Eat To Evolve is my platform to spread holistic nutrition to as many people as possible, especially those outside of my home town of Portland Oregon. As a former teacher I love to educate those who have an interest in nutrition.
You’ve been lied to for years about your metabolism, and have mislead to believe you’re not in control of your fat loss when you really are.
“I have such a hard time losing weight I’ve always had a slow metabolism
“I gain weight back after I lose it so quick, I know have a really slow metabolism”
Do either of those sentences sound familiar ?
If the answer yes no worries there are tons of people like you in the same boat but after today we’re going to ditch those false beliefs.
In the place of those metabolism myths you’re going to have some factual information that will help you lose more fat without being as restrictive.
Myth #1: The Slow Metabolism
The chances are very good you don’t have a slow metabolism, even as you get older your metabolism doesn’t slow you just tend to move less and burn fewer calories on daily and weekly basis.
What’s far more likely than you having a slow metabolism is underestimating portions and calories.
This is far more common than you would think!
In most studies they show that people just like you trying to be s accurate as possible unintentionally underreport their calories by an average of 40%...
That’s an insane amount of calories to be missing on a daily basis and could easily account for your lack of fat loss.
You might not burn nearly as many calories as you think in a day likely because your lifestyle of job is pretty sedentary as it is for most people.
Getting something like a step tracker can be really helpful to see how many steps you’re taking per day, but ignore the amount of calories it says you’re burning.
Metabolism Myth # 2: Smaller More Frequent Meals Boosts Your Metabolism
Your body has to burn a certain amount of calories to breakdown and digest food when you eat, and this is known as the thermic effect of food.
Yes you burn calories when you eat food, but not enough to make a difference in your fat loss.
There is an old metabolism myth that if you ate smaller more frequent meals it would cause you to burn more calories based on the idea you burn calories when you eat.
However what matters most when it comes to the amount of calories you burn from eating is the total amount of calories and macronutrient breakdown of food.
If you eat 2,000 calories at the end of a 24 hour period the body still has to breakdown and digest 2,000 calories so it doesn’t matter whether those calories are eaten in two meal or six at the end of the day.
Metabolism Myth #3: Your workout Burns A Ton Of Calories
Now there are definitely some kinds of exercise that are going to burn more calories but at the end of the day the amount of calories most of you burn at the gym are depressingly low.
Now this is not to discount how hard you work at the gym which I’m sure you do but even so the amount of calories we usually burn from exercise far less than even our non exercise activity by a long shot.
Let’s assume you go to the gym and for 90 minutes a few times per week. You likely spend 10 minutes warming up before getting into lifting.
Also think about the fact that you burn more calories when you’re physically lifting weights at the gym and out of the total 90 minutes at the gym how many of those minutes are you actually lifting ?
If you’re lucky 20 minutes is the time under weights you’d spend in a gym session…
So to assume that you burn an insane amount of calories in that short amount of time seems unreasonable but I think a lot of people assume they burn far more calories at the gym then they do.
At the end of the day one of the best things you can do is understand that you need to be in a calorie deficit for fat loss to happen.
If you’re not losing fat look at your daily calorie intake as the first culprit as most people underestimate their calories.
Next up don’t worry about how many meals per day you eat for fat loss focus on your calorie intake.
Lastly because you don’t burn very many calories through exercise make sure that on top of your normal gym routine you’re getting around 8-10,000 steps because that will give you a nice little extra calorie burn in a less stressful way than traditional cardio.
If you’re tired of spinning your wheels and not seeing any progress
You’ve lost and regained the same 15-20 pounds for years now and instead of just yo yo dieting it’s not impacting your life...
You’re always hiding in pictures with loved ones and friends...
You’re embarrassed and skip social events so no one sees you out...
You’re tired of waking up every morning and feeling disappointed when you look in the mirror...
You’re constantly disappointed when the clothes you want to wear can’t be found in your size…
How would you like to…
Feel more confident everyday when you wake up and finally fit into those favorite pair of jeans
Feel like being in the front of pictures and smiling, not missing out on fun social events
Feeling sex again after years of covering up and hiding your body as much as possible
Click HERE to apply for coaching and lets get you in those jeans, smiling and feeling sexy again!