Do you know that the vast majority of people I see come to me because they can’t seem to lose weight? They’ve been dieting for what feels like eternity, but no matter what diet they do, they can’t see results. In fact, in some cases, the more diets they try, the worse things seem to be.
Sound familiar? If so, you aren’t alone…
Fortunately, you can fix this problem – and fast….
In order to lose body fat, you’re going to have to create a lower calorie intake for yourself on a day to day basis. Unfortunately, there’s no two ways around this one: you need to consume less than you burn.
This said, that does NOT mean that you should go on the next crash diet you find. Crash diets do not work and instead, you need to be focusing on eating wholesome foods that provide optimal nutrition to your body throughout the day.
Even while eating the healthiest foods however, there is still a chance that your metabolic rate may slow down and your thyroid will down regulate. Your body knows it’s receiving less energy than ideal and is trying to adapt to this new lower energy intake.
For you, this can be a very bad thing…
As your metabolism and thyroid start slowing down, this leads to sluggish weight loss process and great frustration.
If you’ve ever been in a scenario where it seemed like your body weight would just not budge, chances are, it’s because this was happening.
Lucky for you, it’s a relatively easy fix…
The Simple Strategy You Need To Use
How can you get yourself out of this? The best way is to feast on carbs…
That’s right. It turns out that the nutrient that so many people fear and avoid at all costs is the exact nutrient that can help reboot your metabolism and thyroid function.
Research suggests that when you overfeed your body with carbohydrates instead of dietary fat, your thyroid hormones will actually increase, thus assisting with boosting your metabolic rate.
Remember that your thyroid is very closely connected to your resting metabolic rate and the better your thyroid is functioning, the more effective your metabolic rate will be.
On top of this, carbohydrates are also most closely connected to Leptin, which is a hormone made by the body fat cells that is in part, responsible for regulating the metabolic rate. When your calorie and carbohydrate intake drop, Leptin levels begin to decline and this often leads to the fat loss plateau that causes so much frustration in many people.
By temporarily increasing your carbohydrate intake, you can ‘reset’ this hormone so to-speak, getting a quick boost to your metabolism. Then when you go back on the fat loss diet again, faster progress should follow.
You will not however get the same response from eating dietary fat, so note that it’s really the carbohydrate hormone you want to focus on here.
The Carbs You Eat Matter
Finally, remember that adding more carbs to your diet temporarily to boost your thyroid and leptin levels does not mean adding processed, unhealthy carbohydrates. Instead, you should be focusing on wholesome sources such as sweet potatoes, beans, fruits (in moderation), vegetables, and sprouted grain bread.
These are the carbohydrates that will also provide your body with all the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and functioning optimally.
So next time you feel like you’re hitting a progress plateau and your body is running so very slowly give this a try.
You can reboot your body and give yourself that boost you need.