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How often do you hear people talk about eating to keep their metabolism up? Very seldom to people actually eat with a “fuel-like” mindset. We eat for various reasons, right? We are hungry (most of the time), depressed, anxious, BORED, angry, happy, celebrating…etc. The average American is in such a fast-paced environment that we view food as it should be available when we are hungry, right? No matter what we are doing or going through at that particular moment, which is also why obesity is on the rise in our nation and type 2 diabetes is such a common occurrence in today’s society.
Diabetes gets a little confusing, but here is the bottom line: Type 1 diabetes is a medical condition that a person is born with. On a molecular level it is an occurrence in one’s body where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to help absorb sugars from the blood. This makes is drastically hard to control blood sugar levels in that particular person. Type 2 diabetes is usually brought about by obesity, making it hard for the body to absorb insulin from the pancreas. Constant high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), obesity, race, as well as age, are factors contributing to this high rising disease.
Diabetes is a now common disease which illustrates the lifestyles of the American people. This is a scary and serious fact! With technology advancing, all of our surroundings are speeding up, except for our poor metabolism.
Metabolism is defined as “the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available.” (www.dictionary.com) Basically this process sets the speed for how fast energy can move throughout your body! This is such an important part of stabilizing blood sugars, stopping/preventing nutritional deficiencies, keeping bone density, keeping heartbeats regular, and improving your health overall.
Eating every few hours is best to maintain your metabolism; which in retrospect will help you burn energy faster and therefore NEEDING more energy (ie food). You will find that the body will adjust to whatever eating habits/patterns you practice, and following this, one tends to be leaner and hungrier every day that he/she follows this.
Trying to keep up your metabolism will help with several different aspects of your life! Try it out and get back to us!
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The most important tip I can give about nutrition is to make sure you have a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat to ensure you stabilize your blood sugar. Why would you want to stabilize your blood sugar? When you eat an overabundance of carbohydrates, your body releases insulin and insulin is the body fat storage hormone. If you eat the proper balance of protein, carbs and fat you are less likely to store fat and more likely to have your body use fat as a energy source. Start every meal with a lean protein like chicken or fish, then look for carbohydrates in the form of vegetables and fruits. Complete your meal with a good fat like olive oil, nuts, seeds, or avocado. Eating in this way will not only give you satisfaction, but sustained energy and fat burning.