„I have a slow metabolism and have a hard time burning fat“
Here are the top 3 tips to speed up your metabolism and turn it into a fat burning machine.
1) Be a vegetable killing machine. Eat at least three big fist-sized portions of vegetables a day. Even better if you can eat 5 fists. Two reasons : First, Vegetables contain flavonoids. They will boost our metabolism. Second, the fiber of vegetables (plant cell walls) are the food for the good bacteria in our gut. These good bacteria will help us detoxify. If we cannot get rid of toxins through our stool, then our body will store toxins in fat cells to keep the toxins away from the blood. To lose fat, we need great detoxification. To have great detoxification we need to farm good bacteria. And the good bacteria LOOOOOVE vegetables.The fiber of vegetables (plant cell walls) are the food for the good bacteria in our gut. These good bacteria will help us detoxify. Click To Tweet
2) Stop eating bread and pasta. These contain gluten and other glutenous substances, which can reduce our thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is the most important fat burning hormone in our body. That is why bodybuilders inject themselves with thyroid hormones to cut the last pounds of fat. The most important strategy to keep the thyroid healthy is to stay away from bread and pasta.
3) And of course : Do strength training. If you gain only 4 pounds of muscle, you will burn an extra 120kcal per day, 3600kcal per month, 43200 kcal per year, compared to not having the extra 4 pounds of muscle. Having muscles makes it easier to get and stay lean.
May the Flow be with you all brothers and sisters!
Gerrit Keferstein is a Medical Doctor specialised in Performance & Functional Medicine. He is most known for his work on the optimisation of recovery and adaptation in elite athletes.