Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Do you ever wonder how metabolism affects you?

metabolism

Maybe you feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Perhaps your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.

At this point, you may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.

Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?

What can slow my metabolism?

Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy. And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly (or slowly) it works, i.e. your “metabolic rate” (which is measured in calories).

But don’t worry – we know that metabolic rate is much more complicated than the old adage “calories in calories out”! In fact it’s so complicated I’m only going to list a few of the common things that can slow it down. Continue reading →

Have You Said “Bye Bye” to Being Able to Sleep Through the Night?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?

Have you said 'bye bye' to sleeping through the night?Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?

Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing

Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.

Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind.   People who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for so many health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer; not to mention effects like slower metabolism, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. And don’t forget the impact lack of sleep can have on moods, memory and decision-making skills.

Do you know that lack of sleep may even negate the health benefits of your exercise program? (Gasp!)

OMG – What aspect of health does sleep not affect???

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How to Take Care of “The Girls” and other Breast Health Tips

How to Take Care of “The Girls” and other Breast Health Tips

Tatas. Boobs. Jugs. Knockers.  We all have a name for our breasts.  We dreamed about having them when we were growing up, cursed them for being too big or too little, have used them to flirt, and for the fortunate among us, have used them to feed our children.  

Breast Health Tips

Unfortunately, there are too many women whose breasts became cancerous.

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women, not only in the western world, but in the developing world also. They say that the incidence of breast cancer is increasing in the developing world because of several factors, such as an increase in life expectancy, increase in urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.

The adoption of western lifestyles. That means that they are moving away from the traditional healthy foods and lifestyles and adopting the highly processed, refined foods and sedentary lifestyles that are causing so much ill health in the Western world.

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

How important is your waist circumference?  Does it really matter more than what you weigh?

Waist circumference and weight

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you?

Do you have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”?

I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously).

What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent.

Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).

 

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