Does My Metabolism Need A Reset?
How to Improve Metabolic Health & Reach Your Health Goals!
8 min read
- We discuss what metabolism is and how it affects the body.
- We share three effective tips on how you can improve your metabolism and reach your weight loss goals the healthy way.
- It’s never too late to start your health journey.
There’s been a lot of buzz around metabolism right now, and with good reason: everyone wants to lose weight, especially in the New Year. If losing weight and becoming a healthier version of yourself is on your New Year’s intentions list, come along with us and learn how you can achieve your health goals in the New Year.
The classic “one-pill-wonder.”
You’re scrolling on your phone when suddenly you come across an alluring photo on Instagram. On the screen, an attractive, slim woman poses, and she’s holding a pill bottle. “I lost 20 pounds in 10 days with this supplement!” the caption reads. Your interest is piqued, and you can’t help but wonder if you could also lose weight with that product.
I mean, all these “one-pill-wonder” supplements work, right? Well, according to health expert Lauryn Barris, not quite!
“Many people think of metabolism and weight loss as a one-and-done type of thing. However, to improve metabolism and lose weight the healthy way, individuals need to incorporate regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and proper supplementation into their everyday routines,” says Lauryn Barris, Head of Product Development at Cymbiotika.
So… what is metabolism?
Metabolism refers to the chemical (metabolic) processes that take place within the body. The three main functions of metabolism are to:
- Convert food into energy to run cellular processes.
- Break food down into the building blocks of life, such as proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.
- Eliminate metabolic wastes.
Metabolism is every chemical reaction that happens in the body.
What does metabolism have to do with weight loss?
When your metabolism works as it should, you’ll have much more energy throughout the day: your appetite is regulated, you feel satisfied with a healthy meal, and your mood will even be brighter. Most importantly, though, losing unwanted body fat becomes more attainable.
When your metabolism isn’t functioning optimally, though, there are some challenges. For example, you might struggle with sugar cravings or not feel satisfied after a meal, resulting in eating more than you need to. Perhaps you feel fatigued and unmotivated, even though you got adequate sleep. Additionally, your body could be holding onto excess weight (even though you’re exercising), which makes it even harder to lose weight.
In short, your metabolism has everything to do with weight loss, and having these challenges may interfere with your health journey.
Signs of a slow metabolism:
Here are the symptoms of a slow metabolism:
- Intense sugar cravings
- Inability to lose weight
- Lack of energy or fatigue
- Poor metabolic efficiency
- Lack of motivation and drive
Metabolism directly impacts your body’s ability to lose weight and function optimally.
How to give your metabolism a reset:
Ready to ring in the New Year with renewed energy and better overall health? Here are three simple (and effective) tips for giving your metabolism a reset so that you can look and feel your best this year and long after:
1. Practice good nutrition (and get your protein in!)
When it comes to achieving good health, we can't ignore nutrition¹. Incorporating more protein, like our vanilla pea protein powder, into your diet is an effective way to kickstart your metabolism because protein requires much more energy to digest than carbohydrates. In fact, scientists have discovered a diet high in protein can increase lean muscle mass.²
Consider these protein options:
Eggs: Eggs are versatile, nutrient-rich, and easily one of the best foods for a protein-packed diet. On average, one egg contains 6-7 grams of protein. Start your day with a three-egg omelet to ramp up your metabolism (Who doesn't love a good breakfast omelet?).
Properly-raised animal proteins: Grass-fed beef/lamb, pasture-raised poultry, wild-caught fish, and seafood. Animal proteins contain all essential amino acids and are more bioavailable than plant proteins.
Beans or legumes: For protein and energy, consider eating beans and legumes. One cup of boiled soybeans contains 29 grams of protein, making soybeans one of the best plant-based sources of protein available.³
2. Exercise regularly and consistently
Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your overall physical and mental well-being. In addition to increasing strength, exercise helps boost your metabolism, gives you more energy, and allows you to look and feel your best.
Exercise improves metabolism in the following ways:
Builds muscle mass – When you build muscle, your body requires more energy to maintain this new muscle growth. This need for more energy translates into a higher metabolic rate.
Increases resting metabolic rate – Did you know your body uses energy while resting? The rate at which you burn energy while at rest is called your resting metabolic rate (RMR). Exercise increases your RMR, which causes your body to burn more calories throughout the day. Research suggests that long-term physical training enables your metabolism to work more efficiently, so you burn more calories even when inactive.
3. Incorporate supplements
Incorporating supplements into your everyday routine can help your body get the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to perform optimally. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you.
Through significant research and development, our Metabolic Health is clinically shown to promote metabolic function and efficiency, decrease the desire for cravings, and help you reach your weight loss goals.
Metabolism can be a complex topic, but with the Cymbiotika team on your side, it doesn’t have to be. Regardless if you’re just starting out or are continuing your wellness journey, we’re here with you every step of the way.
And hey, by combining a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and our Metabolic Health in your daily routine, you’ll be able to reset your metabolism and achieve your weight loss goals in no time.
Cheers to a healthy and successful year!
As a lifestyle writer and health enthusiast, I’m excited to bring my passion for storytelling to Cymbiotika. Two things you should know about me: I love interior decorating, and I’m obsessed with supplements. My kitchen counter literally overflows with supplements and powders. This passion led me to buy my first Cymbiotika product. I tried the Liposomal Magnesium L-Threonate and was so impressed by how it gave me more energy and cleared up my brain fog that I wanted to share this brand with as many people as possible. Shortly after, I’m here doing just that. I’m excited to be on this journey of better health with Cymbiotika, and I’m excited to share it with you here on the blog.
Reviewed by: Dr. Pejman Taghavi
Medical Director, Hollywood Healthcare
Clinical Instructor, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Pejman Taghavi is a specialist in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Abdominal and Musculoskeletal Radiology. As medical director of Hollywood Healthcare and faculty at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Taghavi offers extensive expertise in the field of radiology, with publications in the Society of Skeletal Radiology and Chicago Radiological Society, among others. Dr. Taghavi is passionate about the healing of muscles and joints without relying on oral pain medications. Dr. Taghavi has experience working with high-level athletes from the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, and UCLA Bruins.
1. NCBI. Importance of Nutrients and Nutrient Metabolism on Human Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257631/
2. NCBI. Importance of Nutrients and Nutrient Metabolism on Human Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257631/
3. Healthline. Soybeans 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Effects. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/soybeans