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Check Up on Your New Years Resolution

It’s the three-month check-in to see how you are coming with your New Year’s resolution. Have you moved closer to your goal? If your goal was weight loss, we are going to review some common reasons you could have fallen short. If you are part of that crowd that has changed your diet, increased your exercise, and seen nothing, there are many reasons this could be true.

It is time to dig deeper and examine your individual biochemistry. Now is the time to regroup and find out what your roadblock is to health. Simple nutritional tools can be used to jump-start your metabolism and increase your wellness.

There are several ways to boost your metabolism naturally. Here are some of them:

  1. Eat at regular times: The body relies on balance and regularity. Eating at regular times can help maintain a healthy metabolism1.
  2. Eat enough calories: Skipping meals can negatively impact metabolism. Eating enough calories can help maintain a healthy metabolism1.
  3. Eat more protein: Eating protein can help increase metabolism because it requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fats2.
  4. Drink more water: Drinking water instead of sugary drinks can help increase metabolism and promote weight loss3.
  5. Do interval training: Interval training can help increase metabolism and promote weight loss4.
  6. Keep up your calorie intake: Reducing calorie intake too much can slow down metabolism4.
  7. Work out consistently: Consistent exercise can help increase metabolism and promote weight loss4.
  8. Avoid trans fats: Trans fats can slow down metabolism and increase inflammation4.

An unbalanced microbiome can cause weight gain by inducing the expression of genes related to lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, leading to greater energy harvest from the diet1An imbalance of healthy and unhealthy microbes is sometimes called gut dysbiosis, and it may contribute to weight gain2. An abundance of “bad” bacteria like firmicutes like eubacterium dolichum, halomonas, and sphingomonas correspond with unwanted weight gain. Other factors like too few “good” bacteria and a lack of microbial diversity also correlate with obesity3.

There are simple methods you can incorporate into your everyday life to help maintain the proper balance of the microbiome including:

  1. Consuming Fermented Foods
  2. Consuming Fiber
  3. Supplementation of Prebiotics and Probiotics
  4. Replacing Artificial Antibiotics
  5. Eliminating Stress1.

-Dr. Gez Agolli