• Karen Murray Heffron

Boost Your Metabolism

I've grown up thinking many wives tales about metabolism. If you starve yourself, your metabolism decreases. Metabolism naturally decreases with age. Men have a faster metabolism than women. If you eat less and exercise more, your metabolism with increase. Actually, there is more to it than calories in and calories out.

According to Marc David, founder of the Institute of the Psychology of

Eating, Metabolism is "the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body, plus the sum total of all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences." We digest not only food, but also our experiences. All sensory input has to be processed. Walking in nature, deep breathing, slowing down, taking life as it comes, and having positive experiences all impact our metabolism in a positive way. Living a life in purpose and passion can make a big difference in how you process the food you eat. Staying in a relaxed state as much as possible during the day, and you will see a difference in your digestion. It doesn't matter how low calorie a food is. If the experience around the food is negative, you will not see the results you are looking for. Metabolism is ever changing, and you have more power than you realize.

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