is important. As you begin to have better leptin control, this will get easier. Practice listening to your internal cue to stop eating when you are satisfied, or even better, just before you are full.

Rule #4: Eat a Breakfast Containing Protein

Protein is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate. A high protein breakfast can increase your metabolism by up to 30 percent for as long as 12 hours – the calorie burning equivalent of a two-mile jog! If you have trouble going 5-6 hours between meals, are diabetic, or struggle with cravings – particularly, sugar or carbohydrate cravings – be sure to increase the amount of protein you eat at breakfast.

A good target for weight loss is one-half to three-fourths of your ideal body weight in grams of protein per day. At least 25 to 30 grams of this should be consumed at breakfast. So, if your goal weight is 140 pounds, you want to eat 70 to 105 grams of protein per day.

Rule #5: Reduce the Amount of Carbohydrates Eaten
Your body loves to burn easy-to-use fuels called carbohydrates. As long as there is a steady supply of carbohydrates, that is the preferred source of fuel your body will burn. If you eat too many carbohydrates, there will be no need for your body to dip into its energy savings account – stored fat.

If you wish to burn extra fat in storage, it is important that you reduce the number of carbohydrates you consume. It is important to get some carbohydrates. You need them to make serotonin, activate the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest state), feed your brain, keep your pancreas healthy, and more. However, most Americans eat far too many carbohydrates. Aim to consume about a palm sized amount of complex carbohydrates which are high in fiber. That way there is no carbohydrate or calorie counting. Fill up on fiber-rich vegetables, as desired.

Leptin Control Pack Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are very helpful tools that may be taken in conjunction with The Leptin Diet guidelines to make weight loss easier, help you stay on track, and overcome obstacles as you try to lose weight. If you find it hard to follow the Five Rules at first or if you are following the guidelines perfectly but your metabolism is sluggish from years of yo-yo dieting, nutritional supplements can help you resist cravings and jumpstart metabolism.

The Leptin Control Pack is specially formulated to improve leptin hormone communication, reduce food cravings, increase energy, support healthy thyroid function, and improve sugar metabolism. They make getting started on a weight loss program easier and can help you get beyond a weight loss plateau. They do not contain any hormones, stimulants, or fat blockers. Instead, they provide key nutrients for healthy metabolic function.*

The Leptin Control Pack contains the most comprehensive nutritional supplements for weight management support in convenient on-the-go packets. These nutrients support healthy thyroid and adrenal health, blood sugar, leptin communication and more.* The Leptin Control Pack contains: Leptinal, LeptiSlim, Thyroid Helper, Stress Helper, Cinnamon Plus, Green Tea Extract, and Quercetin.

High Protein and Fiber for Breakfast

A high protein breakfast helps to balance blood sugar, keep you full longer, activate metabolism in the liver and support weight loss. Protein intake also helps preserve muscle mass while losing weight. Whey protein, which is particularly high in the branched chain amino acid leucine, is particularly weight loss friendly. Wellness Resources Daily Protein contains the highest quality whey protein and is casein free, lactose free, cholesterol free, and sweetener free. 1-2 scoops mixed into a smoothie for breakfast helps ensure you start your day right!*

Dietary fiber is essential for weight loss to help move fats and toxins out of the body. Aim to get 35-60 grams of fiber daily. Adequate fiber helps support healthy weight loss by fighting cravings, balancing blood sugar, keeping digestion moving, and sopping up toxins. Fiber Helper is a soluble fiber supplement that mixes easily in water and won’t gel up. It has very little taste and absolutely no sweeteners of any kind. It is helpful to take 1 heaping tablespoon in water before meals to help reduce overeating at meals and help you stay full longer.*

Support Your Thyroid for a Healthy Metabolism

Many individuals are confused as to whether or not their thyroid gland is to blame for their sluggish metabolism. Healthy thyroid function is a top-level priority as the thyroid system controls metabolism like a thermostat. Interestingly, many people are suffering from simple nutritional deficiencies. There is no need to struggle with hibernating metabolism, a dull and heavy head, feeling too cold, and too much fatigue.

Nourish your thyroid gland with the Thyroid Energy Package and cover your essential nutrient needs for healthy thyroid function, improved energy and motivation, and better metabolism. The Thyroid Energy Package (includes Thyroid Helper, Iosol Iodine, and Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin) forms the core of natural thyroid and energy support supplements. Take enough to keep your energy and metabolism up. By nourishing the formation and activation of thyroid hormone you will be amazed how much better you feel.

Make Exercise a Priority

If you have ever made the excuse that you don’t have time or energy to exercise, there is no excuse now. Research into the most effective type of exercise for health is now showing that lower duration of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is just as effective as longer durations of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT), like jogging.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves exercising at a high intensity for short intervals with periods of rest in between. While intense, these exercise sessions typically only take up about 20-30 minutes of your time. HIIT is very effective at turning on AMPK, your master metabolic gene switch. This makes the exercises very effective at boosting fat burning, building lean muscle mass and supporting healthy blood sugar metabolism.

To get started with your own HIIT exercise routine, try starting with one minute intervals of intense exercise followed by another 60 seconds of rest. Repeat 5-10 times. Keep it interesting and change up the activity. Biking, running, swimming, push-ups, squats, scissor lunges, burpees, etc. Stretching after HIIT sessions can further enhance the benefits of HIIT by increasing blood flow to the muscles.

So, start this year on the right track and do something that will help you lose weight and feel energized and youthful!

Learn more:

The Leptin Diet book - learn the connection between leptin, thyroid, blood sugar and more!
Mastering Leptin book – more in-depth science behind the hormone leptin and your health.
Jump Start Your Weight Loss – 21-day plan
Daily Protein Smoothie Recipes
Leptin Diet Nutritional Supplements

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