Give Yourself A Metabolism Tune Up Not Another Short-Term Diet


For many overweight people they see losing weight as a one-time event. Something that you start (such as a diet) make some necessary short-term changes to your food intake then end it when the excess fat weight is lost. Then you return to the old eating and exercise habits that put the extra pounds on.

Yet if you do not make some longer term changes to improve the metabolism (the body’s engine) the weight will come straight back on again and you might even end up with a few more pounds than when you started. This is because your body increases its storage fat depots in case there is another food shortage (your diet) around the corner.

If your goal is to lose weight then ‘fad’ diets are the worst thing you can embark on as becoming overweight has nothing to do with food restriction, low fat, carbohydrates or low calories. By following these sorts of eating regimes you are likely to make the problem worse by doing damage to your metabolism (your fat burning mechanism).

Diets throw your metabolism out of whack and make you fatter

Every time you go on a new diet you are in fact teaching your body to store fat better and hang on to it tighter as well as making you unhealthier at the same time. Each time you mess around on the weight gain/loss merry-go-round you are taking backward steps as you will not be addressing the problem at the root – and you will not be making your body fat resistant for the future.

You need to spend your time, money and effort not going on/off some crazy diet but taking steps to prevent your body from becoming overweight in the first place. To achieve this you need to get healthier so that fat burning hormones are doing their job and are not overridden by fat storing ones.

Eating less is only part of the picture, you need to reset your metabolism and make it fat resistant. To do that you need the right combination of metabolism rebuilding proper strength training exercise 2- 3 times each week supported by a metabolism stimulating healthy eating plan.

Metabolism boosting strength training exercise is your best fat loss friend

These two strategies need to be done consistently over time to work not only to help you to lose fat but more importantly keep it off for the long haul. Getting healthier and strengthening your metabolism so it is fat resistant never has an end goal. There is no goal to reach and then you are done. Having a healthy body composition (muscle/fat ratio) does not happen like that.

The exercise and healthy eating changes you make have to fit into and around your life. That way they become long-lasting and permanent. You cannot switch them on then off again as it is about what you do ‘most’ of the time not what you do ‘some’ of the time.

These changes so you can maintain a healthier metabolism will not happen overnight. If you are currently overweight it could take anywhere from 1-3 years to reach a new healthier body weight. So, instead of a short-term diet start thinking a metabolism tune up so you are coaxing your body to burn more fuel (calories) each day so it becomes fat resistant. 

This will finally give you the freedom so you can forget about paying constant attention to how you are going to lose that excess fat weight (again) that you keep gaining. So, think healthy and long-term and fat loss will definitely follow.

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