Metabolism is important because it provides the body energy and keeps us going. When you eat you should feel energized, not be left in a food coma! Too many people think it’s normal to feel zapped after a meal, but on the contrary, this is a sign of consuming foods that take a lot of energy to digest!
Proper nutrient balance and meal planning is important for achieving lasting energy and revved up metabolism. Eating the right foods (mostly plants) in the right combinations is going to give you the best and most lasting results. Having low energy and low metabolism can manifest in the form of many different symptoms.
These can include:
- Digestive problems
- Skin Problems
- Breakdown of other body systems
- Feeling cold
- Respiratory problems
One of the simplest ways to tell if you are dealing with slow metabolism is whether or not you consume breakfast. As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you are skipping this vital meal, this can be the source of your problem. I can start you off slow and gradually have you increasing foods that will help serve you until you are eating regular balanced meals. Once we get your engine revved up, you will instantly notice an increase in energy, mood and weight.
Slow metabolism can also be a direct result of issues with the thyroid and I can work around this condition if that is your case. If you do have a thyroid issue, there are certain foods that most definitely should be avoided and ones that will help you live more comfortably with this condition.