Health & Wellness

How fast is your ‘internal speedometer’ going?

August 9, 2020

Metabolism – We’ve all heard the word especially related to weight loss. You’ve probably also said to yourself: “My metabolism is slow”, “her metabolism is fast that’s why she is so skinny”. But do you really understand what the metabolism is and the 5 major factors that play a role in how fast or slow your metabolism is?

As you know, I’m now part of the Strong Healthy Women Team and work as a Group Fitness Instructor in the Virtual Studio which I absolutely love. You might think that SHW is just about exercise but there are several services which Peta and the team provide.

Starting 17th August Peta will be running her brand new 5-day Metabolic Jumpstart Challenge, and I’ve asked her to share with us what the challenge is all about. It’s Free so what have you got to lose?


Ready to press the “FASTER” button on your results!?

You might know that your metabolism plays a HUGE role in your results – because it affects how your body processes fuel, both how fast and how much.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about PRACTICAL, ACTIONABLE STEPS you can take to fire yours up and balance it out.  This is your special invite to join me in…

And you’re INVITED! It won’t cost you a cent.

This mini challenge targets the 5 most important components – things you actually have control over – that can help you boost your metabolism.

It kicks off on 17th August 2020, and you definitely do NOT want to miss it!

 It’s tempting to think of your metabolism as a “thing” – kind of like your body’s speedometer that controls the rate your body burns energy.  But your metabolism actually is a complex PROCESS where your body converts the food you eat into energy. It’s a series of chemical reactions that happen inside your cells.

Your own metabolic burn depends on many things. Some are outside your control … like your genetics and gender. But the great news is that you have control over a LOT of the other factors … like your activity level, sleep and even how stressed you feel!

Here’s a quick look at 5 major factors that YOU control that play a role in how fast or how slow your metabolism is:

FOOD CHOICES – Eating a balanced, whole-foods-based diet with enough protein and fibre can help boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day will also make a big impact!

EXERCISE – Nearly all workouts can help you burn more calories, but strength training and high-intensity interval training workouts can give you some bonus burn after your workout is over.

STRESS – When you are stressed, it can affect your body’s hormones, which can in turn make your body burn fewer calories (and store fat).

SLEEP – Not getting enough sleep also affects your hormones. You can end up feeling extra hungry AND burn fewer calories (this is why I talk about sleep so much!).

OTHER ACTIVITY – This is a secret weapon for metabolism! Basically, the more active you are OUTSIDE your workouts, the more calories you burn all day. It can add up fast.

Here’s the best thing that no one talks about when it comes to those 5 components: when you get them working together, not only does your metabolism rev up … but you also FEEL GREAT.

You’ll feel more energized, lighter on your feet, and you might even start to hear people comment on your healthy “glow!”

Lots more to come in the coming weeks. We’ll dive in deeper with actionable advice and pro tips to help you fire your metabolism up and keep it there!

That’s why I’ve put together a new FREE 5-Day Metabolic Jumpstart Challenge, starting Monday 17 August 2020 to help you fire up your metabolism to boost calorie burn and accelerate your results!

You’ll get a step-by-step action, worksheets, a complete guide, and coaching!

Join us NOW by clicking here:

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  • Reply Donna Connolly August 9, 2020 at 10:41

    Hi, Sue and Peta – I’d never thought of the steps that we can combine to fire up our metabolism. Your five poinst above make complete sense. Thank you for this knowledge and the motivation.

  • Reply Joanne Tracey August 9, 2020 at 18:15

    Oh man, don’t talk to me about metabolism…actually do talk to me about it. I have the metabolism of a sloth – or something that hibernates and likes to retain absolutely everything.

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