Cutting Calories to Lose Weight? Don't Slow your Metabolism!

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This story is a familiar one - someone who wants to lose weight will typically cut calories. And it usually works in the beginning, especially for someone who is younger or hasn't yo-yo dieted a bunch of times. But as time goes on and we get older and we've gained some weight (which is easier to do as we get older due to more sedentary lifestyle and less muscle mass), we might cut calories again. But this time, the same reduction may not work, so we cut calories even more for the same effect. And this can go on and on, slashing and reducing until we feel like we are hardly eating anything and what we do eat, we gain weight from it!

It's perplexing, but long-term calorie reduction tells our metabolism to SLOW way down (yikes), lose muscle mass (uh-oh!) and to store any calories we eat as fat (what the!). This is NOT what you want if you want to be able to maintain a healthy weight.

If this is you, it doesn't have to be any longer!

Here at Thrive Nutrition, we can work with you to heal your metabolism by helping you eat in a way that revs your metabolism back up. We will also help you burn FAT (not muscle) by eating foods that support fat loss and hormones that regulate fat storage. We also will also show you how to workout in a way that helps you BUILD muscle - which is an anti-inflammatory, metabolic powerhouse. And no, you don't need to be in the gym every day. We're all about working out smarter, not harder. This means your workout is less than 45 minutes 2-3 days/week!

If you're interested in getting off the hamster wheel of starvation for the sake of weight loss, there's a more pleasant way do it and we're here to help!

Posted on July 26, 2019 .