A high-functioning metabolism is key to weight loss success, because it allows you to burn calories at an efficient rate. However, there are many ways people unintentionally lower their metabolism and subsequently slow their fast weight loss efforts with Phentermine 37.5mg. Review some of the top metabolism-wrecking habits to avoid.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
Quality sleep is essential to weight loss and overall health.
“A lack of sleep can cause several metabolic problems,” notes nutritionist Seth Santoro. “It can cause you to burn fewer calories, lack appetite control and experience an increase in cortisol levels, which stores fat.”
It can also affect your body’s ability to utilize sugar as fuel.
“We all have those less-than-adequate nights of sleep,” says nutritionist Lisa Jubilee. “But if it’s a regular thing, you’re better off lengthening your night’s sleep than working out, if fat loss or weight maintenance is your goal.”
Not Drinking Water When You Wake Up
The vital liquid jump-starts your metabolism in the morning. Since you lose water during the night simply from breathing, drink water as soon as you get up.
“My clients who have implemented this [morning water routine] report less bloating, more energy and a smaller appetite,” notes Jubilee.
Drinking Too Much Caffeine
Overloading on caffeine does not help your metabolism.
“Not eating enough throughout the day can make your metabolism sluggish,” says nutritionist Amy Shapiro. “By the time you eat dinner, instead of immediately using that food for energy, your body is aggressively storing it as fat, just in case it will be deprived again.”
Eating Non-Organic Food
Whether you eat organic matters, as hormone residues in non-organic foods can affect your metabolism.
“Hormones dictate how our body utilizes the energy we give it,” says Jubilee. “Between our reproductive, thyroid and growth hormones, appetite, insulin and hunger hormones — leptin and ghrelin — our bodies have to perform a tricky balancing act to keep us lean, energized and viable reproductive beings.”