Metabolism- What is it and How Can I Control It?

Many of my clients were initially overweight, not all, but most were. In fact, more than 60% of my clients came to me to help them lose weight. The other 40% is a mixture of people who want to live longer, who want to look sexier, who want to add muscle to their physique, or who just want to live a
healthy, energy-rich life.

Slow Metabolism Causes Overweight

First and foremost, if you’re overweight, there’s a very good chance that you have a slow metabolism! I know that might not be shocking to you. You may have already thought that you had a slow metabolism, but here’s why I’m re-stating it…

Having a low metabolism means that you can eat ‘only a little food’ and still gain more weight than your neighbor who eats far more than you every day of his or her life.

Your metabolism is basically a bunch of organs and glands that are responsible for regulating how your body burns food for fuel and how it converts that food into energy. These include the thyroid, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestines, and the colon.

When you have a slow metabolism there’s a good chance that one of more of these systems is out of balance or just plain not working properly (and that’s almost always due to improper living, disease, drugs, or a severe accident).

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

But there are more causes for being overweight other than having a low metabolism. You see, overweight people tend to eat when they’re not hungry, they tend to have a larger appetite, they tend to eat “diet foods” more often (which are rarely conducive to weight loss as the label suggests), they tend to eat before they go to bed, and worst of all they tend to see themselves as being overweight.

Now you can clean up almost all of this mess by living a healthy lifestyle, or if you’ve read any of my books or listened to any of the audio programs my company has out, then you already know all the basics associated with living a lean, healthy lifestyle.

30 Day Challenge

But the underlying problem that can never be cleared up simply with your actions, is the way you see yourself when you close your eyes.

Studies of the National Metabolic and Longevity Research Center have taught me that overweight people constantly think about their weight in a negative way, thus creating the undesired effect. It’s true that you become what you think about, and if you constantly see yourself as being fat, you’ll never be thin!

Here’s a tip…for the next 30 days (it takes 28 – 30 days to change how you subconsciously think of yourself) take a few minutes in the morning and picture a great looking, tight, sexy body from head to toe – then put your face on that body. Do this exercise again in the mid afternoon, and then again right before you fall asleep at night.

Do this for 30 days and I guarantee that you’ll experience a dramatic change in the way your body looks.

5 thoughts on “Metabolism- What is it and How Can I Control It?

  1. I wish changing ones mind was as easy as writing to in a blog post,bit I’m going to have to disagree, or at least be very skeptical… and then just seing oneself as thin doesn’t necessarily mean one will eat a much healthier diet, alter genetics, sleep, hormones, pollutants, etc. Wish it were so easy! If it were, everyone would have already done it!

    1. Hi,

      Actually, it might not be as simple as it sounds, but it is a fact that if you put pressure on yourself because of your weight, chances are that you put on a lot more. Our thoughts influence our lifestyle more than we would think possible. Therefore losing weight is so much easier with a positive image of yourself in your mind.

      A first very important step to losing weight is to find out why you eat. Most of the time we do not eat because we are really hungry but we try to change negative emotions (you see the imporatance of a positive attitude) by eating. If you know why you eat, you can find ways to avoid emotional eating.

      Take care,
      Helen

      1. In my case it’s largely hormone issues. Society supplies the pressure. My response has been to bike 10,000 miles in 2 years. I eat because biking mmakes me hungry. On my way to a nutritionist now, actually. Can always do better. Thin is not always healthy and not thin is not always unhealthy

        1. You are absolutely right – thin at any price should not be our goal, but we should strive for a healthy life. And it is in fact important to change what society sees as ideal to take the pressure off us all.

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