SLOW METABOLISM? HERE'S THE 5 BEST WAYS TO FIX IT UP FOR A BETTER GUT
Slow, stressed metabolisms predict poor gut health.
If you're after sustainable gut health, less symptoms and less food sensitivity, than addressing a sluggish metabolism goes hand-in-hand with your goals. No pricey probiotic or synthetic vitamin pill is going to fix that up.
Here's how to best speed up your metabolic rate, long-term.
1. Eat easily digestible, energetic, nutritious foods.
If you have lousy gut health, doesn't it make sense to eat easily digestible foods?
The correct answer is, yes, it does. Ripe fruits, well cooked roots, traditional fats (ie. not vegetable oil), and quality proteins are metabolism and digestion supportive.
|EAT FOOD YOUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS WOULD RECOGNISE|
2. Eat as regularly as you need to, to feel good
Fasting is a great tool for health. Binge eating isn't. People who live busy, high stress lives need to provide a consistent source of energy to their bodies.
When stress high, blood sugar gets low, and you will make poor eating decisions. Not a great gut health move. We love it when My Way Uppers eat a quality breakfast, lunch and dinner.
|STRESSED BODIES NEED ENERGY TO CALM DOWN & HEAL|
3. Eat pro-gut proteins to heal your gut
Gut cells (enterocytes) renew every 5 days. Why? Because they do so much work.
Pro-gut proteins give your body the raw materials renew and rebuild your gut wall. Both the cells, and the protective mucosal layer above them. This is absolutely key when it comes to healing and maintain the gut.
We've seen incredible results when people make the decision to incorporate the pro-gut proteins (collagen, gelatin, liver) into their diet.
|USE COLLAGEN, GELATIN & LIVER TO SPEED YOUR HEALING|
4. Strength train
At the end of the day, your metabolic rate largely depends on the amount of muscle you're carry, combined with your ability to digest your food well, combined with how well your hormones are doing.
If you're not strength training - give it a go. You don't have to be a bodybuilder - just aim to get stronger. If you ever want some help, reach out to us, and we'll point you in the right direction.
PS. hormones you say? Yes. Do the things on this list and you'll find those improving too (balancing is another more buzz-wordy way to say it).
5. Relax and sleep
Balancing your blood sugar and good nutrition (point 1 and 2), combined with good sleep will help your body relax. In science terms, to "relax" means to be parasympathetic (your calming nervous system).
When your calming nervous system is dominant, your digestion is better. More blood is directed to the intestines, and they are energised. When your stress nervous system is dominant (sympathetic), blood is shuttled away from the intestines towards your brain and skeletal muscles, which de-energises the gut and impairs its function.
You have to calm down to fully nail your gut health.
|REDUCE YOUR STRESS, SLEEP 7+ HRS PER NIGHT|
The good news is, you can have personal agency over your gut health. Get your nutrition right, calm your body down, get your pro-gut proteins in and get some exercise and sleep and you will really improve things.
Is there anyone these days who doesn't need a hand with their gut health?
We started My Way Up because we found a highly effective method of solving our own "you'll never solve this" gut health problems.
We've helped thousands of people regain confidence and control over their gut health, body, and lifestyle by showing them how to use a simple, timeless approach to nutrition, combined with powerful, science based supplementation and traditional botanicals.