Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets To Naturally Balancing Your Hormones For A Hot And Healthy Body by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst covers the details of why our metabolism slows down and what can be done to bring it back up to full speed.
The authors begin by explaining that heavy moms tend to raise like-sized children. In addition, a person’s level of growth hormone decreases by 75% after age 35. The authors provide remedies like removing anti-nutrients and de-toxifying the body. Removing stress and sleeping more are also helpful for rebalancing the system. In fact, cortisol resumes digestion after stress subsides.
The tendency to be overweight is aggravated by a lack of breast feeding. Later on in childhood, a lack of exercise coupled with too much television and too little play, makes matters worse. Sometimes parents contribute to a growing overweight problem by being too controlling or forcing children to diet at an early age. Poor sleep, bad nutrition, and processed foods further retard the metabolic processes. The ob gene defect is associated with morbid obesity. In addition, hypothyroidism is correlated with overweight.
The authors cite power foods which help to aid in metabolism. Examples are onions, legumes, chives, scallions and most colored vegetables. Bad carbs tend to increase blood sugar, i.e. french fries The authors name bad trans fats like high fructose corn syrup, most artificial sweeteners and a whole host of other well known food products consumed in great quantity.
The authors show the way out of a body system in severe disequilibrium. The exit is by eating all natural or organic food, such as non-starch vegetables like broccoli, spinach or kale. Sometimes foods like apples have toxins. The best way to remove the toxins is by peeling the apple.
Master Your Metabolism is a very helpful resource for rebalancing the major systems of the body through the help of diet, detoxification, exercise, stress reduction and a whole host of strategies discussed in this book. Readers should always discuss major dietary changes, stress management and exercise with their medical providers for optimal results.Powered by Sidelines