Do you hate your skinny friend who can eat and eat and not gain an ounce? I used to too! Thinner people have high metabolisms so they can burn food off and never have it turn into fat. Almost all overweight people have low metabolisms, which doesn’t allow them to burn off what they eat at the same rate of slender people do.
So why are obese people’s metabolisms low? Why do fat people have constant hunger pangs, food cravings, and eat when they aren’t even hungry? The main reason for low metabolism is an abnormal operating hypothalamus gland. But what causes this gland to become abnormal?
There are many reasons: a clogged colon, a clogged liver, Candida yeast overgrowth, trans fats, growth hormones and antibiotics in food, food additives, not enough sun, not enough sleep, not enough walking, yo-yo dieting, nutritional deficiencies, eating genetically modified food, non-prescription, and prescription drugs, high fructose corn syrup, chlorine and fluoride from the water you drink and bathe in, chemicals from shampoos and lotions you put on your skin, sugary drinks and excessive stress.
How many of these bad boys apply to you? This list is scary, especially if more than 2 of these apply to you. But, these factors can be easily changed, and your low metabolism fixed to function the way it is supposed to, which means a thin you!
Let’s take a closer look at why you have intense hunger and food cravings, where thin people do not.
A clogged colon – If you are not having 2-3 bowel movements every day you have a clogged colon. Colons get clogged from prescription and non-prescription drugs, not enough water, fiber or exercise – even just not enough walking enough can clog your colon. If your colon isn’t clean then your metabolism will stay slow, and your intense hunger and food cravings won’t go away.
A clogged liver – Practically every obese person tested has a sluggish, clogged liver. This is caused by trans fats, hydrogenated oils, and artificial sweeteners. A clogged liver means a low metabolism and the perfect condition for storing extra body fat.
Candida yeast overgrowth – Our intestines have both good and bad bacteria. When we take antibiotics our good bacteria is destroyed, which allows bad bacteria, including Candida yeast to grow. Candida yeast causes gas and bloating, as well as intense cravings for bread, pasta, and sugar.
Not enough water – The average person is so dehydrated, and they don’t’ even realize it.
Pop and sugary drinks – These bad boys block calcium absorption, which leads to the nutritional deficiency that lowers your metabolism.
Not enough sun – Vitamin D is so good for us. The sun stimulates our metabolism and it helps relieve stress and depression.
Not enough sleep – Causes our cortisol levels to rise, keeping us in a constant state of stress, which can lead to obesity, and weight gain in general.
Yo-Yo Dieting – This one is super aggravating. You go on a diet, lose weight just to gain it back, and then you do it again, and again, and maybe even again. And the worst part (as if the misery of dieting isn’t enough) you actually lower your body’s internal thermostat and your natural, internal body weight set point. Every time you do this, diet on, diet off, diet on, you actually lower your metabolism!
This list goes far beyond what I have outlined. If you are overweight this list is probably overwhelming, knowing how unhealthy you are inside and how your abnormally low metabolism is keeping you fat. The good news is you can correct your metabolism quickly and easily, and be on your way to a healthy, thinner you.