How to Counter a Slowing Metabolism

Have you seen those people who eat very, very little and/or diet all the time, yet never lose weight?

Our bodies are very adaptive to what we eat and how much of it we eat. If you’re constantly dieting, then you may face a slowing metabolism. This means that your body doesn’t burn as much calories as it is supposed to.

But there are ways to counteract the slowing metabolism and I’m here to give you some tips!

1. Cycle your macronutrients. If you’re following my program, then you are already cycling your macronutrients. When you eat NO CARB, you rob your body of the most effective energy resource. What you are doing when you cycle your macros is eating high carb and low fat one day and eating high fat and low carb the next. You can also look into carb cycling and fat cycling for more intensive and detailed procedures, but as long as you follow the Saiyan regimen, you’ll never have to worry about this.

2. Limit your weight loss to 1 lbs per week. When you first start working out, you might lose a ton of weight real fast. That’s mostly water weight so don’t worry so much about the first 2-3 weeks of weight loss. However, if you’re continually losing more than 1 lbs per week, then you might want to start eating more. Your body is going to quickly catch up to you and you’re going to stop your metabolism. If you eat too little for an extended period of time, you can sustain heavy metabolic damage.

3. Refeed once a weekMany people think of this as a “cheat day,” but it’s different in the very nature that on refeed days, you eat high carb and high simple carbs. This means once a week, you should be eating lots of sugary carbs like cereal, white rice, white bread, or pasta. When you increase this simple carb, your body knows it needs to keep its leptin levels high.

4. Reverse diet when you end your cut. If you’ve been cutting for a couple months, you should give your body time to recover and recuperate. The best way to do this is to reverse diet. What you’re doing here is slowly increasing your calories every day so that you don’t go from eating 10-20% less than your maintenance then jumping back up to maintenance.

5. Avoid the cardio. Again, if you’re following the Saiyan regimen, you’re not doing any cardio so kudos! But, for those who run a crapload, then maybe it’s time to ditch the cardio and go with heavy weight training. When you do massive amounts of cardio, your body begins to adapt and optimize the way it burns its energy for that sport.

Overall, do what you need to do, but if you follow these simple tips, you’re be well on your way to shedding that fat.

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