Tips to increase metabolism?
Aside from walking/running, strength exercise, and diet? Has anyone tried some deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator microcirculation therapy? Just wondering if you heard it before... this was just recently introduced by a friend to me whose been using it over a year, like me she has a slow metabolism and it seems working with her. I just need some honest opinion from anyone in this forum. I really want to lose weight and as soon as I lost some 5-10 lbs- things get challenging.
-Proper training regiment
-Combination of the above
You said you've lost some weight before--but then it gets challenging, so I have a few questions. Your post leads me to ask you if you've actually had your metabolism tested to know it's slow and what your true caloric needs are for each day? Also, do you have any hormonal imbalances (thyroid, etc...) that you know about?
An appropriate amount of calories with the right combination of macronutrients(carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) for your goals, paired with proper exercise of cardio/strength training (some high intensity intervals and lifting heavy enough) should help your metabolism.
Once you lose weight, you need to recalculate your calories required for each day again. If you have done everything you know of, then I would consult a doctor first to rule out any hormonal imbalance.
Thank you for your question. Don't give up on yourself. To improve metabolism, mitochondrial action, you will want to follow a balanced diet, balanced exercise program and make sure to get enough proper sleep.
Do not overdo one thing; do some small exercise throughout the day to keep your mitochondria working. For example, you can get up every hour to walk around and eventually work your way to moving non stop up to an hour. Listen to your body; do what you can without over exertion. Slow and steady wins the race.
Working with a personal trainer or equivalent would be very helpful. Also, be sure to check with your doctor for potentially hidden conditions to be aware of and work around.
It is good that things get challenging after some weight loss; it means your body is stronger and you need to work harder. The only thing that gets stronger the more we use it is the living body. This is why we need to train inefficiently to be efficient.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.